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Publisher's Summary

Featured title in the 2018 PBS Great American Reads

The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy - a gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan.

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on - and there’s only one man who can find her....

Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers - a game that could end in all-out war.

©1984 Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Tom Clancy's finest work read brilliantly!

The Hunt for Red October is by far my favorite work of Tom Clancy. The Performance is as excellent as the story. Truly does justice to Mr. Clancy's work.

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A Must Read

This book is such a fantastic read. Tom Clancy’s first book will always be a classic.

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Great story with some really small downsides

The storyline is really good but not as much excitement in Scott Brick’s voice as I expected. A small gripe I know but all in all a great audio book!

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Amazing!

This book is definitely a must! You just won't be able to to stop listening!!

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Spectacular

This is my third go through with The Hunt for Red October. It is a spectacular story, one of the, if not THE best that Tom Clancy has ever written. I read the paper book once and a long time ago I listened to the original audio recording back during the prehistoric days of audiobooks. Scott Brick’s rendition of this book is nothing short of amazing. His voice is literally like chocolate.Initially I was a little disappointed in the fact that Marco Ramius’s voice was not that of Sean Connery, but Brick’s brilliance very quickly overcame that.

The combination of a brilliantly written book read by one of the best reader’s out there made this experience incredibly enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone... especially someone who is never listened to an audiobook before... as this will certainly hook them.

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Very good book

After reading this book, the movie seems terrible. I was able to get through it in 3 days.

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Possibly Clancy's Best!

My 2nd time through this novel and loved it more than the first. Jack Ryan rocks!

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  • 07-24-18

Great listen

This was the last of the series to go into my library and it was just as good this time as it was the last time I listened

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A bit dated but....

I enjoyed this book back when it was current and find I still enjoy it and am amazed at how much technology has changed all at the same time. It’s a taut thriller that is still relevant even in a more technologically advanced world

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Spectacular narration Made a good book even better

Very well executed. It submerged me right into the epic story. Highly recommended this book.