Threat Vector is in the top 5% of audio books.
Hard to say! Jack Ryan and John Clark are ranking the same. Both are a hero and like a cat they have many lives.
Trash's dog fight!
Lou Diamond Phillips delivered an amazing performance, giving each character their own vocal style. A perfect delivery of of a finely crafted Spy Tale.
Yes, if they're interested in how a cyberwar might play out in its early stages. No, if they're looking for an intricate plot, character development, etc. Clancy's The Hunt for Red October reads like a chess match. Threat Vector was like watching the game end in 4 or 5 moves. In a word, it's anticlimactic.
This was my first time listening to Lou Diamond Phillips. He a very good narrator; easy to understand with enough variation between characters to keep it interesting. He could slow down the pace a little, but you get used to his speed after a while. I'd definitely listen to him again.
I could see it, but I wouldn't see it. This would be a typical Hollywood blockbuster; full of hype with little substance.
Clancy spends more time describing military machinery and tactics than he does in developing characters and in spinning an engaging tale of strategy and deception.
Yes, the story is good, but just too much description of every last detail in every scene... As since his 2nd book, Clancy just never does cut enough out...
The narrator - has a nice voice making it easy to follow the characters
I have not finished the book yet.
I have not listened to other books narrated by Phillips - but here are some problems. Everytime he takes a breath - you hear it. A good audio person should have been able to fix that. Also they have speeded up the rate of his talking so that I had to slow it down to 1/2 rate in order to follow the book. Average rate of speech is 150 WPM. When you make it faster it is harder for me - and perhaps others - to follow the story. When you slow it on an iPhone there is a slight reverberation. Not the fault of the iPhone.
My main reaction to the book is the issue with the breath intake of the reader. I should be focusing on the plot of the book not the audio problems of the book.
I am really concerned about this problem with audible books as this is the second book that I have observed this issue. The other was Darkness at Noon. Audible needs to fix this problem - or they shall lose me as a customer.
The Panther, Split Second & One Amazing Things were done beautifully. What gives????? Are you selective about who gets the better treatment in order to hurry the book to the public?
The production. The sound is not good. Lou Diamond Phillips breath intake is annoying.
Anybody who would not gasp for breath.
Definitely one of the best action novels I have read, err, listened to.
Robert Ludlum books.
I thought he had a good range of voices for the various characters.
I have recommended this book to several of my friends. I finished this book a couple of days before the news became very heavy with stories of the Chinese hacking the United States of America computing infrastructure. It is a case of going, WOW this could really happen and are we really prepared for the threats that are coming.
Lou Diamond Phillips does a great job of bringing out the emotion of the moment and bringing the characters to life. He has become one of my favorite readers.
If I could have listened to this book in one sitting I would have. As it was I ended up listening on my ride to work and then continuing to listen while I was sitting at my desk doing my work.
Lou Diamond Phillips did an outstanding job. Though there is only so many conflicts that Jack Ryan can save the US from. And it was much more exciting the first time around.
I believe he took the ending from Sum of all Fears but put another enemy that hasn't yet learned to respect the Re Elected Jack Ryan.
I can't stop listening to this book, I listen in the car and find myself sitting in the car after I reach my destination so engrossed in the story I can't get out of the car.
I love how Clancy builds the details of a story and then suprises you with a crash of action before moving on.