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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Due to a busy work schedule I enjoy audio books more because I spend most of my time in the car travelling to and from work and while Im at work.
I particularly loved the shoot out scene in France. Lots of action, and was on the edge of y seat through out that scene.
I absolutely love his style of narration. He adds accents, different tones, different speach styles according to the characters background or origin and stays on point with his narration. When i listen to his narration i can actually picture mentally the different characters. Very enjoyable, in fact aside from being a Clancy follower, Im becoming a Lou Diamond Phillips follower. Great Narration!!
I listened to the book over the course of a week or two.
I do not agree with some of the other ratings this book has recieved. I found it to be very enjoyable and cant wait for the next book re: The campus and The Team. Loved it!
Though I am usually a Clancy fan, and thought Lou Diamond Phillips is a superb narrator, this book is beyond tedious. There are too many meandering unrelated story lines and the book is so full of extraneous technical detail that it could use another round or two of heavy editing! Indeed, it feels like the authors are just showing off their technical knowledge without regard to pacing of the story.
I have not, but will now look for books read by him. He's one of the best narrators I've heard, and I've listened to over one hundred audible books.
I'd cut most of the technical information and jargon. I'd also spin off some of the story lines for another book.
The Narrator was good. It's down hill from there. After a very short time I really did not care how many of what kind of ammunition the weapon could fire within how many tenths of a second at what speed that would do whatever very specific damage to which of each entry points on the human body, trees, hillsides, trucks, cars, buildings, goats, sheep, dogs ad nauseam! Sheesh. Then dealing with all the partisan propaganda, good grief, blaming everything since Adam and Eve on anyone who has ever had a liberal or non-greedy, pro-human rights thought in their head! Ick.
He is so good that I forgot I was listening to Lou Diamond Phillips. He has great ability to change his voice from character to character.
Maybe it's just me, but I tried 3 times to finish listening to the story, and I just couldn't. The characters didn't grab my attention. I didn't feel any emotion that made me want to continue. And for me personally, there was too much information about the technical aspects. I'm sure some people would appreciate that part, but not me.
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.
I am now listening to Extremely loud and incredibly close by Foer
I don't think it was the narrators fault. The script was
None. I am disappointed I wasted a free credit on this book.
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
Kept losing track of all the names of --- just about in the middle of sentence we were jumped to a new location...!
The action tells were as great as ever in Clancy's books!!!!!
Jack Ryan, Jr. is going to make sure that the Jack Ryan legend lives on. Locked On passes the torch from father to son. While Jack Sr. appears in the book, it is only a cameo role. The spotlight is on Jack Jr. as he becomes an integral part of The Campus. He still has a lot to learn from John Clark and the rest of the campus crew but he is on his way to establishing his own character and identity separate from his dad. The narration was outstanding bringing each of the characters to life. At times the technical descriptions were a little tedious and the ending was a little incomplete and not quite satisfying but certainly provided the setting for the next adventure of Jack Jr. No book is perfect and this was a very good book. With Jack Jr's father as POTUS, his girlfriend established (more or less) and Clark, Ding and Dom there to get him through the tough times, I hope the wait for the next installment is not too far off.
I am a big Tom Clancy fan but I am going to have to say that the storyline on this was not as good as his past novels. I found the severe view of politics in this story to be a distraction and could have done without. The politics either made you good or evil depending on which side of the isle you are on. Besides the politics there was your typical action scenes that we all have come to love form Clancy. I found Lou Diamond Phillips enjoyable to listen to and I would listen to more of his narration's.
Clancy devotees will moan about this one! Mark Greaney devotees will wish he would just write more Gray Man!
Plot is good fiction. . . . too long too develop . . . .Ponduras . . . . neverthless I enjoyed it somewhat ,but felt the credit was not spent wisely.
But what do I know . . just an old man hasbeen!
I want more!!!!
John Clarke on the run and the lenghts he goes through reminds me of days of old ( No Remorse ,another great one I recomend ) And the ending! WOW!!!
Yes. Dead or Alive. Nice to have alot of different voices to put with the characters, finally brings Clarke and Ding to life in a whole new way. Thanks LDP!!!
Believe me I wanted to.
I hope LDP does the next book in the Jack Ryan series I drive overnight and I am very entertained. Thanks for keeping me up!!
"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.
"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
"Can't wait for the Next installment"
My first venture into Jack Senior and Jr. Wasn't hard to visualise the scenarios and loved the ending. Keep writing awesome stories Tom Clancy. An action packed book from beginning to end.
I would really like to read a story based on the Splinter Cel character Sam Fisher probably the equivelent to Sam Drescal in this book. My first exposure to Tom Clancy was in the form of the Spinter Cel Video game.
This is my 2nd Clancy audio book. I still don't know how he comes up with these ideas, must still have friends in the industry?
This book should be made into a film. Micheal Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer should make this film.
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