Book Reviews of The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, Bk 3)

The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, Bk 3)
The Hunt for Red October - Jack Ryan, Bk 3
Author: Tom Clancy
ISBN-13: 9780425120279
ISBN-10: 0425120279
Publication Date: 3/1/1990
Pages: 432
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Somewhere 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.
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The book that started it all and I think the best.
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I love this movie, and the book is even better!
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Clancy at his finest.
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One of Tom Clancy's very best...the book that started it all. This is one of those books that keeps you turning the pages, and the movie was as good as the book!! If you like suspense at it's best, this is the book for you.
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Somewhere 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............
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THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, Tom Clancy
Publisher's Note
Both the Americans and the Soviets commence an intense naval search when a trusted and skilled Soviet naval officer defects--using the USSR's most valuable nuclear submarine as his escape vehicle.

I thought this was an excellent book. The movie was done well, also, with Sean Connery as the Russian captain.
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Excellent!
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Awesome!
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From the cover:
Somewhere under th Atlantic, Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The American want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on...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 rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: The greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: The case for a top secret Russian missile sub. Its title: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
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3 words. FAN-TAS-TIC!
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"Somewhere 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 cahse in history is on.."
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I couldn't put it down! I didn't think it would be my type of book but I loved it.
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POSSIBLY TOM CLANCYS' BEST BOOK. ALSO A PRETTY GOOD MOVIE.
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Somewhere under the Atlantic,a Soviet sub commander made a fateful decision.The Red October is heading west.Th Americans want her,the Russians want her back.An incredible chase ensues.
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Excellent thriller to keep you on the edge.
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The first book in the Jack Ryan series. Better than the movie
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The first and probably the best of the Jack Ryan books. The book is even better than the movie.
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Seen the movie?? The book is better
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The book is wonderful; more detailed than the movie.
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This one started Tom's career. Excellent if you like action/adventure
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Another review describes this item as an audiobook, unabridged, on 10 cassettes. There's obviously some confusion, because this ISBN is a hardcover book.
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"Remarkable...intricate and nerve tingling"--Clive Cussler
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Book is always better than movie. Tom Clancy's first great novel.
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The book the movie is based upon. Submarine lost in miles of ocean and the US wants to find it before the Russians do.
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A renegade Soviet sub commander is sailing West toward defection, while the Americans and Russians scramble to find the missing ship before the other, in a new edition of the classic suspense novel that introduced Jack Ryan.
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Wow. Awesome read.
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I think this is Clancy's best.
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Fantastic adventure, excellent storytelling, intricate plot. Well-known book.
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Action packed suspense that's fun to read!
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" Top military and intellegence personnel on both sides of the Iron Curtain are reading a remarkable work of fiction ~a new thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author is rumored to have been debriefed by the white house."

Somewhere 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.....
Tom Clancy.
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So much better than the movie and I really LOVE the movie. :-)
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The book that the movie was based on!
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Clancy at his best!, August 11, 2002
Reviewer: K. Wyatt "ssintrepid" (St. Louis, MO United States)

It is the height of the cold war. A soviet missile sub commander has, along with several other officers, decided to defect with the Soviet Union's latest nuclear submarine. Captain Marko Ramius has been planning this since the unfortunate death of his beloved wife. She was, in effect, left to die due to the mistakes made by a drunk doctor and poor medical system. He is so confident that he and his officers will succeed that he even sends a letter to the overall commander of the soviet navy telling them pretty much what he's going to do.
So begins the best military/political action thriller novel this reader has ever read. Tom Clancy wove together so many events, plots and sub plots into this novel that it was destined to be a best seller. If you've not read "The Hunt for Red October," I highly suggest you get a copy as soon as you can get your hands on one. Thank you very much to Tom Clancy for this masterpiece.
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Second best book that Clancey wrote with Red Storm Rising being the best.
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Another great read by Tom Clancy. This book has been well read, but is still in good condition.
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Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fatefuol decision. The Red October is heading West.
The American's want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on.
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Back cover: Top military and intelligence personnel on both sides of the Iron Curtain are reading a remarkable work of fiction-a new thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author is rumored 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 missle sub. Its title: The Hunt for Red October.
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Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has jsut 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...
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I remember this story - so very good
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A thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its acuracy that the author is rumored to have been debriefed by the White House... Remarkable, Intricate, and Nerve Tingling.
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This book is in fair condition,yellowed pages,but very readable.It is was printed in October 1985.
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My husband & father both loved it.
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autographed copy of a classic!
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Boxed set that includes this book plus Patriot Games and in original box. Good but not perfect condition.