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  • The Taking of K-129

  • How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
  • By: Josh Dean
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
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    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

In the early hours of February 25, 1968, a Russian submarine armed with three nuclear ballistic missiles set sail from its base in Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. Then it vanished. As the Soviet navy searched in vain for the lost vessel, a small, highly classified American operation using sophisticated deep-sea spy equipment found it - wrecked on the sea floor at a depth of 16,800 feet, far beyond the capabilities of any salvage that existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the great stories in history

  • By Ben Newman on 11-21-17

Project Azorian and K-129

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Reviewed: 04-13-18

Excellent book - one of several I’ve read on the topic of K-129 and Project Azorian. This focuses more on the engineering feat than why K-129 ended up at the bottom of the Pacific. Great discussion of the CIA, Global Marine and Howard Hughes.

Highly recommend for those interested in Project Azorian and K-129.

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