My hearing will surely go out early in life due to all the audiobooks I listen to!
Dont get me wrong. Tom Clancy sure knows how to describe a fight scene, but at points in this novel I found myself having to rewind to figure out whats going on! with the political side of things and all the crazy names of foreign characters. There were also numerous abbreviated orginizations that kind of got me confused and again, getting lost. Overall I think that the story is great opposed to the fact that it is-at times-hard to read. Lou Diamond Phillips definately made this book tolerable enough to finish. Good read if your on the up-and-up of politics both in country and afar.
I have enjoyed reading Tom Clancy in the past and will probably try another one.
No - it is hard to follow without long uninterrupted sessions.
Well read. Easy to hear pronunciation.
I started listening to this after checking out Threat Vector. Honestly I think I might have been better off waiting for something after Threat Vector than making the mistake backtracking the series.
Kept the politics out of it. Although annoying and awkward I found it slightly funny the amount of conservative opinion Clancy put into this book. It almost seemed like he created his only personal crazy world where every conservative idea is right and every liberal idea is idiotic and dangerous. At some point I just started to fast forward the election parts, it was just too much, I felt like I was pulled out of an interesting story so an old angry dude could give me a crappy lesson about politics.
Phillips does great voice work, the way he speaks each character lets me have a better time visualizing the characters. There is urgency when things go bad, and he doesn't overdo it.
I started with Threat Vector and I think I'm going to stop checking out the backlog. I had read Rainbow Six and Hunt for Red October and loved them. But I guess I missed the part where Clancy decided to turn his books from just talking about the specs and building the tension to making dumb jokes about MSNBC. But as I said before, I really liked Threat Vector. If he lays off the politics like in Threat Vector and keeps things focused on the story, maybe I might come back to this series.
I found that this was just a collection of events no real story invovled thst meant nothing to me. This book I found dissappointing and not to my tastte. The title is misleading in some respects.
Lou was okay
The action scenes and plot were classic Clancy, but his polictical diatribes are bit too much.
I am a Clancy addict, I freely admit. This book was so action packed and fast paced I could not stop listening. I listened to it for 10 hours at work and the 15 minute trip home. Some of Clancy's book get so detailed they kind of bog you down with information. There is some of that here but overall I think the duo of Greaney and Clancy is excellent. If you enjoy Clancy or Greaney you can't go wrong with this book. The narration by Phillips is excellent as well.
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
Kept losing track of all the names of --- just about in the middle of sentence we were jumped to a new location...!
The action tells were as great as ever in Clancy's books!!!!!
Good story, but not the best Clancy book. The story is entertaining, slow at times but I did enjoy it. I'm looking forward to the next book which will continue the Mr. Clark and Jack jr storylines
SOMETHING! Sorry it was funny when I typed it.
Sure it is a story with so many parts I might have missed something that would make the confusing clearer.
The End once you hear it you will agree.
First book by him will look for more.
Middle-aged, married dad of two, living in Northern Burbs of Chicago. Hard Sci Fi addict, and lover of great storytelling. Almost all of my reading is now in audio format.
Let's face it, Tom's always seated himself pretty far toward the right end of the political bar. Not really a problem for me - I'm a democrat - because he always seemed to treat his more liberal characters with a degree of decorum so long as they really had the best interests of the nation at heart. He always seemed to take an "Agree to Disagree" stand with them, and allowed them to be patriotic Americans too.
Not so with this and the last novel he did with Mark Greaney (Dead or Alive). Now he's made it official – progressives are the ENEMY. Have an interest in the environment? ENEMY. Want to see justice win over fear? ENEMY. Want to see America live up to her ideals and hold those that disregard them accountable? ENEMY.
I've read all of Clancy's novels, but since teaming up with Greaney, he's just become such a right wing curmudgeon with an ax to grind that I can't seem to get back to what he's always done so well - tell us great, complex story about espionage, military technology, and international intrigue.
Well Tom, after reading every single one of your books, I just can't take the far-right soap opera anymore. Yup. I'm a progressive. A doggone Democrat, and proud of it. But you know what, Tom? I'm also a veteran. I'm also a patriot. I'm also interested in American interests. You see, it is actually possible to loyal and not a right-winger. I think you've lost site of that.
I didn't finish Locked On, and I won't be bothering myself to waste anymore time with your books in the future.
I'm really sorry to see it end like this.