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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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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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Another high octane thriller from Clancy

Intense situations. Great action. Great politics without being heavy handed. Lou Diamond Phillips did a fantastic read. I'll continue to read these.

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It starts out kind of slow

Great story at first I was not sure and almost turned it off then it got going and I really enjoyed it

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Great Book

Mr Phillips does a really nice job with multiple characters.
I️ enjoyed his obvious acting ability.
Thanks

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Another great narration by Lou Diamond Phillips

Tom Clancy novels are one of the only things that help me deal with a long commute. Some of the passages get very detailed to the point of taking your thoughts a little off task, however, Lou Diamond Phillips has a way of keeping you interested. Not sure if this book is as intriguing without him. * Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry.

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Narrator

Love Lou Diamond Phillips He is great.
Enjoy his many voice changes of the different characters even the women.

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pretty good story, but not a best of Clancy

Ending was less than great, the build up was good. wanted more action in it.

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Fine story, but the editing was rough

Without spoiling anything, the story was what you'd expect from a Tom Clancy novel, particularly in the Campus series. If you liked the others, you'll like this story as well.

That said, the audio editing was AWFUL. The reader's breathing was extremely noticeable and distracting - flipping back to the previous book, this issue wasn't there. It does get a little better as the story goes on, but hearing sharp quick breaths between sentences broke my concentration so many times. It's not that the narrator is bad, but the sound guy clearly took the day off. This one may be worth getting the ebook version.

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Good story - great narration

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

standard Clancy Thriller

What other book might you compare Threat Vector to and why?

pretty much any other Clancy novel

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

any of them, although Domingo Chavez and Jack Ryan Jr. are never disappointing when performed by Lou Diamond Phillips

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

yes, but too long for one sitting

Any additional comments?

really enjoyed the plot, although, unfortunately the technology references are a bit dated - Lou Diamond Phillips does a fabulous job narrating Clancy novels.

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Not Vintage Clancy RIP

I liked the story but it just wasn't Clancy. I guess I'm spoiled. I read all the vintage Clancy and loved them all. I had hoped that this one would live up to the name. It didn't. I won't bother again.

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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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  • darek
  • 12-22-12

Very predictable

I'm not a marine or spy but I do work keyboard and mouse for living and I was very disappointed in poor knowledge of industrial IT. The story was exciting until author started heavily underestimate the enemy, then everything started to be very predictable and no fun to listen any more.

One star for first part of the book.

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