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
Don't you just love a great story well told?
This book is written for those who amazed by the capabilities of more glamorous machines of war, nuclear subs, battleships, tanks, jet fighters and the strategies of their commanders. (The grunt work of real foot soldiers is neatly avoided.) Back in the post "energy crisis" days (the 80's for you young'ns) a war for oil seemed an very possible scenario. Here's how that war, fought on all the major fronts, underwater, on the sea and on land, and in the air, could develop. It's a good book. I bought it only because I've read it before and only stuck through it's an exciting story. BEWARE - this is one of the blandest narrators I've ever heard. The editing is competent enough (i.e. no distracting sounds) but this guy hardly ever shifts his inflections. He almost never bothers with an accent for any Russian characters. Those who complain they don't like their books "performed" will LOVE this guy. Me, I expect to hear the feeling that the author intended. Half the fun of hearing a book read aloud is sharing the excitement of the narrator. This guy could be reading the phone book, not relating the nerve wracking suspense of dodging enemy torpedoes. I doubt I will buy anything by this narrator which is a shame. Long ago, I got on audio cassette, a version of the "Cardinal & the Kremlin" narrated by Kelsey Grammar who "performed" that book aloud so well that one passage still resonates in my mind 20 years later. I doubt I'll buy anymore Michael Prichard narrations. In updating to the digital version they ruined their shot at making some real classics worth buying. Long well written books with good narrators are worth every penny. It's a shame they went with this guy. I'd have bought every one if they'd hired a reader with a pulse.
this is Tom Clancy's best work far better than any of his other books. while his other works are adequate with the exception of Hunt for Red October they are repetitive in story line and character s.
This was the first book I read as an adult. I read it in 1986 while I was in the Navy and it was absolutely an amazing story that I read in three days nonstop. It was great to hear it again with all the work being pronounced right because some of thosenames were a little hard to figure out. Only observation I would have is that the person that read the book doesn't know much about the military and some of the acronyms that he used were wrong the pronunciation of the acronyms. But that's just a minor nitpick on my part overall the story was great the performance was great definitely worth reading
Read in junior high, good to hear again over a decade later. While there are a couple plot inaccuracies, it is still a great (and technical) hypothetical scenario for a non-nuclear WW3.
Narrator was a good fit, though seemed a little slow paced for me so I listened at 1.15x speed. There are also a few moments where the audio quality changes suddenly as if they did multiple takes with different settings. Not enough of an issue to ruin the story, though.