This novel is boring and out of sync with all the other novels with Mitch Rapp. His story line had built over the years. But this, the story line about the CIA training is fantasy. The plot was too predictable and where did the suspense go. F___this and F___ that Stan Hurley. The profanity is too extreme and Stan Hurley’s character is just too bizarre. American Assassin reminded me of why I prefer English novels. This novel was a waste of my time. I gave up half way though, then after a three week break I thought to myself, ‘It’s got to get better’, but no it never did. It will be years before I try another Vince Flynn novel if ever. This is a two thumbs down book and I’m sorry to say I listened to the whole things and I’m worse off for doing so. I’m raving against the book!
Vince Flynn did a nice job filling in the gaps on how Mitch Rapp became Mitch Rapp. I enjoyed this book as I have with all of his novels.
I am now hooked on the Mitch Rapp series. I really enjoyed this audio book and story. So much so that I have started ready the entire Mitch Rapp series. I wish more of the Mitch Rapp books were UNABRIDGED.
Should of been the first Rapp book. Not The latest. It's very disconcerting after all
Rapp has been through to go back to his beginning
I never liked Authors who go back in time, after a long list of novels going foward in time. However, I can say that no more. Vince Flynn's American Assassin if the first book written looking in to a characters beginning that works. I have read all the Mitch Rapp series and this one is a home run.
I'm an inveterate Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fan, so this review is bound to be biased. I always look forward to the next book in the series, and this one was a bit of surprise, taking us back to Rapp's recruitment. It was no disappointment.
The characters continue to be fresh and believable. The action is intense and coupled with great suspense. Further, that great catharsis always present in Flynn's novels does not disappoint. George Guidall does his usual masterful narration. I cannot imagine a different narrator now that I have coupled the voice with this series.
Ordinarily, I get these books through our Carnegie Library. It was impossible for me to wait for this one to become available, so I downloaded it. It was well worth it.
The big downside of having such a reliable author is having to wait for his next release.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
Mitch Rapp is my favorite American hero character. When it's time to get hard core, he gets hard core. He thinks, he acts with extreme prejudice when necessary, and he has no remorse. Why? Because the people he eliminates don't care about hurting innocents as they plan death and destruction in the name of their extremist religious beliefs. I know we could never enjoy this character on the big screen like James Bond(our closest would be Jack Bower in the series "24") because it would be too politically incorrect. I'd love to see a new Mitch Rapp movie come out every two years just as James Bond did beginning in 1960.
This book started moving from the first few minutes clear through to the end. I found myself driving around the block a couple times just to finish a chapter. The narrator, George Guidall, was amazing. This is not my usual type of listen but I took a gamble and loved it.
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I normally read the reviews before buying, and I did with this book. I almost walked away and I actually started looking elsewhere but I came back to this book. This is one of a few books who had my attention from beginning to end. The one review who complained about grafic torture was far from truth. This was a well written book, and very enjoyable. A must read!!!!