By far one of the better books I have read.
Yes, Clancy really shows how to write action well.
This is the only book that he has read that I can remember. Won't be the last as he has a true talent. Was easy to quickly recognize each character.
This one had me scheduling time when I could listen and difficult to turn off. He has a great talent for taking you through actions scenes. The concept that computer hacking and infiltrating networks are as big of a thread as conventional weapons in warfare keeps you thinking throughout the entire book.
This is a great audiobook. The threat of cyberwarfare seems very plausible, and the story itself is gripping. Maybe the superheroic exploits of the characters are a little over the top, but you don't read Tom Clancy for total realism. And the narrator was great. He used just a hint of accents to remind the listener of the different ethnicities of the characters. If you buy this book, resign yourself to the fact that you will definitely be listening to it instead of doing things that you SHOULD be doing. It's a hard book to turn off.
So, when you think of plugging in and tuning out, this IS the audio book you are looking for. The narration is excellent, the story is fast-paced and make the miles slide by in the car- and it's long enough that it isn't light fluff that's over in no time...
It ranks as the quintessential audio book- spies, jet fighters, intrigue-- it's all there. You will not be disappointed- unless you're looking for love, romance and that other stuff. Enjoy!
This book is not as 'technical' as some of the other Clancy novels. It was an exciting and easy read!
Lou was a positive part of the novel. His character representation was pretty much spot on.
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I would definitely put this in the Top 5 of all the books I've listened to in the past few years.
This is the first time I have heard Lou Diamond Phillips narrate and I was pleasantly surprised. He does an excellent job keeping the dialogue flowing and varies the voices just enough so you know who's talking without it being overly dramatic or distracting.
quite enlightening tale
China's plans for the future. the Russian was part of a previous book and was not needed.
yes he is very good!
the action sequences were very gripping
Like all of Tom Clancy's novel, this one is well researched, but it takes us into a new arena, cyber warfare. Threat Vector presents a scenario, so well done, and yet so scary, you'll think twice before sitting down to your computer.
I sell oil, in Houston ( go figure, right )
Clancy and Phillips make a good team. Phillips doesn't have the voice ranges some of the other readers have when making characters come to life. He does make the story sound as if the main character is telling you what happened. Long story short, it's worth the listen...
I am addicted to audio and seldom purchase anything in print.
I don't have one. After the release of the Teeth of the Tiger with a new set of characters Tom Clancy has breahed new life in his books.
I rarely have favorite scenes and usually view a book after I have completed it and able to absorb the total content.
I do not have one after all the movies made from his books they speak for themselves.
I hope he continues to write with Mark Greaney and would recommend to anyone who has not listened to Mark's books to purchase one they will not be disappointed.
This was a true Clancy novel. The story line of Jack Jr. is much more comfortable than previous novels.
Plot was always changing but believable.
Maybe it is from watching Phillips on the Military Channel but he seemed to be perfect fit.
I can't wait for the next one.