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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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    Amazon Customer 03-29-13

    Avid marathoner and hi tech market analyst. Lover of Ken Follett, Christopher Moore, Timothy Zahn and any book that pulls me in.

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    "Chillingly realistic thriller"

    If you have wondered how vulnerable the US is to cyber warfare then you want to listen to this book. Lou Diamond Phillips does a great job portraying multiple characters here and delivering a compelling story about China threatening the world in a effort to boost its flagging economy.
    Big ups to LD for his Russian pronunciations. Well done, sir.

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    Al Buterol 03-28-13
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    "It's great to have Lou diamond Phillips back !!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Somehow it's like an old friend or the Author reading to me again.<br/><br/>Great story, in the true Clancy tradition, back together with a great narrator.


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    Stacey Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-27-13
    Stacey Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Trash for people who think that they're smart"

    In order to accept the premise of this book, you must accept the following:
    1. The son of the President works for the CIA....OK, this is possible
    2. The son of the President is an active CIA assassin. Yeah, right.
    3. The son of the President refuses Secret Service protection. Yeah, right, and this would of course never make the news.
    4. A terrorist who is a computer expert, does not delete his internet browsing history.
    5. A popular Silicon Valley software genius suddenly goes postal on his staff and then blows up his company's hardware, but not before emailing his supposed suicide note.

    Look, these are just a few of the annoying events and assumptions that you must accept to buy into this trash. Sorry, I know, if you do buy into it the story may keep you out of the bars for a while, but I am honestly shocked at what garbage this is.

    Then there is Lou, the reader...wow, what a variety of accents he can do in his monotone....

    Sorry, but it's not for me. No harm intended, but Clancy, as wealthy as he is, has become a fast food chef for something like literature.

    What a waste of credits.

    FYI, no, I did not finish it. After the hooker sets up nice American father businessman, it was NO MAS.

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    Barbara 03-25-13
    Barbara 03-25-13
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    "Diamond and Rough"
    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking


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

    Threat Vector is a "page turner" but not spill the popcorn edge of the seat type of book...Like most of Clancey's work, it has to be digested at a leisurely rate.


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

    This is a great performance of Lou Diamond Phillip's. Considering the length of the novel, he was able to keep his multitude of characters straight and believeable throughout. His oriental accents were very believable. I just wish readers in general would not struggle with females so much. Listeners can tell when there is a character switch, and deep tonal readers, just can't make a high pitch female voice that's believable....it can be distracting. With that said, Mr. Phillip's manages to do a respectable job with the female characters in this rendition as compared to his earlier attempts.


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

    If anyone can do this book in one sitting, I would give them a certificate of merit. Clancey's characters, and plotting need sto be savored over a bit of time. I was able to do 3 hours at max for one sitting on this one...


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Philllips' 'diamond' quality reading and Mr. Clancey's 'rough' characters made a smooth blend on this production in my opinion.

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    John GILROY, CA, United States 03-25-13
    John GILROY, CA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Scary and gripping"
    Would you listen to Threat Vector again? Why?

    Yes I will listen to it again. Just to catch more of the action and the thought process behind the characters. The Internet has blesses our lives but I am reminded of a saying from one of my former bosses: No good deed goes unpunished. What would it be like to live in a world without threats?


    What did you like best about this story?

    The exposure of our exposure to cyber attack.


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

    Well read, good easy to listen voice with emotions where needed.


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

    No. While there were times when I slowed down or went around the block an extra time - there was too much happening to listen to the whole thing in one sitting.


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    Catruggz 03-21-13
    Catruggz 03-21-13
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    "Great Book!"

    This is a great, unputdownable book. Very good plot and quite on point given the recent cyber attacks. Quite a thrill. I thought the narrator was good but too fast -- I found myself rewinding a few times to catch up.

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    Gregory United States 03-20-13
    Gregory United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't Stop Listening!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

    This is one of those audiobooks that you hate for it to end


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack jr.


