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Threat Vector Audiobook

Threat Vector

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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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    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 01-17-13
    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 01-17-13
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    "Frequent Listener"

    Okay, I read some of the reviews before I listened to the last three Ryan books. Of the three, this was my favorite. Mixing the politics of Washington, our relationship with China and then Jack juniors love life as he did made for a very enjoyable book. How do I tell if I like it? If I drive home and enter my garage, turn off the engine and then sit there to finish a chapter or hear the end of the event, then I know I like it. I sat in my garage 5 times with this book. Case closed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Austin, TX 01-05-13
    Doug Austin, TX 01-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Phenomenal – Then Anti-Climatic"

    Once I got used to Clancy’s writing style I became deeply engrossed in this story’s universe. The characters are cardboard thin, but stand as reminders of a Cold War American point-of-view in action. The good guys are tough, no-nonsense, risk-taking, and politically righteous. In fact, listening to these characters troubleshoot international threats made me realize how different America is today.

    Despite that, the middle of this novel is just PACKED with shocking and compelling strategies used by the Chinese to truly threaten our comfortable modern society. There is serious (and scary) creativity here….the kind that makes you wonder just how vulnerable the U.S. may be against cyber warfare. From corporate espionage in Silicon Valley, to dogfights above the South China Sea, to action in the neon backstreets of Hong Kong, the book truly goes all in. I felt the sensation of being convinced that the bad guys had finally figured out how to beat America. They had us. The escalation of events teased me with a peak at an epic digital war that threatened to engage all branches of the U.S. Military in a desperate fight for survival. The largest fighting force in the history of world, the American Military, seemed on the verge of actually becoming obsolete….

    Then, the nightmare just ends. Right when the gloves are about the come off, the book folds up into a neat ‘Mission Accomplished.’ This should have been Book 1 to what would have been a breathtaking series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 12-30-12
    Garry Cannington, Australia 12-30-12 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Another great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have in the past recommend Tom Clancy's books and the audiobooks and I do not see that changing


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

    Fast moving and so descriptive


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

    This was in fact my first reading by Lou Diamond Phillips and I was very happy with the performance. He tries different voices without sounding silly. His performance and thinking of Mr Phillips as an actor in a film version makes the story more fun. I have since started listening to his other Clancy (Ryan) readings and finding that very enjoyable. Wish I had listened to them in order however.


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

    None really.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean Vikoren 12-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Bravo!"

    Lou Diamond Phillips delivered an amazing performance, giving each character their own vocal style. A perfect delivery of of a finely crafted Spy Tale.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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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    Kindle Customer Houston, Tx United States 05-23-13
    Kindle Customer Houston, Tx United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2014

    Geo

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    "Disappointing Ending"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Persons who are not critical of Foreign Policy: For example, China has never fought an offensive war in its history. It has been exploited by the British (Opium Wars) and the Japanese (WW II) and now we are to assume it will "attack" the US. in addition, China is doing very well exploiting the Capitalistic System: they have jobs and a favorable balance of trade,why would they want to pursue their objectives militarily. Finally, only one character dies in the story: Trash's wingman= everyone else kils all the bad guys and live on to fight another day. This is beyond preposterous.


    Has Threat Vector turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I just wish that a person with Clancy's mind and resources would try to be more balanced. In my view, he has the Chinese leader practically begging the President for forgiveness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Author has a solid knowledge of the technical features of the internet and grasp the potential threat from CyberWarfare.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Threat Vector?

    The last three chapters need to be rethought. Trash's flight and rescue by Jr. was not credible. No "force" is that dumb. The villagers would have killed both the pilot and Jr.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    david w van horn 03-14-13
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    "Pure crap."
    What disappointed you about Threat Vector?

    The writing, especially the dialog.


    What was most disappointing about Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney ’s story?

    Highly predictable.


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

    I don't know that anyone could have made this dialog sound natural.


    2 of 3 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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    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.


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    Kendall 08-26-16
    Kendall 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    Great read. The storyline was great when was easy to follow. Threat Vector is good.

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  • darren
    Cirencester, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Good read"

    Well read by lou diamond phillips and Flows along and keeps you gripped to the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S
    Gisborne, New Zealand
    4/7/13
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    "Threat Vector "

    Wanted the stroy to go on and on..... full of twist and truns.

    Cannot wait for another story in the same vein..... if you watch the news it could striat off the front pape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    3/25/13
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    "Thrilling read"

    This is my first Tom Clancy, but I love the idea's, plus the game franchise. Lou Diamond Phillips really makes this book come alive, but the story for me, was well paced and well structured. I could hardly put it down, but it was easy to follow if you did, then picked it back up again. Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Co.Dublin, Ireland
    2/22/13
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    "Threat Vector"

    The son of the US President is an undercover operator for a CIA offshoot. If that is one of the more credible plot lines the listener is expected to accept you can imagine how incredible othere are.

    The more the book progressed the more I thought it was comedy not thriller. I have never written a review before but feel obliged to warn other possible victims.

    The plot of Lord of the Rings is more true to life than events in this "novel".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • brian
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    2/22/13
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    "Newsworthy"

    ...and now they find evidence this actually exists. A very unusual book well written and presented. Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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 2 people found this review helpful
  • liz
    United Kingdom
    2/15/13
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    "Threat Vector"

    An edge of the seat forget everything else book. the narration is excellent, the story- line punchy and total attention gripping. More of this please.

    Liz

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR.
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    1/8/13
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    "Back on Target"

    I am always a little wary when I see a book written by some famous author "with" someone else and wonder just how much of the the former we are getting. I have been disappointment with the last few Tom Clancy books I have read and so bought this with not very high expectations. The Reader is good although as normal some of the American pronunciations make me wince or smile but than it its and American book so to complain of and American reading it would seem a little churlish . The story however is right back on form and reminds me much more of the earlier Ryan novels. I have always enjoyed Clancy's level of detail and slow unwinding or plot mixed in with the compelling action. This seems to be right back on form. I still prefer the earlier Ryan books but am now looking forward to the next with some anticipation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Limerick, Ireland
    1/1/13
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    "Threat Vector"

    excellent as usual from Tom Clancy, held my attention from start to finish. I am looking forward to the next Jack Ryan book already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clive
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Great story"

    Fantastic story, lots of twists and turns I really enjoyed it. My only bugbear is the reader is a yank and can't pronounce words properly

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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