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.
Not sure. It's classic Clancy, though. Lots of spy and weaponry information.
Excellent performance.I always knew which character was speaking. Very lively narration. I would definitely be happy to hear another book read by him.
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.
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.
Download, Run, Listen and repeat
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.
My first. Really enjoyed
no other experience
Easy to listen to, adds personality to the characters
15 hours, not hardly
Military Suspense Thriller
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.
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.
Certified bibliophile and adventure-travel writer--sometimes!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Need I say more? If you don't have this book, go and buy it now, and get ready for a great story.
Lou Diamond Phillips did a great job with characters and will look for more read by him.
I liked that it dealt with current issues regarding computer security and the Chinese threat.
Lou Diamond Phillips does another great job of making the characters come alive.
THE FASTNESS OF THE STORY & THE CONTENT
JACK RYAN & GAVIN BYRE
OH YES !
VERY VERY INTERESTING, WISH I HAD THE TIME TO FINISH ALL IN ONE SITTING. THIS IS MY FIRST AUDIO BOOK & I PICKED A SUPERB ONE.
Very well written and performed. The story is very timely as well as interesting and terrifying. I really enjoy the detail and the authors attention to it.
"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.
"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.
Great book, kept me guessing till the end. O was not sure about the narration at first but Mr Phillips grows on you and soon really enjoyed his reading.
"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.
"The story keeps moving along with the action"
The characters from previous Tom Clancy novels are all there but you get to see them in another light
The flight into China and the escape route that needs to be taken.
Lou's performance on this recording is great, like his others and really suits to the Jack Ryan novels
"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!
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