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.
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.
Couldn't finish this boring lecture from the Far Right. Sorry I didn't read Audible.com reviews before purchasing.
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.
As a reader of EVERY Clancy fiction work (as well as sill knock offs bearing his name only) I was deeply offended by the relentless ad hominem attacks upon the character President Ed Keelty a "straw man" for President Barack Obama.
Clancy, a well known extreme neo con resort to personal insult and shallow jingoistic political attacks.
While the plot line is compelling the story evolves in a convoluted disjointed fashion un characteristic of his previous novels.
The almost 'Fox News" like personal attacks and belittling comments only serve to further diminish from the usual high level of satisfaction a Clancy novel provides.
Try "Against All Enemies" or "Red October" or any previous CLANCY novel each of which is far superior to this horribly flawed effort
Leave there tunnel vision political beliefs at home
Phenomenal performance! Outstanding modulation and distinct accents. His performance serves to raise a dismal work to acceptable for the listener.
Right blistering negative reviews... This is a first with Tom Clancy.
I shall far more cautious with Clancy's future works. For years I have purchased each of his novels with little for no thought.
never again, what happened to old tom? drinking to much of old Rush L. koolade i think.
had a good story line but had to try to tie Bush 2 fXXX ups to the thing that makes sence.
don't remember, i had no problem with Lou's work,
go back to Rian being a hero and not a mouth peace for the bush/ chany FXXXups.
come on tom pull your head out of the crapper and go back to putting out a good book, and forgeat the RIGHT wing crap. some of us out here don't watch Fox, we can think for out selfs.
no no no no no no no
He isn terrible. Bland and no emotion. He should never narrate a book again.
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