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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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Unlistenable

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the audio engineer had edited out each of the very audible times LDP sucked in his breath

What do you think your next listen will be?

Bourne Identity

How could the performance have been better?

If LDP had breathed away from the mic, it is very distracting and rendered the book completely unlistenable for me

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration, I'm sure the book is fine, but I will never know as this is the worst performance I have heard, not that LDP is bad at speaking, but that his constant gasping for air is incredibly annoying

Any additional comments?

I will have to figure out how to return this book for a refund, I am surprised that Audible sells this book, somebody needs to edit the audio or get another performer.

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Poor

What would have made Threat Vector better?

less facts and more action

Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney again?

I would be hesitant

What didn’t you like about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance?

good voice but not too expressive

Any additional comments?

I was pretty bored from the beginning and stopped listening after a few chapters, could not get my money back. I feel cheated.

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loved it

kept in suspense, great story.. totally related to our international enemies in today's cyber world

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Greaney adds a nice touch.

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

Didn't read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

Great spy mystery. Mark Greaney does a good job of tempering Tom Clancy's books. Clancy had too much going on, too many characters in too many different places. Every day I'd start listening, it took a while to figure out what was going on. I'm curious if Greaney finished the book after Clancy died, or if they worked together.

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

Yes, he continues to get better with each book. I didn't think he did that well in his first book, but is doing well now. Much better at changing his voice for different characters.

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

Not that I recall. The entire book was good.

Any additional comments?

Definitely recommend this book. One of the best.

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Travel companion

Enjoyed this book on a four day road trip - miles just slipped away! Very absorbing.

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AWESOME. THIS COULD HAPPEN?

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

for yes how ?

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

the thought that could really happen that's scary.

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

the key thing to the books in listening library (abudiblebooks) is the voices, the voices behind the stories that gives it life.the answer to your question is, if I don't like the voice . i don't get the book.

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

the whole BOOKmove me it increase my weirdness.

Any additional comments?

loved it

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A+

Great story in a great series. There is no better narrator than Lou Diamond Phillips.

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  • Nancy F.
  • Sierra Foothills, Northern CA
  • 07-21-15

One of the Best of the Series

It's rare when I listen to two books from a series back to back -- I usually feel a need for a "listening palette" refresh after a long book, and if it's a really good series, I don't want to consume the books too fast. This time I made an exception. I had just listened to Locked On (book 14 in the series). It ended with a cliffhanger, leaving me rather irritated, but still very curious. I couldn't resist immediately launching into book 15, Threat Vector. I'm glad I did. Threat Vector is one of the best of this entire series. It includes heart stopping action scenes, interesting developments in the main characters' lives and a soul satisfying thrashing of the really bad guys.

Even though Threat Vector continues where Locked On leaves off, it is still a very different book. The threat to the US changes from Middle East terrorist organizations and nuclear weapons to the Chinese and cyber warfare. I got bogged down in parts of Locked On, while Threat Vector moves right along and consistently held my interest. And although character development isn't necessarily a key ingredient in Clancy's books, there really is character change and growth in this book.

Lou Diamond Phillips again serves to add color, tension and a wonderful pacing. Most of the earlier books would have been significantly improved if he had provided the narration from the very beginning.

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Frightening but well written and performed.

The story line is scary mostly because it all sounds like a news story not at novel.

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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.