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 Diamond Phillips is a great narrator and his interpretations of the characters keeps the reader interested.
An extension of the Jack Ryan series, Clancy continues to mature the characters in a logical, natural progression from the previous novels.
Lou Diamond Phillips brings the characters to life with accents and variations. It's easy to follow the characters because of his consistency in voices. Amazing!
I would purchase another Clancy book, especially if LDP is the narrator. It's a no-brainer for me.
This audiobook would make a great movie.
It has all the plots that you expect from a Clancy novel.
It was a good read and Lou Diamond Phillips is a good narrator.
Yes Lou Diamond Phillips puts you right in the action.
Action and voice changes.
Yes but it would give the plot away
Clancy uses this book for an undisguised rant about the politics of the Obama administration. He is entitled to his opinion, but he is not entitled to sell me his opinion as part of a guilty pleasure novel. It should have a warning label.
I have indeed listened to it once already, and will probably do again in the very near future if only to track Jack Ryan
Executive Orders as it really shows how fantastic a fiction writer Tom Clancy is
Lou Diamond Philips - I am biased since he is a descendant of my race, the Filipino race, be that as it may, because of Locked On, being the first I have heard Lou, the next thing I did was to search another Clancy Book read by Lou..... I did not regret it, and I am still searching for other books Lou reads for us listeners
It thrilled me a whole lot!
What is there to say..... I am an avid Clancy, Ludlum and Patterson addict
Not just yes but hell yes. It is so close to what is going on in the world today that ( like all of Tom Clancy's books it is right on target. And it will make you stop and think that you know that a lot of it is going on today.
Yes because again of all the close things in the book and in the real world. I would get mad at charters in the book and have to keep reading to see how it came out.
Yes I have and this one lime the others is a great book. He puts me or the reader in the sene and I would catch my self ducking and rolling at times
Just like to say again a great book and hope tom and Lou keep them coming
Tom is an mesmerizing story teller. Back in the day, who would have not sat around the fire and said ...."tell us more!" But I doubt if any one would say, "do that part over again!"
Tom Clancy novels can only be compared to other Tom Clancy novels ... But be double sure how much he holds the pen, so to speak (collaborators can be easily seen in his more recent work.)
Lou D is freaking awesome ... As good as anybody in do multiple accents which have become the essential part of Tom's recent works.
Here we go again.
I would recommend this book to friends who enjoy espionage / counter intelligence mystery novels. The story is typical Clancy, which takes someone interested in unusual details of how politics, military and terrorists operate. The story is engaging but made 100% better by the reading skills of Lou Diamond Phillips. His accents may not always be spot on but they are close enough to keep characters recognizable to the listener.
Very similar to all other Clancy books.
I enjoy Phillip's presentation and reading skills. He keeps the material moving and the characters recognizable. When I search for new books to buy on Audible, I sometimes search by reader, and Lour Diamond Phillip's is one of my favorites.
J.R Ryan Jr and John Clark are back...terrorists beware.
May, Tom Clancy REALLY does not like liberals. In this book, it is to the point where he actually paints them as communists secretly trying to destroy the US. He actually is fait in the other enemies he portrays, showing that the Pakistani bad guy also has a PAkistani heroic equivalent. But anyone left of the moderate are evil, according to this book.
He gets going on a great story line and then he would go down these political paths. I know politics is a part of what he does, but the extremes in which he discusses his (characters) politics is distracting at best. Sometimes it borders on offensive. The reason I say that is he sticks so close to fact, then seems to veer off to worlds of extremes.
The story is otherwise woven well, but the ending is very predictable and anticlimatic.
However, Lou Diamond Phillips is an amazing narrator. IF you like adventures, Id still give it a whirl, but be ready for some detours.
I would NOT recommend this book to a friend. Rush Limbaugh Fans would love this. The politics of hate are alive and well in the political commentary by the main characters. Gone is the neutrality and honesty of Tom Clancy. In past Jack Ryan Novels, Jack Ryan didn't profess to be partisan, In fact he didn't belong to any political party. Not the case anymore as the main characters indulge themselves in the simplistic Rush Limbaugh view of all things "liberal". A real shame. Tom Clancy used to be a joy to read an listen to. Now not so much. The story line is the usual Tom Clancy evil vs good. Except the characters have lost their depth, the story has become so formula that the ending too predictable. I wish I could have the time back so I could listen to something better written instead of this cheap copy of what Tom Clancy produced in the past.The narrator does a great job. It's a shame the authors weren't as creative as the 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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