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Red Star Rogue

By: Kenneth Sewell, Clint Richmond
Narrated by: Brian Emerson
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Summary

One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last.

Early in 1968, a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that the sub sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile.

We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. The Nixon administration launched a clandestine, half-billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. The successful recovery effort helped forge new relations between the U.S. and the Soviets, even as it revealed a treacherous plan to provoke war between the U.S. and China, a plan that, had it succeeded, would have had devastating consequences.

©2005 Kenneth Sewell and Clint Richmond (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Categories: History

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An amazing, probably true story, of how a rogue sun nearly unleashed Armageddon.

The book presents a well researched and well thought through narrative of what likely happened to the submarine, even though the details are still hidden by USA and Russian governments. Quite an interesting listen.

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Awful narration

Interesting story although seems a lot of it is a bit tenuous but still enjoyed the story but the narration was awful like being read to by a eight year old.

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eye opening

I confess to skipping a few chapters. Makes you wonder what's being hidden from us now considering the Ukraine situation.

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interessant

crazy story... it should make all of us think on this linda of risks... very close to a nuclear war...

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Difficult listen due to narrator

This narration doesn’t ‘flow’. Narrator takes pauses were there shouldn’t be (I’m guessing at the end of each line) and has strange intonations/inflictions.

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Great Story

What did you like most about Red Star Rogue?

This story is really interesting. The author manages to go into quite a lot of technical detail but doesn't let it get in the way of the story.

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Comprehensive Histrionical Analysis

We written
Well researched
A historical lesson for students of Naval History
Is Cold War over ?

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Excellent coverage of a topic, of which, not much was known. The information contained is overwhelming in detail, and one assumes, accuracy. It does manage to connect the dots for a number of already known facts and reveals a rather sinister, if not frightening, plot.
How one event in history can affect global relations is truly fascinating.
Superb, and engaging writing, and well worth a listen to.

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Very interesting..

Great content but chapter breaks are broken, not really an issue but it is sloppy.

I am a huge fan of submarine facts and in depth exploration of history, from that POV I really enjoyed this.

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good story - interesting

I found the whole story fascinating - more so as I had never heard of it before. I don't draw the same conspiracy conclusions s the author but that didn't spoil it .

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