I always enjoy when the author goes back to the beginning and let you see how it all started. It gives you so much insight on the lead character and it helps when the author makes that read as exciting as this one.
Love the early years of Mitch! Great read and great narrator. I was very hesitant at first and thought this would be fluff, but Flynn did not disappoint with this great book. You can truly see the neofite that Mitch was and can better understand why he became the man he is. Can't wait for more!!
I would, it was a good read. The author could have developed the characters more and added details about relationships. I was a little thin. The main character is a mystery man for most of the book and even at the end you really don't know him very well.
Arthur Clarks 2001
The rescue in Beirut, but it could have been much more detailed than it was. Too fast, too predictable, no chance for the good guys to lose.
It would be fluff - so look for Johhny Depp and Emilo Estevez
Going back to Grishom
In a review of the previous Mitch Rapp book I had commented that the series seemed to be moving towards more politics and less action. This book was a marked deviation from that trend. It delivered exactly what I expected, a fast paced high action spy book. Very little discussion of Washington politics and lots of action.
George Guidall once again does an excellent job of reading the book and really paces well with the story.
The performance was excellent! The storyline was excellent. The language, metaphors, and imagery were very filthy quite often. Although this may be the reality, it was somewhat sickening. Overall, I recommend the book if you have the mind to wade through the feces of language and content.
I am not sure why I keep buying these - they are really quite objectionably right wing and extreme. But I love them as fast paced yet detailed thrillers that imagine a cut throat world of clandestine agents saving us all from the bad guys. So if you like airport fiction, you'll love this. But don't think too hard....
This is one of the best
I couldn't stop listening to this.
George Guidall is a supurb narrator!
Overall, one of the best yet!
This was my first Vince Flynn book in the Mitch Rapp series. I looked around on the internet to find out in which order I should buy the books, and American Assassin turned out to be the first.
The books is great. Good story, great tempo, there never real was a dull moment. So why no 5 stars? Simple, the last chapters were good, but the end of the story just seemed to be rushed.
Without giving any spoilers, the end, before the epilogue, it was pale in comparison to how the other action sequences were written.
Will it keep me from reading other Vince Flynn books? Nope. Just started on number 2 in the series (according to the timeline) Kill Shot.
This is my first Mitch Rapp/Vince Flynn novel and it's my last. I'm new to this genre but after listening to Jo Nesbot's