I guess I am a closet techy because I love Clancy's stories most because of their accuracy where tech is involved. The fact that he has built characters over many years and situations that bring you into the story is a bonus. This means that there is enough information and detail that I can get plenty of entertainment out of the story the second time around.
I loved the conversation that Jack Ryan had with the Chinese Prime Minister that caused the Chinese leader to give him the information he could use to assassinate teh Defence Minister.
Mr. Philips has become the voice of of Tom Clancy novels. Very good performances.
not quite but good none the less
Narration was ok but story did not, as advertised, revolve around Jack Ryan. It was more a story of "The Campus". Way to much "computer geek" talk. Could tell that it was not a true Clancy story. The Jack Ryan actions that I was looking for (Debt of Honor,Executitive Orders) did not exist. This book should be listed as a Jack Ryan Jr. novel.
the plot and the narrator
there is not specif memorable moment but the plot flow is great
shootout at the bar
The enemy is in your computer
No. Authors like Vince Flynn research every aspect of their story to make it believable. In contrast, Tom Clancy clearly doesn't understand Information Technology because some of his statements remind me of NCIS episodes - meaningless techno babble.
I don't know if it was because of the abundance of characters in the story, but the voices Lou used for some characters were terrible. I have to admit, anyone narrating this book would have a hard time.
After listening to Vince Flynn's books, this was very disappointing. Vince Flynn kept me in the car after arriving at work. Tom Clancy made me want to fall asleep behind the wheel.
At times I thought I was listening to the movie "Guys and Dolls" because Tom Clancy characters don't use contractions when they speak. Very annoying.
complex engaging frightening
When the United states realizes that hackers could literally control any essential system remotely
Yes, on par
On my long commute I have become addicted to audio books. I listen for hours daily!
The storyline was great, it kept me on the edge of my seat!
The romance storyline. I hated her for abusing Jacks trust.
Listening to this book is like being hooked on Meth. You will beg, borrow and steal time to listen to this book once you get hooked within the first 5 minutes.
If you are a Clancy fan then you would enjoy this book. In my reading, the use of the son as the main character, just doesn't come up to the thriller level that Clancy had under the Father. There is, however, enough of the old Clancy in the writing to make it a good way to spend some time.
The narration by Lou Diamond Phillips was excellent. A wee bit hokey on the accents at times but performance wise I do give it a 5 star rating.
Yes, performance was great! Very engaging and hard to put down.
Yes, author used great detail in developing characters.
Nope, first one
I wanted to but didn't have time
Fantastic high tech story line that is built off of many current world issues. I could see it happening ....
Very solid plot that was hard to pause.
This is the second audible book that I listened to from him and he has become my favorite reader.