The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October This 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 it s rud that the White House debriefed the

  • Title: The Hunt for Red October
  • Author: Tom Clancy
  • ISBN: 9780870212857
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This 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 it s rud that the White House debriefed the author The theme the greatest espionage coup in history The story the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub Lauded by the Washington Post as breathlessly excitThis 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 it s rud that the White House debriefed the author The theme the greatest espionage coup in history The 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 thrall.A race between the Soviet and American fleets to find an errant Russian submarine.

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    1. After reading Fifty Shades of Girl Smut, I think I need a manly book. The Hunt for Red October seems virile enough. Strong sweaty men 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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 r [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. In my opinion, this is Clancy's best book, even beyond the Jack Ryan stories. The depth of character coupled with the suspense of an underwater attack submarine chase makes this book so memorable that I read it a second time just to enjoy it again. The plotting is fantastic, but I have to say that it's the way Clancy crawls into the mind of a troubled Soviet sub captain that makes this story so rich for me. We get such a complete picture of the history and psyche of Capt. Ramius that we not only [...]

    6. Yes, I may be fashionably late to this party, considering the threat of war between Soviet Russia -- which doesn't exist anymore -- and Imperialist America is a major theme of this novel. But I figured this should be my first experience with Tom Clancy, and I do not regret my decision at all. This is a near-perfect political thriller, juggling a dozen major characters on two continents as well as a myriad number of ships -- both on and under the Atlantic Ocean. While it was a bit tricky keeping [...]

    7. 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 [...]

    8. The very first in a ridiculously successful series of thrillers and not surprising, since it is an incredibly effective suspense story. Or at least I think it is. I haven't read the early Clancy books in many years and frankly, I'm very afraid to. I remember the bloated cheap hardback editions (that still weigh down my bookshelves at home) as almost un-put-downable rollercoaster adventures. What I'm unsure of is if my taste in reading have shifted fundamentally or if Clancy's books took a horrib [...]

    9. 4.0 stars. My first Tom Clancy novel and the one that made me an instant fan of his work. Jack Ryan is a terrific character and the plot was very well done. Highly recommended for fans of political thrillers.

    10. Uh. Bio sam između tri i četiri, no na kraju sam odlučio knjizi dati veću ocjenu. Razlog tome je taj što kada je dobra, onda je zbilja napeta i uzbudljiva, no u dobrom djelu nije takva (barem meni nije bila).Ima više razloga za to, a jedan od glavnih je taj što je čitam danas, a ne u vrijeme kada je napisana. Da se razumijemo, mogu potpuno shvatiti taj kontekst u kojem su dvije suprotstavljene strane postavljene totalno crno i bijelo, no taj period mi je dosta stran. Mogu zamisliti kolik [...]

    11. Executive Summary: A pretty fun spy thriller that occasionally gets bogged down by too much military jargon.Audio book: This is my first time listening to a book read by J. Charles. He's a pretty good reader. I initially felt like he read too fast, but I either got used to it, or he slowed down. He does many accents, although with multiple Russian characters, I'm not sure if he made them all sound the same, or I simply couldn't tell them apart.The book also uses sound effects to simulate phone c [...]

    12. I read this book when I was a kid before or immediately after the film. It was an exciting read and I became addicted to Clancy for a brief period before I realised how propagandistic his writing became for the military-industrial complex. Like the epic thriller with Sean Connery, this book is breathtakingly fast-paced and full of fun characters and the iconic Jack Ryan as a CIA agent. My father actually hunted Russian subs back in the 70s so he could attest to the realism of the scenario to a d [...]

    13. This was a fantastic story, one of my all time favourites. All in the Jack Ryan series are great.This one was made into a movie which was also very good.

    14. Could not finish.This was my second try at reading a Tom Clancy and this was even more disappointing than the first. I suppose if I was an American and this was the height of the cold war, I might think differently but it's not the 80s and I am English, so too bad. This read like a propaganda novel, describing the Soviets as backwards and unreliable, belittling the 'Brits', and always emphasising American superiority. I won't deny it started off well, but then it got dull and i spent a lot of ti [...]

    15. The Hunt for Red October by Tom ClancyTom Clancy explains just how dangerous it must be to work on a submarine. The better half of this story takes place in the Atlantic Ocean somewhere between North America and Europe, in the 1980s. CIA agent, Jack Ryan finds out just how hard it is to find a submarine that appears to fool even the best sonar men.Jack Ryan is one of the main characters that I liked in this story. He is a persistent human being in that he is unwilling to give up without capturin [...]

    16. Probably my favorite Tom Clancy novel, and certainly my favorite on submarine warfare, this book introduces Jack Ryan as a young and bright CIA analyst faced with a politically explosive situation. Realistic politics, thrilling submarine chases and battles, and believable characters make this come together well.

