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Threat Vector Audiobook

Threat Vector

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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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    Susan 03-04-13
    Susan 03-04-13
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    "Very detailed. Over my head."
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

    I probably would not choose a Tom Clancy book because it was so off topic from what I'm interested in. I could tell he did his research, and the writing was good. I just didn't care for the book.


    Do you think Threat Vector needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, I think it ended fine.


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    Nina Francione QUEEN CREEK, AZ, US 03-04-13
    Nina Francione QUEEN CREEK, AZ, US 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fast Paced Action"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    I buy audible book to listen to while I drive, if they are dull they can lull you to sleep. Believe me, this book will keep you awake!


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    Lori POLAND, OH, United States 03-04-13
    Lori POLAND, OH, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Keeps you turning the page."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is highly entertaining.


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

    The plot was fast moving and intriguing. It is helpful if you are a fan of the series and are familiar with the characters, but you don't have to be to enjoy the story.


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

    Excellant. Moved effortlessly from character to character.


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    Angela 03-04-13
    Angela 03-04-13
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    "Tom Clancy — still a fun read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    don't know


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

    Not sure. It's classic Clancy, though. Lots of spy and weaponry information.


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

    Excellent performance.I always knew which character was speaking. Very lively narration. I would definitely be happy to hear another book read by him.


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

    Scared. Very scary scenario and very believable threat to our national security. 90% of our email at work is spam and I'm quite certain, based on the English grammar used, it is foreign-based hackers at work. This book's premise is very plausible.


    Any additional comments?

    You won't be disappointed if you've read other books by Clancy and enjoyed it. He still describes espionage tactics in detail so if you dislike that, you may want to skip this book.

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    David 03-04-13
    David 03-04-13 Member Since 2009

    Download, Run, Listen and repeat

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    "Lou Diamond and Jack Jr, great match"

    I truly enjoyed this book. I am a huge Mark Greaney fan. They make a great duo of writers. The tech side of the ops is great and the movement of the plot keep you on your seat.

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    Alan 03-04-13
    Alan 03-04-13
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    "another great Clancy"
    Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My first. Really enjoyed


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

    no other experience


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

    Easy to listen to, adds personality to the characters


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

    15 hours, not hardly


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    Julie J Minnesota 03-03-13
    Julie J Minnesota 03-03-13
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    "Military Suspense"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    Military Suspense Thriller


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

    Lou Diamond Philips has a soothing voice that brings a calmness to the tension of the life and death situations. You know the conflicts will be resolved. He does a great job of changing his voice for different characters making all the voices sound natural - not like he obviously changed his voice.


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    G Matt Alberta 03-02-13
    G Matt Alberta 03-02-13
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    "Solid but uninspiring."

    Clancy seems to always be ahead of the crowd when pointing out present or future dangers. In this case, my listening coincided with real world headlines regarding China's cyberwar capabilities. Overall, a good story but dull writing.

    BTW: LD Phillips is a good narrator but not at Scott Brick's level.

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    Rockjock8 Laguna, Philippines 03-01-13
    Rockjock8 Laguna, Philippines 03-01-13 Member Since 2016

    Certified bibliophile and adventure-travel writer--sometimes!

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    "Jack Ryan lives on!"
    Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Threat Vector is the much-awaited continuation of the Jack Ryan saga, although this one, as the previous two books before it, centered much on the younger Jack Jr. As a certified Tom Clancy fan, I bought the book, e-book and the audiobook--that way I have options available to me. If you've read any Tom Clancy book before, you know that it's impossible to put down.

    So anyway, Tom Clancy's strength played out in much the same fashion as in his previous works--his ability to meld current events with very plausible scenarios and come up with a completely believable story proves he's still the master of the game. At times I've found myself wondering if he had sat down with general officers and war-gamed these scenarios, as the details are just so ironed-out that it's like reading actual events.

    This time around, the conflict is centered in the Asia-Pacific region, with the disputed South China Sea territories being in the center. Although the threat of mass-destruction in North America is not too apparent as in Executive Orders, the threat of a cyber meltdown is very much present. With much of the world dealings conducted in the wires, this is a very real, very plausible threat. If an antagonist such as the one in the book do exist, he then sits among the POTUS and the commander of a nuclear submarine as the most powerful individuals in the world.

    Threat Vector is a must-read and/or must-listen-to Tom Clancy novel.


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

    I don't want to give anything away, but it has got to be when the POTUS finds out where his son has gone to. You could almost see his face and feel what he's going through.


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

    I've never heard Lou Diamond Phillips narrate a book before, but after this one, I'm buying whatever he's going to narrate in the future. He has put up a stellar performance!


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

    As a soldier in the reserve forces in the Philippines, I'm very much aware of the tensions in the SCS. A lot of what-ifs crossed my mind while listening to and reading this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Need I say more? If you don't have this book, go and buy it now, and get ready for a great story.

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    Ken West Grove, PA, United States 02-26-13
    Ken West Grove, PA, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth the read"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    Lou Diamond Phillips did a great job with characters and will look for more read by him.


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