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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,714 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Robinson Narrator: Jay O. Sanders Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Admiral Arnold Morgan Series Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9780060818395
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It's as big as the Empire State Building, a massive floating fortress at the throbbing heart of a U.S. Navy Carrier Battle Group. It's a Nimitz-class nuclear carrier, the most powerful weapons system on the planet. Nothing can touch it.

So when the first stunned messages say only that the Thomas Jefferson has disappeared, the Navy reacts with disbelief. But the truth becomes inescapable: a Nimitz-class carrier has been claimed by nuclear catastrophe-no other explanation is possible.

But as Navy maverick Bill Baldridge begins to investigate the disaster that claimed his idolized brother's life, another chilling alternative begins to emerge: a rogue submarine. Suddenly it's up to Bill Baldridge to track down this shadowy nuclear terrorist, who still has another nuclear-tipped torpedo in his arsenal.

"An absolutely marvelous thriller, one of the best things of its kind I have read in years. I don't need to urge people to read it, because they will do so by the millions."
-- Jack Higgins
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Action follows with menace piled on mystery on top of intrigue. Nimitz Class is a stunner that irresistibly hurtles the reader…from the first page to the exciting climax on the last.”

    Clive Cussler #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • The rich detail here is impeccable, every bit the equal of Clancy's…Readers will be engaged…by [t]his cautionary tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A perfect nautical thriller: suspenseful, exciting, technically accurate, and plausible enough to be unnerving. For sailors and non-sailors alike it is the can't-put-down geomilitary yarn for this summer's reading.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “The best military thriller since The Hunt for Red October…Robinson has crafted a fast-paced, chilling, yet believable tale, peppered with unforgettable characters.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “Clever…Rivals The Hunt For Red October in thrills.”

    Sunday Denver Post

  • Nimitz Class is that rare combination of military thriller and tactical treatise. While capturing the excitement of naval operations, it also raises critical issues about the future of naval forces, terrorism, and the implications of the spread of weapons of mass destruction. I strongly suggest that all military professionals read this book, not only for the issues it confronts, but for the sheer enjoyment of a great book.”

    William J. Crowe, Jr., former chairman of the Joint Cheifs of Staff

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/19/2014

    " would probably only be interesting to naval fiction fans "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David C | 2/15/2014

    " Good Author - Easy reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 1/30/2014

    " An interesting and technically accurate read that, while it held my attention, came across as rather flat and one-dimensional. Not the edge of my seat, nail biting, cat-mouse suspenseful Naval drama I was hoping for. This was not the US Navy in action. Instead we have a LCDR, and a couple US and British Admirals who are able to figure everything out effortlessly and come up with everything with a brief time out for the Seals to retaliate against the wrong country. Not much drama here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Ratcliffe | 1/30/2014

    " A little bit long, and heavy on naval details, but still a good thriller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Cremin | 1/17/2014

    " This book is so boring, and so poorly written, I simply can't continue reading it. Life is too short to drink light beer or to read crappy books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Markham | 1/10/2014

    " Quite an enjoyable book, well written and thought out. A lot of good detail and characterization too. Would recommend and read the second one in the series at some point. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney | 1/5/2014

    " I was never able to finish this book. Its a ham-handed attempt to imitate Tom Clancy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susie Bradley | 1/4/2014

    " I never could get into this one, so I gave up. And it was due back at the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Stucki | 12/17/2013

    " I like all Patrick Robinson books. Military settings but good mysteries! There is even a love story in the Nimitz class that runs thru the next three in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Lawrence | 12/11/2013

    " Anyone liking ships will like this book , it's not a bad story but in the real world it could happen "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Park | 12/2/2013

    " Turns out I had read this previously but could not remember the details. So, I read it again. Robinson spins a good tale with intrigue and tension. Still you knew the good guys would get it done, it was just a matter of how. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/13/2013

    " What can you say about Robinson's books? They're all good, in that "same general plotline" kind of way. Still a great action pick. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arwen56 | 11/7/2013

