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Posted: 4/19/2017 10:18:18 PM EDT
I listen to audio books when I'm going to and from work.  I just listened to Red Storm Rising after having read it years ago, and I realized that I had forgotten how much I like that book and that type of story. One of the things I liked about the book was it did very good presenting the bigger picture and the story did not center on one individual who against all odds saves the day.  Does anyone have any other book recommendations for other stories dealing with the Cold War and the escalation of the Cold War into a shooting war that are similar?  Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:18:47 PM EDT
The War in 2020, Ralph Peters.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:25:20 PM EDT
Harold  Coyle...

Sword Point
The Ten Thousand
Bright Star
Team Yankee
Trial by Fire

Larry Bond
Red Pheonix
Cauldron
Vortex
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:26:35 PM EDT
Red storm rising "the prequel"
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:29:18 PM EDT
The charm school by Nelson demille.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:31:32 PM EDT
If you want RSR but set in Korea, Larry Bond is your man. Red Phoenix is fantastic, as is the followup released last year Red Phoenix Burning.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:31:43 PM EDT
Red Army by Ralph Peters
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All of his books... demille is awesome.  Read night fall.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:42:32 PM EDT
Team Yankee and red Phoenix
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Sword Point
The Ten Thousand
Bright Star
Team Yankee
Trial by Fire

Larry Bond
Red Pheonix
Cauldron
Vortex
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This is the book l was going to name.  I remember it as being decent and a quick read.
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Read my mind.
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38 North Yankee, Ed Ruggero.  You're welcome.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:53:42 PM EDT
Eric Harry's "Arclight".


Much more concerned with the geopolitics as America fights a limited nuclear war, but a couple of characters end up in units invading Russia.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:04:19 PM EDT
More by Larry Bond:

Vortex (1991)
Cauldron (1993)
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Eric Harry's "Arclight".


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That is a great book.

Red Phoenix is the only other one that comes close.

All the others suck in comparison.  And Ralph Peters is a total waste of time.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:10:52 PM EDT
While not quite in the same genre as Red Storm Rising check out Louie L'Amour 's book "The Last of the Breed".   A US Air Force pilot,  who is an Apache or was he Souix, goes missing in Siberia and uses his childhood lessons to live off the land.

Also L'Amour's "The Walking Drum" is about a mideval trade caravan traipsing around central and eastern Europe.  Of course there's bandits and thieves involved.

I really enjoyed both books.
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All of his books... demille is awesome.  Read night fall.
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I've read quite a few, never disapointed. Loved the Lions game. I see there's a sequel.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:18:27 AM EDT
The Third World War: August 1985

by General Sir John Hackett

I read it a number of years ago and really liked it.
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Red Army by Ralph Peters
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Yes, this is a correct answer.  Read it twice.
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More by Larry Bond:

Vortex (1991)
Cauldron (1993)
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He also cowrote RSR.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:37:13 AM EDT
I just wish I could play the old RSR game on my iPad.  
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:40:50 AM EDT
As others have mentioned Team Yankee.
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This is a good one along with the Third World War that has also been mentioned.  Team Yankee is the down on the ground battle while The Third WW is a much larger overview of the entire war.  The TWW is the book that inspired Team Yankee.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 11:13:34 AM EDT
Please tell me you didn't listen to the god awful abridged version of RSR. It pretty much is a totally different story than the 31hr Unabridged.

My recommendations would be Team Yankee and Red Phoenix.
Looks like the majority of the ones folks are mentioning aren't available as audio books (at least on Audible).
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 11:15:27 AM EDT
RSR is really in a class of its own.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 11:22:14 AM EDT
Tagged for some new (old) books to read.
I need to re-read Red Storm Rising. Haven't read it since Jr. High in the 80s.
Last year I re-read Patriot Games and it was much cheesier than I remember as a teen.
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I listened to an abridged version years ago, wish they would do a full.

Red Army is a good one to read right after Team Yankee.
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Sword Point
The Ten Thousand
Bright Star
Team Yankee
Trial by Fire

Larry Bond
Red Pheonix
Cauldron
Vortex
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These. 
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While not quite in the same genre as Red Storm Rising check out Louie L'Amour 's book "The Last of the Breed".   A US Air Force pilot,  who is an Apache or was he Souix, goes missing in Siberia and uses his childhood lessons to live off the land.

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Sounds like a good story so I ordered a copy. Never read any of L'Amour's work.
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Please tell me you didn't listen to the god awful abridged version of RSR. It pretty much is a totally different story than the 31hr Unabridged.

My recommendations would be Team Yankee and Red Phoenix.
Looks like the majority of the ones folks are mentioning aren't available as audio books (at least on Audible).
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Thankfully, I listened to the full 31 hour version.  I generally don't like the abridged versions of books and I am definitely glad I stayed away from this one.

Unfortunately, you're right and alot of them are not available on Audible.  I think that Red Phoenix and Team Yankee are going to be my next two choices.  I'll see if I can track down audio books for some of the other suggestions, even if they are on CD.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 4:12:42 PM EDT
Just got Red Phoenix on Kindle for $3.99 and added the Audible book for another $1.99.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 7:18:01 PM EDT
Timely.  I'm listening to Red Storm Rising this week driving around Texas.  I don't know how many times I've read or listened to it, but it's more than a few since the book was first published.

Unabridged, of course.

Morris just took over Rueben James.  Chicago and her fellow 688 subs just reached the ice pack in preparation of laying some whoopass on the Soviet bomber bases.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 7:31:43 PM EDT
I don't know if there is an audiobook version, but Barrett Tillman's The Sixth Battle- amazon link is excellent.

eta- Gunship: Spectre of Death is a novel set in Vietnam about AC-130 operations, it is a great book. The author was a USAF Spectre sensor operator.
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RSR is really in a class of its own.
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It is a highly entertaining read
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Timely.  I'm listening to Red Storm Rising this week driving around Texas.  I don't know how many times I've read or listened to it, but it's more than a few since the book was first published.

Unabridged, of course.

Morris just took over Rueben James.  Chicago and her fellow 688 subs just reached the ice pack in preparation of laying some whoopass on the Soviet bomber bases.
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I read RSR back when it was first published...My BIL was a BT1 stationed on the USS Pharris (FF-1094) at the time.




I know, CSB
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 8:48:14 PM EDT
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I don't know if there is an audiobook version, but Barrett Tillman's The Sixth Battle- amazon link is excellent.
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Heck, I think that only got a paperback release. It is a great read.
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I read RSR back when it was first published...My BIL was a BT1 stationed on the USS Pharris (FF-1094) at the time.




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Did the front fall off during his cruise?
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