I loved this book. Great prequel. Flynn has become better with time. And as is true of most prequels of characters that have earned some traction with the audience, it's very enjoyable to read about how it all started. best Flynn yet.
I immensely enjoyed this audiobook! I have not read any of the other installments of the Mitch Rapp series, but after listening to this one I plan on starting on the first book immediately. Great storyline and great characters.
If you enjoy the macho man, you will love Mitch Rapp as the CIA recruit and his relationship with his "drill instructor". The plot was excellent and filled with humor. Vince Flynn is the master in this genre. His most usual narrator is George Guidall and he couldn't be better. George also narrates Craig Johnson's wonderful series placed in Wyoming with Sheriff Walt Longmire. If you have missed these I recommend them-different than Flynn's novels but also FIVE STAR quality in writing and narrating.
Vince Flynn weaves another amazing story with the beginnings of Mitch Rapp and his initiation to fighting terrorists. I have enjoyed the stories about Mitch for years but always wondered about how he was actually introduced to the CIA. The book begins near the ending of this story and then Flynn unfolds the complexities and chaos of his new life in the CIA. Couldn't put it down, and again find myself eagerly waiting for another masterpiece by Vince Flynn.
This was my first encounter with a Flynn novel and I have to say it was enjoyable. I was a bit nervous starting the Mitch Rapp series with this book and not his first, but since this is really the introduction of the character anyway it works out just fine.
I was a bit disappointed at the ending (not with the outcome, but the pacing).
Stan Hurely..More More More !!! please we need him in these books I love this guy,Ive never laughed from a book like I did crying with tears in my eyes God bless the narrator and the author
The only problem with this book is that it ended as soon as it did! The combination of Flynn and Guidall is unbeatable. In latter pages I was literally crying from laughter at one of the character's (who is a character) behavior. The writing and performance are superb! Let's have another!
I have read Vince Flynn's previous two books and thought they were excellent adventures. This one was not so good. American Assassin follows a similar pattern to the last two books with Mitch as a highly skilled loaner working outside the government. Prisoners are taken, tortured, rescued by Mitch. I think its the torture part with detailed descriptions of fingernails being pulled out with pliers that turns me off. The adventure is pretty good but very similar to his previous books. Also, it is pretty unrealistic that a single guy can overwhelm numerous armed enemy without a scratch.
Please note: If your are a person that listens to a book while trying to go to bed or zone out into the book while commuting, I can almost guarantee you will be late for work. Especially if you work in a building where no electronics are allowed. The first night I listened to American Assassin, I stayed up 4 hrs later than I should and woke up an hour later than I should. Days 2, 3, 4 I found myself taking the long way to work, eating lunch in my car, and anxiously running errands for the family just to have uninhibited time with the book. The flow of the book break neck speeds, the narrator sharp & on point, the characters...Mitch Rapp = All American Bad A**