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Red Metal

Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of the Gray Man series comes a startlingly realistic novel of World War III. 

A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control over the world's hi-tech sector for generations to come. 

Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy Pentagon job, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines. 

Through grand land, sea, and air battles to a small unit fighting hand-to-hand in the jungle, Russia and the US face off in a terrifying but thrilling battle for world dominance - with constant the threat of a Russian nuclear detonation ever present.

©2019 Mark Strode Greaney; Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley Rawlings (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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implausible

i really liked mark greaney before this book, and was really looking forward to this book. but it is so unreasonable in it's understanding of europe and Africa, and just how they work. it doesn't even seem to have done any research on NATO QRF forces, who they are, what they are, and what they do. what about Britain, was she just sitting there doing nothing!!!

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Russians are Coming!

goof read, good pace...probably skipping if your read Red Storm Rising recently as it's almost identical, but a good idea and will be a good movie someday....hopefully

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A struggle

Hard going, not an easy listen and too many abbreviations. Maybe the covid 19 situation has made it more difficult to concentrate and get absorbed in a book Also seems incredibly similar to another book Much prefer the grey man series

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Superb !

An excellent listen. Great plot and very well read. Reminds me very much of Tom Clancy at his very best. Like the ending which nicely sets up a sequel. If you like this type of book then I highly recommend Red Metal.

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Modern Day Combat at its best!

The depth of knowledge that has gone in to writing this book is apparent in every chapter! Great characters, with such depth and links it will have you hooked from the start! I bought this as a modern day Red Storm Rising! It’s so much more! One downside was the lack of British support! A glaring omission from the book! British Force have a presence in every theatre included in this book!

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  • 13-08-19

Absolutely Brilliant

If you enjoyed Red Storm Rising you will love this. Shame the British are left out if the story. I hope the sequel will be along soon. Thoroughly recommend.

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First rate modern military thriller.

Great story and premise. A first rate military thriller that harkens back to the Tom Clancy classics of yester years. Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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Brilliant fast paced story

Good fast action pact. With good Characters and excellent detail really enjoyed it. Only one thing wrong with it where are the British we always fight. Overall well worth a listen

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Too technical

Utterly tedious. Bogged down with technical details and yet completely devoid of any knowledge of the modern geopolitical situation.

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Tight, well-told, fast-paced military fiction

Really a 3.5 * A relentlessly entertaining military tale, filled with enough detail and gun porn to satisfy even the most discerning geeky aficionado of the genre. Addictive, binge-worthy and difficult to put down. Good narration. Missing is individual character development or any sort complex characterisation. Character function is to move the faced paced story along and mostof the characters are reasonably stereotypes. Would make a great Stanley Kubrick movie.

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  • Cathy
  • 13-12-19

The narrator is very good

I understand that this type of book will be like this. All shooting, blowing up, killing whatever. I think the author does a good job, but it is really a lot of hours of the same thing. I need more story, I guess. I let this book run through the whole thing, but all the battles are the same, so 3 hours later, that is still going on. 21 hrs .....and the narrator is still on a roll

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  • Jose G. Meras
  • 19-07-19

Excellent listen!

This is the best military audiobook I have listened to in a long time. It is rare for a military audiobook to get down into detail and strategy, and also have an excellent plot. This audiobook delivers. I just wish I could have listened to this audiobook on a cross country drive instead of to and from work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-19

Russkies Go Home

If you like fictional "What If" war stories such as Tom Clancy's RED STORM RISING or SWORDPOINT,..................... A good story teller Mark Greaney combines with an expert Military advisor Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley Raulings USMC to create a real page turner of a Military novel. Could it happen ?? Maybe....Maybe not.But if it did [or something like it] the tactics and state of the art weapons systems could be utilized as described. In a nutshell that and a great story is it's appeal. In fact there is so much there I will listen to it again in a few weeks and enjoy it just as much. Listening to Red Metal for 21 hours and 21 minutes.it seemed to pass very quickly. Probably more of a guy book but there are strong believable female warrior characters for women that might enjoy a good Tom Clancy novel. This would make for a Great Beach book.

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  • Kevin
  • 22-07-19

Mark Greaney Never Disappoints!

great paced, realistic nightmare scenario, crisp writing; I couldn't put it down! Lt. Colonel Rawlings your part in this novel is seamless! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next. Marc Vietor did a tremendous job presenting the material. Thank you for a GREAT listen

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  • Wayne
  • 19-07-19

Outstanding! Worth waiting for!

Mark Greaney is already at the top of authors of espionage thrillers. With this long and very complex military thriller he excels with a different genre. Setting up the various parts of RED METAL requires some time, but the listener should stick with the book to be rewarded by an outstanding novel. Marc Vietor's narration is superb.

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  • Dave Morlan
  • 20-07-19

A true heir to Tom Clancy.

In the tradition of Clancy's early novels. The story reflects the detail and flavor of modern war/politics.

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  • old family doc
  • 02-08-19

Multiple story lines

A bit hard to get attached to most characters as so many things happening at once

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  • Ron Indigo
  • 17-07-19

Amazing military thriller!

This is one heck of a book. The reader, Marc Vietor brings the 3D characters, stunning scenery and detailed plot to life. A must for military thriller lovers

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  • Mary Paz
  • 25-08-19

My first review

I have to comment that this book is written for vets and military personnel. Way to much emphasis on equipment and guns. Almost no character development

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  • Dustin Kimball
  • 02-08-19

aweful

Of all the books I have listened to this will be my first review. it was just so bad. i was so excited too after listening to all the gray man series. it's not like I didn't really give it a try. I made it through the first 8 hours. painfully. the story is so painstakingly detailed it is more like reading an encyclopedia. and the performance is probably worse than the story. his cadence is so irritating. he talks clearly then always goes into this rough sounding voice and ends with a weird uptick as if asking a question. nonstop. every sentence. I have never quit a book, even though a few I wanted to....this one was just too much for me to handle.

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