This was my first "non-school" book I read in 1990 or so. I was then hooked on Tom Clancy books. Anyway this book is also the one book which i have re-read the most times over the years I thought the audiobook would be just as awesome experience to listen to as I used to get from reading it. Unfortunately the reader is very dull. He barely changes his voice for different characters. Hardly adds enthusiasm to parts that call for it. If it wasn't that I just love this book, story, and amount of detail given regarding 1980s Cold War era warfare, I would have been bored by the reader
Yes - Great story. Like most Clancy books there were some technical details, but not so many that you get lost in the weeds. In my opinion it is definitely one of the best of the Clancy books.
Definite page turner (if there were pages.) Once Clancy gets the background in place and the actions begins you are left anticipating what is going to happen next. You do not have to go too far into the book for the action of the story to get under way in full swing.
Prichard did a good job narrating. I have never narrated a book, but I would imagine this would have been one of the tougher books to narrate. I think it would have been challenging due to the large number of characters involved in the story as well as the various nationalities.
The story made me want to.
The story may seem dated to some due the changing political scene since it was written. I was in the US military at the height of the Cold War and so everything in the story resonated with me and real and plausible. However, with the Russian incursion into the Crimea that has been the new lately, the story may not be a dated as one would have once thought.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
This might be my favorite Clancy audio book. The plot was exciting and complex. Air, submarine, battleship/carrier, tank, infantry battles interwoven with info about satellite and cruise missile technology delivers an exciting war novel between superpowers and their allies. The premise that a war could be fought over something the average citizen may not imagine creates nail biting angst. After hours of thrills the story ends with a satisfying finale.
I hope you enjoy as much as I did. This is a totally enjoyable war thriller.
the story line keeps you going through out the whole book
i would not compare red storm rising to any book there is no comparsin
a scence of being there
could not turn off until finished
best book i have ever read listened to
Its a long and very detailed book. at some points I did feel like I was just getting to much information on what was happening and not on the story line. the book overall was a great listen to since I'm travel alot
If you love Tom Clancy's books this one is a must. It makes now days books shiver and wrinkle with their shallowness and lack of attention to details. Multiple stories piecing the wider picture and all with attention to details that make you invasion the story as if it was reality itself... Makes one feel as if it could have really happened, if a butterfly swang its wings at the wrong moment at one point of our history.
Makes a fan cry no one else got even close to raising to the challenge and write a story in such level.
Narrator doesn't draw you into the story. Sometimes he does accents sometime he doesn't. Well written story overall.
Cold War Guilty-Pleasure
Russian special forces agent being hit by car early in book
Backed into a corner, the Soviets try something desperate...
Tom Clancy's greatest book