One of the less than positive reviewers said ???If you are looking for your first Vince Flynn novel, don't choose this one.??? and I agree. While I loved the inside view, going back in time, finding out how Irene found Mitch, finally understanding why the two are so close; someone who has never read any other books might not appreciate those things. On the other hand, what a great introduction to the series, and I envy the person who has all the books to ???read??? especially now that Vince is releasing the back catalog in unabridged. As one of the reviewers in ???my camp??? said, ???I wish we had more Mitch Rapps.??? Vince Flynn takes a lot of risks (surprises) in his writing, this was another one.
This sounds odd but the torture scene was awesome. More Flynn!!!! George Guidell is by far the best reader I have heard, and I have been a loyal member since 2003!
George Guidall could make an econ book sound interesting - but give him Mitch Rapp, in his early years even better, and the you won't be able to stop listening. This book explains in detail the who, what, when, where, how and why of Mitch Rapp and his early beginnings and training.
This is the book to get.
Just finished American Assassin, I have read, I believe all of Mr. Flynn's Mitch Rap series. It was nice to see how it all started. I am going to go back to the series in order and try to understand with the konwledge of this book.
This play's a lot like the Bourne series.
I download books to my i-pod to listen to while I walk. This is such a great book and I love the author. I'll search for books read by him regardless of the author. I was just lucky this time because the book and the narrator are good.
As a big fan of Vince Flynn I was disappoined with the American assassin.
It was an attempt to give some insight into Mitch Rapp and how it all began for him but it didn't work, it was a good idea gone bad. Too many endless, boring, conversations between secondary characters and too little of the white knuckle action that makes Flynn's books so hard to put down. I look forward to Flynn getting back to the stuff that makes him one of my favorite authors.
I live in a small town. I love Suspense Thrillers, CIA type books, Detective Books. I sometimes listen to some books based on true facts.
I like this character. I am glad I got this book , This tells how Mitch came to be.
I found this boring, with cliche characters and plot, no real suspense, and too much violence - Mitch Rapp just loves killing and shows no remorse. He's a one-dimensional character. I'm sure Vince Flynn wanted to show how he became an assassin, since this deals with him as a young man getting into the business, but I still found the glorification of killing horrifying. The torture scenes were gruesome. The plot was confusing, with various political factions fighting and no real explanation of their differences. Most of the characters sounded the same. I read Act of Treason first and thought it was much better. Lee Child's Jack Reacher is a more interesting character than Mitch Rapp.