The Hunt For Red October

by Tom Clancy

Penguin Publishing Group | September 7, 2010 | Trade Paperback

The Hunt For Red October is rated 4.83333333333333 out of 5 by 6.
The runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career.

A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy it’s rumored that the White House debriefed the author. The theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. The story: the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub. Lauded by the Washington Post as “breathlessly exciting,” The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world’s most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.


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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 7.5 × 4.31 × 1.38 in

Published: September 7, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425240339

ISBN - 13: 9780425240335

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hunt for Red October Loved the movie and as expected the book was 10 times better ~ the part where Ramius dies threw me ...did not see that one coming
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hunt for Red October I have read this book many times over the years. Every read I pick up something new, and this time I certainly enjoyed reflecting on the technological advanves from the 1980's to today.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hunt for Red October The first Tom Clancy I've read and really could not put this down. Yes I've seen the film several times but the book is so much more enthralling. I really feel that Tom had done a heck of a lot of research into the Russian chain of command and that made such a big difference to the way the story worked. Its the sort of book that makes me want to read it again and again. For any one who want to try a Tom Clancy this, his first book is the one to read and like me you'll probably be wanting to read more of his work.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hunt for Red October What more to say at this point in time. An execellent read! More detail and interest than the movie.
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hunt for Rd October Great storey, well strung out,
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good book I thought this was a very good book, eventhough military novels are not usually my type of fiction. Although the book lags occasionally in the middle, this book is virtually flawless. The basic plot is as follows: one of the best Soviet sub captains takes command of a brand new 'boomer' (missile sub), then suddenly disappears with it. This sets off a race between the U.S.A. & the U.S.S.R. to find it. If you like books that feature the military, action or suspense, you should buy this book instead of wasting your time reading this. P.S.: Buy the hardcover edition, because you will want to read it again and again (I myself have read it twice since I bought it six months ago), and paperbacks cannot take very much wear.
Date published: 2002-08-04

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The Hunt For Red October

The Hunt For Red October

by Tom Clancy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 7.5 × 4.31 × 1.38 in

Published: September 7, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425240339

ISBN - 13: 9780425240335

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“Breathlessly exciting.”—THE WASHINGTON POSTHere 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.THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBERSomewhere 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…“Gripping narrative…Navy buffs and thriller adepts have been mesmerized.”—Time“Remarkable…intricate and nerve tingling.”—Clive CusslerNOVELS BY TOM CLANCYThe Hunt for Red OctoberRed Storm RisingPatriot GamesThe Cardinal of the KremlinClear and Present DangerThe Sum of All FearsWithout RemorseDebt of HonorExecutive OrdersRainbow SixThe Bear and the DragonRed RabbitThe Teeth of the TigerSSN: Strategies of Submarine WarfareNONFICTIONSubmarine: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear WarshipArmored Cav: A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry RegimentFighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat WingMarine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary UnitAirborne: A Guided Tour of an Airborne Task ForceCarrier: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft CarrierSpecial Forces: A Guided Tour of U.S. Army Special ForcesInto the Storm: A Study in Command(written with General Fred Franks, Jr., Ret., and Tony Koltz)Every Man a Tiger(written with General Charles Horner, Ret., and Tony Koltz)Shadow Warriors: I
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The runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career.

A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy it’s rumored that the White House debriefed the author. The theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. The story: the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub. Lauded by the Washington Post as “breathlessly exciting,” The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world’s most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October—the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels—sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

Editorial Reviews

“Flawless…frighteningly genuine.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Remarkable…intricate and nerve tingling.”—Clive Cussler

“Gripping narrative…Navy buffs and thriller adepts have been mesmerized.”—Time