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Red Metal

Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,713 ratings)

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From the New York Times best-selling author of the Gray Man series comes a startlingly realistic novel of World War III. 

A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control over the world's hi-tech sector for generations to come. 

Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy Pentagon job, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines. 

Through grand land, sea, and air battles to a small unit fighting hand-to-hand in the jungle, Russia and the US face off in a terrifying but thrilling battle for world dominance - with constant the threat of a Russian nuclear detonation ever present.

©2019 Mark Strode Greaney; Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley Rawlings (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Excellent listen!

This is the best military audiobook I have listened to in a long time. It is rare for a military audiobook to get down into detail and strategy, and also have an excellent plot. This audiobook delivers. I just wish I could have listened to this audiobook on a cross country drive instead of to and from work.

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Amazing military thriller!

This is one heck of a book. The reader, Marc Vietor brings the 3D characters, stunning scenery and detailed plot to life. A must for military thriller lovers

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One of the better books I have listened to lately.

A very well written book by knowledgeable authors. Exciting and fastpaced, this book will keep you up all night trying to find out what happens next.

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Outstanding! Worth waiting for!

Mark Greaney is already at the top of authors of espionage thrillers. With this long and very complex military thriller he excels with a different genre. Setting up the various parts of RED METAL requires some time, but the listener should stick with the book to be rewarded by an outstanding novel. Marc Vietor's narration is superb.

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Mark Greaney Never Disappoints!

great paced, realistic nightmare scenario, crisp writing; I couldn't put it down!
Lt. Colonel Rawlings your part in this novel is seamless! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next.
Marc Vietor did a tremendous job presenting the material.


Thank you for a GREAT listen



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A true heir to Tom Clancy.

In the tradition of Clancy's early novels. The story reflects the detail and flavor of modern war/politics.

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Russkies Go Home

If you like fictional "What If" war stories such as Tom Clancy's RED STORM RISING or SWORDPOINT,.....................
A good story teller Mark Greaney combines with an expert Military advisor Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley Raulings USMC to create a real page turner of a Military novel. Could it happen ?? Maybe....Maybe not.But if it did [or something like it] the tactics and state of the art weapons systems could be utilized as described.
In a nutshell that and a great story is it's appeal. In fact there is so much there I will listen to it again in a few weeks and enjoy it just as much. Listening to Red Metal for 21 hours and 21 minutes.it seemed to pass very quickly.
Probably more of a guy book but there are strong believable female warrior characters for women that might enjoy a good Tom Clancy novel. This would make for a Great Beach book.

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Thumbs down on the narrator.

I have listened to all of Mark Greaney's books and enjoyed everyone of them, however this narrator was totally wrong. Will not listen to any other books he reads. Bring back Jay Snyder.

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Echoes of Clancy and Coyle

No spoilers. This is a good military techno thriller. If you enjoyed Clancy’s Red Storm Rising or Coyle’s Sword Point or Team Yankee you’ll enjoy this book.

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Multiple story lines

A bit hard to get attached to most characters as so many things happening at once

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  • Gary
  • 08-20-19

Modern Day Combat at its best!

The depth of knowledge that has gone in to writing this book is apparent in every chapter!
Great characters, with such depth and links it will have you hooked from the start!
I bought this as a modern day Red Storm Rising! It’s so much more!
One downside was the lack of British support! A glaring omission from the book! British Force have a presence in every theatre included in this book!

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  • CT
  • 08-13-19

Absolutely Brilliant

If you enjoyed Red Storm Rising you will love this. Shame the British are left out if the story. I hope the sequel will be along soon.
Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Jan Lindstrom
  • 08-03-19

Outstandingly good

Excellent story, can't help comparing it to Red Storm Rising and it is in my opinion a modern equivalent.
Loved it, can't wait for the next phase.

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 07-21-19

Simply Outstanding

I have waited for this and for me it's as good as Red Storm Rising. Simple as that.

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  • Mark Ashton
  • 08-22-19

Extraordinary storytelling

Mark Greaney at his best (again) .. such a believable story it will keep you awake for hours .. I hope the captain of the John Warner sub meets Connelly in the follow Up story.

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  • mikey sidoti
  • 08-21-19

Pretty good

Didn’t like the narrator much which wasn’t a great start. Absolutely love mark greany books but only really liked red metal.