The Hunt for Red OctoberTom Clancy

The Hunt for Red October

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The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy—a gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Somewhere under the freezing 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. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there’s only one man who can find her...
Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.

The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy) Book Reviews

Must Read!Love this book. The movie does it no justice..Score: 5/5

Great story, great detailClancy is clearly a great storyteller, and the technical detail in this book is legendary. It is truly hard to put this one down once you start reading it. The only fault is Clancy's USA=perfect Russia=evil/inferior theme, which runs throughout the book. We all know the real world isn't quite so simple, and so that detracts somewhat from the sense of realism. At times it reads like some 1950s anti-Soviet propaganda manual. That one weakness is hugely overshadowed by the book's great strengths, though: just read it!!.Score: 4/5

GreatThat was my first Tom clancy book, and I'm very pleased with it. It was a very great book..Score: 5/5

Amazing plotI read the last 400 pages of this book in under 24 hours and I was unable to put it down! I loved the sudden plot twists, and when you thought that the book was over it just kept on going. All the way this book had me hooked and I LOVED it 😄.Score: 5/5

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 I reacted so violently, I hurled that glass into the fire as well. Sit back, dear readers, and prepare to be aroused and astounded. When I first met my ancient nemesis Sean Connery, we were working together on a film called “The Highlander.” I was of a particular help because I’d written a poem in 1965 about a Scottish man trapped in the body of a Portuguese sailor. It won no great accolades, mostly because one couldn’t read it without weeping uncontrollably. After we wrapped each night on the Isle of Skye, Christopher Lambert, Sean and myself would go down to a local public house called The Sheep’s Shaft and drink scotch, sometimes for days at a time. It was disastrous for the production, but a proper scotch diet tends to break a few eggs. Then one fateful night, Sir Connery became my eternal nemesis forever. I couldn’t say what happened for certain, but I awoke the next morn, fully clothed at the rail station with a frightening message scrawled on the palm of my hand: “Show your leathery face on the moors of Scotland again, Eric Jonrosh, and I’ll cask your headless corpse in a Scotch barrel. Warmest Regards, Sean Connery” As delicious as that might sound, I took heed of the threat and never returned to that peaty bog of a country. Now I am forced to buy my scotch by the can. So it stands to reason that Mr. Connery would make a perfect Russian turncoat submarine captain. And I daresay he nailed the performance in “The Hunt for Red October.” I imagine he just played himself. Likely because he couldn’t conjure a Russian accent to save his malty skin. He would have made a fine Winston Morehouse in my retelling of the heartbreaking epic “The Spoils of Babylon,” airing on IFC this very January the 9th, 2014. Alas, Mr. Connery is approximately 900 hundred years old, so, I cast the uber-talented Marty Comanche instead. He too is now my eternal nemesis. Warmest Regards, Eric Jonrosh, spellbinding creator of “The Spoils of Babylon,” airing on IFC, January the 9th, 2014.Score: 3/5

Still a classicEven after all this time and knowing how it ends, it is still a great read. Yeah, Clancy was never going to win a literature prize, but he does tell a pretty good story. One issue, DARPA doesn’t have programmers..Score: 5/5

The best of the bestThe title says it all. ^.Score: 5/5

GreatCouldn't put it down!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeGreat read.Score: 5/5

The Hunt for Red OctoberOne of my favorite books. Read it many times...good every time!.Score: 5/5

Great bookLoved it.Score: 5/5

Best filmHaven't read the book but I saw the film which was apparently very good and the book was very acceptable which gave people a chance to read the book and check out the movie.Score: 5/5

Missing scenesI've read the print version when the book first came out and there seems to be two scenes missing from what I remember: the scene where red October goes through the trenches showing how they are able to navigate in tight spots and the scene at the end where the Russian diplomat mentions that they lost another sub ( the alpha that was rammed). Why were those cut out?.Score: 3/5

Red October, Tom Clancy, G.R.A.W, Rainbow Six, Splinter CellTom Clancy has proven to the world that he is a Magnificent story teller in all senses. The names that are listed as my title are known throughout the gaming community and are mentioned in house old conversations daily. His stories grip you with a sense that is genuine in few stories and makes you want to read his books all the way through to the last page..Score: 5/5

Clancy's best..."Red October" brings a deep sense of urgency and mystery to a compelling story. Ramius and Ryan drive each side of the defection attempt toward its exciting and harrowing end..Score: 5/5

Outstanding book!We have lost one of our greatest authors! I will miss not seeing new books written by him. This book was his first, and one of his best considering how much he matured as an author through all the rest of his books..Score: 5/5

Pretty goodAll the technical info was authentic but too difficult to keep up with for my taste. I liked the different perspectives (US vs Soviet Union) I’m glad I saw the movie before reading this book..Score: 3/5

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Better than expected.I didn’t think I’d like this book, I was waiting for it to read like a engineering manual. I was pleasantly surprised, it was an easy read, introduced the characters, and their backgrounds well. I’m moving to the next book, Patriot Games..Score: 4/5

Great book but difficult to follow at points...I absolutely loved this book beginning to end! The only problem is all the technical jargon that is used and also the occasional Russian words in place of the English words can make it difficult to follow...still well worth the read!.Score: 4/5

The best book!!I loved this one!! One of his best!!.Score: 5/5

Review The hunt for Red OctoberThe book held my attention for days. I read until midnight most days. I was a submariner during 1964. I got to see Vladivostok through a periscope. A great treat excel for the depth charges..Score: 5/5

Great read!!Fantastic story. Great detail without being overwhelming..Score: 5/5

YesGreat book.Score: 5/5

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Excellent readRattling good tale! Excellent and compulsive read, hard to put down..Score: 5/5

Clancy's BestRed October is Clancy's first, and in my opinion, still his best. If all you know is the Alec Baldwin movie, you are missing out. While the movie was also great, the book, as you might expect, offers so much more. And unlike some of Clancy's larger and more complex novels, Red October has nearly no lulls in the action. I have read it five or six times and it seems to get better each time..Score: 5/5

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