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Locked On Audiobook

Locked On

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Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.

A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL. With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.

With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Ryan.
Play the Jack Ryan Quiz Game to join the team at "The Campus". A passing grade gets you a free preview of the book, along with an interview with narrator Lou Diamond Phillips.

©2011 Tom Clancy (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Alex 07-12-12
    Alex 07-12-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Typical Tom"
    What made the experience of listening to Locked On the most enjoyable?

    The twists and turns of the plots along with the action sequences described with brutal clarity.


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

    Absolutely. The plot, like all of Tom Clancy's novels keeps me wanting to know what happened next to the point that I would find myself siting in my car in the driveway of my hose listening to the next chapter after I'd get home from work.


    Which character – as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips – was your favorite?

    Damingo Chavez


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

    Yes.


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    Charles E. 07-03-12
    Charles E. 07-03-12
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    "Good Listen"
    If you could sum up Locked On in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me interested.


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

    I thought he was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    Been a while since I had listened to any Clancy, and I enjoyed it very much. I like the detail and found very little of it boring.

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    Antony Dayal 06-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Clancy Block buster"
    What made the experience of listening to Locked On the most enjoyable?

    Lou Dimond Phillips as the Narrator, one of the tough guys narrating a story about tought guy's, who better could you get? If you love action than this is your book.


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

    I have always loved Clancy. As always it is a story with many threads woven in such away that you cannot see how things connect until the end. The only draw back was that the technology described by Clancy has always been existant but miniture spy robots on insect legs was a little CSI for me.


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

    Lou Dimond Phillips speaks with a good pace, conveys the characters very well and has a very easy voice to listen to.


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    M. 06-24-12
    M. 06-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed it very much."

    I enjoyed the story very much. Lou Diamond Phillips makes it even better. Excellent performance! John Clark rocks!
    I think there were a couple of loose threads here but maybe it was intentional, waiting for the next chapter.....

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    Andrew Pollack Cumberland, Maine USA 06-13-12
    Andrew Pollack Cumberland, Maine USA 06-13-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Decent story, well read, annoying political rants"

    Sadly, Clancy is still up on his soapbox. He tells a good, if tired, catch the terrorists style thriller. If someone could edit him down to just that story, it'd be a solid read.

    Unfortunately, he's too popular to edit now and it really shows here. I don't mind authors who insert their opinions into their work -- lead characters have opinions after all, it's part of being a fully fleshed out character -- but this was ridiculous.

    If you're reading "just a fun spy thriller" then it's fine to ignore the unrealistic lawbreaking by the good guys and purely evil bad guys. Since Clancy insists on making his politics the driving factor in his books, you can't do that.

    Basically, Clancy's world has four kinds of people:

    Type 1: Average citizen - a sheep, and unimportant to the story.

    Type 2: Evil Terrorist - 100% pure bad guy. No redeeming value. No humanity. They almost always lose out because their pure evil nature makes them ignore large holes in their planing.

    Type 3: Good, Conservative, American Men. Yep, almost always men. There's one strong female "good guy" and she's not really very helpful here or any any of his other books. To be a good guy in Clancy's world, you are always a Conservative politically.

    Type 4: Weaselly liberal politicians interested only in their own gain and willing to sacrifice everything at the slightest threat to personal safety. No liberal politician is allowed to have the best interests of the country at heart in a Clancy book. If you have a character with any sympathy or dealing at all with the liberals, you have a character who will at some point betray the good guys. * In this one, whole paragraphs are written specifically to argue against the policies of the current liberal administration (which very obviously are the policies of the current Obama presidency).

    We must ignore, of course, that the Good Guys (type 3) actually operate an unconstitutional, unlawful, secret spy organization and black-ops special forces unit based on American soil which routinely spies on (and frequently kills) people both in America and in other countries (including allies). These good-guys have no bones about forging passports, eluding law enforcement, and breaking national security laws. It's all ok, however, because they're "Good Conservative American Men" doing things all for the good of us all (even if we don't agree with it).

    Again, all this silliness could be easily ignored if it was just the context of a good story, but when the author insists on making political points all along, the reader is drawn out of the story over and over again and the insanity of what's going on becomes apparent.

    What a waste of good writing talent.

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    T. Kelly Powder Springs, GA United States 06-02-12
    T. Kelly Powder Springs, GA United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2014

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

    Lou did an excellent job - was lost in the characters not in his narration; that's well done.


    Any additional comments?

    Love it. One of my favorite Clancy thrillers! - I've listen or read to them all.

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    Paul Mount Louisa, Australia 05-29-12
    Paul Mount Louisa, Australia 05-29-12

    Hi, I work in I.T. and am a freelance photographer. Just love this site, and always happy to discuss books, photography or just plain life. Feel free to drop me a line, I'm always looking to meet interesting people.

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    "Jack Ryan rides again. Lou Diamon Phillips=Great!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Locked On to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version, but I cannot belie it could be better than this!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Locked On?

    Lou Diamond Phillips just nails these charactors, he makes me duck for cover every time!


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

    He is so talanted, clear precise charactors, hard to believe all these people are read by just Lou. He even gets the foreign accents right, his reading makes Tom Clancy's novels come to life. Well done Mr Phillips, encore, oncore!


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

    Ryan, Clark and Chevez are back, stap on your body armour and hold on tight!


    Any additional comments?

    I just hope Lou Diamond Phillips keeps reading these Ryan series, I got away from Clancy for years but listening to Lou read one, and I'm hooked all over again...

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    drmorrison Conroe, TX, United States 05-28-12
    drmorrison Conroe, TX, United States 05-28-12 Listener Since 2000
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    "Typical Clancy"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

    Clancy does a better job when he writes the book rather than using Greaney. Phillips is a good reader.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I prefer real ending instead of lead-ins to the next book.


    What three words best describe Lou Diamond Phillips’s voice?

    Crisp, pleasant, and understandable.


    Was Locked On worth the listening time?

    It was a good yarn and worth the time.


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    Michael 05-27-12
    Michael 05-27-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Mark Greaney is an excellent story creator"
    Any additional comments?

    Mark Greaney writes fast paced books that are difficult to put down. If I had one criticism it would be that he goes into a lot of detail about the guns that are used by the main characters. It's clear to me that Mark like firearms. I don't think the long descriptions of the bullets, grains of powder, etc add anything to the story. On the other hand they don't detract from it either. Now he just needs to produce books faster than I can consume them. Which means he needs to issue about 150 books a years! WOOHOO I'm good with that!

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    john edewaard 05-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Lou Diamond Phillips grows on you"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes. it is a interesting story. A little heavy on the Middle East stigma based on current events.


    Would you recommend Locked On to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes


    What aspect of Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance would you have changed?

    He has good diction.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This was a short Clancy Novel. Waiting for more stories of the young Mr. Clarke.

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