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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Lose the blatant support of right wing republicans and slander of democrats.
Yes - the continuing threat to the campus and not knowing where the threats were coming from.
His ability to portray different characters without the feeling you were always listening to the same person.
Yes - i have enjoyed all the books with these characters.
These books would be better without the blatant political comments.
Lots of action, Love the characters.
Emphasizes the complexity of the individual countries.
I will listen to it again!
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.
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 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! :)
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