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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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    Marc from NY 10-31-15
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    "The one that started the modrn techno thriller"
    Would you listen to The Hunt for Red October again? Why?

    No, the narrator is really solid when he sticks to his own accent.
    BUT all other accents are horrible.
    If this was re-recorded without the accents it would be a five star recording.
    All the Russian, UK, and Southern US accents are abysmal.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jones and Mancusso. Smart hereos are awesome. Ramius would make the list but Accent is awful.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Pacing and emoting are spot on. very compelling.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Please re record without accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 10-30-15
    Sam 10-30-15
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    "Terrible Quality"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book itself is one of the best I have ever had a privilege to read, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys intelligent thrillers. However, the quality of this recording is terrible. The voice sounds like a robot, like someone had just copied and pasted the novel into a text-to-speech program. It was entirely robotic and monotone, and because of this I was unable to listen to it. Terrible job done by Audible.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Actually have a human record it rather than a computer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Byrum 10-14-15
    Dan Byrum 10-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It's an "All American" kind of book!"

    Great story line that keeps your attention through the whole narration. Character distinction is very clear through the narrator's voice witch helps your keep with current events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dena Bruce W. Richland, WA United States 10-10-15
    Dena Bruce W. Richland, WA United States 10-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book, iffy narration."

    Wonderful book! Narration so-so. The gentleman has an appalling British accent! Nevertheless, easy to understand.

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    Robin Marlowe 09-24-15
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    "An amazing read!"

    Loved the book great story and performance on thing is that the accent caught me off guard though I little hard to understand at first but besides that its great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randall 09-22-15
    Randall 09-22-15 Member Since 2016

    Retired SMSgt (E8), USAF. C141 flight engineer/ F4 phantom crew chief. AC 130 "Spectre" flare kicker (1972).

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    "outstanding. listened to many"

    outstanding book. Far better thsn the so,so movie.far higher detail and great projection by reader.

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    David 09-11-15
    David 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "God awful performance"

    I've listen to dozens on books, this is hands down the worst reader I've ever heard.

    The reader sounded like children's story narrator: every Admiral sounded like a cross between Hook, and Hulk Hogan, Skip and Jonesy sounded way too magoo, And the English characters sounded ridiculous... The Scottish harrier pilot sounded Australian. Don't even get me started on the Russian accents.

    The only reason I give this recording a second star is because it's such a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    javier 09-02-15
    javier 09-02-15
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    "great book"

    first 3 chapters were slow but if you can bare it its worth the listen. I'm glad I stuck it out

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    dmalcolm 08-13-15
    dmalcolm 08-13-15 Member Since 2007
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    "J Charles is no Frank Muller"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and/or J. Charles?

    Tom Clancy yes, J. Charles no


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tom Clancy's writing. He is a wonderful writer.


    What didn’t you like about J. Charles’s performance?

    Sorry J. but I just don't like your voice. It is not a performance quality voice or performance quality read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes. Tom Clancy's writing. That and the fact that I didn't buy it based on listening to the preview. Unfortunately I have had the pleasure of listening to this book read by Frank Muller. It was on cassette tape and I let it get away from me.


    Any additional comments?

    If Audible would digitize and reissue the Frank Muller version I would happily buy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Driskell 08-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing listen"


    Very good book. A must listen if a Clancy fan.
    Will most likely read again. One of the classic's that we all cherish

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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