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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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    "Great Book"

    My husband and I enjoyed listening to this cat and mouse story about the Russians vs Americans. The reader was fantastic! I didn't understand all the Navy jargon but that didn't detract from the story. I highly recommend it.

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    Mark 02-26-16
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    "So much more then the movie"

    I'm a huge fan of the movie and though different this is every bit as interesting. I found it hard to stop listening at various times. it was nicely technical too.

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    Kevin 02-26-16
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    "Love this Book!"

    So much better than the movie! One of the best books I've ever read! Great!

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    Matt 02-22-16
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    "complete this before newer books!"

    I wish I would have completed this book before executive orders and newer. I could not wrap my mind around this book with such a different narrator style. listen to this before the movie if you can.

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    Douglas 02-22-16
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    "One gripe"

    The pronunciation of Annapolis grated. Otherwise the narration was adequate to above average. Thank you

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    JB 02-08-16
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    "Gripping story"

    The story was excellent, with a gripping plot and interesting characters. I wasn't surprised by the plot, having seen the movie, but of course the book included so much more background... and several of the book's events were combined into one climax for the movie.
    I appreciated the narrator's doing a Russian accent for the Russian characters. He could've used a bit of coaching on Russian pronunciation, but that won't bother non-speakers of Russian. Overall great voice-acting.

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    too much detail was put in to telling back stories. I prefer a story just get to the point.

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    "the worst narrated ever"

    i stopped listening after half an hour. the narrator read it like someone is chasing him. it was so fast that i checked the setting of my iPad.

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    "If you love the movie, you gotta listen to the book!"

    Awesome-more details than the movie (which is one my favorites). Narrating was very good and the action sequences were performed well.

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    Patrick 12-10-15
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    some of the worst accents I have ever heard. it was painful to listen to that reader attempt them at times. He also mispronounced several words

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