The son of the US President is an undercover operator for a CIA offshoot. If that is one of the more credible plot lines the listener is expected to accept you can imagine how incredible othere are.
The more the book progressed the more I thought it was comedy not thriller. I have never written a review before but feel obliged to warn other possible victims.
The plot of Lord of the Rings is more true to life than events in this "novel".
...and now they find evidence this actually exists. A very unusual book well written and presented. Recommended.
An edge of the seat forget everything else book. the narration is excellent, the story- line punchy and total attention gripping. More of this please.
"Nowhere Near His Best"
Threat Vector is set in the modern world of warfare and its premise is perfectly realistic, the next major wars most likely will be fought with computers hacking in to UAV control systems and government databases. This is not my problem with this novel.
My problem is that it simply doesn't flow as well as previous Clancy novels, the story somehow feels disjointed and bitty even though this is the unabridged version. There are sub-plots that don't need to be there, Jack's girlfriend spying on him for the FBI for instance, and all they succeed in doing is making the book feel like a struggle to finish, rather than something to be enjoyed it ends up feeling a bit like a chore.
Maybe it's just me but Clancy should stick to just writing the military side of books, his description of the warfare elements and the camaraderie is still good. It's just a shame its context doesn't let you enjoy it.
"Back on Target"
I am always a little wary when I see a book written by some famous author "with" someone else and wonder just how much of the the former we are getting. I have been disappointment with the last few Tom Clancy books I have read and so bought this with not very high expectations. The Reader is good although as normal some of the American pronunciations make me wince or smile but than it its and American book so to complain of and American reading it would seem a little churlish . The story however is right back on form and reminds me much more of the earlier Ryan novels. I have always enjoyed Clancy's level of detail and slow unwinding or plot mixed in with the compelling action. This seems to be right back on form. I still prefer the earlier Ryan books but am now looking forward to the next with some anticipation.
excellent as usual from Tom Clancy, held my attention from start to finish. I am looking forward to the next Jack Ryan book already.
Fantastic story, lots of twists and turns I really enjoyed it. My only bugbear is the reader is a yank and can't pronounce words properly
"Only four stars because ...."
This story gets off to a interesting start. I personally think that this one is more like the earlier Ryan books. Though I have to admit apathy towards Ryan Jr's lady love.
I will return to once I get to the end and post a full review but so far its worth the money spent on it. Great entertainment whilst cooking Sunday lunch!
This could happen
Great narration, he uses his acting skills to bring the characters to life
I'm not a marine or spy but I do work keyboard and mouse for living and I was very disappointed in poor knowledge of industrial IT. The story was exciting until author started heavily underestimate the enemy, then everything started to be very predictable and no fun to listen any more.
One star for first part of the book.