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The Hunt for Red October is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so accurate and convincing that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a runaway top secret Russian missile sub. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Reagan called this the perfect yarn, and I concur. I was not a president however and I cannot evaluate the realism and detail of the geo-political details in the book, but they... Read morePublished 13 months ago by elginblatherford
Had to purchase the book because it was not available for Kindle.
That seems to be happening a lot, but it's never talked about in reviews of Kindle. Read more
The book is full of action , suspense, drama and amazingly moving characters . Also recommended: Putin's Russia, Union Moujik,Kremlin RisingPublished on Aug. 28 2005 by Doris
I don't want to trash a really good book, but one aspect of this book is really off the mark. Tom Clancy's research is legendary so I don't know how this got by him. Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by jdubs55
I was really dissapointed in this book. It's the first and only book i've read by clancy. The book starts out ok during the first few pages, but after that it gets purely... Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Captain Trips
A great novel that introduced us to Jack Ryan, and kicked off the techno-thriller novel. Captain Marko Ramius, commander of the Soviet missile submarine Red October, uses his... Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by John
This has to be one of the most boring "thrillers" I have ever read. It starts out strong, but just when Clancy has succeeded in getting you interested, the book... Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by loves shoes
The Hunt for Red October was a great book, about the hunt for a submarine that had a new motor in it that ran on jet repulsion that made it move sliently and undetective. Read morePublished on May 17 2004
What can really be said about this white-knuckled page-turner? There's a reason that Tom Clancy is so synonymous with this genre and that reason is the Hunt For Red October. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by John T hinman