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.
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.
Yes, performance was great! Very engaging and hard to put down.
Yes, author used great detail in developing characters.
Nope, first one
I wanted to but didn't have time
Fantastic high tech story line that is built off of many current world issues. I could see it happening ....
Very solid plot that was hard to pause.
This is the second audible book that I listened to from him and he has become my favorite reader.
Very solid effort. Clancy is back to teaching us about topics as well as keeping us in suspense. I heartily endorse this book.
This Clancy book really stands upright by itself. It always helps to have read previous books but in this case you really didn't need to . I would consider listening to this then going back 3 or 4 and catching up.
Lou Diamond Phillips does an outstanding job narrating as he has in the past with strange last names and different accents.
Stare down, Chinese style
You need to be somewhat excited about computers and the internet or weapons to really have a good listen.
I've been an audible subscriber for years but this was the very first time I simply couldn't stop listening. Clancy has done a marvelous job at building suspension, and the narrator tops that off with a great performance. I found myself pushing off other things just so that I could listen to "one more chapter"!
Yes because it was interesting, return of some ol' favorite characters and some interesting new ones.
I was moved to anger and disbelief with Melanie's stupidity and wimpiness.
I loved the pace with which Lou Diamond Phillips read. I hope they continue to work with him.
I've been following the stories of Jack Ryan and company since the 80's, always looking forward to the next instalment from Tom Clancy. This one continues the saga in a way that I think incorporates all the original values of the Ryan stories really well.
There are equal parts fast-paced plot and technology exposure. This time, although there is lots of detail of weapons used, etc., there is also a lot of computer technology in the picture. I've always found the technology aspect to make Clancy's stories more interesting.
Once again, the audio book is read by Lou Diamond Phillips with great pacing, consistent voicings, and an overall excellent presentation.
A great read!
I love the suspense and realism he gives his books. I only hope they don't come true in real life.
I absolutely love all of Tom Clancy's book but the ones about The Campus and Rainbow Six are my absolute favorites. This one is anther of his great works!
The tension between John Clark and Volishnikov kept me on the edge of my seat.
"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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