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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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    "An old friend revisited"

    An old friend revisited. This story was my original intro to Jack Ryan. Clancy always delivers.

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    Allison S. 06-02-17
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    "The story saved the reader"

    The story was very interesting, though at times tricky to follow, but reader left a lot to be desired.

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    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 06-02-17
    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 06-02-17 Member Since 2017

    If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over

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    "What a movie/audiobook"

    The hunt was just as exciting as the movie.
    This was my first Tom Clancy novel and recommend this book to all Tom Clancy fans.

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    Jason 05-29-17
    Jason 05-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "If you liked the movie..."

    The story is a great ride. I've read the book and seen the movie many times. I loved noticing the differences. The narrator did an excellent job but I kept expecting to hear Sean Connery. However, I'm glad he didn't try to imitate Connery. By the end of the story I'd stopped noticing and found the narrator very enjoyable.



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    James Horlan Grand Rapids, Michigan 05-28-17
    James Horlan Grand Rapids, Michigan 05-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A Classic"
    What did you love best about The Hunt for Red October?

    It was a novel very much about its time, and captured it well. I was barely a teenager when the story took place, but it brought me back.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunt for Red October?

    The Soviet officers crying at the end of ET, that was amusing.


    Did J. Charles do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Eh, not really. Whomever told Charles that he could do a credible Southern accent lied to him so, so badly, because his is awful. His English accent is barely better, and it took you away a bit from what was going on. His Russian accent wasn't bad. Obviously he's competing in all of these against the actors in the film (in which, to everyone's amusement, Sean Connery didn't change his accent one iota, while Irish/New Zealander Sam Neill's sounded spot-on).


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really, because it's not that kind of book, and it doesn't try to be. It's a techno-thriller, a superb one, all the more remarkable because it was was written by a middle-aged insurance salesman.


    Any additional comments?

    The first novel in the Jack Ryan universe, though not the first in the timeline, and it shows a confident Jack Ryan, not the arrogant snob that would show up in the later film (he's all but insufferable by Sum of all Fears). Still, getting this book (on sale) brought me back, and I'll be downloading Cardinal, Danger, and Rising next.

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    Michele 05-23-17
    Michele 05-23-17
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    "Clany at his best!"

    listening to this masterpiece of naval manuevering makes you truly appreciate how the author's talent. Probably his best work, though all are addictive!

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    bballdave025 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the film, love the book more"

    The basis for one of my favorite films is now one of my favorite books. Superbly narrated, with props going to the reader and the technical crew.

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    sheila felix 05-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't believe I had never read this!"

    Great story. Had to pay attention to the characters at times. Russian names got confusing. But I really enjoyed this book.

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    KENNETH L SHRIVER CINCINNATI, OHIO USA 04-27-17
    KENNETH L SHRIVER CINCINNATI, OHIO USA 04-27-17

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    "Well Done"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunt for Red October to be better than the print version?

    James Charles was a great narrator. For this reason I would choose the Audiobook


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not always but most of the time


    What about J. Charles’s performance did you like?

    Charles made each character take on their own persona.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending was done well


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    "Accents... terrible"

    Apart from the Russian accents all of the voices were terrible. Brits and southerners were way off, and Basil(the name) has a long a sound. all of this talk regarding basil the spice had me annoyed

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