Yes Lou Diamond Phillips puts you right in the action.
Action and voice changes.
Yes but it would give the plot away
Clancy uses this book for an undisguised rant about the politics of the Obama administration. He is entitled to his opinion, but he is not entitled to sell me his opinion as part of a guilty pleasure novel. It should have a warning label.
I have indeed listened to it once already, and will probably do again in the very near future if only to track Jack Ryan
Executive Orders as it really shows how fantastic a fiction writer Tom Clancy is
Lou Diamond Philips - I am biased since he is a descendant of my race, the Filipino race, be that as it may, because of Locked On, being the first I have heard Lou, the next thing I did was to search another Clancy Book read by Lou..... I did not regret it, and I am still searching for other books Lou reads for us listeners
It thrilled me a whole lot!
What is there to say..... I am an avid Clancy, Ludlum and Patterson addict
Not just yes but hell yes. It is so close to what is going on in the world today that ( like all of Tom Clancy's books it is right on target. And it will make you stop and think that you know that a lot of it is going on today.
Yes because again of all the close things in the book and in the real world. I would get mad at charters in the book and have to keep reading to see how it came out.
Yes I have and this one lime the others is a great book. He puts me or the reader in the sene and I would catch my self ducking and rolling at times
Just like to say again a great book and hope tom and Lou keep them coming
Tom is an mesmerizing story teller. Back in the day, who would have not sat around the fire and said ...."tell us more!" But I doubt if any one would say, "do that part over again!"
Tom Clancy novels can only be compared to other Tom Clancy novels ... But be double sure how much he holds the pen, so to speak (collaborators can be easily seen in his more recent work.)
Lou D is freaking awesome ... As good as anybody in do multiple accents which have become the essential part of Tom's recent works.
Here we go again.
I would recommend this book to friends who enjoy espionage / counter intelligence mystery novels. The story is typical Clancy, which takes someone interested in unusual details of how politics, military and terrorists operate. The story is engaging but made 100% better by the reading skills of Lou Diamond Phillips. His accents may not always be spot on but they are close enough to keep characters recognizable to the listener.
Very similar to all other Clancy books.
I enjoy Phillip's presentation and reading skills. He keeps the material moving and the characters recognizable. When I search for new books to buy on Audible, I sometimes search by reader, and Lour Diamond Phillip's is one of my favorites.
J.R Ryan Jr and John Clark are back...terrorists beware.
May, Tom Clancy REALLY does not like liberals. In this book, it is to the point where he actually paints them as communists secretly trying to destroy the US. He actually is fait in the other enemies he portrays, showing that the Pakistani bad guy also has a PAkistani heroic equivalent. But anyone left of the moderate are evil, according to this book.
He gets going on a great story line and then he would go down these political paths. I know politics is a part of what he does, but the extremes in which he discusses his (characters) politics is distracting at best. Sometimes it borders on offensive. The reason I say that is he sticks so close to fact, then seems to veer off to worlds of extremes.
The story is otherwise woven well, but the ending is very predictable and anticlimatic.
However, Lou Diamond Phillips is an amazing narrator. IF you like adventures, Id still give it a whirl, but be ready for some detours.
I would NOT recommend this book to a friend. Rush Limbaugh Fans would love this. The politics of hate are alive and well in the political commentary by the main characters. Gone is the neutrality and honesty of Tom Clancy. In past Jack Ryan Novels, Jack Ryan didn't profess to be partisan, In fact he didn't belong to any political party. Not the case anymore as the main characters indulge themselves in the simplistic Rush Limbaugh view of all things "liberal". A real shame. Tom Clancy used to be a joy to read an listen to. Now not so much. The story line is the usual Tom Clancy evil vs good. Except the characters have lost their depth, the story has become so formula that the ending too predictable. I wish I could have the time back so I could listen to something better written instead of this cheap copy of what Tom Clancy produced in the past.The narrator does a great job. It's a shame the authors weren't as creative as the narrator.
A Swedish native living in southern Sweden comuting to Denmark for work each day. A lot of time in the car/train where Audible is a loyal companion.
One of the best books last 7-8 years. Much better than the recent two I would say.
It has some of the classic suspense - multiple paralell events that in the end are woven together to form the peak of the story.
I am getting a bit tired of the repeated mantra of "not enough money is spent on the CIA"... I get it.
In the top ten
It had an eerie similarity to current events in world and national politics and it had a ring of truth to it.
When the team rescued their captured comrade.
An occasional chuckle, mostly my husband and I would look at each other in amazement as characters and events reminded us of people in the news today.
Great story and Lou Diamond Phillips did an incredible job narrating. The only difficulty was in trying to follow such an intricate story with so many sub-stories. At times, I wanted to go back and re-read to understand who or what was really happening. However, that is just Clancy's unique style of writing.