The Hunt for Red October (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Hunt for Red October (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Tom Clancy
     
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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.

Overview

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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.

Editorial Reviews

John R. Alden
The plot is coherent, the reading easy and the matrix of encompassing detail almost frighteningly genuine. Mr. Clancy has done a terrific job describing the deadly cat—and—mouse game played by submariners.
The Wall Street Journal
Reid Beddow
Breathlessly exciting….It may be the most satisfactory novel of a sea chase since C.F. Forester perfected the form.
The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780808587354
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Jack Ryan Series, #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

Clive Cussler
Remarkable...intricate and nerve-tingling. --Clive Cussler
Stansfield Turner
An action—packed, suspenseful story that's fun to read.
—(Stansfield Turner, Admiral, USN (Ret.) Former CIA Director)
Edward L. Beach
This highly charged, fast—paced novel has a ring of authenticity that I haven't encountered in a book for some time.
—(Edward L. Beach, Captain, USN (Ret.), author of Run Silent, Run Deep)
John Moore
A damn good novel….The technical aspects are covered in a way which is rare in the modern novel.
—(John Moore, Captain, RN (Ret.) Editor, Jane's Fighting Ships)
Jack Higgins
Red October is first—rate by any standards. A superb example of a highly technical thriller which also contains a superb story. I couldn't put it down.
—(Jack Higgins, author of The Eagle Has Landed and Exocet)
Joseph Wambaugh
The detailed research into the world of the nuclear submarine is so believable that I expect this unique thriller to be an instant best seller in the Kremlin.
—(Joseph Wambaugh, author of The Blue Knight and Lines and Shadows)

Meet the Author

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger, among several other bestselling novels. His has also written many works of nonfiction about the U.S. military. He is a co-creator of the Op-Center, Power Plays, and Net Force series. He lives in Maryland.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Huntingtown, Maryland
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1947
Date of Death:
October 1, 2013
Place of Birth:
Baltimore, Maryland
Education:
Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969

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The Hunt for Red October 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 370 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Hunt for Red October in this Clancy tells the story of a run away sub from Russia. This sub is special because it has a caterpillar drive, allows a submarine to move through the water silently and making it almost impossible to be tracked with sonar. Captain Marko Ramius is the man responsible for taking the Red October on the first voyage. His intent is different from that of his mission. He intends to take Red October and hand it over to the Americans. Clancy does a great job describing each of these events and I think that is his best equality of writing. Clancy is a great writer and everyone should give this book a chance.
Jrage More than 1 year ago
This guy is awesome! What a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great story which I've read several times.
theaderholds More than 1 year ago
Great Book
Cush More than 1 year ago
I watched the motion picture some years before I read this piece. As always, the book is better than the movie. Clancy's apparent knowledge of submarines, the Navy, the Military and the USSR is impressive. The details that he provides add to the authenticity of the story. I have not verified all of the information that he provides in this work. However, as a former submarine sailor, I appreciate his depiction of life aboard an undersea vessel. Clancy adheres to the plot and does not add any unnecessary elements. The novel reads more like a report on international relations than like a maritime drama. It is a well written and informative tale. However, the plot does not flow consistently throughout this composition. Some of the segments seem out of place. The storyline is excellent, but Clancy obviously places more emphasis on accuracy and detail. In fiction, this is not absolutely necessary. I give it 3-1/2 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is still Clancy's best!!!! I have read multiple Clancy books, and although they are all very good and recommended, nothing has topped The Hunt for Red October. The plot is masterfully crafted, and it is no wonder that this established Clancy's career as a writer. Highly recommended. 5+ stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I enjoyed the movie, the book goes into much more in terms of character and plot development. I especially like the parts that focus on the V.K. Konovalov, the Alfa-class sub which pursues the Typhoon-class Red October. Clancy KNOWS HIS STUFF, and he makes his protagonists worth caring about...even if he tends to puff them up a little to make each one an All-American hero. However, that might be just the thing we need these days...especially in light of world events over the past year-and-a-half.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want something with (sometimes) technical adventure, along with great strategy, you've found the best book! The book is about the defection of a Russian captain and his submarine to the US. Lots of detail, author Tom Clancy is a great writer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancy is one of my favorite authors and this is one of his best novels! I've found myself reading this book untill two in the morning. I never wanted to put this book down and neither will you. It's an intense, suspensful, mysterious, action-packed thriller! Clancy makes you feel like you're really on a submarine hearing the alarms going off and the torpedoes zooming through the ocean. Clancy puts so many twists, turns, and surprises that you won't know what will happen next! Clancy gives extream detail on the way a submarine operates, but doesn't confuse you in the proccess. And the government in his novel operates exactly the way they would in real life! This is a must read. You won't regret it.
EricJonrosh More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an excellent book that one can read multiple times and enjoy it every time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was most enjoyable to me especially because, I'm a submarine 'nut', & comparing the two I find most interesting. I rate the movie as one of the very best ever made, however,in this case, I consider the movie to be considerably better insofar as it eliminates some long-winded details. It varies some from the book, but not in a way that destroys the story. For a thoroughly enjoyable experience, read the book followed up quickly by the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book, I've read and it totally the best I've read in 14 years of my life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hunt for Red October is a NAVY/war/espionage thriller by "Tom Clancy". The Hunt for Red October was published in 1984 by "Naval Institute Press". This book is about Captain Ramius an elite Russian submarine captain who recently was put in command of a new CCCP Russian Typhoon-class Ballistic Missile Submarine. The submarine is unlike any other built in the world and has new structural features which worries the U.S. Jack Ryan (CIA analyst) is put in charge of finding out what the new mysterious submarine's purpose is. The book starts with Captain Marko Ramius leaving Russia to sea with his new prototype submarine and Jack Ryan heading to workThe Hunt for Red October is a NAVY/war/espionage thriller by "Tom Clancy". The Hunt for Red October was published in 1984 by "Naval Institute Press". This book is about Captain Ramius an elite Russian submarine captain who recently was put in command of a new CCCP Russian Typhoon-class Ballistic Missile Submarine. The submarine is unlike any other built in the world and has new structural features which worries the U.S. Jack Ryan (CIA analyst) is put in charge of finding out what the new mysterious submarine's purpose is. In my opinion this the best book of its kind and is unlike any other conceived in this genre. It is probably the most gripping novel of the Cold War. This book is for anyone who has ever picked up a book even remotely relating to mysteries/thrillers. The book is completely original and whenever someone makes a new book of this type they are compared to Tom Clancy's masterpiece. The setting is largely in the Atlantic Ocean and contains the massive network of submarines hunting the Red October. The events largely unfold on the USS Dallas(an LA-class fast attack submarine) and the Red October. Tom Clancy has meticulously made all facts relative to the story completely accurate complete with proper navy/air force jargon.
Pat-Powers More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this book and loved reading it. It was well written and it sucks your right it. Its one of the books you will just want to keep reading. I still wonder how Tom Clancy can write so well.
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Excellent plots and conversations....vivid descriptions of the situations and actions...
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ARoadwarrior More than 1 year ago
I am somewhat new to Tom Clancy. Actually bought a more recent book prior to the Christmas holidays, and just read it after the first of this year. After reading Against All Enemies, I was Hooked, so I bought a couple more, including The Hunt for Red October. Thoroughly enjoyable and can't put them down. I definitely plan on reading all of them going back, and starting in the order they were written.
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Hail Clancy as the techno-thriller king; this exceptionally well-written and exhaustively detailed masterpiece rivals any textbook in college academia. READ IT NOW. David Patrick | Author
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Really read this its like an action thriller into the palm of your hands