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4.00003575898444 out of 54.00003575898444 out of 54.00003575898444 out of 54.00003575898444 out of 54.00003575898444 out of 5 4.00 (27,965 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9780307934666
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When Muslim fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands. They plan to seize the Persian Gulf, and more ambitiously, to neutralize NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuver to cloak a crash military build-up. When Soviet tanks begin to roll, the West is caught off guard. What looks like a thrust turns into an all-out shooting war, possibly the climactic battle for control of the globe. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Packed with more nerve-shattering tension than anything in print today! Gripping, audacious, brilliant storytelling at its very best.”

    Washington Times

  • “A chillingly authentic vision of modern war, Red Storm Rising is as powerful as it is ambitious. It’s a story you will never forget. Hard-hitting, suspenseful, and frighteningly real.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Readers emerge elated and breathless, with a new vision of war and its wins and losses. Clancy will win an army of fans who will be looking for more.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Frighteningly realistic. Polished. Technical. Primarily for military novel buffs.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Scott | 8/25/2016

    " I originally read this book in 1990 right before I transferred to Iceland when I was in the Navy, Clancy NAILS the descriptions of the Icelandic people and countryside. Some people have said that this book is a tad bit frenetic, bouncing from one theatre of operations to another... for me this lent additional realism to the book. If we were to ever REALLY go to war with Russia, everything would be happening at one time all over the globe. Knowing what I know from my time on active duty, it is scary how dead on Clancy is in his portrayal of war. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who thinks that Russia is our friend... I am not saying that they are not, but I am saying that they approach life differently than we do, and this book shows that very well. A GREAT READ (OR LISTEN) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 2/9/2014

    " The world war that fortunately never happened. A solid military thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 2/2/2014

    " Still my favorite Tom Clancy book. Maybe it has to do with the absence of Jack Ryan and his loaded history---I can just enjoy this book for itself without keeping track of 50 characters from the string of Ryan books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 2/2/2014

    " Best Tom Clancy book ever!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Frick | 1/24/2014

    " What Clancy did early on was research; very good research. This book suggests a limited war between the USSR and Nato. It's depiction of AirLand Battle doctrine of the time was surprisingly accurate. For me, a veteran, it was a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mainrun | 1/6/2014

    " One of the better Clany books. Not about Jack Ryan though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MVV | 12/30/2013

    " Abridged Audio Book version. Typical Tom Clancy; i.e. more intricate and exciting then real events. Was an interesting listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 12/28/2013

    " Vintage Tom Clancy, technothriller at its best minus all that Jack Ryan crap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abdelmoumen | 12/21/2013

    " Great book, and a good story. Tom flows you around the different front of the war in a seamless and stimulating way. First time I read for Tom Clancy, and I like it :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Hartman | 12/19/2013

    " An interesting cold war era book on the land war in Europe that was never waged. The most interesting sequences are often the descriptions of how the technology in weapon systems work (but then again I'm an electronic engineer by education). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/18/2013

    " Funny how when an author is hot they are hot but then "where have they gone". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jed Mallen | 12/6/2013

    " very very nice. enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart Davies | 12/6/2013

    " Although it kept my interest whilst in my hands, I find I have little recollection of the story itself, just a couple of months after finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billcorcoran | 11/28/2013

    " A lot of action but the book was a little too long. At times it got too detailed explaining the weapons and details about the airplanes and tanks that I just didn't care about. A minor annoyance in what is a fun beach book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russell Dixon | 11/20/2013

    " Loved Third World War possibility, before Cold War ended "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 9/17/2013

    " This is still my favorite book by Tom Clancy - I went through a phase where I read a bunch of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Walt Murray | 9/10/2013

    " This is still my favorite Clancy book. It is a long and involved book with a lot of character development and many plot twists, but it is one that was hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/27/2013

    " getting too technical, might not go for more? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 3/9/2013

    " I think this is the only book I've ever read 3 times! Greatness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi | 11/7/2012

    " My favorite book by this author. I have enjoyed all his books, but this one really stands it. The author has an amazing grasp of world affairs and how political power can be wielded for good or for evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelby | 7/2/2012

    " Very awesome book. It has dated itself with some of the technology specs but still a very intense look. This would have been a very scary book to read during the Cold War when it came out originally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 3/17/2012

    " I read this about the same time as the USSR was falling apart. Scary! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Scrapneck | 2/15/2012

    " Truly amazing view of possible world war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 10/10/2011

    " Excellent book! Coincidentally I was sailing on a Lykes Brothers ship (SS Elizabeth Lykes)when I read this. The Soviets used one of the Lykes C-4 (The Doctor Lykes I believe) for the invasion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 6/25/2011

    " Started off slow. Ending was anti-climactic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Silvana | 6/21/2011

    " The ultimate scenario for World War III. Well, during the Cold War era, that is. The most action-packed novel from Clancy with almost all kinds of warfare you can imagine. Dogfights, submarine battles, tank attacks...This is Clancy at his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tag Garibay | 6/12/2011

    " This book is about a war that could have happened in the 1980's between NATO and the Soviet Union. This is a great book about war and was written for a "who could write a longest book in the allotted amount of time" contest between him and Stephen King. This is a book I would recommend to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Landrun01 | 5/23/2011

    " Genre - I loved the many subplots that drew seamlessly into a the whole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BamaGal (Naysa) | 5/15/2011

    " I always appreciated the fact that Clancy always tries to include women in his books where appropriate without it being forced. You can always count on female pilots, ops, and control agents in his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edmond | 4/1/2011

    " A great war college scenario for a hot war in Europe; perfect read for techno-chauvinists. But, in the end, all the Clancy I could handle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " getting too technical, might not go for more? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 e.West | 2/13/2011

    " This is a classic, a book that needs to be read every 3 years or so. Such a great effort at a time when Clancy could be edited. so, despite the techno, the book really moves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stumbl | 2/7/2011

    " one of the most amazing books I've read. the level of knowledge and attention to many details is amazing.
    out of several thousand books I've read , this is one of very few 5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 2/1/2011

    " Still my favorite Tom Clancy book. Maybe it has to do with the absence of Jack Ryan and his loaded history---I can just enjoy this book for itself without keeping track of 50 characters from the string of Ryan books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/29/2011

    " Despite the complexity of running several story lines simultaneously, this book holds up for year after year. I re-read portions every year or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/21/2011

    " Can't remember when I read this. It was a long time ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Illinifan | 1/7/2011

    " Should be required reading for all new officers in the Armed Forces for its leadership principles. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (1947–2013) was the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Red Rabbit, Teeth of the Tiger, and Red Storm Rising. His nonfiction work includes Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Every Man a Tiger, and Battle Ready. Clancy was the cofounder of Red Storm Entertainment, a video game developing company responsible for the successful Rainbow Six series, Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell series, and others.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.