I never read a Vince Flynn story before and downloaded this one because it got many great reviews. Although I found the story most time entertaining, it lacked depth in character building and plot line. Some characters, like the bully instructor was, more a caricature than a real person. Perhaps the characters are more fleshed out if you have read the other books, that come chronologically after this book. But as a starter it did not quite work for me.
The narrator did a great job and made me stay throughout the book.
This rates very high. I was familiar with the character of Mitch Rapp and is adventures, so it was great to see how he became the super-secret and deadly CIA operation/ assasin he is in today. The story never dragged, and always kept moving forward, leaving you wondering how was this going to work out.
Stan Hurley was my favorite this go around. Such a tough, nasty guy, he could be the only man to help make Mitch Rapp the man he would be. Plus, the narrator did an excellent job of bringing this character to life.
This was my first time hearing Mr. Guidall, and I would highly recommend him and cannot wait to hear another one of his narrations.
Most definitely. I wish I could have!
It was a nice "in the past" Vince Flynn book. I've read all that I know are out there so this was fun getting the picture of how Rapp started out. George Guidall sells all the Mitch Rapp books to me.
Introspective, humble, modest...i surround myself with loving people, i enjoy good conversation almost as much as comfortable silence.
Mitch Rapp is my hero
I loved the introduction to Rapp's career and all the magnetic characters
George is the man, he really brings these characters to life
There is new reason for terrorists to reconsider their occupation. That reason is Mitch Rapp.
All time favorite book.
Very compared to other novel by Flynn.
The background information about Rapp, how he got started and his relationship with Stan. You get to understand the where the loyalty came from.
This rate about the same with the other books.
Yes, the length is just right for a good day of reading ot listening.
A must read for fans, it answers some very important questions about the early Rapp.
I graduated in 2011 from Saint Michael's College with a degree in English and American Studies. I love all types of writing, from Stephen King to James Joyce. I especially like short stories.
This one was good. Like all Vince Flynn it was entertaining. I feel like the plot was lacking. I also felt like the backstory (which should have been the best part of the whole serious) was just not where it could have been.
Just a quick note - the story (only my 2nd reading of Flynn's work) was just as intriguing as the first. However, the narrator was not as satisfying. Hard to say why - the technique was just not as pleasing. Certainly not bad, no. Just...lacking in a subtle way the sense of urgency one might expect from the storyline. The cadence was a bit forced, too, so that you hang on his last sentence, waiting on the next.
This may seem picky but for me the story needs to be enhanced with the telling. So I am a bit more demanding perhaps. Do not let it stop you from buying the book!! Just know that it may be a bit much after the first few hours...
Best of series, reader brings story to life. Characters are ones you love and hate at the same time. Listened to it three times. Glad they went back to George G to narrate subsequent series, the others just didn't measure up.
Read order on the Vince Flynn Website, is American Assassin, Kill Shot and then the rest of the books in order listed in Audible. I listened to Term Limits first which was I good start. I found it annoying when I listened to the series as in Audible and found two books out of order.