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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I am a Clancy addict, I freely admit. This book was so action packed and fast paced I could not stop listening. I listened to it for 10 hours at work and the 15 minute trip home. Some of Clancy's book get so detailed they kind of bog you down with information. There is some of that here but overall I think the duo of Greaney and Clancy is excellent. If you enjoy Clancy or Greaney you can't go wrong with this book. The narration by Phillips is excellent as well.
I felt this story just dragged on and on, the author I am sure felt the details were meant to add perspective to the story but I found it interrupted the flow and lost interest many times and in fact for the first time when listening to a book I tuned out whole sections of the book.
Lou Diamond Phillips is the very best narrator I have heard - he has a mastery of accents and language. He is the audible book!
No. Too partisan.
Tom Clancy has a great page turner style. If your political views are anyting other than far right, some of the passages may make your neck hairs bristle.
It's a great book that keeps you entertained.
Most of Clancy's other books. Especially his newer books.
The final firefight in Soviet Russia.
Clancy does a great job of not only wrapping up some story lines and he leaves a few open for the next Jack Ryan book. Taking the direction of developing Jack Ryan Jr. is turning into a good one.
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.
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