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Locked On Audiobook

Locked On

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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.

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

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    bonnie 07-20-13
    bonnie 07-20-13 Member Since 2013

    DaWomz

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    "Over the top in too many places"

    When I think of Tom Clancy at his best I think of a book like Cardinal of the Kremlin or Hunt for the Red October. GONE is that Tom Clancy .. this one is full of manufactured twists and plots that don't have the human touch that made his earlier books so wonderful to listen to. John Clark, who has always been an outstanding character, suddenly turns into a "super hero" impervious to torture and pain and able to get up and run an operation after days of capture and torture and mistreatment .. and on and on.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nathaniel NEW CASTLE, DE, United States 02-23-13
    Nathaniel NEW CASTLE, DE, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2012

    34, truck driver

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    "Doesn't compare to the "classics", but still good"
    Any additional comments?

    After buying The Gray Man, by Mark Greaney, I bought Locked On. I enjoyed Gray Man even though it was short and felt more like a movie script than a spy novel. Ever since Teeth of the Tiger I have felt like Tom Clancy had lost his motivation to create another masterpiece and the fact that he is using co-authors proves that he just doesn't have the will to continue the story lines. With that said, I do recommend this book. It is obvious from the writing that the outline comes from Clancy but the actual writing comes from Greaney. There are some phrases and word cues which come directly from The Gray Man. Lou Diamond Phillips is alright, probably better than most but definitely not a Scott Brick or Dick Hill. I sometimes struggled to tell the difference between the characters, he doesn't seem to have an extensive range. He does do a great job with Mary Pat Foley and the other female character. I also thought his Jack Ryan was decent, but Sr. doesn't play a huge role in this story. Also, the book does end with a tease and I was half-tempted to burn a credit on Threat Vector but decided to hold out and hopefully pick it up during one of Audible's specials, which is the only reason I bought Locked On.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada 10-19-12
    Peter Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada 10-19-12
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    "Hard to FollowNo real story"
    What disappointed you about Locked On?

    I found that this was just a collection of events no real story invovled thst meant nothing to me. This book I found dissappointing and not to my tastte. The title is misleading in some respects.


    What was most disappointing about Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney ’s story?

    BoringLou


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lou Diamond Phillips?

    Lou was okay


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    none

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Bethlehem, PA, United States 08-06-12
    Mark Bethlehem, PA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Decent plot but a bit too much politics"
    What did you like best about Locked On? What did you like least?

    The action scenes and plot were classic Clancy, but his polictical diatribes are bit too much.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney again?

    Probably not.


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

    Very much


    Was Locked On worth the listening time?

    So so


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Austin, TX 04-25-12
    Kevin Austin, TX 04-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my cup of tea"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Audible customer for 4 years and this is my first written review. I found this book to be mundane and so bogged down with detail that I stopped listening before finishing the first part. The original Tom Clancy books were much better. This book could have been slashed down to 50% of its volume and it would have been a much better read (listen).


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney again?

    No


    What aspect of Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance would you have changed?

    Lou was fine but a little too soft-spoken and monotonous.


    Could you see Locked On being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Seriously?


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kenton Highland Park, IL, United States 04-22-12
    Kenton Highland Park, IL, United States 04-22-12 Member Since 2007

    Middle-aged, married dad of two, living in Northern Burbs of Chicago. Hard Sci Fi addict, and lover of great storytelling. Almost all of my reading is now in audio format.

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    "Angrier and less compelling"
    Any additional comments?

    Let's face it, Tom's always seated himself pretty far toward the right end of the political bar. Not really a problem for me - I'm a democrat - because he always seemed to treat his more liberal characters with a degree of decorum so long as they really had the best interests of the nation at heart. He always seemed to take an "Agree to Disagree" stand with them, and allowed them to be patriotic Americans too.

    Not so with this and the last novel he did with Mark Greaney (Dead or Alive). Now he's made it official – progressives are the ENEMY. Have an interest in the environment? ENEMY. Want to see justice win over fear? ENEMY. Want to see America live up to her ideals and hold those that disregard them accountable? ENEMY.

    I've read all of Clancy's novels, but since teaming up with Greaney, he's just become such a right wing curmudgeon with an ax to grind that I can't seem to get back to what he's always done so well - tell us great, complex story about espionage, military technology, and international intrigue.

    Well Tom, after reading every single one of your books, I just can't take the far-right soap opera anymore. Yup. I'm a progressive. A doggone Democrat, and proud of it. But you know what, Tom? I'm also a veteran. I'm also a patriot. I'm also interested in American interests. You see, it is actually possible to loyal and not a right-winger. I think you've lost site of that.

    I didn't finish Locked On, and I won't be bothering myself to waste anymore time with your books in the future.

    I'm really sorry to see it end like this.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    ujaval Bangalore, India 03-21-12
    ujaval Bangalore, India 03-21-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Quite engaging and well researched story"

    Liked this one better than the previous 'Dead Or Alive' in this series. Being in India, I was surprised how realistic the situations, characters and places set in this part of the world were. The story has many sub-plots and sometimes it's just too much to keep track of. But it's satisfying at the end. Recommended.

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    Gary 12-27-11
    Gary 12-27-11
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    "can't wait for the next"

    Good story, but not the best Clancy book. The story is entertaining, slow at times but I did enjoy it. I'm looking forward to the next book which will continue the Mr. Clark and Jack jr storylines

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Springfield, VA, United States 12-23-11
    Joseph Springfield, VA, United States 12-23-11 Member Since 2013

    SOMETHING! Sorry it was funny when I typed it.

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    "One of the better Jr. Books"
    Would you listen to Locked On again? Why?

    Sure it is a story with so many parts I might have missed something that would make the confusing clearer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Locked On?

    The End once you hear it you will agree.


    What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    First book by him will look for more.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nope


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Manassas, VA, United States 02-21-12
    Morgan Manassas, VA, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring, nothing happened, characters unbelievable"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

    No, not by Tom Clancy. He mailed this one in. The characters were not believable. Jack Jr. could not even follow simple orders. The hero is running a major Op minutes after losing the use of his shooting hand then using his shooting hand with abandon, poor continuity.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am now listening to Extremely loud and incredibly close by Foer


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't think it was the narrators fault. The script was


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None. I am disappointed I wasted a free credit on this book.


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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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