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.
Tell us about yourself! I am a French woman and live in Paris. I love to read - I read almost EVERYTHING! I like also to speak English
This is my very first time reading Tom Clancy book; for this reason I cannot say I am a fan of Mr. Clancy’s books. I took this one because of all the good reviews I read and thought well; maybe I should give it a try!Locked on is basically standard terrorism thriller with a very complex plot. Let me first warn you if you have never read Tom Clancy’s book, please don’t start with this one as most the characters are introduced without background and from what I understood most of them come from Clancy previous books. The book has several plots and subplots, there’s a plot by a rogue Pakistani general to destroy the Pakistani civilian government so he can take control; there's a plot to destroy Moscow with a nuclear weapon; and there's a plot by a weakened Democratic president named Kealty to undermine Jack Sr.'s campaign in the last weeks before the election because of these many plots, the book began a little slowly. It was a bit hard to understand the connection between different characters at the beginning. There's even a romance plotline that portrays Jack Ryan Jr. showing some interest towards a smart, beautiful CIA operative named Melanie. Each plotline contains several pages where various actions, scene are described. All characters are scattered on different mission in different parts of the world. One or two characters are based in Pakistan, some in Russia, some in Germany, some in France. There is so much going on at the same time. For you to enjoy it will really depend on how you come to it: if you are a committed Clancy/Ryan’s fan, you'll probably be keen on reading it but slightly wary given the recent books. If you are new to Clancy, and thinking of starting (and I encourage you to do), this is not the place to start, read them in publications order. If you are interested in a modern techno-thriller, this is OK but there are better in the genre.I have been told that this book is a typical Clancy, multi-layered, densely plotted style. In overall Locked On is well written and structured book. I do recommend it for Clancy’s fans and to those who like complex and action driven books.
I am listening to this again right now. There is so much detail that it is going to take several listens to gather all of the information in the book.
All of the different plot lines kept you anxiously listening to the book.
Lou gives his voice talents to the different characters, sometimes it is hard to believe that it is just one actor.
More story less politics
the fact that the book was a thinly veiled political rant
No, I thought his acting career added a lot to his audio book and I would like to listen to him again.
the many political mono-logs
I really liked the old Tom Clancy he can tell an amazing story but I'm very disappointed that he got so caught up in today's heated political climate. If I wanted to read a book from a political hack there are about six new ones released every month and I'm about as likely to buy one of those as I am another Tom Clancy book I'm sorry to say.
By the most intriguing listen of the lot. Can't wait for the next chapter in the Saga
Jack jnr coming of age
He seems to own this range
The end. Seems like it sets up a new direction.
FAST MOVING PLOT
He brings it to life
I was on the edge of my car seat...
I only wish Greaney word write another Grey Man book. He is VERY entertaining. If you like Silva, Thor, etc, you will like Greaney
I have been a Clancy fan since the beginning and I reccomend that's where you start. I though this was a good book but it's not the place to start reading/listening to Him.
While the book stands on its own and the ending is just a precursor to the next book, if you you really want to immerse yourself in to a cast of characters, an actual world , then there are 13 books before this one. Yes it's almost 400 hours but it stands up there with other long series, like Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" or Patrick O'Brians "Aubrey/Matchurin - Master and Commander".
So go ahead and read this one, but do yourself a favor and start with " Without Remorse" first. You won't regret it.
For what it's worth the order that Audible lists these books is in published order and not the true sequential order of the series. Just look up the Jack Ryan books on Wikipedia and it list the correct order.
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.