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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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    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.

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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.

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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

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    Randy P. Dewing Indiana 07-20-15
    Randy P. Dewing Indiana 07-20-15 Member Since 2015

    Randy Dewing

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    "Silly voices more suitable to a children's book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I found the performance annoying. I prefer narration to voice-acting for an audiobook, but even if I wanted acting I would prefer to skip the silly voices and accents. If there was any other version of this book, I would recommend you skip this one. As far as I know, though, this is it.


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

    I found the performance annoying. I prefer narration to voice-acting for an audiobook, but even if I wanted acting I would prefer to skip the silly voices and accents. If there was any other version of this book, I would recommend you skip this one. As far as I know, though, this is it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randall L Horst Lancaster, PA, United States 07-19-15
    Randall L Horst Lancaster, PA, United States 07-19-15 Member Since 2012

    Happy Day!

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    "Way better than the movie"

    The performance was okay not great but the story is awesome!! Way better than the movie

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    jodee 07-17-15
    jodee 07-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Better if you know something about the Navy."

    I would have enjoyed this book more if I would have had a Navy background. It is well researched and uses language that may not make complete sense if you don't know ship and aircraft names. I did enjoy the book though.

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    Charles 07-10-15
    Charles 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My 2nd Clancy Book"

    I wanted to start from the beginning after reading Dead or Alive. I love how Clancy goes into great detail about things we will never have an opportunity to witness first hand. Like Subs, missiles and the life in other countries.
    Story and Narration are top notch.

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    Amazon Customer 07-06-15
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    "Horrible narration of a great story."
    What did you love best about The Hunt for Red October?

    It's still a classic if somewhat dated Tom Clancy book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of J. Charles’s performances?

    The narration is absolutely horrible. The Russian accents sound like a bad Count Dracula and nasally redneck seems to be the narrators favorite for american accents. I will not listen to another audiobook by this narrator.


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