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!
As precise and technically correct Clancy's work usually is, the pronunciations of almost every Turkish term is way, way off. Did no one tell him how to pronounce Gatatasaray or Besiktas, etc. Cmon.
Yes, as always... except for the pronunciations.
Typical Clancy. Great suspense. Page turner. Liberals are all evil.
I did listen to the end but it was almost difficult for my follow all ends end odds of everybody. Jet, I did and think I got it all, well almost all.
The plot is complex and many threads laid all over the world almost and it kept my tension awake but not quite on the edge of my seat, no.
I honestly don't remember if I have listen to him before, but he is good and I would listen to him again for sure.
Well, I have to say it might have been shorter for my liking at least.
Exciting, Interesting, fast-paced. ( They ask for three words yet tell me I have to have a minimum of 15 words?)
All of the other Clancy books.
As I may have stated in previous reviews, I am amazed at his talent. I never really liked his acting, but his storytelling is top notch.
China is at it again!
Just discovered The Campus and Jack Jr and have been devouring the series. Threat Vector was outstanding and primed me to go directly into the next "installment."