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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Lou did a great job on this book keeping the listener engaged and entertained with his narration. Tom does a great job spinning this tail. Probably a little deep in the details at times, might lose some readers, but for those of us who enjoy the action thriller, this won't let you down.
Audio books can either be far superior to reading a novel, or ruin it completely. Locked On is superior. When you listen to a novel, you are accepting how the narrator interprets the characters and the whole impression of the story is in their hands, but it removes a lot of your own imagination in creating characters. Lou Diamond's brilliant reading and character voices makes it come so much more alive. There is no way this book would have been as good if I read it. I would have skimmed (or glossed) over technical terms, acronyms, and generally missed details.
Locked On keeps the pace moving and Clancy can sometimes go into detail and backgrounds far beyond what may be necessary in other books - which allows a vivid world to be imagined and keeps interest high.
This is my first Lou Diamond Phillips book, and I will be seeking him out from now on. This guy has a gift and made the story great. He has the perfect cadence with a smooth voice and excellent character reproduction. Things like gun model names or difficult foreign person names roll off his tongue with ease. He even pulls off a voice with dual accents for a Pakistan man who lived in England!I did not hear the last Clancy novel that he narrated but it will be my next, and I'd bet Lou Diamond Phillips is Clancy's go-to narrator from now on.
So easy to fall into the story. Smooth as velvet. Easy to listen and follow.
I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen. Each outcome was a surprise.
When her boss told her to keep spying.
The S.O.B. left me hanging and hating her for betrayal and succumbing to the establishment against the truth.
Say something about yourself!
This is Tom Clancy at his best and though I'm not familiar with Mark Greaney yet (will be though), the writing is seamless from Tom Clancy's style. Wonderfully exciting, ripped from today's headlines, and thrilling to the end. It's good to still have heroes in books and these are the best. Thanks Mr. Clancy and audible! I will be looking for more. As always Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job.
Yes, it is a great story, and Lou Diamond Phillips is the best reader I've ever heard, adding accents and inflection.
Accents done the right way! Inflection in the right places, for the right characters.
Absolutely. Kept getting bothered over and over again though.
Retired high tech CEO who raised quarter horses, pilots his own Bonanza A36 airplane, enjoys shooting sports and spending time with his lovely wife and family
Although the book is a novel, I wouldn't consider the plot or the story line as "novel." Since the terrorists come from the middle east their names and 3 letter organizations become somewhat difficult to remember and/or relate to. But the action scenes are many and well detailed. The political portion is very contemporary and somewhat believable. It was good enough to tempt me to read a sequel...if written.
I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, every book is challenging and exciting!
I love the book, and also the fact that it is narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips!! I haven't heard the whole thing yet, but the idea of having a book read to me while I relax, or even do housework is great. The price is nice too and I can get one free book per month. There are so many to choose from.
Try it! Its a great deal!! :)
Love all of them, especially the son.
His sexy voice.
Same name as book.
Thank you for creating this site! Its my new fav! :)
The text is complicated and requires your full attention because of the technology used, so I might listen again just to see what I missed the first time around.
Similar to other clancy books
Have not heard this performer before, but would look for him again. Outstanding reading.
I wish I had had that much time in one sitting!
"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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