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Threat Vector Audiobook

Threat Vector

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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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    Garry Cannington, Australia 12-30-12
    Garry Cannington, Australia 12-30-12 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Another great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have in the past recommend Tom Clancy's books and the audiobooks and I do not see that changing


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

    Fast moving and so descriptive


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

    This was in fact my first reading by Lou Diamond Phillips and I was very happy with the performance. He tries different voices without sounding silly. His performance and thinking of Mr Phillips as an actor in a film version makes the story more fun. I have since started listening to his other Clancy (Ryan) readings and finding that very enjoyable. Wish I had listened to them in order however.


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

    None really.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean Vikoren 12-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Bravo!"

    Lou Diamond Phillips delivered an amazing performance, giving each character their own vocal style. A perfect delivery of of a finely crafted Spy Tale.

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    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 12-08-12
    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 12-08-12
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    "The sound mix has major issues!"
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    The narrator - has a nice voice making it easy to follow the characters


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

    I have not finished the book yet.


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

    I have not listened to other books narrated by Phillips - but here are some problems. Everytime he takes a breath - you hear it. A good audio person should have been able to fix that. Also they have speeded up the rate of his talking so that I had to slow it down to 1/2 rate in order to follow the book. Average rate of speech is 150 WPM. When you make it faster it is harder for me - and perhaps others - to follow the story. When you slow it on an iPhone there is a slight reverberation. Not the fault of the iPhone.


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

    My main reaction to the book is the issue with the breath intake of the reader. I should be focusing on the plot of the book not the audio problems of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really concerned about this problem with audible books as this is the second book that I have observed this issue. The other was Darkness at Noon. Audible needs to fix this problem - or they shall lose me as a customer.

    The Panther, Split Second & One Amazing Things were done beautifully. What gives????? Are you selective about who gets the better treatment in order to hurry the book to the public?

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-18-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-18-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Outstanding espionage thriller"

    Threat Vector, released in 2012, is the second novel Tom Clancy co-wrote with Mark Greaney. It is a remarkably outstanding novel. Jack Ryan is back as President and the US and China are near outright war. The suspense is very, very intense. Jack Ryan Jr. is now employed by the Campus, a group who contracts espionage work with the CIA and he plays a significant part in the novel. One thing we learn is that Mark Greaney makes Tom Clancy novels better. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips narrates very well, but Scott Brick who narrates more recent novels in the series is much better. I very highly recommend Threat Vector.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Houston, Tx United States 05-23-13
    Kindle Customer Houston, Tx United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2014

    Geo

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    "Disappointing Ending"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Persons who are not critical of Foreign Policy: For example, China has never fought an offensive war in its history. It has been exploited by the British (Opium Wars) and the Japanese (WW II) and now we are to assume it will "attack" the US. in addition, China is doing very well exploiting the Capitalistic System: they have jobs and a favorable balance of trade,why would they want to pursue their objectives militarily. Finally, only one character dies in the story: Trash's wingman= everyone else kils all the bad guys and live on to fight another day. This is beyond preposterous.


    Has Threat Vector turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I just wish that a person with Clancy's mind and resources would try to be more balanced. In my view, he has the Chinese leader practically begging the President for forgiveness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Author has a solid knowledge of the technical features of the internet and grasp the potential threat from CyberWarfare.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Threat Vector?

    The last three chapters need to be rethought. Trash's flight and rescue by Jr. was not credible. No "force" is that dumb. The villagers would have killed both the pilot and Jr.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    dvh 03-14-13
    dvh 03-14-13
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    "Pure crap."
    What disappointed you about Threat Vector?

    The writing, especially the dialog.


    What was most disappointing about Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney ’s story?

    Highly predictable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lou Diamond Phillips?

    I don't know that anyone could have made this dialog sound natural.


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

    bow wow arf arf arf

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    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?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gene A. Cook 06-24-17

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    "Kept me glue to my headphones."

    This was the best Jack Ryan Jr book so far. Lou does another excellent job voicing.

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    MsV 06-15-17
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    "Don't bother"

    Struggled to finish an endless line of short stories. What I hate more is having to do these reviews.

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    Susan Rae Amazon Customer 06-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "great I hope, fiction."

    Tom Clancy at his best. what a scary thing...war with China. action terrific, descriptive language is superb.

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  • adam capper
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Threat Vector"

    What can i say another great list from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney. I love how the caertor have grow with the series and devlop. I can not wait to find out what will be install for operators of Hendley Associates, after the cyber attacks from china "the campus" go to war to stop a war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Wallace
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Pure escapism!"

    It's not clever, or that original, but it is a great page turner! Really enjoyable escapism, and gripping (despite not being that original in concept).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • darren
    Cirencester, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Good read"

    Well read by lou diamond phillips and Flows along and keeps you gripped to the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S
    Gisborne, New Zealand
    4/7/13
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    "Threat Vector "

    Wanted the stroy to go on and on..... full of twist and truns.

    Cannot wait for another story in the same vein..... if you watch the news it could striat off the front pape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    3/25/13
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    "Thrilling read"

    This is my first Tom Clancy, but I love the idea's, plus the game franchise. Lou Diamond Phillips really makes this book come alive, but the story for me, was well paced and well structured. I could hardly put it down, but it was easy to follow if you did, then picked it back up again. Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Co.Dublin, Ireland
    2/22/13
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    "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".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • brian
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    2/22/13
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    "Newsworthy"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eileen
    northampton, United Kingdom
    2/16/13
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    "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

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • liz
    United Kingdom
    2/15/13
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MIke
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    1/8/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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