Vince Flynn takes you back to the beginning of Mitch's career and it is a real smack ... he lets the reader have it with all his creative power! The plot is actually very simple, but the interaction of the characters and the reality of how they interact really makes the book. Vince Flynn is my favorite author in this genre bar none at the moment. I am really looking forward to his next book; even if he creates a new character and/or series.
It was like chocolate cake at midnight! Ummmmmmmm Good. I have read all the Rapp books and I was delighted to meet a young verison of this character, however, now I am ready for the older and mature verison to return in the next novel. I am hoping Flynn is writing that now and will be out soon to quench the chocolate craving. Guidall was magnificant as usual. He has become the voice of Mitch Rapp in my head.
This book is highly rated, so I trusted the community, but was deeply disappointed in this audio book. George Guidall's naration of this didn't help at all and nearly put me asleep many times. It was hard to finish this one. This is my 6th audio book, and this was by far the worst one I listened to. Story line was predictable, nothing suprised me, and I knew the outcome of the book before it was half way over. It also didn't help that every other word coming out of Hurley's mouth was foul, violent language. This one was not for me. I wish I had used my credit on another book.
The story was okay, but I admit I am not one for grueling descriptions of torture. If that doesn't bother you, go for it!
In fact, I'd never have carried it around...one advantage of an audio book is that nobody knows what you are reading. See, my next book is Villette, and I bet I'm the only Flynn reader who goes next to Charlotte Bronte, with equal delight.
So now that you know what a snob I am, you should know that I LOVED this book, found myself listening at every opportunity. Violent, casual about civil liberties, women all ciphers...none of that interfered with the fun.
So yay for Flynn, I"ll read another now, thank you, and always look for George Guidall, one of the best readers ever.
Keeps true to form without being formulaic. Hard to imagine sometimes how to continue a series, and often jumping to the beginning doesn't work. This one did, enjoyed it immensely.
This was my first time listening to a Vince Flynn novel. It will not be my last. This was a very entertaining spy thriller. If you like the Bourne series, this will be a welcome addition to your library. The narrator's voice is rugged yet expressive and almost perfect for this type of story telling. I was very entertained by this book.
I live on Puget Sound and my wife and I spend our summers on our boat out on the water.
The characters in the book mouth a lot of words like honor, courage, and values. The author has little of these has he does a thinly veiled smear of a number of Americans that do not share his political views. While the story line and action are certainly compelling, his Fox Network view of the world is a bit off putting.
This is the 6th audio book i have listened to,i can only say it was awesome,George should get an academy award for this narration,Great Great book
I must have a read a completely different book from most of the reviewers. This book was boring, boring, shallow, prosaic, full of stereotypes and ultimately unrealistic. I have liked the narrator with other books, but he was totally inappropriate for this type of novel. Every character sounded the same and most sounded like crotchety old men. I found the plot confusing and hard to follow. The author was unable to generate any empathy (or sympathy) for any of the characters. The ending was totally predictable and quite unsatisfying. This was my first, and last, Vince Flynn book