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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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    Zandra RAVENSDALE, WA, US 06-14-16
    Zandra RAVENSDALE, WA, US 06-14-16 Member Since 2013

    Living in a log home in the tall trees, surrounded by wildlife and streams, it is easy to find myself enveloped within a great story!

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    "Too many changes in voice"

    The narrator changed voices too many times, it became distracting and was hard to follow characters due to the inconsistency.
    I almost shut down the book at least 3 times!

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    Jonathan Lee 05-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "horrible reader. Accents were almost unbearable."

    horrible reader. Accents or almost unbearable. Great story otherwise. some background noise. that is all.

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    Ben 05-26-16
    Ben 05-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "frustrating narrator"

    First I will echo the other reviewers and complain about the narrator. A narrator can definitely make or break a story. In this case, he broke it. His voices for various characters changed throughout the story. His accents were terrible. He made pretty much every US Military character sound like a bunch of down-home, barefoot, overalls-wearing inbreds. Pretty terrible. Also, his pronunciation was way off. Who pronounces Soviet as "Sovi-ETTE" ? To summarize, this was a good Clancy novel. Not the best or worst in the series, but a solid read/listen, minus the frustrating narrator.

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    Thomas 05-10-16
    Thomas 05-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story Marred by a Terrible Narrator"

    J. Charles' performance is abysmal. His characterizations are over wrought and hammy to the point of ridiculousness. His mispronunciations of key words and phrases are jarring. As much as I love the story I can't recommend this recording.

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    Lawrence A. Shedwick Jr. 05-03-16
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    "Great Story from one of the 20th century's greats!"

    Much better than the movie. I can always read or listen to a Clancy story. Too bad the movies pretty much all suck.

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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
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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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