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Red Storm Rising Audiobook
Red Storm Rising
Written by: 
Tom Clancy
Narrated by: 
Michael Prichard
Red Storm Rising Audiobook

Red Storm Rising

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When Muslim fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands. They plan to seize the Persian Gulf, and more ambitiously, to neutralize NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuver to cloak a crash military build-up. When Soviet tanks begin to roll, the West is caught off guard. What looks like a thrust turns into an all-out shooting war, possibly the climactic battle for control of the globe.

©1987 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Random House

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    Thomas Lewiston, ID, United States 01-21-11
    Thomas Lewiston, ID, United States 01-21-11 Member Since 2012
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    "A stand alone master piece"

    I'm not sure how long ago it was that I first read this book, but I loved it. Since then I've reread it numerous times and have thoroughly enjoyed it each and every time. When I saw that Audible had added Red Storm Rising as an unabridged selection I was delighted.
    When I listened to this selection I once again enjoyed an excellent story told with skill. Some people might not care for the detail that Tom Clancy goes into but as far as I'm concerned the more detail the better.
    More unabridged Clancy please.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Gibraltar, MI, United States 04-11-12
    Pat Gibraltar, MI, United States 04-11-12

    The more audio books I listen too, the more I wonder why I didn't start sooner. They make the ride to and from work much more tolerable.

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    "Good Story, Good Narrative, Good Book!"

    This book is about a time period that has always fascinated me, as are a few of the Tom Clancy books. The tensions between the United States and the USSR have made for quite a few good stories and this one is no different.

    The events leading up to the hostilities between NATO and the USSR are described in a completely believable manner and set the stage for an overall good book. I was especially entertained by the tension that Mr. Clancy was able to convey during the many submarine battles that seem to make up a good portion of the story. I listen to my audiobooks in the car during the ride to and from work and several times didn't want to leave the car once I arrived due to these battles!

    The ground war was told more through the eyes of a few people, generals and their staffs mainly, which is a stark contrast to the detail of the previously mentioned sub battles. But the details that were given provided enough incite to the strategies used that you still got a pretty good picture of how the war was being fought.

    Also, I have to say, that on numerous occasions I ran for the computer as soon as I got home to look up the equipment, ships, subs, jets..., etc that were being described and had a blast seeing if my expectations met reality. Often times they did, sometimes they didn't...

    The only part that left me puzzled was a rather weak, sparse love interest that seemed totally out of place. But since it wasn't touched on enough to make an interesting side story, it wasn't too much of a distraction either.

    Mr. Prichard's narration was more than adequate. I found the reader very entertaining and he set an excellent tone for this type of story.

    Although this book is dated, it's an overall good read / listen, I highly recommend it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Kingwood, TX, United States 03-13-12
    Joseph Kingwood, TX, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Th Best Clancy Book Ever Written"
    Would you listen to Red Storm Rising again? Why?

    I love this story. I have read the book at least 3 times over the last several years and love the audible book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Storm Rising?

    Was when Lt. Michael save Vigdis from the Soviet Troops


    Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favorite?

    McCafferty


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

    Intense


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby 12-13-11
    Bobby 12-13-11
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    "A must read"
    What did you love best about Red Storm Rising?

    Did anyone find themselves cheering for the Russians. This was by far one of the best Tom Clancy novels I have ever read. And I have been catching up on the Jack Ryan universe. The writing was amazing and flowed as if this story really happened. You won't be disappointed.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Wisconsin, USA 10-22-11
    Amazon Customer Wisconsin, USA 10-22-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic! Love the naval combat chapters!!"

    One of the very first "adult" books that I read when I was in my late teens (25 years ago). Listened to it this past week and was really happy to rediscover my old friend. I particularly like the naval combat chapters. You can really feel the tension of the sailors. Prichard is great with his performance. I'm a big fan of his (see all of Rex Stout's Nero Wolf mysteries).

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas SAN MARCOS, CA, United States 06-05-13
    Thomas SAN MARCOS, CA, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2016

    Over the road Truck Driver. I enjoy audiobooks as they help the miles roll by.....Especially unabridged History and good Fiction.

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    "Chilling.. Thankfully, it's fiction..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Red Storm Rising to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily. I have a paperback copy and got this to enjoy the story while working.


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

    Yes. I was in the military before the fall of the Berlin Wall and we trained to fight Warsaw Pact forces. This is how it could have happend.


    What about Michael Prichard’s performance did you like?

    Michael was very good at personifying each character as he came to them. He also did a great job with the accents of the various nationalities in the story.


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

    There are too many (to me, anyway) to list.


    Any additional comments?

    A very well reasearched 'What could have been' that was scary when I was in the military and is still a relevant story today.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Highland, UT, United States 11-09-11
    Mike Highland, UT, United States 11-09-11 Member Since 2016
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    "One of Tom Clancy's Best"

    Love this book. This was a great performance also. Great Traditional Tom Clancy

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Patterson, LA, United States 02-25-11
    Jason Patterson, LA, United States 02-25-11 Member Since 2008

    I'm a guy. I like books about war and sci-fi. I listen to 2 or 3 books a week.

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    "Classic"

    This is one of Clancy's best. A classic book about modern warfare and battle tactics. Prichard does a great job. Well worth the 27 hour investment.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Serrano 01-28-15
    Amy Serrano 01-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book. So so narrating performance"

    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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DJM Franklin, TN USA 01-09-11
    DJM Franklin, TN USA 01-09-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Dated Material, Solid Storytelling"

    The Soviet Union is no more. There is one Germany, not two. The Air Force went with the F-117 instead of the F-119. Nevermind. The basic premise of this story still works: How would the major economic powers respond to a crippling oil shortage? Clancy also asked the question, "What would the Battle of the North Atlantic look like in the 1980s instead of the 1940s?" If you are a fan of geopolitical intrigue stories, submarine warfare, naval surface warfare, resistance warfare or even tank and air warfare, there is something here for you. Well written and well narrated. Well worth the credit.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful

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