I really like Mitch Rapp and love George Guidall's narration, but something was missing in this book. I'm not sure what it was, either too predictable story line or the ending was rushed. Knowing what happened in the previous book was helpful. The book was just OK but I felt could have been better.
Then you will love Mitch Rapp. It's too bad the series is required reading by anyone in public service. Great, and terrifying. It is incredible that our country's leadership can be as incredibly stupid as they are, this story points some of that stupidity out.
Previous reviews have called out the "realism" of Pursuit of Honor and I expect from a certain point of view that can be considered an asset.
Unfortunately in the real world there isn't a whole lot of action and there are a lot of meetings. That is OK in my day-to-day life but not what I want in an action-oriented novel.
I immensely enjoyed early Mitch Rapp novels but have been disappointed in the last two novels in the series. Mitch spends much more time talking about his feelings and the feelings of his partner than taking down bad guys.
I typically listen while jogging (about 45-50 minute chunks) and there were several times in this book when I would finish my run and realize that for my entire run there was nothing but boring dialog going on between the same 2 or 3 people. Even the terrorists were boring and talked too much...
I love Vince Flynn, but he dragged out the story in places a little too much. Made me really suspend reality to do so. In contrast, he rushes at the end...I felt like he just thought he should end it, so he wraps it all up in a neat little bow and stops. I really hated that. I was left feeling like something was missing. I don't know where he is going to go from here...and now I don't have that anticipation that I love.
I've listened to all of Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp" books and I've liked them all. This one is not quite as intriguing as the earlier books, but if you are a Mitch Rapp fan, it's worth the listen.
I have read and enjoyed all of Vince Flynn's previous books, and was extremely disappointed to find this offering had very little plot, and turned previously interesting characters into irritating and unlikeable caricatures. The entire book was about justifying torture and vigilante "justice". Pursuit of Honor? Not in my book. I think I've listened to my last Vince Flynn novel.
I am a big Vince Flynn fan, and really enjoyed reading his books in the past, especially "Consent to Kill", which is my favorite. Guidell does a great job of narrating them.
But now it seems that his recent books are just copies of what he's already written. I hate to say this about Flynn, because I am a big fan. But there was nothing new in this book. Same thing as before: Mitch Rapp chases sadistic terrorist around, always one step behind, while the terrorist unflinchingly kills anyone who gets in his way. The action always leads up to a final plot to blow up/assasinate someone or something important.
I would like to see Flynn add a little more originality to his books, he's starting to repeat himself.
Well, I have to admit that I would stay in my car to continue listening to this engaging plot!!! My Ben&Jerry's Cherry Garcia
melted and I didn't care!! Groceries took a backseat to this thriller!!
Vince Flynn is an excellent writer and this latest novel is no exception. Grabs you from the start and gives you both sides of the equation; The hero and the villans.
If you have enjoyed Mitch Rapp books in the past, you won't disappointed here. It was a compelling, satisfying "read". Highly recommended.