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Locked On Audiobook

Locked On

Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.
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Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.

A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL. With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.

With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Ryan.
Play the Jack Ryan Quiz Game to join the team at "The Campus". A passing grade gets you a free preview of the book, along with an interview with narrator Lou Diamond Phillips.

©2011 Tom Clancy (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Lawrence United States 01-31-12
    Lawrence United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Welcome back Tom Clancy..."

    An old style Clancy novel with all the can't put it down /can't turn it off thrills... Great story, great pace and the good guys win! Reading performance excellent.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra DUNCAN, OK, United States 01-30-12
    Sandra DUNCAN, OK, United States 01-30-12
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    "Terrible performance speaks so fast I can't unders"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    A better actor to narrate. Better develop characters. I can't understand narrator's words and he has no emotion in his speaking.


    Has Locked On turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Never buy anything narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Please give us a better sample of the narration. I've read most of Tom Clancy's books and this one just doesn't measure up at all.


    Did Locked On inspire you to do anything?

    Check out narrator's past performance and sound.


    Any additional comments?

    I wasted almost $20.00 for a book I will never finish. I feel cheated!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E Bowie, MD, United States 01-21-12
    E Bowie, MD, United States 01-21-12

    I smile at books more than I smile at people. Unknown

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    ""TOO MANY CHARACTERS!""
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I'm not sure. There are parts of the book that I enjoyed and parts that I didn't. But I spent too much time trying to remember the characters and how they fit into the plot. It was very frustrating.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Streamline the plot just a bit more. I'm not saying to make it predictable and ordinary, but when readers have to struggle to keep up with too many twists and turns it becomes a chore to finish the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The action scene at the hotel where Jack Ryan, Jr. is on one of his first real missions. He is tasked with driving the getaway car and guarding the exit of the hotel his team is about to inflltrate to catch a guy involved in some bad business. While his team is getting in place for thier take-down, Jack notices some curious activity going on at the next hotel. Trusting his instincts, he leaves his post for a minute to follow five shady-looking guys until he's able to reognize one of them as a terrorist. He quickly relays this info to his team and they immediately recognize a trap. At the last minute they have to change plans in order to save a group of unarmed surveillance guys that are unaware that they are about to be ambushed by the five guys that Jack Jr. identified.


    Did Locked On inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    chantelle Darwin, Australia 01-20-12
    chantelle Darwin, Australia 01-20-12
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    "Couldn't stop listening- thoroughly enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Locked On to be better than the print version?

    This was the second audio book i have purcahsed and was not disspointed. I listened to it on my walk to work and in the car ride home. I pottered around the house and was able to do chores and make dinner while listening. A great way to tune out. Love it!
    Names and acronyms were sometimes hard to reference as you cannot go back and recheck them like you would in a book, but if you have read the books you shouldn't have much trouble. I have missed a few in the series and still found it enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lots of characters to get to know, very descriptive, easy to picture and action packed.


    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    I didn't recognise his voice at all, but he was very good, especially with the multitude of characters he had to keep up with.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I finished the whole book in about three days...a mighty feet considering its approx 17 hrs long.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gregg Smyrna, GA, United States 01-19-12
    Gregg Smyrna, GA, United States 01-19-12 Member Since 2013

    Nearly 1200 titles.

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    "Meh..."

    Ninety percent of the book is A+. Solid Clancy. At the end, the end he pulls Wolfe "Man in Full" style plot twist. What?! Other than that... Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rex Palm Springs, CA, United States 01-16-12
    Rex Palm Springs, CA, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Clancy is back with his old style"

    This was a great book to listen to. It reminded me of Tom Clancy's earlier books. It is well written and you don't want to turn it off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MJ Tucson, AZ, United States 01-15-12
    MJ Tucson, AZ, United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good listen for a credit, smart - high action"
    Any additional comments?

    The Jack Ryan series has be out there so long, I was curious to see how this book would evolve the characters, especially Jack Jr. It was well worth the credit. LDP does a good job narrating and giving the book additional life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa banks, OR, United States 01-14-12
    Theresa banks, OR, United States 01-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Locked on will lock you in"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Locked On to be better than the print version?

    Debatable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fast pace, the characters


    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    Very engaging, easy to relate to characters, fast paced, keeps you guessing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no it needed to be broken up


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommend

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    Ira Utopia, TX, United States 01-12-12
    Ira Utopia, TX, United States 01-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Waiting for next one"

    Lives up to the Clancy tradition. This book was easy to listen to and not need a flow chart of characters to keep track of like his earlier books. Phillips was able to execute the foreign names and places flawlessly like having lived there. Overall a captivating book that you hated to see the fast paced end come to and as usual leaves you anxiously waiting for the next one.

