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.
the suspense thoughout the book
yes, every chapter
yes, as always great
terror in cyber space
the advanture of each chapter interacting
The focus on the cyber threat and the plausibility of such a thing happening.
Adam Yao - liked the personality and could see someone acting the way he did.
It was energetic.
I guess I am a closet techy because I love Clancy's stories most because of their accuracy where tech is involved. The fact that he has built characters over many years and situations that bring you into the story is a bonus. This means that there is enough information and detail that I can get plenty of entertainment out of the story the second time around.
I loved the conversation that Jack Ryan had with the Chinese Prime Minister that caused the Chinese leader to give him the information he could use to assassinate teh Defence Minister.
Mr. Philips has become the voice of of Tom Clancy novels. Very good performances.
not quite but good none the less
Narration was ok but story did not, as advertised, revolve around Jack Ryan. It was more a story of "The Campus". Way to much "computer geek" talk. Could tell that it was not a true Clancy story. The Jack Ryan actions that I was looking for (Debt of Honor,Executitive Orders) did not exist. This book should be listed as a Jack Ryan Jr. novel.
the plot and the narrator
there is not specif memorable moment but the plot flow is great
shootout at the bar
The enemy is in your computer
No. Authors like Vince Flynn research every aspect of their story to make it believable. In contrast, Tom Clancy clearly doesn't understand Information Technology because some of his statements remind me of NCIS episodes - meaningless techno babble.
I don't know if it was because of the abundance of characters in the story, but the voices Lou used for some characters were terrible. I have to admit, anyone narrating this book would have a hard time.
After listening to Vince Flynn's books, this was very disappointing. Vince Flynn kept me in the car after arriving at work. Tom Clancy made me want to fall asleep behind the wheel.
At times I thought I was listening to the movie "Guys and Dolls" because Tom Clancy characters don't use contractions when they speak. Very annoying.
complex engaging frightening
When the United states realizes that hackers could literally control any essential system remotely
Yes, on par
On my long commute I have become addicted to audio books. I listen for hours daily!
The storyline was great, it kept me on the edge of my seat!
The romance storyline. I hated her for abusing Jacks trust.
Listening to this book is like being hooked on Meth. You will beg, borrow and steal time to listen to this book once you get hooked within the first 5 minutes.
If you are a Clancy fan then you would enjoy this book. In my reading, the use of the son as the main character, just doesn't come up to the thriller level that Clancy had under the Father. There is, however, enough of the old Clancy in the writing to make it a good way to spend some time.
The narration by Lou Diamond Phillips was excellent. A wee bit hokey on the accents at times but performance wise I do give it a 5 star rating.
"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
"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.
I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced contains a few twists
Well worth listening too.
"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....
"A great Tom Clancy!"
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.
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.
Good, clear narration - not too slow but well enunciated.
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.
Not read the printed version, but then again why would I, when the audio is so good. Lou Diamond Philips does an excellent job.
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.
The scene when the American pilots go up against the Chinese is fantastic real edge of the seat stuff.
Overall I would recommend Vector Threat to any Tom Clancey fan.
Complex, intriguing and above all a very well researched book.
A great voice actor, capable of many diffrent voices and you know right away who he's acting.
Made me excited, very excited.
"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.
"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.
"Another fantastic book"
All the characters from previous books coming together again
Domingez is good but my favourite has got to be Jr
Yeap like all Tom Clancy books
Fantastic listen and would highly recommend the rest of tom Clancys books :)
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