Clancy has continued to improve with age and this is another example. Whereas many of his earlier books set the stage and background in exhausting detail for 150-200 pages before any action started, this book is an example of the change made beginning with Rainbow Six where some of the action starts right up front. Great book and gets harder and harder to put down as the story progresses. This is continuing along those lines with our familiar story and I am eagerly looking forward to the next addition.
Medical Doctor Gastroenterologist and Infectious disease specialist Scientist. I collect calculators, I am learning Mandarin.
Threat Vector (TV) was a typical Tom Clancy genre novel so I felt secure that I was about to have a good read. The concept was very timely and cutting edge, with a realistic scenario albeit a little far-fetched that technology has really made it that far. The PRC communist government were portrayed in a bad light, but in this novel they were the enemies. After I read this novel i heard all kinds of concepts from it being used in US Congress even so far as Obama's State of the Union Address. Certainly, a cyberthreat to take down GPS satellites and parts of the internet would have a major impact on the USA economy, and probably also, the military.
Geeks watch out, Uncle Sam still packs a punch.
Allowing that it is a typical Clancy novel, it is imperfect but quite a fun read. Escapist. I went back and updated all my antivirus programs.
Fast Action and intrigue from Jack Ryan . True to life story and execution of the plot add to the readability.
Jack is everyman who falls into difficult situations and uses everything at his disposal to rectify matters.
Makes one wonder if the Super Bowl Lights Out episode was more than a simple power outage.
Based out of Bangalore and working for a MNC financial services Organization as head of IT infrastructure. Have been a audible member for the last three years.
A reality today
I would compare this to any book on cyber security
It is gripping but a bit too long to listen at one go
Felt it was bit too lengthy
Good story, well thought out and seems like a very possible computer espionage threat.
The one draw back was Lou Diamond Phillips breathing technique while read the narrative. One minute into this book I knew it was going to be a long haul listening to him suck wind everytime he started a new sentence. The only thing that made it bearable was his character voices which were well done. Also i dealt with the breathing issue by raising the narration speed to 1-1/2.
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Tom Clancy has done it again with believable plot lines and realistic scenarios..And as always Lou Diamond Phillips pulls you in with his characterizations..
The feeling that you are talking about the hear and now and things that could happen in the world right now.
I just love listening to him, He makes the read very interesting
When they found the pilot and helped him get back to his ship
I enjoy Tom Clancy books and usually get them when they come on to Audible
Middle of the pack.
I would have made the CIA more of the hero than the campus.
Who gave the Campus a license to kill? Oh that's right our hero Jack Ryan. I think Jack Ryan's original idea has gone astray. Jack needs to take ownership of the monster he has created and put it to sleep.
I'm tired of China being the enemy.
Tom Clancy is back on his game. Lately I have been dissapointed with Clancy's books I felt as if they were ghost written. This book was the best book since " A clear and preset danger" . The cyber war part was excellent. Im an IT professional and felt for the most part the computer technology parts were believable, I even learned some new things.
This book started out immediately interesting I couldn' t stop listening to it. I felt the narrator did a great job the only thing I didn't like was the voice he used for the Russian.