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Threat Vector Audiobook

Threat Vector

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.
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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.

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    John P. DERMODY Phoenix, AZ 08-08-13
    John P. DERMODY Phoenix, AZ 08-08-13 Member Since 2012

    Jack Dermody

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    "Narrator the best, story not designed for audio"
    What did you like best about Threat Vector? What did you like least?

    I love stories with multiple simultaneous activity. Threat Vector has all that -- in spades. What I don't like is endless jabber about computer programming, especially on an audio book. We should be warned. When reading a book, you can happily skip past the five pages of geek language and get on with the story simply by skimming and scanning. With sound, all you can do is stay with it. When you fast-forward, you have no idea what you are missing. I like to have some control over the reading. I want to skip pseudo-technical bullcrap, long chases, endless descriptions of firearms construction, etc. I'm one of those guys that prefers relationships, character development, and a story that keeps moving forward. This audiobook is a case where the unabridged edition would have saved both time and money.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was the scary possibility that governments have to outsource spying and killing. Least interesting is the highly improbably brinksmanship of the Chinese government.


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

    Lou Diamond Phillips might be the best reader in Audible.com history. He nails gender, accents. One truly forgets there is only one narrator. So clean. So clear. I probably can't afford him, but I want him on my next book. My name, Lou, is Jack Dermody. Find me on the web.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No movie -- too much violence, too many chases, too many improbable outcomes.


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    Mark Irving, TX, United States 08-07-13
    Mark Irving, TX, United States 08-07-13

    Author of three books with infused companion songs. Multimedia is the new way to tell a story.

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    "Welcome Back to Fiction."

    As a Tom Clancy who has read all of the Jack Ryan series, I was glad to try this latest installment as an audiobook. Professionally produced from pen to microphone. Well done.

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    Skiff TUSCUMBIA, AL, United States 07-04-13
    Skiff TUSCUMBIA, AL, United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Best Clancy book in years!"
    What did you love best about Threat Vector?

    I started listening to the book just during my hour drive to work. It wasn't long before I was listening during breaks and after I got home at night. The action and intensity just keeps building right up to the end. It's got spies, computer gadgets, fighter jets, world powers on the brink of war and lots of good guys saving the day in the nick of time. John Clark is back and president Jack Ryan along with Jack Junior are major characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All loose ends are wrapped up by the end of the book and in the epilogue.


    Which character – as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips – was your favorite?

    Gavin, the computer nerd - expert.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


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    Wendy 07-03-13
    Wendy 07-03-13
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    "Great story, terrible dialogue"
    Any additional comments?

    The story is great, but the dialogue is so stilted that even the excellent reading of Lou Diamond Phillips can't rescue it. The problem is that the characters don't ever use contractions when they talk, and as we know, that just isn't how people speak to each other. This isn't so noticeable when reading because we tend to contract in our heads, but with spoken word it just becomes stilted and silly to hear these rough and tumble characters speaking with such fomality -- even in the most crisis-ridden moments.

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    Ms. Marian B. Vance Boston 07-03-13
    Ms. Marian B. Vance Boston 07-03-13 Member Since 2012

    harmony

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    "DId it again!"

    Fresh in adventure! Grabbed me from the very beginging to the end! Can not wait till the next book! Keep it coming!!!!

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    kristy Alrexandria, VA, United States 06-27-13
    kristy Alrexandria, VA, United States 06-27-13
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    "GREAT BOOK!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    The reality of the story and the excitement


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Threat Vector?

    Shutting the enemy down


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Very realistic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer KEWASKUM, WI, United States 06-23-13
    Amazon Customer KEWASKUM, WI, United States 06-23-13
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    "First Clancy book and it was awesome."
    Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's been the best book so far. Looking forward to more from Clancy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Ryan


    Which character – as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips – was your favorite?

    Jack Ryan


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No - too long for that.


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    Rese Cotton 06-17-13
    Rese Cotton 06-17-13
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    "Clancy is fantastic!"
    Would you listen to Threat Vector again? Why?

    I enjoyed the story and was surprised at the ending - which is unusual for me. I found L D Phillips extremely distracting as a narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I looked forward to the commute with it 'waiting' for me in the car.


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    Bonnie 06-16-13
    Bonnie 06-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Today's news is a winner for Clancy"

    How current can you get? Obama and President Xi Jinping of China just met about cyber-security (6-2013). Is Clancy clairvoyant; does he have an in with the State Department; or maybe we have a Hendley Associates and he is a part of it?

    This is a detailed book. Clancy takes a long time setting up the characters and the scenarios. We learn how software and weapons work. There is a lot of jargon but in the end it gives a better understanding of what is to follow and you don’t have to be a cyber or computer geek or a jet pilot to understand it.

    The book kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a spellbinding look at a possible future.
    Current headlines should make us aware of our exposure to cyber-hacking and appreciate this great story.

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    Ross Balgowlah, Australia 06-16-13
    Ross Balgowlah, Australia 06-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Superbly read, a great story with a good ending."

    Having read all Tom Clancy's books to Rainbow Six, I'm listening to rest - now only two to go. For me as a slow reader, listening is far better and so much more enjoyable given I can get through a book in less than half the time.

    I will be looking for more books read by Lou Diamond Phillips as well.

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