We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
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.
Regular Price:$17.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (3626 )
5 star
 (1862)
4 star
 (1321)
3 star
 (287)
2 star
 (76)
1 star
 (80)
Overall
4.4 (3192 )
5 star
 (1722)
4 star
 (1091)
3 star
 (272)
2 star
 (59)
1 star
 (48)
Story
4.5 (3176 )
5 star
 (1937)
4 star
 (948)
3 star
 (200)
2 star
 (44)
1 star
 (47)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Cathleen Williams Bay, WI, United States 12-31-12
    Cathleen Williams Bay, WI, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 08-25-14
    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 08-25-14 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    42
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Underworld of war."
    What did you like best about Threat Vector? What did you like least?

    I did listen to the end but it was almost difficult for my follow all ends end odds of everybody. Jet, I did and think I got it all, well almost all.


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

    The plot is complex and many threads laid all over the world almost and it kept my tension awake but not quite on the edge of my seat, no.


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

    I honestly don't remember if I have listen to him before, but he is good and I would listen to him again for sure.


    Was Threat Vector worth the listening time?

    Well, I have to say it might have been shorter for my liking at least.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David from Lancaster Lancaster, CA United States 07-26-14
    David from Lancaster Lancaster, CA United States 07-26-14 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Classic Clancy"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Interesting, fast-paced. ( They ask for three words yet tell me I have to have a minimum of 15 words?)


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

    All of the other Clancy books.


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

    As I may have stated in previous reviews, I am amazed at his talent. I never really liked his acting, but his storytelling is top notch.


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

    China is at it again!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Connie Bennett Southeast Missouri, USA 07-22-14
    Connie Bennett Southeast Missouri, USA 07-22-14 Member Since 2012

    romance novelist

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Totally Hooked"

    Just discovered The Campus and Jack Jr and have been devouring the series. Threat Vector was outstanding and primed me to go directly into the next "installment."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pint-sized Bookworm Hervey Bay 06-15-14
    Pint-sized Bookworm Hervey Bay 06-15-14 Member Since 2013

    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    244
    113
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Campus is under threat!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes just because it is Tom Clancy and you can never go wrong with a Clancy novel.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Ryan Junior is my favourite character as he is a brilliant analyst and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.


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

    Yes and his narration of the Jack Ryan Junior novels is excellent.


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

    It was a shame that the Campus had to temporarily shut down but you they will be back.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Raymond 05-10-14
    Raymond 05-10-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome."
    What did you love best about Threat Vector?

    I am a huge Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan, and John Kelly fan. Not able to narrow down from there.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it mirrors current events in the World.


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

    At first, I didn't think Lou Diamond Phillips could do justice to the characters, but he does have a surprising range of accents to keep the story flowing smoothly.


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

    Clark is back.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John Abbott 05-03-14
    John Abbott 05-03-14 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Much Better Than 'Locked On'"

    Threat Vector leaves behind all the political polemic and unnecessary detail of "Locked On" and follows better the Clancy recipe for action. Some parts are a little difficult to "suspend belief" enough to accept although they are key to the overall plot (for example, the "Melanie" subplot - how can someone be incredibly smart and incredibly stupid at the same time?). I also miss how the older novels were always 5 or so years in the future where the next generation of technology was available, but all-in-all a good action novel. Lou Diamond Philips does his, as always, excellent job. He makes the characters and action come alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Matthew DENVER, CO, United States 04-29-14
    Matthew DENVER, CO, United States 04-29-14 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Classic Clancy- questionable narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    The story line is suspenseful and relevant.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator swings back and forth from giving characters accents- sometimes they have them, sometime they don't. And his accents are horrible. His breathy "female" voices all sound the same.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gary L. Richardson 04-13-14 Member Since 2013

    Umaize

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Predictable but entertaining"

    When you buy one of these stories, you probably know what you are going to get up front. You have an expectation. The book does not disappoint. The story is fast paced and holds your interest. If you like this kind of book, you will like this book I think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andy from FL FL panhandle 03-30-14
    Andy from FL FL panhandle 03-30-14 Member Since 2014

    Andy from FL

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Classic Clancy"
    What did you love best about Threat Vector?

    A good foundation was built for the story to unfold on. This was classic Clancy and reminded me of Debt of Honor and Bear and the Dragon. Decently fast-paced and you didn't get the feel that parts were drawn out.


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

    I thought it was good but I wish I hadn't read the reviews which complained about his sharp breath intakes because there were times that I tended to fixate on it and I honestly don't know if I would have even noticed if I hadn't been "forewarned". It was worse at times than others. Only time I got annoyed was when he kept saying H-U-D rather than just saying hud.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the time and credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 21-30 of 253 results PREVIOUS123426NEXT
Sort by:
  • Eileen
    northampton, United Kingdom
    2/16/13
    Overall
    "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
  • Amazon Customer
    BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
    12/18/12
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "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
  • Mr
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    7/9/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  • Kerstin
    Kista, Sweden
    6/30/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Listen"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    Thriller, well performed, interesting to the end


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

    John Clark meets his past torturor


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Assault of the Campus


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

    Cyberspace is everywhere


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rita
    HORSHAM, United Kingdom
    6/22/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cyber war between China and USA"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Following on from Locked On, The Campus( an off the books CIA) now have to help save the USA from a combined cyber and military attack by the "Chi comms" or the Peoples Army. The story moves between several narrative strands culminating in a covert attack on Chinese soil. The story is far fetched and simplistic; China bad America good. Interesting concept but I found the machismo of Jack Ryan President and the Ryan doctrine irritating.Too much specific detail about miltary hardware guns and gadgets. Nevertheless very well narrated, by Lou Diamond Phillips. Overall a ripping yarn but don't expect any subtlety!


    If you’ve listened to books by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney before, how does this one compare?

    Listened to Locked On. Better story,equally well narrated.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When Jack junior discovers he is watched from a computer in one of the early scenes.Quite unnerving.


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

    Yes action heros, with Harrison Ford or Bruce Willis as John Clarke, or Jack Ryan senior.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 27 results PREVIOUS123NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.