    17. The beginning of the book is so bogged down with details that it's quite painful to read; however all of that is made up by a blockbuster of an ending.

    18. Damn, Marko Ramius is an awesome character.Just sayin'.Real review:Well, I've finally read a Clancy book. Yay me?It reminded me a bit of the Honor Harrington series, which I guess makes sense. They're both military, after all; one has spaceships and the other has submarines and other than that the genre conventions seemed about the same. AND THEY BOTH HAVE ONE REALLY ANNOYING HABIT: The 'action action action loooooongwiiiiiinded descriiiiiiption of teeeeechnoooology' format. If I'd been paying a [...]

    19. This is a very good story that is incredibly researched. However, in this instance, I'd have to say the movie is better. The reason is that the movie is simplified. This is a very complex book involving military strategy. Even being a ten year veteran of our armed forces, and familiar with military language and acroynms, I found this book slow to read. The author did extensive research into soviet and allied submarines in particular, but also all naval vessels and even aircraft. He receits speci [...]

    20. The Hunt for Red October The Hunt for Red October is a thrill ride you won't want to miss from start to finish the plot keeps you guessing. Why is he doing this? What is his motive? Tom Clancy's unique writing style ties everything together. From engaging characters to an intriguing plot for me it was a must read. The year is 1984, A russian nuclear submarine is steaming to the united states the Americans what her the russians want her back. Could this mean war or is it trying to defect? The Re [...]

    21. What's more Russian than a Scotsman?I first discovered “The Hunt for Red October” when the late, great Tom Clancy, informed me that the source material would be converted to film in the summer of ’89. When he explained that none other than Sir Sean Connery would play a crucial part, I immediately grew red in the face and hurled my glass of scotch into the fire quite dramatically. Regretting that impulsive act, I poured myself another glass, much larger than the first. When Tom inquired why [...]

    22. I read all but a couple of Clancy's Ryan/Clark books and find them good in the extreme. I do prefer Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, but they're somewhat different (well their characters are closer to Clark than Ryan). In this one Ryan still hasn't actually started his political career But he does get drawn into the danger, again.Jack (an annalist for the CIA)manages to get tagged to fly photos to the UK. there he ends trying to convince the powers in charge that a Russian sub captain is trying to def [...]

    23. It was alright, rough and a bit technical. But that was just his style. The background and theme might seem outdated now, it's not really. Good news is you can enjoy this again. demonizing Russians is fashionable again. The movie was OK.

    24. Action-packed and exciting, this book was rather difficult to follow at times but otherwise was really gripping and intriguing, with vivid descriptions and interesting characters.

    25. Although it was the first of the series to be published, Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October is actually the third novel in the Jack Ryan series. It propelled Clancy, who had been an insurance salesman with only a few letters to the editor under his writing belt, to best-selling superstar. His success with military and espionage-related fiction earned him a title he does not readily accept: father of the techno-thriller.This novel, if I remember correctly, was the first work of fiction publish [...]

    26. I've read this a couple times, all when I was significantly younger and more ignorant of Russian history and politics. It was pretty interesting to go back and reread it, both from a hindsight perspective and from the perspective of actually understanding what's going on with the Russian politics.One thing I have to hand to Clancy right off the bat--while I get a lot of nuances I missed in middle school, there's nothing earth-shattering. He did a good enough job explaining things that I got enou [...]

    27. I was 12 years old, living at the height of the Cold War in 1984 and The Hunt for Red October hit me like a lightning bolt. I hadn’t read anything like it – in fact, nobody had. What can you say about a book and an author who single-handedly invented a genre – the techno-thriller – and became one of the bestselling authors of the 1990s? The Hunt for Red October has it all – fast pacing, great characters, a highly inventive plot that was so realistic it had people wondering if Clancy wa [...]

    28. President Ronald Reagan famously described "The Hunt for Red October" as "the perfect yarn," and helped to propel this novel up the best-seller lists (and later a very successful film adaptation). As an author, this book had a profound effect on me. A giant Soviet submarine, the Red October, glides under the North Atlantic with nuclear missiles and is headed for the East Coast of the United States. In hot pursuit is the entire Soviet Northern Fleet. Why? Because the Red October's skipper, Captai [...]

    29. As a mega fan of the movie "The Hunt for Red October" I had high hopes for finally getting around to reading the novel.I am happy to say that I was not disappointed in the slightest. In fact, much the opposite. This book was even better than I thought it would be. It was a can't stop reading kind of book for me. The last half was very different from the last half of the film, but in a very good way. I still love the film even with the differences from the book, but this just made one of my top f [...]

    30. I went through a big Tom Clancy phase when I was younger. I think I read them all. This was one of the best though (the move was even good). I feel like I got a really good grasp of cold war politics by reading all these books lol.

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