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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (664 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Robinson Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Admiral Arnold Morgan Series Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9780060818333
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It's one of the stealthiest, most dangerous underwater warships ever built . . . silent at under five knots, and capable of a massive nuclear warhead punch. It's the weapon every Third World dictator covets. It's the 240-foot long Russian Kilo Class submarine and Russia seems perfectly willing to sell it to anyone - including China.

The U.S. Defense Department knows full well of China's intentions to use submarines to shut the U.S. Carrier Battle Groups out of the Taiwan Strait. And then to reclaim, by military force if necessary, the rich independent island which sits only one hundred miles off her eastern coastline. A strike force of patrolling Kilos could achieve that objective for Beijing. Two of the 10 Kilos have already been delivered.

The President's new National Security Adviser, the irascible Texan Admiral Arnold Morgan, prepares to send the U.S. Navy's most deadly Black Ops hit-squads deep into dark Russian waters. Their mission - to foil delivery of the other eight Kilos - is undertaken under the most crushing code of secrecy. One mistake could literally start World War III. As Moscow brings in an iron cordon of an escort for the submarine deliveries, Commander Boomer Dunning, the Black Ops Captain, races his 7,000-ton nuclear boat beneath the polar ice-cap to head them off.

Kilo Class is a taut techno-thriller of the highest quality, grounded in fact, and ringing with unmistakable authenticity. It is the story of a breathtaking race against time. Peppered with unforgettable characters, it takes the listener into the heart of the control room of a hunter-killer submarine.

Performed by Stephen Lang. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A great read…remarkable.”

    Oliver North, Radio America Network

  • “Superb…Robinson is quickly replacing Tom Clancy as the preeminent writer of modern naval fiction.”

    Florida Times-Union

  • “A superb read.”

    Ledger-Star (Norfolk, Virginia)

  • “Compelling because it is believable.”

    New London Day

  • “Gripping…A sure hit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Robinson delivers a wild ride all the way.”

    Booklist

  • “Spectacular…deserves wide sales to the technothriller crowd.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Griff | 1/18/2014

    " Quick, fun read about Russian sale of subs to Chinese "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff Brateman | 1/11/2014

    " Terrible, absolutely terrible. The plot had promise, but huge gaps in the story and timeline did little to improve the crappiness. I think the author tries to write like Tom Clancy's "what if" style, but he just really sucked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 10/18/2013

    " Not a bad book, I have read it before but had forgotten most of the story. Navy combat is always and interest of mine. This made for a very enjoyable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanmoy | 9/21/2013

    " superb thriller.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 3/15/2013

    " Robinson always spins a great tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/27/2013

    " A submariner's book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Namelinda | 1/14/2013

    " very suspenseful book on CD about submarines. Read by my fave narrator: George Guidall "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 11/30/2012

    " On of the better Robinson novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 11/8/2012

    " "The US sinks 7 Russian made Kilo subs on order from China. All to prevent China from controlling the water around Taiwan. Nearly all focused on the military and naval story, it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ty | 10/8/2012

    " Believable, entertaining, fast paced and fun. Very good book. My only complaint would be that it ended in something of a hurry. Would have been nice to have an ending developed as well as the rest of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/5/2012

    " Former Royal Navy Admiral who writes rather indistinguishable novels. If you have read one, you have read all of them. Unfortunately, i have read all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 7/7/2012

    " Exciting action, broad sweep, good characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wardy | 2/1/2012

    " Considering it's year of publication this is an interesting read and sets out a plausible plot. Anyone who has served at sea knows that the only good submarine is the one that is sunk! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Markham | 9/17/2011

    " Not a bad book but not quite as good as the first. Not entirely sure why I just didn't get in to it as much. Will give the third one a try though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Yu | 3/3/2011

    " Conservative, anti-Chinese backwash but rip roaring fun. I love the part about black russian bread. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Huntington | 12/23/2010

    " Interesting at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Polino | 11/21/2010

    " Recently reread. Some parts of it held up well. Other pieces were cheesier than I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Pinno | 9/26/2010

    " Another great novel by Patrick Robinson! This book was fantastic to read, and I enjoyed it very much. It will be added to my Amazon.ca wish list as soon as I can! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 9/20/2010

    " Another great novel by Patrick Robinson! This book was fantastic to read, and I enjoyed it very much. It will be added to my Amazon.ca wish list as soon as I can! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 5/11/2010

    " Saw the ending coming, where Boomer is going to sink the K10. Could have used one more chapter to talk about Cale Dunning (Boomer)
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 3/21/2010

    " Terrible, absolutely terrible. The plot had promise, but huge gaps in the story and timeline did little to improve the crappiness. I think the author tries to write like Tom Clancy's "what if" style, but he just really sucked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Griff | 11/14/2009

    " Quick, fun read about Russian sale of subs to Chinese "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 8/31/2009

    " Not a bad book, I have read it before but had forgotten most of the story. Navy combat is always and interest of mine. This made for a very enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 9/2/2008

    " Robinson always spins a great tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ty | 7/30/2008

    " Believable, entertaining, fast paced and fun. Very good book. My only complaint would be that it ended in something of a hurry. Would have been nice to have an ending developed as well as the rest of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 2/19/2008

    " "The US sinks 7 Russian made Kilo subs on order from China. All to prevent China from controlling the water around Taiwan. Nearly all focused on the military and naval story, it?s his best I?ve read." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 2/12/2008

    " On of the better Robinson novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/18/2007

    " Former Royal Navy Admiral who writes rather indistinguishable novels. If you have read one, you have read all of them. Unfortunately, i have read all of them. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick RobinsonPetty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March of 1999 and became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January, 2002. After serving in Baghdad, he was deployed to Afghanistan in the Spring of 2005. Patrick Robinson is known for his best-selling US Navy-based novels and his autobiography of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, One Hundred Days, was an international best-seller. He lives in England and spends his summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he and Luttrell wrote Lone Survivor.
About the Narrator

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.