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The Hunt for Red October Audiobook

The Hunt for Red October

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Publisher's Summary

A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

The new ballistic-missile submarine's defection is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and nearly the entire Soviet Atlantic Fleet has been ordered to find and destroy her at all costs. If the U.S. fleet can locate her first and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time.

The nerve-wracking hunt goes on for 18 days as the Red October tries to elude her hunters across 4,000 miles of ocean. The rousing climax is one of the most thrilling underwater scenes ever written.

Please note: The original source for this digital production was audiocassette tape, which is the best available source audio from the publisher. The audio quality reproduces the analog format.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Ryan.

©2004 Tom Clancy; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Gripping narrative....Navy buffs and thriller adepts have been mesmerized." (Time)

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    Purple 04-27-16
    Purple 04-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The book is a classic, the accents...???"

    The narrator's accents leave much to be desired, his Russian accent sounds like Dracula, for example, and I actually couldn't distinguish between his British accent and his Southern accent. The book of course is a classic and once you get used to the bad accents you still love it.

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    Brandon 04-27-16
    Brandon 04-27-16
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    "Great story, annoying accents"

    A very well-written story from a great storyteller. The narrator was somewhat irritating. For the most part he was great, his normal voice was pleasant to the ear, his Russian and British accents were fine, but when he would try to do different voices for Americans, it seems like the only accents he could do were American hick and deep southern twang.

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    George A. Garcia 04-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Compared to the movie it was great! A lot more details and follows up the events after the movie. I really enjoyed it!

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    Micheal 04-07-16
    Micheal 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The narrator read the book way to fast and the aud"

    The narrator read the book way to fast and the audio wasn't that good, but it was a good story.

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    Forrest valrico, FL, United States 03-30-16
    Forrest valrico, FL, United States 03-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story poor choice for vocal performance"

    J Charles has a good voice when reading in his normal voice but he has no talent effecting accents and varying his voice for different characters. Read the book so u are not distracted by a poor voice performance.

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    justin 03-25-16
    justin 03-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad audio but the story Is great"

    I enjoyed the story and I'd recommend this book to anyone who appreciates military history or just a good military story. No it's not factual but a awesome book never the less.

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    John 03-15-16
    John 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not happy with the reader..."

    I like the story but the reader can't pronounce Tarawa. it seems to me that whole while names may be pronounced in different ways,. the names of places and battles should be a able to read correctly.

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    Blake Fisher Humboldt, IA USA 03-14-16
    Blake Fisher Humboldt, IA USA 03-14-16
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    "Much better than the movie"
    Would you listen to The Hunt for Red October again? Why?

    Maybe. I read the hard copy many years ago, and just listened to the book, so probably not for a while.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunt for Red October?

    When they got the Russian crew off and made it look like Red October sank.


    What about J. Charles’s performance did you like?

    Did a good job with the different voices.


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

    No


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    pmardis 03-13-16
    pmardis 03-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So much better than Movie"

    Great story. terrific narration. Helped two long days fly by; reminded me how much I like author

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    Brad 03-01-16
    Brad 03-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "The first and best"

    This is one of my all time favorite books. anexcellent blend of action drama and very real characters this book is a true must read of modern classic novels.

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