Red Storm Rising (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Red Storm Rising - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Tom Clancy, F. Murray Abraham (Narrator) "Allah!" — With that shrill cry, three Muslim terrorists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, creating a critical oil shortage that threatens the stability of the USSR. — To offer the effects of this disaster, members of the Politburo and the KGB devise a brilliant plan of diplomatic trickery - a sequence of events designed to pit the NATO ... more »allies against each other - a distraction calculated to enable the Soviets to seize all the oil in the Persian Gulf.
But as this spellbinding story of international intrigue and global politics nears its climax, the Soviets are faced with another prospect, one they hadn't planned on: a full-scale conflict in which nobody can win.
Tom Clancy does a great job at writing a story that is well researched and teaches us a lot about the subject of the cold war and US/Russian submarine capabilities. This story builds to an edge-of-your-seat conclusion and is absolutely enthralling all the way there.
This is a story about a possible scenario for World War III between the Soviet Union and NATO. This premise makes the book a little dated now. I think it would have been better published during the "cold war" timeframe. Nonetheless, it's a work of fiction - so take it at that.
One of the most impressive things about the book is how realistically the settings are described. Superb details! The suspense is kept at a very high level throughout the book, it's non-stop action from the first tape on. Great storytelling!
If you are the type that gets excited about books with a lot of action, this is for you!