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.
So easy to fall into the story. Smooth as velvet. Easy to listen and follow.
I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen. Each outcome was a surprise.
When her boss told her to keep spying.
The S.O.B. left me hanging and hating her for betrayal and succumbing to the establishment against the truth.
This is Tom Clancy at his best and though I'm not familiar with Mark Greaney yet (will be though), the writing is seamless from Tom Clancy's style. Wonderfully exciting, ripped from today's headlines, and thrilling to the end. It's good to still have heroes in books and these are the best. Thanks Mr. Clancy and audible! I will be looking for more. As always Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job.
Yes, it is a great story, and Lou Diamond Phillips is the best reader I've ever heard, adding accents and inflection.
Accents done the right way! Inflection in the right places, for the right characters.
Absolutely. Kept getting bothered over and over again though.
Retired high tech CEO who raised quarter horses, pilots his own Bonanza A36 airplane, enjoys shooting sports and spending time with his lovely wife and family
Although the book is a novel, I wouldn't consider the plot or the story line as "novel." Since the terrorists come from the middle east their names and 3 letter organizations become somewhat difficult to remember and/or relate to. But the action scenes are many and well detailed. The political portion is very contemporary and somewhat believable. It was good enough to tempt me to read a sequel...if written.
I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, every book is challenging and exciting!