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Red Metal

Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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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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Riveting Story

I was always a huge fan of Tom Clancy and have missed his work since his untimely death. I have been searching for something else of that calibre ever since. I definitely found it. Mr. Greaney is an excellent writer and I have finally found a worthy successor to Mr. Clancy in my book collection. The story was fast paced and the performance of the narrator was excellent.

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Great performance

I thought the performance was great, but the story was sub-par. It didn’t hook me at all, and some of the characters were so cliched I would roll my eyes.
Too bad, as I enjoyed Mark Greaneys story’s before.

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a lot like Tom Clancy

the story started out with a lot of hype and politics, very much like a Tom Clancy novel, but it certainly got going about half way through!
not quite what I'm used to from Mark Greaney.

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Good escape novel.

Although I thought it was a bit cliched, with some predictable outcomes, I still found it engaging and enjoyable. There is still suspense, some surprises, and characters you will feel for.

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Couldn't put it down

Couldn't put it down. Wisened to the book from start to finish. riveting and action packed. Found the characters well developed and the action very believable. overall an excellent story up there with Red Storm Rising.

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  • Jose G. Meras
  • 2019-07-19

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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  • Wayne
  • 2019-07-19

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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  • Ron Indigo
  • 2019-07-17

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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  • 2019-07-20

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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  • David Morlan
  • 2019-07-20

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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  • Carlos Alfredo
  • 2019-07-21

One of the better books I have listened to lately.

A very well written book by knowledgeable authors. Exciting and fastpaced, this book will keep you up all night trying to find out what happens next.

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  • old family doc
  • 2019-08-02

Multiple story lines

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

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  • Kevin
  • 2019-07-22

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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  • C,L, Richey
  • 2019-07-20

Echoes of Clancy and Coyle

No spoilers. This is a good military techno thriller. If you enjoyed Clancy’s Red Storm Rising or Coyle’s Sword Point or Team Yankee you’ll enjoy this book.

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  • George Haas
  • 2019-08-04

Gray man come home

Just nothing even close to a Greaney story. In one word, Boring
I got to 13 hrs left and I left. Sorry

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