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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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    kahelag United States 01-12-13
    kahelag United States 01-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "should be a movie"
    What did you love best about Threat Vector?

    the suspense thoughout the book


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

    yes, every chapter


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

    yes, as always great


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

    terror in cyber space


    Any additional comments?

    the advanture of each chapter interacting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 01-11-13
    James SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 01-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Typical Tom Clancy"
    What did you love best about Threat Vector?

    The focus on the cyber threat and the plausibility of such a thing happening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam Yao - liked the personality and could see someone acting the way he did.


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

    It was energetic.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Eaves 01-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Technically entertaining as usual"
    Would you listen to Threat Vector again? Why?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    Mr. Philips has become the voice of of Tom Clancy novels. Very good performances.


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

    not quite but good none the less


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Tenaha, TX, United States 01-10-13
    Jack Tenaha, TX, United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Highly disappointed!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus Abingdon, VA, United States 01-10-13
    Marcus Abingdon, VA, United States 01-10-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Awsome plot and excelent narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    the plot and the narrator


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

    there is not specif memorable moment but the plot flow is great


    Which scene was your favorite?

    shootout at the bar


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

    The enemy is in your computer


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Freeland, MD, United States 01-09-13
    James Freeland, MD, United States 01-09-13
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    "Wake me when it's over"
    Would you recommend Threat Vector to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lou Diamond Phillips?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Falkner 01-08-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Scarily relevant"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    complex engaging frightening


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

    When the United states realizes that hackers could literally control any essential system remotely


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

    Yes, on par


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 01-07-13
    Christine 01-07-13 Member Since 2011

    On my long commute I have become addicted to audio books. I listen for hours daily!

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    "Awesome"
    What did you love best about Threat Vector?

    The storyline was great, it kept me on the edge of my seat!


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

    The romance storyline. I hated her for abusing Jacks trust.


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    Robert D. Little Apex, NC United States 01-07-13
    Robert D. Little Apex, NC United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Gainesville, FL United States 01-07-13
    Amazon Customer Gainesville, FL United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Clancy still Good but not Great as earlier books."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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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
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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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