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.
The production. The sound is not good. Lou Diamond Phillips breath intake is annoying.
Anybody who would not gasp for breath.
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.
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.
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.
Well, I have to say it might have been shorter for my liking at least.
Exciting, Interesting, fast-paced. ( They ask for three words yet tell me I have to have a minimum of 15 words?)
All of the other Clancy books.
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.
China is at it again!
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."
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
Yes just because it is Tom Clancy and you can never go wrong with a Clancy novel.
Jack Ryan Junior is my favourite character as he is a brilliant analyst and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.
Yes and his narration of the Jack Ryan Junior novels is excellent.
It was a shame that the Campus had to temporarily shut down but you they will be back.
I am a huge Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan, and John Kelly fan. Not able to narrow down from there.
The way it mirrors current events in the World.
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.
Clark is back.
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.
The story line is suspenseful and relevant.
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.
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.
Andy from FL
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.
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.
Worth the time and credit.
"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
"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.
I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced contains a few twists
Well worth listening too.
Not read the printed version, but then again why would I, when the audio is so good. Lou Diamond Philips does an excellent job.
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.
The scene when the American pilots go up against the Chinese is fantastic real edge of the seat stuff.
Overall I would recommend Vector Threat to any Tom Clancey fan.
Complex, intriguing and above all a very well researched book.
A great voice actor, capable of many diffrent voices and you know right away who he's acting.
Made me excited, very excited.
"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.
"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.
"Another fantastic book"
All the characters from previous books coming together again
Domingez is good but my favourite has got to be Jr
Yeap like all Tom Clancy books
Fantastic listen and would highly recommend the rest of tom Clancys books :)
Thriller, well performed, interesting to the end
John Clark meets his past torturor
Assault of the Campus
Cyberspace is everywhere
"Cyber war between China and USA"
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!
Listened to Locked On. Better story,equally well narrated.
When Jack junior discovers he is watched from a computer in one of the early scenes.Quite unnerving.
Yes action heros, with Harrison Ford or Bruce Willis as John Clarke, or Jack Ryan senior.
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