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The Hunt for Red October Here Is The Runaway Bestseller That Launched Tom Clancy S Phenomenal Career A Military Thriller So Gripping In Its Action And So Convincing In Its Accuracy That The Author Was Rud To Have Been Debriefed By The White House Its Theme The Greatest Espionage Coup In History Its Story The Chase For A Top Secret Russian Missile Sub Lauded By The Washington Post As Breathlessly Exciting The Hunt For Red October Remains A Masterpiece Of Military Fiction By One Of The World S Most Popular Authors, A Man Whose Shockingly Realistic Scenarios Continue To Hold Us In ThrallSomewhere Under The 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 And The Most Incredible Chase In History Is On


10 thoughts on “The Hunt for Red October

  1. says:

    At the tail end of the Cold War, Captain Marko Ramius of the Soviet Navy decides to defect , incredibly planning to bring the most advanced submarine in the world with him.The Red October has a new drive system that is virtually noiseless.The nuclear vessel would be almost undetectable, a great advantage against the U.S and its Allies, but the charismatic Ramius is a bitter man.The widower, and half Lithuanian blames the Soviet Union for the botched operation that killed his beloved wife.He has At the tail end of the Cold War, Captain Marko Ramius of the Soviet Navy decides to defect , incredibly planning to bring the most advanced submarine in the world with him.The Red October has a new drive system that is virtually noiseless.The nuclear vessel would be almost undetectable, a great advantage against the U.S and its Allies, but the charismatic Ramius is a bitter man.The widower, and half Lithuanian blames the Soviet Union for the botched operation that killed his beloved wife.He has recruited unmarried and loyal officers to follow his orders.Telling the rest of the crew that they re going on a friendship visit to Cuba Leaving from a frozen Arctic port in early December, he needs an icebreaker to get to the open gray sea.The commanding captain looking back at the coast with a touch of melancholy, for the last time.The chilly wind makes everyone outside uncomfortable from northern Russia,The Red October, heads west to the American dominated Atlantic Ocean Underwater the giant boat travels slowly with 115 crewmen and 15 officers, they are soon hunted by the Soviets Ships from above and below the seas and planes from the skies, all want to capture or destroy the renegade sub The KGB man aboard has to be neutralized, still are there others Back at the C.I.A headquarters in the suburbs of Washington, Jack Ryan receives information , clandestine pictures of the new Soviet submarine, the puzzling photos baffle the uneasy experts A dangerous development in the balance of power, between the two superpowersAnd the northern Soviet Fleet is on the high seas, on course to reach the eastern coast of the United States, very soon A military exercise or War The President has a mission for the spy agency s analyst, become a secret agent , Ryan is not happywould youExciting cat and mouse scenes among Soviet, American and British airplanes, ships and submarines.The final underwater battle is a particularly great page turner, no exaggeration, if you get seasick reading Moby Dick, or a little claustrophobic not recommended for you..Otherwise superb adventures under the seaSounds a bit like Jules Verne doesn t itAnd what s wrong with that


  2. says:

    After reading Fifty Shades of Girl Smut, I think I need a manly book The Hunt for Red October seems virile enough Strong sweaty menat seawith not a woman in sight Wait a sec What am I getting in to They better not start singing, In the Navy or Y.M.C.A And if there s even a single fashion tip, I m tossing this book Wow, what a wonderful book This is number two on my Clancy book list, right behind Red Storm Rising.


  3. says:

    Wow I didn t expect to like this book, at all So out of my comfort zone, I can t tell you But since I m trying to read books off The Great American Read list I decided to give this book a try So happy I did So thrilling and suspenseful, it really kept me on the edge of my seat I ve got to hand it to The Great American Read They have books on their list for people to read that they normally wouldn t pick up So thanks for that because I would have missed out on a really good thrilling and Wow I didn t expect to like this book, at all So out of my comfort zone, I can t tell you But since I m trying to read books off The Great American Read list I decided to give this book a try So happy I did So thrilling and suspenseful, it really kept me on the edge of my seat I ve got to hand it to The Great American Read They have books on their list for people to read that they normally wouldn t pick up So thanks for that because I would have missed out on a really good thrilling and suspenseful book


  4. says:

    I read this when I was on the USS Eisenhower It was so popular with the Squids that I think it replaced the BMR The thing that really impressed everyone on the ship was how accurate Clancy was with both his research and his story telling There was never a that s not how it happens moment, so common in media of this type Engaging story, meticulous research combine for a fantastic read I recommend this one to everyone.


