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.
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The story was fast paced and suspenseful. Lou Diamond Phillips is one of the best narrators ever. He performs the accents wonderfully. Loved the book
Love the story line for both Jack Ryan Sr and Jr. When does the next one come out?!?!? Can't wait
Too long gone, two wrongs right, to a brighter day and Tupelo night . . .
But, a great narrator can make a terrific story unforgettable.
That is what Lou Diamond Phillips does for Locked On. Phillips is fabulous!
It would be my greatest wish fulfilled to have Phillips re-narrate all of the Tom Clancy classics. I would buy (or re-buy) every one.
Locked On is one of my top-three favorite Clancy novels. It sets up a smooth transition from the old-Clancy characters to the 2nd-generation characters. Within this story, ALL the old characters are present and involved with the new characters. Nicely done.
The story is first-rate. The depth of plot, full-bodied characters, and pacing are all what you'd expect from Clancy. This is tight, high-action, intrigue at its best.
Clancy's hallmark is intelligent plotting and writing. It's difficult, even painful, to read many of the other authors in this genre after having read so much Clancy.
One of the best Tom Clancy's I've read.
Very well narrated.
I wish I could have stayed up all night
You can't go wrong with this book
It's a good story, and I'd agree that the political stuff can be too much sometimes, but overall I really like these books since I've listened to all the Mitch Rapp series at least twice and need some other sort of fix :-)
Lou Diamond Philips really made the experience great, however. Listening to older books such as The Bear and the Dragon, really make you appreciate the style of Lou Diamond Philips... especially when there are so many different characters and so much dialog. It definitely helps me follow the story since I'm not great with remembering all the names!
The voices. He makes the story really easy to follow.
No I would not.
Haven't, but his good.
I would cut out the rightwing wackadoodle screeds included in the book. This Mark Greaney doesn't build characters but caricatures built on his political ideologies. As with Vince Flynn what started as good characters and story lines just becomes ponderous prose and not good reading, unless your some rightwing reactionary.
Isnt it about time these OLD authors just give it up rather than farming out the franchise to wannabe's.
Lou Diamnond Phillips narration makes you think that you are in the same room with the characters listening to real conversations.
The ending leaves you wnating to read the next book immediately! Hurry up Tom!
Lou Diamond Phillips makes the characters come alive. I never knew he could do so many voices and accents so well.
Love mystery, Favs-Clancy, King,
I haven't read (listened) to a Tom Clancy book in years because of his work straying from hie early days. I took a chance and was not disappointed! Great fast paced story. Great story telling by Lou Diamond Phillips. I hope to hear another book he reads. Classic Tom Clancy with great details of a crazy area in the world.
Another amazing book from Tom Clancy. After listening to this one, I'm wishing that the next one will be out soon -- I won't spoil it but there's a cliff-hanger at the end that's leaving me wisihing the next one was already out. Definately a must-"read"
too much information
too much repetition (are we morons with limited memory, or what?)
it was a major struggle to finish this
Charles Dickens without a doubt, you can keep this third rate action packed drivel.
Lou Diamond Philips was an excellent narrator- the only thing that kept me with this until the miserable and inevitable end
disappointment, boredom, annoyance
I took this book to apply some light relief after a couple of Jo Nesbo books. Guess what ? for me now it is DIckens and then a couple more Nesbo real thrillers!
2nd best Tom Clancy book I've listened too. Among all the audio books???? A Tom Clancy book is like watching an action movie, it doesn't make you any smarter, but it's enjoyable and a good diversion. Not to say I'm ashamed to be a fan, I'm not, I just can't compare his work to Mark Twain.
It was hard to stop listening. LDP is a great narrator, he makes the story come alive.
His accents, intonation, and style kept me interested. Some narrators can really be tedious and boring, but LDP seems enthusiastic and works hard to get the characters right. I will definitely listen to any Tom Clancy book he reads.
I really like the action in Tom Clancy's books, I'm not as big of a fan of the politics, but overall they're worth it and I will continue to listen especially with a great narrator.
"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.
"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!
"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
"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.
"Fiirst time listening to Clancy novel."
Yes quite exciting to listen to.
very good plot, easy to follow.
Never underestimate your Enemy
Great story, well read.
"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.
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.
The writing is superb and the life that Lou Diamond Philips brings to the story takes it to the next level.
"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.
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
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