Summary

Stalking the Red Bear, for the first time ever, describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine during the Cold War - the one man aboard a sub who makes the critical decisions - taking us closer to the Soviet target than any work on submarine espionage has ever done before.
This is the untold story of a covert submarine espionage operation against the Soviet Union during the Cold War as experienced by the commanding officer of an active submarine. Few individuals outside the intelligence and submarine communities knew anything about these top-secret missions.
Cloaking itself in virtual invisibility to avoid detection, the USS Blackfin went sub vs. sub deep within Soviet-controlled waters north of the Arctic Circle, where the risks were extraordinarily high and anything could happen. Listeners will know what it was like to carry out a covert mission aboard a nuke and experience the sights, sounds, and dangers unique to submarining.
©2009 Peter Sasgen (P)2017 Tantor
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"An exciting and realistic journey deep into the cold black waters of covert submarine espionage during the Cold War era." (Kenneth Sewell, New York Times best-selling author)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan on 04-09-17

Interesting Listening.

A "factional" look at, cat and mouse, US cold-war sea patrols in the Barents Sea.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Irishguy on 02-06-18

Entertaining story overall

Good story overall, though if you've read other books on the topic then there is not much new in here. The tone and performance felt a bit monotone.
Good but not worth the price of a credit.

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5 out of 5 stars
By James B. Cookinham on 26-01-18

How it really was on Fast Attack Subs in the 1970’s

I was a Submarine Officer on a Fast Attack Sub at the time of this book and everything in the book rings true to me. Many times in books about submarines the story is exaggerated to make the story more exciting. That does not work for me the first untruth I read ruins the book for me and this book is most truthful.

It seems to me the author must have had a super relationship with an x-sub captain and the story rings as the facts and not some wild story. If you are interested in what it felt like to be on a Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine during the Cold War this book is for you.

Great job by the author!!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Boom Depleter on 17-03-18

Excellent (a bit brief) book about submarine ops

This was amazing. I am slowly working my way through all the major Cold War submarine ops books and this just happened to be toward the end of my list, simply due to it's short length. I almost didn't buy it at all due to this. I'm glad I changed my mind. This was a brilliant retelling of Holy Stone sub ops with nice technical detail and storytelling.

I really love how much of this book takes place on submarines and not from a boardroom or from the polished brass & teak furnished quarterdeck of an admiral's Carrier. Many exciting scenarios and vingettes about a brave type of warrior.

Great read, great listen, fantastic narrator, I loved this one.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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