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Publisher's Summary

The runaway international number one best seller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career and introduced his acclaimed hero, Jack Ryan, in the ultimate submarine adventure - now reissued with a new cover.
Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia's ultrasecret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime. The most incredible chase in history is on....
The Hunt for Red October...the classic story of a spellbinding battle of nerves, above and below the waves, unrivalled in its authenticity and breath-stopping suspense.
©1984 Tom Clancy (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"Flawless authenticity…frighteningly genuine." ( Wall Street Journal)
"Absolutely terrific: entertaining, suspenseful and masterfully written...superlative." ( Washington Times)
"The Pentagon almost exploded when this book was published." ( The Daily Telegraph)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jude Lian on 02-23-18


What did you like best about The Hunt for Red October? What did you like least?

The story is solid, as always a good mix of factoids and human interest.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Lance C Fuller?

Scott Brick! A reader with great talent and finesse. He performs flawlessly in all accents.

Any additional comments?

I own hundreds of audio books between various libraries. The vast majority of them well performed. Some excellent, some less than optimum. This reading/performance however, is so bad it needs a review.This man has NO sense of timing; he randomly ignores punctuation, puts in stops where there are none and uses upspeak where no question mark exists. He lacks any form of expression, is unbearably boring to listen to and manages to kill even a Clancy book. I had waited for this one, now I wish I had never wasted my money on it. Terrible, terrible, terrible!Did nobody listen to this before putting it out for the paying customers?Shame on you Audible UK!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Lynda on 02-22-18

Terrible Reader

I have been waiting for a new complete and unabridged reading of the best Tom Clancy novel... I will have to go on waiting. The narrator has the same tone the entire way through and it is impossible to listen to. No sense of the drama or excitement enters his voice at all.

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1 out of 5 stars
By John on 03-08-18

Narrator single handedly sinks Red October

The entire Soviet Fleet could not stop Ballistic Submarine Red October, but the boring, monotonous narrative scuttled an epic Novel. Painful listening.

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