The Hunt for Red October

[Reading] ➿ The Hunt for Red October By Tom Clancy – 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 debrief Here is the for Red PDF È 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 The Hunt PDF/EPUB ² 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 Hunt for Red MOBI î 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.The Hunt for Red October

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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Tom Clancy
  • English
  • 15 August 2016
  • 9780425172902

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 himThe Red October has a new drive system that is virtually noiselessThe nuclear vessel would be almost undetectable a great advantage against the US and its Allies but the charismatic Ramius is a bitter manThe widower and half Lithuanian blames the Soviet Union for the botched operation that killed his beloved wifeHe has recruited unmarried and loyal officers to follow his ordersTelling 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 seaThe commanding captain looking back at the coast with a touch of melancholy for the last timeThe chilly wind makes everyone outside uncomfortable from northern RussiaThe 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 CIA headuarters 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 submarinesThe 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 youOtherwise 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 YMCA And if there's even a single fashion tip I'm tossing this bookWow 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 suspenseful book 😊

  4. says:

    I read this when I was on the USS Eisenhower It was so popular with the Suids 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 oneThough it might have been the case that bookstores only seem to be stocking them now because of the TV seriesI’ve now got a couple of these on my pile I opted to go for the first published rather than the chronological orderThis book was everything I’d hoped it to be gripping and tense whilst Clancy’s detailed descriptions really transported me to that Cold War settingObviously any book written around that time period will always feel authentic but theirs of an understanding to the political threat and the terminology of the main players in this novelIt’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 nextI’m sure I’ll be grabbing another off the shelf sooner rather than later

  6. 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

  7. says:

    Very cool book

  8. 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

  9. says:

    Writer’s style is not engaging or entertaining for me He’s probably good for military technical buffsThis 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 reuired reading at military colleges So I assume he is accurate about these thingsMY PROBLEMSThere 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 peopleI 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 overI 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 US 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 bookAnyway I wanted to try Tom Clancy which is why I read this but I won’t be reading any STORY BRIEFThe book is set around 1983 during the days of the “Cold War” between the US 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 US navy and the Russian fleet are all trying to find the RONARRATORThe narrator J Charles spoke too uickly It was jarring to concentrate on his speed of talking Even between scenes and chapters there were almost no pausesDATAUnabridged audiobook reading time 16 hrs and 47 mins Swearing language strong including religious swear words Sexual content none Setting Around 1983 US USSR Russia and the Atlantic Ocean Book copyright 1984 Genre military historical fiction Ending happy for the good guys

  10. 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 estimateI'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

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