The plot is more Clancy than recent novels, with more twists and sweeping story lines. Unlike other collaborations, this one feels more like Mr. Clancy actually showed up for the writing. The quality of research and the accuracy of the depiction of cyberwar was very well done. I found the Ryan Jr character more like able and less two dimensional than in previous books.
I've neverr heard Mr. Phillips as a reader before and I was very impressed. His pacing is great and he is always clear and easy to understand. He's not overly emotional but he very much fit the story. I look forward to hearing him again.
I wouldn't say I wanted to listen n one sitting but I also never felt a need to step away for a few days.
It's still not real Tom Clancy, but it's the best co-written effort
Okay, I read some of the reviews before I listened to the last three Ryan books. Of the three, this was my favorite. Mixing the politics of Washington, our relationship with China and then Jack juniors love life as he did made for a very enjoyable book. How do I tell if I like it? If I drive home and enter my garage, turn off the engine and then sit there to finish a chapter or hear the end of the event, then I know I like it. I sat in my garage 5 times with this book. Case closed.
Lou Diamond Phillips delivered an amazing performance, giving each character their own vocal style. A perfect delivery of of a finely crafted Spy Tale.
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?
bow wow arf arf arf
In the bar in China...the first gun battle
the different pitch of his mono-tone voice great
wise I could have....you know other things to do like grands to school....pick-up after school
when will the movie come out?
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.
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
An old tech geek with a love of reading, but with limited time. I love just about any genre'. A good book is a good book.
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.