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    smith78884 01-12-12
    smith78884 01-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Waiting for next one"

    Lives up to the Clancy tradition. This book was easy to listen to and not need a flow chart of characters to keep track of like his earlier books. Phillips was able to execute the foreign names and places flawlessly like having lived there. Overall a captivating book that you hated to see the fast paced end come to and as usual leaves you anxiously waiting for the next one.

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  • Stephen
    Rochester, United Kingdom
    1/3/12
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    "Another great story"

    As usual Tom Clancy weaves a wonderful nail biting story that will keep you up late at night spell bound with anticipation and expectancy. There is however one small fly in the ointment. Please, please, please, do not under any circumstances allow an American actor to try and do a welsh accent. It didn't work, it made me cringe, it fluctuated between a terrible Scottish accent to an even worse Irish accent, but it never even came close to being a Welsh one. Having said that is is still a great story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Roberto
    1/12/12
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    "Excellent book, really well read!"

    What can I say? For those that follow the Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan universe this is another excellent installment in the already first rate series. A good, solid (and fairly accurate, if the news is to be believed) story about political in-fighting within Pakistan and the US with the usual sub-plots and excellent pace that holds it all together. Lou Diamond Phillips reads the story really and, dodgy Welsh accents aside, does a great job of bringing the characters and situations to life - in short does exactly what I'd expect but never gets in the way of the story.
    Given the length of the story the end feels a little rushed but this really is only a minor gripe that doesn't detract from a really good audio book! Bring on the next one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    1/7/12
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    "From start to finish"

    This was a fantastic listen. My first Tom Clancy and I loved it. Lou Diamond Phillips is a superb narrator. He can not do a Welsh accent, at all. Fortunately there were only half a dozen lines requiring it (as such worth a listen for that alone)
    I'm going for Dead or Alive, the book before this in the series next.
    Hope this helps
    :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DAMON
    Frome, United Kingdom
    12/26/11
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    "A cracking good listen!!"

    Title says it all really, really enjoyed this book, can't wait for the next one I can download and listen to Highly recommended to anyone as LDP is a fantastic narrator (as well as a fairly good actor!!!). Thanks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MAFFS
    5/19/14
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    "Fiirst time listening to Clancy novel."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes quite exciting to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    very good plot, easy to follow.


    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    perfect narration


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Never underestimate your Enemy


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, well read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Imran
    Harrow, United Kingdom
    5/5/13
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    "Great read let down by an abrupt ending"

    I have been a Tom Clancy fan for many years, so when I purchased an Audible membership I thought I would give his latest book a try!

    The story line is excellent with lots of action and intrigue, narrated well by Lou Diamond Philips.

    Unfortunately it is let down by an ending which felt like there was something missing. As with all Clancy novels I was expecting things to come to head for a grand finale, unfortunately I was let down somewhat. The ending was not as grandiose as I would have anticipated from previous Clancy novels.

    Other than the last couple of chapters I found the book an excellent read, however I would recommend listening to the previous Jack Ryan Jnr novel as this follows on chronologically form that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • adam capper
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Locked On"

    This is great list, fast pasted action. Lou Diamond Phillips really brings to live werther it be Jack Jr Be coming one of the sharp shooter or the torture of John Clark. This my favourite out of the serie so far and I Can not wait from next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    United Kingdom
    2/16/13
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    "Excellent"

    The writing is superb and the life that Lou Diamond Philips brings to the story takes it to the next level.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Clive
    Cowthorpe, United Kingdom
    12/29/12
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    "If you like Jack Ryan, you'll love his son"

    Although Locked On is a shorter tale than most of the old Clancy tales, the story races along at breakneck speed and across half the globe. The plot is every bit as complex as one expects from a Clancy story although I miss the incredible technical detail which is always spot accurate.

    It is nice that John Clarke and Ding Chavez have moved forward into these new tales, and one feels a dynasty coming on.

    Lou Diamond Philips does an excellent job as narrator and I looking forward to listening to Dead Or Alive after the holidays.

    The twist at the end which will carry forward until the sequel is well worth waiting for and I actually gasped out loud in a public train compartment "Oh my God!" which drew me a few curious stares.

    Impossible to put on pause.



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Wokingham, United Kingdom
    5/30/12
    Overall
    "good but"

    I liked it like most of these type of books, but like some of these book it protrays a certain way of handleling things in a right wing mannor and anything from a left leaning points of view is seen as somthing that is stupid, wrong or will bring down a nation

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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