I intend to listen to this book again in a few years. It's intriguing and suspenseful enough that it will be worth it.
This is just another example of why LDP may have found his new career. He does a great job with all the voices, and his characters are immediately distinguishable in a conversation.
You can feel the impact of Mark Greaney's input into the novel. He'll make a great torch bearer for all the follow-on's in the Jack Ryan series.
This is the fist audio book I have listened to on Audible. It was amazing! The plot was complicated and well developed. However, as it is Tom Clancy, the outcome was a bit predictable, but it was very satisfying.
I'm a narrator for Audible and a lover of recorded fiction in the mystery/thriller genre. A great book needs a great narrator.
Clancy's research is 2nd to none. Combined with his story telling and Lou Diamond Phillips narration this book is a Winner!!
I loved this story, which is probably why I finished it. Also, Lou Diamond Phillips was excellent as the narrator. However, the language was so bad that it should have an explicit warning. If the language was more toned down and reminiscent of the original Clancy novels this would have been so much better. As it stands, I'm not sure I will get the next in the series due to he language.
It was a fun plot. It really wasn't to the level of a true Jack Ryan novel, but still fun none the less. Several times I almost forgot I was running because I was so absorbed into the story. It won't wow anyone with deep characters or truly complex story lines with deep researched military understanding, but it is still fun and a good distraction to cardio.
He is easy to listen to and understand. Then, add to that the characters he pulls off and you have a great performance.
Please put an explicit rating on this and any other Clancy's that are this laced with poor language.
Found the story to be absolutely amazing, compelling and just to fight to quit listening between chapters. Lou Diamond Phillips' narrative does is the absolute best ever and would listen to any book he ever reads..Overall the best ever and highly highly recommended.
Pretty much at par with Locked on, personally I liked the Gray Man Series better, but this one can the next in the series "Threat Vector" read about the same. Lou Diamond Phillips does a great job narrating.
Clancy and Greaney make a very good duo. those this is a work of fiction it is based in some very possible situations. the day after i finished this book the headlines in the news were about the chinese hacking american companies and stealing their designs to design high end fighter jets.
the imagination and realism in the clancy series is captivating.
Is this his best novel. maybe not, but for me it was still a great listen and very entertaining.
Lou Diamond Phillips is my favorite narrator as well. wish he read for more than 3 of the clancy novels.
J. A. V.
No! I read a lot and I have a good memory and read once and proceed to other books with the exception of great poetry or fantastic literature writings such as "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust. However, if a movie inspired by Threat Vector was made, I'd Watch it.
David Baldacci's books because they are also preoccupied with American politics and the President's involvement.
Lou Diamond Phillip's performance was exceptional! It was so true to life!
No, I didn't laugh or cry. It made me conscious of hackers and the necessity of computer security.
Great Action and Suspense
Jean A. Vachon
Usually I don’t particularly like to read international conflict novels...
However, Threat Vector by Tom Clancy and Mark Creany is an exception to this rule. This novel was packed with action and suspense from beginning to end. Once I started listening to it, I looked forward to listening to this fabulous story.
The story focuses on Jack Ryan, the US president, who is faced with an international threat coming from the Republic of China. China wants to expand its territory and hopes to contest the US’s control of world economy. Disagreement between the two Chinese leaders, President Wei Zhen Lin and General Su Ke Quiang slows down the realization of this end. The President wants to adopt slower economical changes while the General wishes to be more agressive. He is helped by a computer wizard whose code name is Center. The computer expert infiltrates American federal servers, computers, and iphones. Spies on both sides intervene. Blood is shed. Security is breached. Friendships are compromised. Who will win and how? Therein lies the interest of this fast-paced novel. Hackers use the latest technology to promote their cause.
After reading this novel, your outlook on computer security will change drastically...
Finally, I strongly recommend this novel which procured me enormous pleasure!