I'm a marine and enjoyed the tech side of the story and I thought that the narration was great.
This was my first by Lou Diamond Phillips, but it will not be my last.
I almost didn't buy this one since I wasn't too satisfied with Dead or Alive. But with a different author in play I gave it a shot and enjoyed the story. It'll keep me coming back to the next one although I'll miss the characters I grew up with as the approach getting put out to pasture.
Yes. I love the mix of action and relationships that makes up a Tom Clancy book.
The relationships among the core team.
LDP is great! I listened while driving, and it made a long trip seem not so long. I could differentiate between the characters, but the change in accents was believable.
I held my breath while John Clark was being tortured!!!
A good solid adult action comic book. Light reading. If you like Clancy, you will like this.
The detail and description in this book are right on target. I can see where the characters are and what they are seeing. The plot is true to life and very contemporary. Full of action, suspense and I really get to know the characters and worry about what will happen in their situations. You really don't know who is going to live and who will die. Lou Diamond Phillips is a great actor and he doesn't disappoint in this narration. He reads clearly, nice voices that are not over the top, dramatic moments are dramatic, but he doesn't over-dramatize every other word, which is a pet-peeve of mine with narrators.
I enjoyed this story. A typical Tom Clancy story that follows his usual formula. However, it was let down by the narration. The guy's so called Welsh accent was a travesty. The nearest to any real accent was possibly Scots but that would probably not go down well with any Scotsman listening. All the other non-Americans had some weird generic 'foreign' accent. Whilst it meant you knew it wasn't an American character, it was grating and frankly detracted from the story.
Lose the blatant support of right wing republicans and slander of democrats.
Yes - the continuing threat to the campus and not knowing where the threats were coming from.
His ability to portray different characters without the feeling you were always listening to the same person.
Yes - i have enjoyed all the books with these characters.
These books would be better without the blatant political comments.
Lots of action, Love the characters.
Emphasizes the complexity of the individual countries.
I will listen to it again!
Lou did a great job on this book keeping the listener engaged and entertained with his narration. Tom does a great job spinning this tail. Probably a little deep in the details at times, might lose some readers, but for those of us who enjoy the action thriller, this won't let you down.
Audio books can either be far superior to reading a novel, or ruin it completely. Locked On is superior. When you listen to a novel, you are accepting how the narrator interprets the characters and the whole impression of the story is in their hands, but it removes a lot of your own imagination in creating characters. Lou Diamond's brilliant reading and character voices makes it come so much more alive. There is no way this book would have been as good if I read it. I would have skimmed (or glossed) over technical terms, acronyms, and generally missed details.
Locked On keeps the pace moving and Clancy can sometimes go into detail and backgrounds far beyond what may be necessary in other books - which allows a vivid world to be imagined and keeps interest high.
This is my first Lou Diamond Phillips book, and I will be seeking him out from now on. This guy has a gift and made the story great. He has the perfect cadence with a smooth voice and excellent character reproduction. Things like gun model names or difficult foreign person names roll off his tongue with ease. He even pulls off a voice with dual accents for a Pakistan man who lived in England!I did not hear the last Clancy novel that he narrated but it will be my next, and I'd bet Lou Diamond Phillips is Clancy's go-to narrator from now on.