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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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    Michael colorado springs, CO, United States 02-20-13
    Michael colorado springs, CO, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "good finish to this trilogy"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    i like lou diamond phillips, and getting out of JR's love issues was a relief.
    the story is totally unbelievable but yet engaging the whole time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    i still like chavez [when LDP does his voice] and clark.


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

    personality to chavez.
    he needs do do more books.
    i would check them out.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    SPOILER ALERT:
    clark faking the heart attack?


    Any additional comments?

    All three books are good. i relisten to them while walking all the time

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    archy instructor 02-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The Ryans save the US"

    A truly interestering techo-thriller follow up to Clancy"s last book. It really gets you into the plot and does a masterful job of weaving an outstanding plot into what could quickly become real life. I have been a Tom Clancy fan since the Hunt For Red October and this one did not let me down. I can't wait for the next one. Gonna miss Melanie- Hope she comes back. The Chi-coms get what is coming to them. lou Diamond Phillips is excellent .

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    smith78884 02-19-13
    smith78884 02-19-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellence once again"

    Clancy has continued to improve with age and this is another example. Whereas many of his earlier books set the stage and background in exhausting detail for 150-200 pages before any action started, this book is an example of the change made beginning with Rainbow Six where some of the action starts right up front. Great book and gets harder and harder to put down as the story progresses. This is continuing along those lines with our familiar story and I am eagerly looking forward to the next addition.

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    Barry J. Marshall 02-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Medical Doctor Gastroenterologist and Infectious disease specialist Scientist. I collect calculators, I am learning Mandarin.

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    "Techno Thriller sees Cyber-Security Deficiency USA"
    What did you love best about Threat Vector?

    Threat Vector (TV) was a typical Tom Clancy genre novel so I felt secure that I was about to have a good read. The concept was very timely and cutting edge, with a realistic scenario albeit a little far-fetched that technology has really made it that far. The PRC communist government were portrayed in a bad light, but in this novel they were the enemies. After I read this novel i heard all kinds of concepts from it being used in US Congress even so far as Obama's State of the Union Address. Certainly, a cyberthreat to take down GPS satellites and parts of the internet would have a major impact on the USA economy, and probably also, the military.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Geeks watch out, Uncle Sam still packs a punch.


    Any additional comments?

    Allowing that it is a typical Clancy novel, it is imperfect but quite a fun read. Escapist. I went back and updated all my antivirus programs.

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    Thomas 02-17-13
    Thomas 02-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Real Page Turner"
    Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fast Action and intrigue from Jack Ryan . True to life story and execution of the plot add to the readability.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack is everyman who falls into difficult situations and uses everything at his disposal to rectify matters.


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

    Good reading.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Makes one wonder if the Super Bowl Lights Out episode was more than a simple power outage.

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    rbdlion Bangalore India 02-16-13
    rbdlion Bangalore India 02-16-13 Member Since 2013

    Based out of Bangalore and working for a MNC financial services Organization as head of IT infrastructure. Have been a audible member for the last three years.

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    "A must read for information security professionals"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    A reality today


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

    I would compare this to any book on cyber security


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

    Great rendition.


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

    It is gripping but a bit too long to listen at one go


    Any additional comments?

    Felt it was bit too lengthy

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    Scott Matawan, NJ, United States 02-14-13
    Scott Matawan, NJ, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just Great"

    Very detailed and was really a great book. Didn't want the story to end and can't wait for another!

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    Dino Stanwood, WA, United States 02-14-13
    Dino Stanwood, WA, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Intriguing story"

    Good story, well thought out and seems like a very possible computer espionage threat.
    The one draw back was Lou Diamond Phillips breathing technique while read the narrative. One minute into this book I knew it was going to be a long haul listening to him suck wind everytime he started a new sentence. The only thing that made it bearable was his character voices which were well done. Also i dealt with the breathing issue by raising the narration speed to 1-1/2.

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    Bruce new port richey, FL, USA 02-13-13
    Bruce new port richey, FL, USA 02-13-13 Member Since 2009
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    "best Tom Clancy yet!"

    I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Tom Clancy has done it again with believable plot lines and realistic scenarios..And as always Lou Diamond Phillips pulls you in with his characterizations..

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    Paulette Champlin, MN, United States 02-12-13
    Paulette Champlin, MN, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2006
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    "I love listening to Lou Diamond Phillip"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The feeling that you are talking about the hear and now and things that could happen in the world right now.


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

    I just love listening to him, He makes the read very interesting


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they found the pilot and helped him get back to his ship


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy Tom Clancy books and usually get them when they come on to Audible

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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.

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  • 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.

    2 of 2 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....

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • F. Shaw
    United Kingdom
    1/21/13
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    "Nowhere Near His Best"

    Threat Vector is set in the modern world of warfare and its premise is perfectly realistic, the next major wars most likely will be fought with computers hacking in to UAV control systems and government databases. This is not my problem with this novel.



    My problem is that it simply doesn't flow as well as previous Clancy novels, the story somehow feels disjointed and bitty even though this is the unabridged version. There are sub-plots that don't need to be there, Jack's girlfriend spying on him for the FBI for instance, and all they succeed in doing is making the book feel like a struggle to finish, rather than something to be enjoyed it ends up feeling a bit like a chore.



    Maybe it's just me but Clancy should stick to just writing the military side of books, his description of the warfare elements and the camaraderie is still good. It's just a shame its context doesn't let you enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Millie River
    Lancashire, England
    4/10/16
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    "Expert performance of a cracking tale"

    Diamond- Phillips brings the bad guys to life with sinister brilliance in this multi-stranded thriller in which all of our favourite characters in this series really get to play.

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  • Karl Heap
    12/1/15
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    "The story keeps moving along with the action"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    The characters from previous Tom Clancy novels are all there but you get to see them in another light


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

    The flight into China and the escape route that needs to be taken.


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

    Lou's performance on this recording is great, like his others and really suits to the Jack Ryan novels


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    11/11/15
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    "Intelligent, informative & exciting. Typical Clancy."

    Do not underestimate the narrator, Lou D Phillips is excellent.
    The book is a rollicking ride of guns, intelligence gathering, friendship & politics. In the main edge of your seat stuff!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    United Kingdom
    9/3/15
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    "Typically pacey,exciting and promising"

    The story touches on all the elements of a good tail. Politics, cyber warfare, espionage, kinetic action and romance all get the Clancy touch that carry you through, " can't put the book down novel". Tom you are missed

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