A veritable book-on-tape-worm.
Flynn once again delivers a high-speed but extremely well thought out story. His character development in unmatched in the genre of political intrigue thrillers. The story line in Act of Treason is almost so outrageous that you wonder if American politicians could actually be as slimy, journalists as careless, and CIA operatives as efficient as they are as depicted in the book. In short, it's so ridiculous it could almost be true.
Absolutely! Flynn's dedication to character development takes nothing away from the story and doesn't slow down the plot one bit. I've read seven of his books and Act of Treason may be the best of all of them thus far.
George Guidall has the rare ability to BECOME the characters. His voice changes just enough to differentiate between the various characters while not losing any of the listen-ability for which he's so well known. And while I know I'm probably missing out on some great books, I can't even bring myself to listen to a Vince Flynn novel that isn't narrated by Guidall.
No one thing kept the pages turning (so to speak); the riveting plot was consistently thrilling throughout the entire story.
As with most of Flynn's Mitch Rapp series of novels, he once again delivers a knock-out punch with regards to plot and character development. It's one that could have easily gone for another 200 pages, which would have done this plot justice. The plot being what it is, the ending was extremely anti-climactic. It was entirely too short and could have been drawn out to have the main antagonists get what they truly deserved and what the plot seemed to be building to. However, in defense of the ending, it was nice to see Irene finally get her hands dirty.
Great story, great reader
many distinct voices, doesn't "overact," smooth transition between characters
Can't wait for my next credit so I can get the next book!
I started this series a few month ago, and I absolutely love all of them. George Guidall is an awesome narrator, and really adds to the suspense of this novel. The Mitch Rapp series is highly recommended....
I am a Company Rep in Central Qld. I travel around 60,000klms a year and rely on my Audiobooks to keep me company on my Country Trips!
I have become quite a fan of Vince Flynn's hero Mitch Rapp. Similarly, I concur with the reviewer who sang the praises of the Narrator, George Guidall. His delivery seems perfectly suited to the characters and is so good that one hesitates to try a book without him as narrator!
I liked the twist in this book and the build up & construction of the storyline.
Altogether, a good plot, well told!
I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.
The action and the adventure in which we see not only Rapp involved with but also Kennedy. I mean, righteous, poisoning in the the Oval office. So freaking cool
Rapp-he just is so cool with a no BS attitude for politics or stupid things get in the way of taking care of business and making sure America is safe from foreign or domestic enemies
No extreme reaction except pure enjoyment and not wanting to turn off the audio and listen until the end of the book
As always Vince Flynn has taken Mitch for a ride and amazingly Mitch fixes the nation's problems and prevails in the end even though he may not personally get ahead or even come out even, for Mitch its all about America and making sure she's safe and sound and prospering.
From plot to action this Mitch Rapp thriller even brings Irene Kennedy into the action.I only wish we indeed had operatives who worked for America the way these fictional characters do. Brilliant...!
By ensuring that the antagonist - VP Ross a detractor of the CIA, remained arrogant and untouchable until the very end was well done. The CIA's leverage placed upon the Swiss bankers to play ball was outstanding. And finally, in showing the clandestine elements associated with Saudi Arabia and their money lines linked to terrorism was well crafted.
The climax with Kennedy's involvement.
Too much in it for that.
Brilliantly weaved together. I would have liked to have learned of the Saudi connection being disposed of in the end.
there was consistency throughout the book which kept my attention
no, but i enjoy the authors disdain for beaurocracy and politicians
haven't had a bad Vince Flynn book yet
Just do yourself a favor and buy ALL the Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp books in order and listen to them that way. Great reading and suburb action. Among my favorites of all time - and I read and blog on many books.
The only thing I like hearing more than my mother in law saying good bye is Guidall reading Flynn.
I am going through the series, this is definitely good. Can't say it is one of the best in the series thus far, but still good nonetheless. Recommend.