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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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    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 12-08-12
    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The sound mix has major issues!"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    The narrator - has a nice voice making it easy to follow the characters


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

    I have not finished the book yet.


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

    I have not listened to other books narrated by Phillips - but here are some problems. Everytime he takes a breath - you hear it. A good audio person should have been able to fix that. Also they have speeded up the rate of his talking so that I had to slow it down to 1/2 rate in order to follow the book. Average rate of speech is 150 WPM. When you make it faster it is harder for me - and perhaps others - to follow the story. When you slow it on an iPhone there is a slight reverberation. Not the fault of the iPhone.


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

    My main reaction to the book is the issue with the breath intake of the reader. I should be focusing on the plot of the book not the audio problems of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really concerned about this problem with audible books as this is the second book that I have observed this issue. The other was Darkness at Noon. Audible needs to fix this problem - or they shall lose me as a customer.

    The Panther, Split Second & One Amazing Things were done beautifully. What gives????? Are you selective about who gets the better treatment in order to hurry the book to the public?

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    warren Detroit, MI, United States 02-10-13
    warren Detroit, MI, United States 02-10-13

    bow wow arf arf arf

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    yes


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

    In the bar in China...the first gun battle


    What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the different pitch of his mono-tone voice great


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

    wise I could have....you know other things to do like grands to school....pick-up after school


    Any additional comments?

    when will the movie come out?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    KG Maine 01-27-13
    KG Maine 01-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting scenario, lackluster plot"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they're interested in how a cyberwar might play out in its early stages. No, if they're looking for an intricate plot, character development, etc. Clancy's The Hunt for Red October reads like a chess match. Threat Vector was like watching the game end in 4 or 5 moves. In a word, it's anticlimactic.


    What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This was my first time listening to Lou Diamond Phillips. He a very good narrator; easy to understand with enough variation between characters to keep it interesting. He could slow down the pace a little, but you get used to his speed after a while. I'd definitely listen to him again.


    Could you see Threat Vector being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see it, but I wouldn't see it. This would be a typical Hollywood blockbuster; full of hype with little substance.


    Any additional comments?

    Clancy spends more time describing military machinery and tactics than he does in developing characters and in spinning an engaging tale of strategy and deception.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cathleen Williams Bay, WI, United States 12-31-12
    Cathleen Williams Bay, WI, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "not good listening. It is poorly produced."
    What disappointed you about Threat Vector?

    The production. The sound is not good. Lou Diamond Phillips breath intake is annoying.


    Would you recommend Threat Vector to your friends? Why or why not?

    Difficult listening


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lou Diamond Phillips?

    Anybody who would not gasp for breath.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Hodson 07-06-15
    Kim Hodson 07-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    Fantastic read!
    Great story and read in the expected Tom Clancy experience. Not a dull moment. The next in series will be hard to surpass.

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    John 07-02-15
    John 07-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    I loved this book so much that I could not stop listening. On my 400 mile trip to Arizona I got a ticket because I did not notice the speed limit went from 75 to 65. I told the officer that I was listening to a Tom Clancy novel and he said that he loved his novels too. However he did admonish me to pay attention to the road more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 06-25-15
    Matthew 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Edge of my seat..."

    Another great clancy story... really impressed with Lou Diamond Philips as narrator... I likely will be willing to purchase more books narrated by him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Laudone 06-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Breathing was a problem!"

    The book was great! One thing bothered me, however. The inhaling was the loudest I've ever heard on an audio book.

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    Minde Fawcett 06-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!! What a great book!"

    A really wonderful book and considering what is going on in the year 2015 Clancy definitely has a wonderful understanding of world politics and the military and technical capabilities of China

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Clarice Germantown, Tunisia 06-08-15
    Clarice Germantown, Tunisia 06-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Timely and Riveting"

    This is a very timely story and I find it ironic that I'm listening to it at a time when we are actually facing Chinese hackers. It was a great read!

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  • Eileen
    northampton, United Kingdom
    2/16/13
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
    12/18/12
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. J. Steers
    Tunbridge Wells, Kent . England
    12/15/12
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced contains a few twists

    Well worth listening too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
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    "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....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lorraine
    Rugby, United Kingdom
    12/7/14
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    "A great Tom Clancy!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    Good, clear narration - not too slow but well enunciated.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Jack's Back!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    7/9/14
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    "Excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    Not read the printed version, but then again why would I, when the audio is so good. Lou Diamond Philips does an excellent job.


    What other book might you compare Threat Vector to, and why?

    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.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The scene when the American pilots go up against the Chinese is fantastic real edge of the seat stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I would recommend Vector Threat to any Tom Clancey fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pétur
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    1/26/14
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    "Great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Complex, intriguing and above all a very well researched book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity


    What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A great voice actor, capable of many diffrent voices and you know right away who he's acting.


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

    Made me excited, very excited.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gunnar
    Portugal
    12/30/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    TAMWORTH, United Kingdom
    12/7/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • peter
    Btistol, United Kingdom
    7/4/13
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    "Another fantastic book"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    All the characters from previous books coming together again


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Domingez is good but my favourite has got to be Jr


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

    Yeap like all Tom Clancy books


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic listen and would highly recommend the rest of tom Clancys books :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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