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

    One of the best.


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

    Yes, but time would not allow.


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding

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    Ryanr PROVO, UTAH, United States 03-20-13
    Ryanr PROVO, UTAH, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great audio book!"
    Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ive listened to a few other audio books, hunger games, harry potter... but this was my first Tom Clancy one. by far it scores highest. good voices by the reader. great story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I couldnt stop listening! cool story and good reader; good voices and narration


    Which scene was your favorite?

    my favorite scene was when center finally made a cyberattack and made his power known by hacking and hijacking different USA UAV drones. I thought that was particularly frightening and impressive.


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    Michael EASLEY, SC, United States 03-18-13
    Michael EASLEY, SC, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Solid Clancy story."
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    Familiar classic Clancy style.


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

    The Chinese CIA agent was entertaining.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Air combat scenes were well researched.


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

    No. Do not have such reactions to books.


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Steve 03-18-13
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    "Back to the old Tom Clancy!"

    "Threat Vector" is Tom Clancy back at his best. I have not been especially happy with some of Clancy's more recent books but this one it first class. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellant characterization. Cyberterriorism is something that is real and people that can do at least most of the things that Clancy's villain does really exist and are doing damage all over the world. The sooner we become aware of such things the better off we will be.

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  • Pixi
    BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
    12/18/12
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Tunbridge Wells, Kent . England
    12/15/12
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced contains a few twists

    Well worth listening too.

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  • Gary
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    "one of the better narrations for a while..."

    Brilliant narration and a half believable story/plot which makes a huge difference... one of the better Clancy novels....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lorraine
    Rugby, United Kingdom
    12/7/14
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    "A great Tom Clancy!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is very easy to listen to - so perfect for doing two things at once, in my case listening and crafting. If you have seen any of the Tom Clancy films with different actors playing Jack Ryan it is simply a case of picking your favourite 'Jack' and then imagining his son in action.


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

    There is an action scene where a key character realises that there are more than two parties involved in an event and he is the only person who has oversight of the actions of the different groups and what is about to take place.


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

    Good, clear narration - not too slow but well enunciated.


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

    Jack's Back!


    Any additional comments?

    Have purchased several of the Tom Clancy books, all ready by Lou Diamond Phillips as preferred his narration from the samples, and was not disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    7/9/14
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • F. Shaw
    United Kingdom
    1/21/13
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    "Nowhere Near His Best"

    Threat Vector is set in the modern world of warfare and its premise is perfectly realistic, the next major wars most likely will be fought with computers hacking in to UAV control systems and government databases. This is not my problem with this novel.



    My problem is that it simply doesn't flow as well as previous Clancy novels, the story somehow feels disjointed and bitty even though this is the unabridged version. There are sub-plots that don't need to be there, Jack's girlfriend spying on him for the FBI for instance, and all they succeed in doing is making the book feel like a struggle to finish, rather than something to be enjoyed it ends up feeling a bit like a chore.



    Maybe it's just me but Clancy should stick to just writing the military side of books, his description of the warfare elements and the camaraderie is still good. It's just a shame its context doesn't let you enjoy it.

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  • Rod
    5/11/17
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    "Another winner"

    I don't know how he does it but he does time for the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. P. Pegg
    UK
    11/13/16
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    "enjoyed"

    Great book, kept me guessing till the end. O was not sure about the narration at first but Mr Phillips grows on you and soon really enjoyed his reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millie River
    Lancashire, England
    4/10/16
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    "Expert performance of a cracking tale"

    Diamond- Phillips brings the bad guys to life with sinister brilliance in this multi-stranded thriller in which all of our favourite characters in this series really get to play.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karl Heap
    12/1/15
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    "The story keeps moving along with the action"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    The characters from previous Tom Clancy novels are all there but you get to see them in another light


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

    The flight into China and the escape route that needs to be taken.


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

    Lou's performance on this recording is great, like his others and really suits to the Jack Ryan novels


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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