  5. says:

    For someone that has enjoyed the first four movie adaptations of the Jack Ryan books, it s slightly surprising that it s taken this long to finally read one Though it might have been the case that bookstores only seem to be stocking them now because of theTV seriesI ve now got a couple of these on my pile, I opted to go for the first published rather than the chronological order.This book was everything I d hoped it to be, gripping and tense whilst Clancy s detailed descriptions reall For someone that has enjoyed the first four movie adaptations of the Jack Ryan books, it s slightly surprising that it s taken this long to finally read one Though it might have been the case that bookstores only seem to be stocking them now because of theTV seriesI ve now got a couple of these on my pile, I opted to go for the first published rather than the chronological order.This book was everything I d hoped it to be, gripping and tense whilst Clancy s detailed descriptions really transported me to that Cold War setting.Obviously any book written around that time period will always feel authentic but theirsof an understanding to the political threat and the terminology of the main players in this novel.It s been about 15 years since I d watched the Baldwin movie and even though their was a familiarity to the premise, I was hooked to find out what would happen next.I m sure I ll be grabbing another off the shelf sooner rather than later


  6. says:

    Very cool book


  7. says:

    Tom Clancy is not my favourite writer but for mysterious reasons I have always been into reading books on submarine theme so did not miss out on The Hunt for Red October and enjoyed it thoroughly.


  8. says:

    Writer s style is not engaging or entertaining for me He s probably good for military technical buffs.This guy is a popular best selling author But not for me I assume his fans are those who love to think and talk about military technical stuff with a story to go along with it The author is regularly welcomed aboard jets, submarines, and destroyers Admirals and generals give him access, Pentagon officials debrief him, and many of his books are required reading at military colleges So I a Writer s style is not engaging or entertaining for me He s probably good for military technical buffs.This guy is a popular best selling author But not for me I assume his fans are those who love to think and talk about military technical stuff with a story to go along with it The author is regularly welcomed aboard jets, submarines, and destroyers Admirals and generals give him access, Pentagon officials debrief him, and many of his books are required reading at military colleges So I assume he is accurate about these things.MY PROBLEMS There were too many characters to keep track of And for each character, I only knew them through their work There was no emotional development of characters, no seeing their feelings I felt like this was bring your daughter to work day, and I was going along with my dad and many other dads listening and watching as they did their work and attended meetings I wasn t excited about anything Parts were boring I listened to the sonar guy for a while, then I listened to the captain of a ship for a while, then I listened to the Russian leaders meet and talk about what to do, then I listened to the CIA meet and talk about what to do, then a guy calls another guy talking about what to do Throughout the book the reader is jumping around among different groups of military and political people.I want interesting characters to watch, characters that pull me in emotionally I want witty, interesting, or enlightening dialogue I want interesting events that move the plot along There were two interesting major climactic resolutions, but it took way too long to get to them, with nothing else good along the way It was just watch the guys work My mind wandered too often, and I wished it would be over.I saw the movie many years ago and loved it The movie had a very different feel, and it ended sooner than the book I think the movie was one of those inspired by movies rather than based on the book In the BOOK Jack and other U.S leaders all believe Marco the captain of the RO wants to defect, and they have a plan and prepare for it In the MOVIE, Jack believes Marco wants to defect but another US commander doesn t The commander plans to blow up the RO, and Jack has to convince him not to At one point Jack lies to the US commander saying I know Marco so well that I know he will turn left at the next something Jack was bluffing But when Marco coincidentally turned left, the US commander cancels the order to attack That scene was so intense that I still remember it all these years later Nothing like that was in the book.Anyway I wanted to try Tom Clancy, which is why I read this, but I won t be reading any .STORY BRIEF The book is set around 1983, during the days of the Cold War between the U.S and the USSR It illustrates some of the thinking back then with nuclear threats on both sides This is one of many books in the Jack Ryan series Jack is an analyst for the CIA The Red October is the name of a Russian submarine The captain of the RO does not follow orders and is on the run from other USSR subs and ships Jack is the first one to suggest the captain might want to defect The U.S navy and the Russian fleet are all trying to find the RO.NARRATOR The narrator J Charles spoke too quickly It was jarring to concentrate on his speed of talking Even between scenes and chapters there were almost no pauses.DATA Unabridged audiobook reading time 16 hrs and 47 mins Swearing language strong, including religious swear words Sexual content none Setting Around 1983 U.S., USSR Russia , and the Atlantic Ocean Book copyright 1984 Genre military historical fiction Ending happy for the good guys


  9. says:

    Everyone always goes on about how meticulous Tom Clancy s background research is, but there was a moment in this book which made me wonder They re going to run a big program on a military computer, and being gamblin military men they decide to bet on how long it will take to complete One of them asks how long the program is number of lines, or punched cards, or whatever The other one tells him, and then the first guy makes his estimate.I m sorry, this no doubt shows what a mean spirited Everyone always goes on about how meticulous Tom Clancy s background research is, but there was a moment in this book which made me wonder They re going to run a big program on a military computer, and being gamblin military men they decide to bet on how long it will take to complete One of them asks how long the program is number of lines, or punched cards, or whatever The other one tells him, and then the first guy makes his estimate.I m sorry, this no doubt shows what a mean spirited person I am, but it did cross my mind to wonder if Mr Clancy knew what a loop was I m ashamed of myself I m sure there s any number of perfectly reasonable explanations


  10. says:

    Read this one shortly after it came out and loved it, couldn t put it down Don t know if it would hold up the same today.


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