Our Country has lost its moral blueprint and is full of PC nonsense. The right and left seem to be further apart today then ever before and no one wants to take a stand on putting an end to it. Muslims flew planes into building and killed thousands of Americans and today we actually have a large segment of society that will allow them to build a mosque there and accuse all that appose as being racist. What in the World has happened to us? In reality we may not be able to do anything about our direction but Mitch Rapp can! He doesn't take crap from anyone and I love reading about his "Cowboy Ways"! This book is terrific. Please keep him going.
I was looking forward to this book, but the narrator almost put me too sleep after 20 minutes. I will probably just read the book. Too bad I can't get my credit back.
Weak story line. Annoying narration.
R.C. Bray Narrated book. "Mountain Man"
It was like listening to an old drunk Cartman. ( from Southpark.)
I really tried to push through it but couldn't. I believe it could have been good but there just wasn't enough depth in the characters. And Cartman narration was just too much.
A veritable book-on-tape-worm.
Exceptionally crafted storytelling.
It's a little like Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. Much like John Kelly, Mitch Rapp is a noble protagonist motivated to reckon with those who've wronged him; however, American Assassin delivers the back-story to Flynn's earlier Rapp novels, making Rapp a fledgling right-setter in the early stages of his training and career. This adds depth and humanity to his character while his wounds are still fresh.
The scene after Rapp's training where Hurley educates Rapp on his missteps on his first operation. The scenes where he sets the stage for Rapp and Richards in the car on their way to Hamburg are also wildly entertaining. Despite his rough edges, you can tell that Hurley has a sincere sense of honor and duty. Not only to his country and his job, but to those he's charged to train. Hurley is a real character -- your achetypical "old school" assassin who takes no lip and has no problem telling people what he really thinks -- and Guidall plays him to a tee.
The end, although a little anti-climactic, gave me hope for our Government -- if there truly are people like Thomas Stansfield in positions of power.
Despite this being the 11th Rapp novel, it was the first one I listened to after my dad turned me on to Flynn. It was just the luck of the draw that it was the book where it all started with Rapp, but I've been hooked on Rapp novels ever since. I've listed to every one George Guidall has narrated and each one has been a nail-biter the whole way through. The kicker is that they have tremendous replay-ability. However, Guidall is the only one who can really capture the essence of the characters so I can't bring myself to buy any of the other Rapp novel audiobooks that he doesn't read. I'm not going to quit Flynn by any means, but I'll be getting the paperbacks to read manually. I'll just have to read them in Guidall's voice.
Indeed I would. Story & performance kept me involved the whole way. Couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to other things (like sleep!).
Too many to mention
Every single one of them.
More of this quality, please
This was my first Vince Flynn novel and I am now a fan of his and planning to buy previous works of his. This is a great spy book as it seems very realistic in that it has real politics and views the people behind the spies and realistic action situations. George Guidall did a great job with the narration as he has a great voice for this type of book and used great inflections for each character. As I listened to it I found that I had a hard time stopping it, as it was addictive to listen to.
I love books!
Bought this book as the reviews were good and the story seemed intresting. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Now I find out there are several more in this series but this one went back to the beginning and the others follow. Guess I'll have to go back to get in chronological order. But, it was entertaining which is what you want out of a book.
This was my first audible book. I loved it. Gripping and suspenseful. I couldn't get enough.
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
A great story, telling how Mitch got his start. The character Mitch Rapp ranks up there close to Jack Reacher doing good the way we all would do if given the opportunity and the skill set. This book provided me with non-stop thrilling action with a fair bit of humor. A Great Listen.