Jack Ryan (publication order)

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The Hunt for Red October Summary

The runaway international number one best seller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career and introduced his acclaimed hero, Jack Ryan, in the ultimate submarine adventure - now reissued with a new cover.

Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia's ultrasecret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime. The most incredible chase in history is on....

The Hunt for Red October...the classic story of a spellbinding battle of nerves, above and below the waves, unrivalled in its authenticity and breath-stopping suspense.

©1984 Tom Clancy (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Hunt for Red October

    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Lance C Fuller
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 84

    The runaway international number one best seller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career and introduced his acclaimed hero, Jack Ryan, in the ultimate submarine adventure - now reissued with a new cover. Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia's ultrasecret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Artrocious

    • By Jude Lian on 23-02-18

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 2

    • Patriot Games

    • Jack Ryan
    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, Jack dives forward to intervene. By his impulsive act, he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men who will not sit on their hate. In an explosive wave of violence, Jack's new enemies will seek to make him pay for his act of salvation...with his life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration renders this a failure

    • By Euan on 10-02-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 3

    • The Cardinal of the Kremlin

    • Jack Ryan, Book 4
    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    In the Soviet hills of Dushanbe near the Afghanistan border, an otherworldly array of pillars and domes rises into the night. Between the USA and the Soviet Union, no contest is more urgent than the race to build the first missile defense system, and no one knows that more than the two men charged with assessing the Soviet's capabilities: Colonel Mikhail Filitov of the Soviet Union, an old-line warrior distrusted by the army's new inner circle of technocrats, and CIA analyst Jack Ryan, hero of the Red October affair. Each must use all his craft to arrive at the truth, but Filitov gets there first?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book.

    • By Andi Radburn on 14-04-16

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 4

    • Clear and Present Danger

    • Jack Ryan
    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 30 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    At what point does criminal activity threaten national security? When can a nation respond to it as to an enemy? These are the questions Jack Ryan must consider when he hears the awful news: Colombian drug lords, tired of being harassed by US law enforcement agents, have assassinated three high American officials, and that is just the beginning. The message is clear: Leave us alone. But they have pushed too far. Someone steps quietly over the line they have drawn, deploying covert-action teams in Colombia, intending to take the fight to the enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book

    • By mark on 24-04-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 5

    • The Sum of All Fears

    • Jack Ryan, Book 6
    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 33 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East - as Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: they have their hands on a nuclear weapon and have placed it on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union. The terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story line

    • By Lotus on 16-01-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 6

    • Debt of Honor

    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 36 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage. Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths - America.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful monotone narration

    • By Hano Verian on 30-01-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 7

    • Executive Orders

    • Jack Ryan, Book 8
    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 51 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    The US President, along with most of the Cabinet and Congress, is dead. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fast paced and exciting.

    • By jpp on 25-07-16

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 8

    • The Bear and the Dragon

    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 42 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis unlike any he has ever known. A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears - including antiterrorism specialist John Clark - to Moscow, for he fears the worst is yet to come. And he’s right. The attempt has left the already unstable Russia vulnerable to ambitious forces in China eager to fulfill their destiny. If they succeed, the world as we know it will never look the same. If they fail, the consequences may be unspeakable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The ending had my heart pounding in my chest!

    • By RoguePlank on 04-12-14

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

    • The Teeth of the Tiger

    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't judge Tom Clancy on this ridiculous reading.

    • By Mr. M. Curtis on 15-03-14

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 11

    • Dead or Alive

    • By: Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Clancy Read

    • By Alan on 09-01-11

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 12

    • Locked On

    • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 639
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From start to finish

    • By Benjamin on 07-01-12

    Regular price: £9.89

  • Book 13

    • Threat Vector

    • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Mr on 09-07-14

    Regular price: £16.49

  • Book 14

    • Command Authority

    • By: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429

    Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative looking into the suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan’s dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin code-named Zenith.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful

    • By Simon on 12-10-14

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 15

    • Full Force and Effect

    • A Jack Ryan Novel
    • By: Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book in the series

    • By anthony on 06-12-14

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 16

    • Tom Clancy Commander in Chief: Jack Ryan, Book 11

    • By: Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    Abandoned by other international leaders, Jack Ryan alone counters the threat posed by Russian president Valeri Volodin. This isn't the first time that the dictator has threatened world peace, but this time he's playing a very nuanced game, moving chess pieces around the board while isolating Ryan from the rest of the international community. Fortunately, Jack Ryan, Jr. and the rest of his Campus team find themselves in the middle of action with a vital clue to the Russian's intentions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, in the spirit of Tom Clancy

    • By A. Standen on 23-01-16

    Regular price: £34.99

  • Book 17

    • Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance

    • A Jack Ryan Novel
    • By: Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607

    A US Navy commander is attacked by an unidentified Russian man while having dinner with his wife. A CIA operative travelling on a Canadian passport is intercepted and interrogated at Tehran Airport. A team of FBI officers are arrested by Indonesian police for travelling under fake passports in Jakarta. These apparently unrelated incidents point to a compromise in US government security, and Jack Ryan and his team must find out where it is coming from.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book by Mark Greaney

    • By dan on 19-12-16

    Regular price: £34.99

  • Book 18

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    • Tom Clancy: Power and Empire

    • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 18
    • By: Marc Cameron
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  • Book 19

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    • Tom Clancy Oath of Office

    • Jack Ryan Novel Series, Book 19
    • By: Marc Cameron
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