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Threat Vector | [Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney]

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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sheldon Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-05-13
    Sheldon Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-05-13

    I am hooked on Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp

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    "fiction comes to reallity"
    Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Classic Clancy novel. This is best of new series with Jack Jr


    What other book might you compare Threat Vector to and why?

    Clancy stand by himself in the attention to detail he gives in his books. If like Vince Flynn you should like Clancy's Threat Vector. The pace is little more deliberate but the payoff at is worth it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Best secene is when Clark visit the campus after retiring with Melody


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    Travis Puyallup, WA, United States 04-03-13
    Travis Puyallup, WA, United States 04-03-13
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    "Suprising, and well written."
    Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I thought that this is the first book in a while from Clancy that I couldnt put down. "Locked On" the book just prior to this was good as well and gave a great background to this story.


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    Colleen STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, United States 04-02-13
    Colleen STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Clancy classic"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    A Clancy classic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Ryan Sr because he is a true leader - wise, experienced and able to take responsibility.


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

    Amazing! When someone is able to perform multiple characters in a way that makes them real AND makes you forget who the perfomer is? Fantastic.


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

    No, I wanted to draw it out. I was disappointed when it ended. I could have listened to hours more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Aliso viejo, CA, United States 03-31-13
    Martin Aliso viejo, CA, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Good Political Intrigue Story"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. It was full of plots and subplots and always held my interest. Despite the complexity of the story it was easy to follow and was plausible (although plausibility was stretched a bit near the end). I listened to this book while I was working out and it made my workouts go faster as I was always anxious to see what was going to happen. I though this book was a real bargain.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JRD New York, NY USA 03-31-13
    JRD New York, NY USA 03-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story a little unbelievable"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    Some of the Virus stuff touches on what’s real but this book deviates from real life a little too much in some ways mostly towards the ending.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 03-29-13
    Amazon Customer SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid marathoner and hi tech market analyst. Lover of Ken Follett, Christopher Moore, Timothy Zahn and any book that pulls me in.

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    "Chillingly realistic thriller"

    If you have wondered how vulnerable the US is to cyber warfare then you want to listen to this book. Lou Diamond Phillips does a great job portraying multiple characters here and delivering a compelling story about China threatening the world in a effort to boost its flagging economy.
    Big ups to LD for his Russian pronunciations. Well done, sir.

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    Al Buterol 03-28-13
    Al Buterol 03-28-13
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    "It's great to have Lou diamond Phillips back !!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Somehow it's like an old friend or the Author reading to me again.

    Great story, in the true Clancy tradition, back together with a great narrator.


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    Stacey Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-27-13
    Stacey Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Trash for people who think that they're smart"

    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.

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    Barbara 03-25-13
    Barbara 03-25-13
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    "Diamond and Rough"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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

    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...


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Philllips' 'diamond' quality reading and Mr. Clancey's 'rough' characters made a smooth blend on this production in my opinion.

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    John GILROY, CA, United States 03-25-13
    John GILROY, CA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Scary and gripping"
    Would you listen to Threat Vector again? Why?

    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?


    What did you like best about this story?

    The exposure of our exposure to cyber attack.


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

    Well read, good easy to listen voice with emotions where needed.


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

    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.


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  • Eileen
    northampton, United Kingdom
    2/16/13
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    "Complicated, and too complicated"

    I didn't enjoy this book, it was over Long and over complicated. Frankly, only finished it because I did not want to be defeated by it. I didn't find it an original plot in any way. The narration was also far too fast. I found myself rewinding constantly. I usually enjoy this author, but this didn't really excite me

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
    12/18/12
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    "Locked on part 2"

    Yes! Tom Clancy has done it again! Narrator pulls of an excellent Chinese speaking accent which makes the story even more immersive. It's quite interesting that I had just finished Mark Russinovich's Trojan Horse which also points a finger to China and their cyber-tech. I guess it's no secret though.



    A very exciting yarn with just the right balance of action to tech. I really want to see this and Locked on at the movies. It would be awesome.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. J. Steers
    Tunbridge Wells, Kent . England
    12/15/12
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced contains a few twists

    Well worth listening too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    5/3/15
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    "one of the better narrations for a while..."

    Brilliant narration and a half believable story/plot which makes a huge difference... one of the better Clancy novels....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lorraine
    Rugby, United Kingdom
    12/7/14
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    "A great Tom Clancy!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is very easy to listen to - so perfect for doing two things at once, in my case listening and crafting. If you have seen any of the Tom Clancy films with different actors playing Jack Ryan it is simply a case of picking your favourite 'Jack' and then imagining his son in action.


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

    There is an action scene where a key character realises that there are more than two parties involved in an event and he is the only person who has oversight of the actions of the different groups and what is about to take place.


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

    Good, clear narration - not too slow but well enunciated.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Jack's Back!


    Any additional comments?

    Have purchased several of the Tom Clancy books, all ready by Lou Diamond Phillips as preferred his narration from the samples, and was not disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    7/9/14
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    "Excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    Not read the printed version, but then again why would I, when the audio is so good. Lou Diamond Philips does an excellent job.


    What other book might you compare Threat Vector to, and why?

    This is classic Tom Clancey, even if it was probably written by Mark Greaney. All the usual characters appear , Ryan, Clarke, Ding etc. along with some new additions. The storyline is fast paced and exciting. As you would expect from a Tom Clancey novel the technical data is spot on.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The scene when the American pilots go up against the Chinese is fantastic real edge of the seat stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I would recommend Vector Threat to any Tom Clancey fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pétur
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    1/26/14
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    "Great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Complex, intriguing and above all a very well researched book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity


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

    A great voice actor, capable of many diffrent voices and you know right away who he's acting.


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

    Made me excited, very excited.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gunnar
    Portugal
    12/30/13
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    "A Typical Tom Clancy Story"

    I sometimes get irritated by Tom Clancy's stories; the good guys are always good-looking, virtous and of impeccable caracter, the villains just the opposite. The Western World is normally saved at the last minute by the couragous heros and all is well.

    But it sells and I have to admit that I normally turn the pages (or keep listening) as fast as anyone.

    But it still leaves me unsatisfied at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    TAMWORTH, United Kingdom
    12/7/13
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    "Brilliant story and left me feeling unnerved."

    Brilliant book read with real clarity but it left me feeling weird as in oh my god that could actually happen. It wasn't a book I could listen to while doing other things as I had to concentrate on the plot. Well worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • peter
    Btistol, United Kingdom
    7/4/13
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    "Another fantastic book"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    All the characters from previous books coming together again


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Domingez is good but my favourite has got to be Jr


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

    Yeap like all Tom Clancy books


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic listen and would highly recommend the rest of tom Clancys books :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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