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.
Yes - very entertaining and relevent to todays threats
Multiple charecters and storylines keep you engaged
Complex story, as usual for Clancy, but I was able to keep up with the plot and the characters. A scary look at the vulnerability of our nation in the internet age.
I really enjoyed this book. Lot's of intrigue and action! Lou Diamond Phillips does a fantastic narration job.
Jack Junior is earning experience and becoming a serious threat to those trying to harm the USA.
The rescue of the American pilot
Lou is excellent and his voice is pleasant
Kept me in suspense throughout
I stopped listening to it after 5 sentences. Why does the reader breath so loud into the mic?
I would never sit through a read this long. Bit, the audio was very entertaining
Like the TV show '24'
The bombing at the end
I would listen to it again. Lou Diamond Phillips is great! He really brings it to life. I have no idea how he remembers and changes his voice for so many characters perfectly.
It's very up to date and timely, makes you think of the non-obvious threats out there
I believe this is Lou Diamond Phillips's 3rd Tom Clancy Book. I think it would be cool if he went back starting from "Hunt for Red October" and performed them all!
I listened to the earlier Tom Clancy book, and while it was hard to get used to Lou Diamond phillips' speech patterns, I began to appreciate his many different dialects and thought he was spot on. This book was much easier to dive into because I was ready for his voice. His ability to mimic accents and sound like a native speaker when using Chinese, Russian, Spanish, French, and the many other languages in this book allows the listener to discern the large group of different characters in the story.
I've read most of TC's books and this is the first one in probably 10 years I found memorable. Strong storyline, great pacing and dynamic events along with LDP's wonderful accents made it a world to dive in.
Not a fan of Jack Ryan or his son Jr but I thought I would try again. I am bored to death and think the title should be "Sleepy Vector". Returning the crappy Tom Clancy rip off now. Words, words, words words, words words words words no story, no plot.
Lou Diamond Phillips has great performance and is an excellent narrator to this complex story with many characters and threads. He aptly tracts that characters slightly different voices and maintains the character voices throughout the 18 hours of audio.
Tom Clancy contiues his great writing style and ability to weave a thread of reality into fiction. It is never very hard to have to suspend dis-belief while reading this novel, especially with how close the subjaect matter is to reality.
I am only a casual reader, and generall read for information (technical, etc.). Tom Clancy novels have rarely disappointed in their ability to entertain and, in most cases, educate. The education is not the typical typoe, but more of an enlightenment on complex issues - like electronic espionage in this case. This was my first Audible experience and it did not disappoint.
"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.
"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!
"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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