    " Classica "lettura da ombrellone", tipica del suo genere, ma neanche tra le peggiori. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emlyn Splinter | 11/4/2013

    " Awesome military thriller for a non-military reader like myself. Characters and the story was woven just so I stayed right with the technical talk and didn't miss a beat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frank | 10/22/2013

    " Another fucking rant about non-Republican people who are destroying our right to dominate the world. The jingoism and hoo-rah'g really got old quickly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thierry | 7/17/2013

    " Un des plus beaux livres que j'ai jamais lu sur les portes avions, magnifique. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Klotz | 2/18/2013

    " Not my normal type of book, but it was interesting enough that I read Kilo Class ... that's about all I remember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susi | 2/2/2013

    " Navy intrigue. Well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paquita Lamacraft | 12/19/2012

    " For someone who reads little fiction - this book was totally involving...Beautifully crafted "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Huntington | 9/16/2012

    " Interesting characters, easy to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 shawn stapleton | 8/4/2012

    " the tape left out a lot of parts but i remember reading the book a long time ago which was a good book to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 10/23/2011

    " Excellent Naval Thriller. Like all the other Patrick Robinson books well done and enjoyable. Considering it was the first one he published very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 10/16/2011

    " I love this whole series. I'll spare you my schoolgirl-like squealing about this and it's fellows. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 8/3/2011

    " wow. lots of swearing. lots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 7/21/2011

    " "A detailed sub adventure story starts with a terrorist literally blowing a Nimitz class air carrier out of existence. Fun, but I think the rest of the world would not have been fooled." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 5/3/2011

    " Exciting, especially since my son was stationed on her at the time I read this book. I have read all of his books of this type and they were all good reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 3/30/2011

    " i loved it wished i read it befre hms unseen so i could really savor it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/28/2010

    " I like all Patrick Robinson books. Military settings but good mysteries! There is even a love story in the Nimitz class that runs thru the next three in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/23/2010

    " A good insight into aircraft carriers.

    I suppose if you want to learn something about aircraft carriers and its powerful armament this would be a good book to read. As for the story I thought it was boring and a bit unrealistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/3/2010

    " Good Author - Easy reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 9/19/2010

    " A great book about a submarine wipes out a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, and how it is hunted down and sunk afterwards by the US Navy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 6/5/2010

    " No, it isn't Hunt for Red October or Red Storm rising. But it was a surprisingly gripping read. A good three and a half star book, but I gave it 4 just because three seemed too low.
    Recommended for Tom Clancy fans. "

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

    " Liked It, the ending was better than Kilo Class, as he talked about everyone's direction. Morgan was in this book as well.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/1/2010

    " What can you say about Robinson's books? They're all good, in that "same general plotline" kind of way. Still a great action pick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 7/23/2009

    " Not my normal type of book, but it was interesting enough that I read Kilo Class ... that's about all I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paquita | 6/30/2009

    " For someone who reads little fiction - this book was totally involving...Beautifully crafted "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 1/28/2009

    " wow. lots of swearing. lots. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney | 12/29/2008

    " I was never able to finish this book. Its a ham-handed attempt to imitate Tom Clancy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/19/2008

    " "A detailed sub adventure story starts with a terrorist literally blowing a Nimitz class air carrier out of existence. Fun, but I think the rest of the world would not have been fooled." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 shawn | 3/26/2007

    " the tape left out a lot of parts but i remember reading the book a long time ago which was a good book to read "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times nonfiction bestseller Lone Survivor. He is also the author of numerous international bestselling suspense thrillers, including Diamondhead, To the Death, Nimitz Class, and Hunter Killer, as well as several nonfiction bestsellers.

About the Narrator

Jay O. Sanders began his acting career off-Broadway in Shakespearean roles then went on to appear in numerous films and television series, including Revolutionary Road, The Day after Tomorrow, and Kiss the Girls, based on the novel by James Patterson. He has narrated more than fifty audio books over the years, including the bestselling My Losing Season by Pat Conroy and Dean Koontz’s Dragon Tears and Mr. Murder.