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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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    Laura 01-07-13
    Laura 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My first time reading a Clancy book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    Yes, performance was great! Very engaging and hard to put down.


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

    Yes, author used great detail in developing characters.


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

    Nope, first one


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

    I wanted to but didn't have time


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    K. Dollhopf WI USA 01-07-13
    K. Dollhopf WI USA 01-07-13 Listener Since 2004

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    "Great listen for a long drive"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    Fantastic high tech story line that is built off of many current world issues. I could see it happening ....


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

    Very solid plot that was hard to pause.


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

    This is the second audible book that I listened to from him and he has become my favorite reader.


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    James Bond Hanover, NH, United States 01-07-13
    James Bond Hanover, NH, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Very solid"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    Very solid effort. Clancy is back to teaching us about topics as well as keeping us in suspense. I heartily endorse this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    Lou Diamond Phillips does an outstanding job narrating as he has in the past with strange last names and different accents.


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

    Stare down, Chinese style


    Any additional comments?

    You need to be somewhat excited about computers and the internet or weapons to really have a good listen.

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    SEPPÄNEN Helsinki, Finland 01-06-13
    SEPPÄNEN Helsinki, Finland 01-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "First audio book I'm hooked on!"
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    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"!

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it was interesting, return of some ol' favorite characters and some interesting new ones.


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

    Sometimes.


    Which character – as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips – was your favorite?

    Adam "Yow"


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

    I was moved to anger and disbelief with Melanie's stupidity and wimpiness.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the pace with which Lou Diamond Phillips read. I hope they continue to work with him.

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    Dave New Westminster, BC, Canada 01-04-13
    Dave New Westminster, BC, Canada 01-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great Ryan story delivered with style"

    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!

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    Wallace United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-03-13
    Wallace United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-03-13 Member Since 2003
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    "I love Tom Clancy's books"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    I love the suspense and realism he gives his books. I only hope they don't come true in real life.


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    David Houston, TX, United States 01-03-13
    David Houston, TX, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Clancy Classic!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


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

    The tension between John Clark and Volishnikov kept me on the edge of my seat.


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    Matrixcons Baton Rouge 01-03-13
    Matrixcons Baton Rouge 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    It was easy to believe that this scenario could play out in this day and current political climate.


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    George A. Michaels Kent, NY USA 01-03-13
    George A. Michaels Kent, NY USA 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Exciting"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    Story content


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

    No, it was pretty predictable


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

    Yes very good


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

    I chuckled a couple of times


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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