I thought that this is the first book in a while from Clancy that I couldnt put down. "Locked On" the book just prior to this was good as well and gave a great background to this story.
A Clancy classic
Jack Ryan Sr because he is a true leader - wise, experienced and able to take responsibility.
Amazing! When someone is able to perform multiple characters in a way that makes them real AND makes you forget who the perfomer is? Fantastic.
No, I wanted to draw it out. I was disappointed when it ended. I could have listened to hours more.
I really enjoyed this book. It was full of plots and subplots and always held my interest. Despite the complexity of the story it was easy to follow and was plausible (although plausibility was stretched a bit near the end). I listened to this book while I was working out and it made my workouts go faster as I was always anxious to see what was going to happen. I though this book was a real bargain.
Some of the Virus stuff touches on what’s real but this book deviates from real life a little too much in some ways mostly towards the ending.
Avid marathoner and hi tech market analyst. Lover of Ken Follett, Christopher Moore, Timothy Zahn and any book that pulls me in.
If you have wondered how vulnerable the US is to cyber warfare then you want to listen to this book. Lou Diamond Phillips does a great job portraying multiple characters here and delivering a compelling story about China threatening the world in a effort to boost its flagging economy.
Big ups to LD for his Russian pronunciations. Well done, sir.
Somehow it's like an old friend or the Author reading to me again.
Great story, in the true Clancy tradition, back together with a great narrator.
In order to accept the premise of this book, you must accept the following:
1. The son of the President works for the CIA....OK, this is possible
2. The son of the President is an active CIA assassin. Yeah, right.
3. The son of the President refuses Secret Service protection. Yeah, right, and this would of course never make the news.
4. A terrorist who is a computer expert, does not delete his internet browsing history.
5. A popular Silicon Valley software genius suddenly goes postal on his staff and then blows up his company's hardware, but not before emailing his supposed suicide note.
Look, these are just a few of the annoying events and assumptions that you must accept to buy into this trash. Sorry, I know, if you do buy into it the story may keep you out of the bars for a while, but I am honestly shocked at what garbage this is.
Then there is Lou, the reader...wow, what a variety of accents he can do in his monotone....
Sorry, but it's not for me. No harm intended, but Clancy, as wealthy as he is, has become a fast food chef for something like literature.
What a waste of credits.
FYI, no, I did not finish it. After the hooker sets up nice American father businessman, it was NO MAS.
Engaging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking
Threat Vector is a "page turner" but not spill the popcorn edge of the seat type of book...Like most of Clancey's work, it has to be digested at a leisurely rate.
This is a great performance of Lou Diamond Phillip's. Considering the length of the novel, he was able to keep his multitude of characters straight and believeable throughout. His oriental accents were very believable. I just wish readers in general would not struggle with females so much. Listeners can tell when there is a character switch, and deep tonal readers, just can't make a high pitch female voice that's believable....it can be distracting. With that said, Mr. Phillip's manages to do a respectable job with the female characters in this rendition as compared to his earlier attempts.
If anyone can do this book in one sitting, I would give them a certificate of merit. Clancey's characters, and plotting need sto be savored over a bit of time. I was able to do 3 hours at max for one sitting on this one...
Mr. Philllips' 'diamond' quality reading and Mr. Clancey's 'rough' characters made a smooth blend on this production in my opinion.
Yes I will listen to it again. Just to catch more of the action and the thought process behind the characters. The Internet has blesses our lives but I am reminded of a saying from one of my former bosses: No good deed goes unpunished. What would it be like to live in a world without threats?
The exposure of our exposure to cyber attack.
Well read, good easy to listen voice with emotions where needed.
No. While there were times when I slowed down or went around the block an extra time - there was too much happening to listen to the whole thing in one sitting.
This is a great, unputdownable book. Very good plot and quite on point given the recent cyber attacks. Quite a thrill. I thought the narrator was good but too fast -- I found myself rewinding a few times to catch up.