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  • Red Storm Rising

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

When Moslem 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 neutralise NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuvers 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • stunning war drama

  • By Anonymous User on 16-01-2019

Sorely let down by the narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-2018

The narrator sounds like a computer generated voice and this title is slavishly read as the original text rather than actually read as a person would. The abbreviation mk. donating the work mark is read as it constituent letters M K as an example and this is done throughout. This is fine if you are familiar with the parlance but not so much if you are not.

Story is still a classic