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Red Star Rogue | [Kenneth Sewell, Clint Richmond]

Red Star Rogue

Early in 1968, a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that the sub sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile.
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Publisher's Summary

One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last.

Early in 1968, a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that the sub sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile.

We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. The Nixon administration launched a clandestine, half-billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. The successful recovery effort helped forge new relations between the U.S. and the Soviets, even as it revealed a treacherous plan to provoke war between the U.S. and China, a plan that, had it succeeded, would have had devastating consequences.

©2005 Kenneth Sewell and Clint Richmond; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Bryan Yellow Springs, OH, USA 01-31-08
    Bryan Yellow Springs, OH, USA 01-31-08
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    "Good but too long"

    A friend who worked on submarines recommended this book and said many of the facts are true from his experience and what he heard through his navy career. Still the book could of been cut in half at least. I kept thinking to myself. "You said that already move on" If you like subs and sub stories like I do, it is a MUST READ. I would recommend "Blinds Man Bluff" next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    PT PA 02-06-07
    PT PA 02-06-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Fantastic--But True"

    Very good. Could have benefited from some editing. I found myself wandering during some of the early details on Soviet military life.

    I wasn't prepared when I found the book seemed to be in two or more parts: First, background and major events; then, later events and analysis. This arrangement was a pleasant surprise and served the story well. It kept things simpler.

    A real-life thriller!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 01-14-06
    Martin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 01-14-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Important story, poorly edited"

    The real story of the submarine K-129 - as told in this book - is important, startling and deserves to be known. Unfortunately, the available facts of the case can support little more than a long magazine article. As a result, the book is quite repetitive. One can feel the author straining to fill the pages. Further, he mixes fact and 'speculative re-creation' too freely in the first half, leaving it unclear what is Definitely True as opposed to Probably True. Nonetheless, this book tells an amazing story with far-reaching and historic implications. A must-read for enthusiasts of Cold War history.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stuart Temecula, CA, USA 03-29-09
    Stuart Temecula, CA, USA 03-29-09
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    "Outstanding"

    Rich with detail, this fascinating account of a little-known moment in history and the resulting cascade of events that followed kept me riveted and sparked a desire to find out much more about this quandary. Well worth the choice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Max R Bales 03-10-09
    Max R Bales 03-10-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Great book"

    I can believe his theory if his facts are complete!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Chandler, AZ, USA 09-20-08
    Thomas Chandler, AZ, USA 09-20-08
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    "Awesome story, credible conclusion"

    In the tradition of Tom Clancy, a great spy story is pitched. Whether it is true or not may never be known, but the theory fits the available facts. In my experience, the story rings true, and presented some additional new information on a key event of the cold war. Red Star Rogue is a compelling read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Duarte, CA, United States 07-29-06
    David Duarte, CA, United States 07-29-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Good and shocking"

    For those interested in cold war history and military issues, this book is very interesting, and shocking. Since listening, I have researched some of what is discussed in this book, and it has all checked out. It is hard to believe that the story this book tells isn't more widely known. The narraration is good, and the research is very detailed. I highly recommend this book to those inclined to detailed history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Auburn, WA USA 08-15-13
    Kindle Customer Auburn, WA USA 08-15-13

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    What did you like best about Red Star Rogue? What did you like least?

    The detailed account of the sinking of the Soviet Sub K-129 in 1968. The author uses critical thinking and reasoning skills to back up his theory regarding what was the apparent cause for the sinking.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The detailed account of the sinking of the Soviet Sub K-129. At times the account gets bogged down in too many details.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, it appears to match.


    Could you see Red Star Rogue being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It has already been made into a pretty good movie (Phantom, 2013).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roland West Brookfield, MA, United States 12-29-11
    Roland West Brookfield, MA, United States 12-29-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Somewhat dry and tedious"

    I never knew about this incident, and while I found the topic fascinating, the book itself was rather dry and tedious. It seemed to keep going over the same information in what appeared to be nothing more than effort to extend the length of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Spencer Fullerton, CA, United States 05-31-11
    Spencer Fullerton, CA, United States 05-31-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Interesting and Compelling Argument"

    The story is very interesting. The difficult issue is actually in the reader, Brian Emerson. Unfortunately, Mr. Emerson keeps adding emphasis at odd places almost as if he is not paying attention to the story. His pronunciation of some place names is also off, at least to my ear. Sadly, Mr. Emerson created an unnecessary distraction to this story.

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    7/30/07
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    "Quick Review"

    Excellent coverage of a topic, of which, not much was known. The information contained is overwhelming in detail, and one assumes, accuracy. It does manage to connect the dots for a number of already known facts and reveals a rather sinister, if not frightening, plot.
    How one event in history can affect global relations is truly fascinating.
    Superb, and engaging writing, and well worth a listen to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    MILLOM, United Kingdom
    3/8/14
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    "Red Star Rouge"
    If you could sum up Red Star Rogue in three words, what would they be?

    Enthroughling


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story, the factual evidence, and the mystery


    What about Brian Emerson’s performance did you like?

    he presented it well, he kept your interest


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

    Its not for laughing or crying, but interesting and why havent we heared about it before. it make you wonder -Who are the enermy?


    Any additional comments?

    Good factual knowledge and presented in a way that is listernable

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • paul
    WORTHING, United Kingdom
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    "good story - interesting"

    I found the whole story fascinating - more so as I had never heard of it before. I don't draw the same conspiracy conclusions s the author but that didn't spoil it .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ollie
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    10/20/13
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    "Great Story"
    What did you like most about Red Star Rogue?

    This story is really interesting. The author manages to go into quite a lot of technical detail but doesn't let it get in the way of the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Uckfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom
    9/11/12
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    "Great detail and research = probable truth!"

    A well researched possible scenario makes for a great story that is completely believable if not the truth!

    The narrator was brilliant.

    Well worth purchasing.

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