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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Clancy and Phillips make a good team. Phillips doesn't have the voice ranges some of the other readers have when making characters come to life. He does make the story sound as if the main character is telling you what happened. Long story short, it's worth the listen...
You know how Clancy books (most books) go; someone is attacking the US, it looks bad, gets worse, the tide turns, the good guys win with only minor injuries via displays of brilliance and bravery. Jack Ryan and progeny come out shining like a rose.
Knowing that going in, this book is serviceable, but not exceptional. Good plot line, fun locations, reasonable action, characters you know and love. Better for old time Clancy fans than for newbies trying their first (start with Patriot Games, or Without Remorse).
I am addicted to audio and seldom purchase anything in print.
I don't have one. After the release of the Teeth of the Tiger with a new set of characters Tom Clancy has breahed new life in his books.
I rarely have favorite scenes and usually view a book after I have completed it and able to absorb the total content.
I do not have one after all the movies made from his books they speak for themselves.
I hope he continues to write with Mark Greaney and would recommend to anyone who has not listened to Mark's books to purchase one they will not be disappointed.
This was a true Clancy novel. The story line of Jack Jr. is much more comfortable than previous novels.
Plot was always changing but believable.
Maybe it is from watching Phillips on the Military Channel but he seemed to be perfect fit.
I can't wait for the next one.
So many sentence repeats, the narrator sounded like a comedian with a very distinctive, dry delivery. Cannot remember his name, kept thinking about this throughout the story. His other reads don't seem to affect me the same way
Did not finish
Yes, as long as the narration is improved
His breathing during the narration ruins the book. I kept wondering when the next intake of breath would occur which over-powered my interest in the book. I put it away for another day, possibly, and will seriously reconsider listening to any book that he narrates.
Did not finish.
Really interesting story. Great insights about cyber threats to US security. As always, well researched and presented. Reader is good, not great.
When I first started listening to Threat Vector, I almost gave up immediately due to how fast the reading was. Then I tried listening at half speed. It's a little odd getting used to it for about 3-5 minutes, then, at least for me, it became totally listenable. Give it a try! About halfway through and loving the book so far! New to Clancy and very happy; I'm always excited to learn about good authors : )
A page-turning (if not listening to the audio version, of course), believable thread that you can't stop listening to. In true Tom Clancy form, Threat Vector is filled with interesting characters, complex subjects which are explained in detail, and exciting action scenes that you hope will one day make it to the big screen. I had recently been turned off by some of Clancy's later work, however this book brought back some of the Tom Clancy of old.
Lou Diamond Phillips gives the best performance of any audio book I have listened to. For the first time, I have sought out other books based solely on the narrator. It was almost like having an ensemble cast with his various feelings and accents. Outstanding!
If you are looking for an adventure to listen to during drive time, this one will make the time fly by. You may find yourself parked in the garage to see what happens next.
I have only read the first Jack Jr book. The rest have been audible and great
Does a creditable job with all the characters.
A great listen. Took two sessions to finish it.
The cyber attack lacked the detail of some of Clancy's previous technical descriptions. However it had at the same time all the anomalies of a cyber attack and like horror pictures of old was scary because of what you didn't see
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