Threat Vector leaves behind all the political polemic and unnecessary detail of "Locked On" and follows better the Clancy recipe for action. Some parts are a little difficult to "suspend belief" enough to accept although they are key to the overall plot (for example, the "Melanie" subplot - how can someone be incredibly smart and incredibly stupid at the same time?). I also miss how the older novels were always 5 or so years in the future where the next generation of technology was available, but all-in-all a good action novel. Lou Diamond Philips does his, as always, excellent job. He makes the characters and action come alive.
The story line is suspenseful and relevant.
The narrator swings back and forth from giving characters accents- sometimes they have them, sometime they don't. And his accents are horrible. His breathy "female" voices all sound the same.
When you buy one of these stories, you probably know what you are going to get up front. You have an expectation. The book does not disappoint. The story is fast paced and holds your interest. If you like this kind of book, you will like this book I think.
Andy from FL
A good foundation was built for the story to unfold on. This was classic Clancy and reminded me of Debt of Honor and Bear and the Dragon. Decently fast-paced and you didn't get the feel that parts were drawn out.
I thought it was good but I wish I hadn't read the reviews which complained about his sharp breath intakes because there were times that I tended to fixate on it and I honestly don't know if I would have even noticed if I hadn't been "forewarned". It was worse at times than others. Only time I got annoyed was when he kept saying H-U-D rather than just saying hud.
Worth the time and credit.
Fast paced, interesting and action packed
John Clark, old school bad ass
The entire story was great, not one scene stood out
The whole book was exciting
Awesome story, well read by Phillips
Audible is better than TV
Cyber threat meets physical operators.
Clark He plays a rather limited roll, but I love the character.
No. I was rather impressed with Mr. Diamond's performance. Having seen Mr. Diamond's acting in several shows I was surprised at how well he did the voice narration. Well done.
Yes, but alas time is precious.
This really did not bring anything new to the Clancy series, but if you like Clancy novels this is a good read. Techies will need to be forgiving of the technical fiction found in this book. It is a novel for the masses, not the network engineer/programmer.
Great action, and a stellar performance by Lou Diamond Phillips
This is my second time to hear LDP perform, and I have to say I am somewhat amazed by his incredible talent. From my brief previous exposure to him I never knew he had such depth of performance; his character voices are right on the money. He is quickly becoming my favorite narrator.
Pet Peeve - This is the UNABRIDGED version of this book; so many other reviewers are complaining about the length\detail of this reading. I would suggest the abridged version for those who don't want as much detail, but IMHO it is unfair to buy the lengthiest version of a book then criticize it for being "too long" as though the author has done something wrong. For my taste, I appreciate the unabridged versions and the hard work and detail that goes into them.
Currently training for a marathon and trying listening to books instead of music. Takes mind of the long runs!
Great action scenes along with a gripping story and goodr performance
I enjoyed the Gray man boo by Mark Greaney and this fact paced action is similar and his touch is evident here. All in all I really enjoyed this book and will read more from the series
A few men try to stop global warfare
The collaboration of Mark Greaney with Tom Clancy has made for a very tight concise action packed novel. If you have read some of Clancy's earlier works you know he is a master at plots, sub plots, and bringing them all together at the end. I found in Clancy's later works that the plot, sub plots became wrapped up in Minutiae, information in such detail that skimming would not detract from the plot. I could not finish some of his later works, too slow, too VOLUMINOUS... In Threat Vector you find none of that, just a great action pack story with the sub plots you come to expect and characters that just jump off the page with realism... Hopefully Command Authority will be as good... Highly recommended. The narration is super!!!!
I guess I'm weird, because the way Lou Diamond takes a quick little breath before each sentence was very distracting to me, and just about drove me batty. After a few minutes of each listening session I started to disregard it and focus on the story, but for a while I was annoyed almost to the point of turning off the recording.