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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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  • warren
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • 02-10-13

WOW

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?

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great book

this is a typical Tom Clancy book, with the right amount of suspense and realism.

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amazing

It was an awesome book, very entertaining and fun to follow along with the story.

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exciting and riviting

story was excellent and i enjoyed the attention to detail. The character's and story were believable.

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Threat Vector

Excellent spy and espionage, fast paced, well performed. Good read and listen, hard to put down.

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Action Packed!

Very detailed and thoroughly thought out. Many, many story lines to keep track of at same time. Can be hard at times keeping up. Authors have very vivid imagination and thought processes. Fun.

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Best one since SOAF

I loved this book!! Parts of it were a little unbelievable, but the storyline was absolutely stellar. Every character stayed true to their part in the larger Jack Ryan story. I wish it could function as a standalone, but obviously you need the whole series to piece this one together. After 75-100 audiobooks, this is my first review!!!

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Clancy at his best Phillips at his better than

Packing details into a story he just sucks you in and you don't want it to stop. Everyone knows how great of an author Tom Clancy is but the performance of Lou Diamond Phillips is impeccable. There can be 5 Chinese guys all with a different dialect in the same conversation and each and every character is distinguishable and recognizable. Mr. Phillips just does an amazing job of bringing the players that Tom Clancy has developed to life.

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  • Donna
  • United States
  • 01-28-18

Threat Vector.

Another great book by Tom Clancy. Great performance by Lou Diamond Phillips.Very good suspenseful read.

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Another Excellent piece of work from Mark Greaney

I've been a fan of Greaney's books since reading his first Gray Man title years ago. When I found out he was taking over the Tom Clancy series of Jack Ryan books after Clancy's passing, I wasn't sure how it'd turn out. It was a different style of writing, but he slid into that universe seamlessly. His writing, in my opinion, is every bit as good as Clancy's work. This title was absolutely terrific. I'm blown away again.

It was the first audio book I've listened to narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips who I've been a fan of as an actor since the 1980s. I have to say, his performance was amazing. His tone was perfect for the subject matter. His ability to speak in various foreign accents... stellar. Scott Brock is the usual voice for this series, but Phillips did not disappoint on this one.

I highly recommend this book whether you're a fan of the Clancy/ Jack Ryan series or not. It won't be a waste of your time.

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  • Paul
  • 02-22-13

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".

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  • brian
  • 02-22-13

Newsworthy

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

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  • Eileen
  • 02-16-13

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

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  • liz
  • 02-15-13

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

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  • F. Shaw
  • 01-21-13

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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  • MIke
  • 01-08-13

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.

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  • Robert
  • 01-01-13

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.

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  • Clive
  • 12-23-12

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

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  • Seadragonlady
  • 12-23-12

Only four stars because ....

This story gets off to a interesting start. I personally think that this one is more like the earlier Ryan books. Though I have to admit apathy towards Ryan Jr's lady love.



I will return to once I get to the end and post a full review but so far its worth the money spent on it. Great entertainment whilst cooking Sunday lunch!

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  • Zanne
  • 07-07-13

Thought provoking

If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

This could happen

What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great narration, he uses his acting skills to bring the characters to life

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