Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.
Meanwhile, Chinese cyber-warfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It's a new combat arena, but it’s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before. Jack Ryan, Jr., and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.
©2012 Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
In order to accept the premise of this book, you must accept the following:
1. The son of the President works for the CIA....OK, this is possible
2. The son of the President is an active CIA assassin. Yeah, right.
3. The son of the President refuses Secret Service protection. Yeah, right, and this would of course never make the news.
4. A terrorist who is a computer expert, does not delete his internet browsing history.
5. A popular Silicon Valley software genius suddenly goes postal on his staff and then blows up his company's hardware, but not before emailing his supposed suicide note.
Look, these are just a few of the annoying events and assumptions that you must accept to buy into this trash. Sorry, I know, if you do buy into it the story may keep you out of the bars for a while, but I am honestly shocked at what garbage this is.
Then there is Lou, the reader...wow, what a variety of accents he can do in his monotone....
Sorry, but it's not for me. No harm intended, but Clancy, as wealthy as he is, has become a fast food chef for something like literature.
What a waste of credits.
FYI, no, I did not finish it. After the hooker sets up nice American father businessman, it was NO MAS.
Engaging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking
Threat Vector is a "page turner" but not spill the popcorn edge of the seat type of book...Like most of Clancey's work, it has to be digested at a leisurely rate.
This is a great performance of Lou Diamond Phillip's. Considering the length of the novel, he was able to keep his multitude of characters straight and believeable throughout. His oriental accents were very believable. I just wish readers in general would not struggle with females so much. Listeners can tell when there is a character switch, and deep tonal readers, just can't make a high pitch female voice that's believable....it can be distracting. With that said, Mr. Phillip's manages to do a respectable job with the female characters in this rendition as compared to his earlier attempts.
If anyone can do this book in one sitting, I would give them a certificate of merit. Clancey's characters, and plotting need sto be savored over a bit of time. I was able to do 3 hours at max for one sitting on this one...
Mr. Philllips' 'diamond' quality reading and Mr. Clancey's 'rough' characters made a smooth blend on this production in my opinion.
Yes I will listen to it again. Just to catch more of the action and the thought process behind the characters. The Internet has blesses our lives but I am reminded of a saying from one of my former bosses: No good deed goes unpunished. What would it be like to live in a world without threats?
The exposure of our exposure to cyber attack.
Well read, good easy to listen voice with emotions where needed.
No. While there were times when I slowed down or went around the block an extra time - there was too much happening to listen to the whole thing in one sitting.
This is a great, unputdownable book. Very good plot and quite on point given the recent cyber attacks. Quite a thrill. I thought the narrator was good but too fast -- I found myself rewinding a few times to catch up.
This is one of those audiobooks that you hate for it to end
One of the best.
Yes, but time would not allow.
Ive listened to a few other audio books, hunger games, harry potter... but this was my first Tom Clancy one. by far it scores highest. good voices by the reader. great story
I couldnt stop listening! cool story and good reader; good voices and narration
my favorite scene was when center finally made a cyberattack and made his power known by hacking and hijacking different USA UAV drones. I thought that was particularly frightening and impressive.
Familiar classic Clancy style.
The Chinese CIA agent was entertaining.
Air combat scenes were well researched.
No. Do not have such reactions to books.
"Threat Vector" is Tom Clancy back at his best. I have not been especially happy with some of Clancy's more recent books but this one it first class. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellant characterization. Cyberterriorism is something that is real and people that can do at least most of the things that Clancy's villain does really exist and are doing damage all over the world. The sooner we become aware of such things the better off we will be.
It keep me guessing on who was behind the plot. This was another good write by Clancey
Yes, at first I was not use to his style, He is getting better though
I liked the technology as applied to the "real" world.
I liked the "good guy" characters.
I liked his portrayal of the different characters' voices.
I wanted to get to the end of the book to find out what happened but I didn't want the story to be over.
I really liked the narration by Lou Diamond Phillips. Somewhat chose the book because of this.
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