can't put a finger on it. but just not right.
like the ending very much. i wish the rest of the book was as exciting.....
the narrator was good.
almost did not continue to listen to it. but the ending was good.
This book in the Mitch Rapp series carries on the tradition of excellent work by Flynn. A disconcerting storyline that makes the reader uncomfortable and Mitch to the rescue. Great reading performance by Guidall as always.
Good books and peaceful days...
Depends on the friend. But yes, to someone open to good character development, and an entertaining read, absolutely!!
This is actually a fantastic story if you can get past the elderly narrator -- who's polished, sophisticated, and perfect for a lot of (other) Audible books, but not to represent a character who's billed as the most elite of the pack, in physical skill & ability to kill . . . In under 5 seconds, with his bare hands, no less.
My main gripe, tho, is that Flynn, who obviously seems to have the talent to entertain, refuses to exert any energy in solving the challenge(s) that all WRITER's face - for example, figuring out how to suspend the readers's disbelief regarding an agent who's 'allowed' to torture and kill with immunity w/in the US despite protests from his boss, field partner, not to mention the fact that this main character has sworn to uphold those pesky 'right to due-process laws' that set the US apart from our 'enemy' countries.
Yet Flynn refuses to come up with a creative solution to Flynn-the-writer's dilemma -- I.e., how to come up with a reason (besides Rapp being crazy or somehow out-of-control) that gives Rapp-the-main-character an excuse that allows him to somehow get away with torturing, then killing other US citizens, including a top-level administrator. That would take true writing chops. But, instead, Flynn lazily uses a comparison to PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION -- a procedure only used when the mother's life is threatened (and NOT for "depression"), as Flynn writes to his (stupid?! he thinks) readers?!! saying that this kind of abortion is the same thing, morally, ethically & legally, as Rapp's torture and murder. All I'm saying here is, Put some effort into the writing process, Flynn, instead of resorting to these knee-jerk, divisive tactics. Why? Because when you don't, like in this story, you insult the intelligence of the very people who allow you to live the life of a king. Shame on you. And (gently, kindly) lose the narrator, too.
Otherwise, a really good book. Seriously.
George Guidall continues with his excellent narration of the Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp series. Few people would say this, but this series has saved my life on several occasions. Spending many hours on the road (often solo) listening to Flynn's books keeps you awake. There are always several directions the characters chase as the plot unfolds. Recent debacles in Benghazi sure make us realize not only are these books and characters based on real life heroes, but these things can go sideways in a heartbeat. There is incredible insight to the inner workings of the clandestine CIA efforts worldwide. These books could be high school text books or required reading with all they reveal about government, politics and risky efforts made to keep America Safe. Freedom isn't Free.
When Rapp tricks his friend into taking credit for rescue of Americans so he can move him to a more secure environment for both him and his family, but it backfires.
might be enjoyable, but not hard to pick up as it rolls out.
While a occasional mispronunciation or tactic is off the mark, for the most part these books are extremely accurate in their portrayal of this most necessary service in our defense of America.
Maybe in a couple of years. it was a great story.
I was introduced to the Series by American Assassin which I loved, Kill Shot was good too. Sadly I had to endure some of the early books to get right through the series and they got better and better with a small lull in the middle. This was a great novel by an author at the top of his game.
I enjoyed the Mike Nash part of the story and his conflict between being a family man and a Counter terrorism operative.
Extreme Measures and Pursuit are the same book cut into 2. You need to listen to them both close together but it is a great end to the series if he only continues to write prequels.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Mike Nash. The human side showed thru this time.
When Adam was being interrogated.
A great listen. I am moving on to see who Rapp is after now.
Kept me a fan
Will have to listen again it has been a while
I'm so glad than Mr. Flynn put Stan Hurley back into the story. He was really missed in the last several books. What set this book apart from the others is that you were almost rooting for one of the terrorists (Hakim). Maybe he will be used as an asset in future novels.
George Guidall is a master. I have enjoyed everyone of his narrations.
This was my second Vince Flynn book, I am hooked. Love the story line, love the suspense, love the narrator. Extreme Measures was my first book. I am now going to go back and start with the first book in the series.
If you like suspense and you like tough American heroes (like Jack Bauer in the old 24 TV Series) you will love these books. Mitch Rapp (main character) reminds me so much of Jack Bauer.
And the narrator is easily one of my favorites. VERY Entertaining, Highly recommend!
Caution: you will get hooked!