The Hunt for Red October : The Jack Ryan Universe (publication order)

  • by Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by J. Charles
  • Series: The Jack Ryan Universe (publication order)
  • 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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"Gripping narrative....Navy buffs and thriller adepts have been mesmerized." (Time)

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Audio quality quite poor

This book had poor audio quality with the words clipping off. If it weren't for that, I think this is a 4 star book. It was good and kept me listening, but they sped up the voice or tried to eliminate space between his words and they clipped quite often. If that kind of stuff doesn't bother you, get it...otherwise go to Amazon and order the actual book and read it, you'll like it better.
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- Christian

Great Book, good reader, terrible recording

The recording seems like it was digitized from a cassette tape played of a machine that did not keep correct time. Much sounds clipped or slowed. It is a great book, and the reading is alright, but the sound quality is so bad that I want my money back. I have never had this sort of problem with Audible before.
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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio