If you enjoy the series, this is a MUST Read. This book ties alot of the story line together and the story is Riveting! Loved it. Mitch Rapp reminds me of Jack Bauer from the former series 24... And of course George Guidall is captivating with his narration.
Would have been in the top tier if not for narration.
Flynn is one of my favorite thriller writers, anything by him is going to have a full, rich story and this one is no exception.
GET RID OF GUIDALL!! His voice reminds me of an old man with bad breath and body odor. I have listened to dozens of books read by him including the Gunslinger series and I find that his voice would be better suited to classics instead of thrillers. While I would go fishing with him I don't want to listen to him. His accent and the pitch and timbre of his voice subtract from the story. His characterizations are fine as long as the characters are 60+ years old but he doesn't do youth well
In a world.............
I love Vince Flynn. I have met people that remind me of the type of people he writes about so to me the characters are totally believable. The scenarios and situations he puts them in are exciting. Stretched reality yeah but it IS a story made to be entertaining, but hey who's to say things like this don't happen all the time. His stories are always technically accurate when it come to firearms. It cheeses me off to no end when an author who is supposed to do research shows complete ignorance and at times stupidity (King) when it comes to a characters most important gear in the thriller category. Flynn knows his stuff. BUT, as of this writing Guidall is still performing Flynn's books. Until he gets fired I'll be reading in print
I have listened to all of the Mitch Rapp series up until this book, and this is by the far the weakest. This book would be more enjoyable with a large portion of it left out. I am a conservative and I agree with the premise behind the book, yet I think the political undertones were a bit much for me. I am normally not a fan of abridged books, however in this case, I will make an exception. For Mitch Rapp fans that are faithfully following the series, buy this one in the abridged format and move on to the next book in the series.
I read a review about this book that kind of hit home. It is your typical male thriller that is full of stereotypes. Pretty blonde women and firm-jawed assassins. It was entertaining but typical.
Outstanding story from the beginning to end, I can hardly wait for my next Rapp novel.
It was a timely and fun story to listen to. A very fast paced book I couldn't stop listening to. Clearly fiction but you want to think it could happen that way.
The writing is not brilliant but it adequately moves the story forward quickly. It is an easy listen as the author does not bog the plot down in digresive rhetoric. The most notable flaw is the implausible ending. Can 2 sociopaths find redemption in the birth of a child? Considering the mayhem that had transpired in the book, the ending seemed a bit silly.
Trite and hackneyed, this improbable bit of genre trash may be of interest to male adolescents and those whose knowledge of the world is gained from Fox TV and talk radio. Populated by an"action figure" hero, Barbie doll female characters, stereotypical politicians, bureaucrats and Arabs, plus ample brand-name product placements, the book is ready-made for Hollywood scripting for a violence-packed action film.
The glorification of violence, shored up by a ludicrous premise, is the true message of the book despite the surprise ending. I'd rate it "no stars" if that were allowed.