American Assassin provides great background on Mitch Rapp, but you may be disappointed if you have read other Mitch Rapp books first. From future books, we know Mitch to be a die-hard super killing machine--so it is a bit awkward to see him as a wet-behind-the-ears recruit. However, the story is still amazing and Vince Flynn continues to entertain. George Guidall is once again AWESOME at narrating the story of Mitch and really brings the characters to life.
Knowing how Mitch Rapp came to be "The Mitch Rapp".
When young Mitch beat the crap out of Hurley. No one could believe it. I loved the humor in this book. I found myself laughing out loud.
George Guidall is the very best! His gravely voice and inflections are perfect.
It made me laugh!
This will be a great start to a wonderful film series. We now have our own American James Bond!!
I didn't do the print version.
The main character, Mitch Rapp
Where he saves his mentor
If I had the time I would
I just did the next book in the series, "Kill Shot" and it was even better.
I am a professional driver so this a great way for me to do while I am driving
Top 10 the series as a whole is great Tom Cruise should not be in this. Need a larger than life actor.
Time to Fight Back
Good starter for series Characters are Great
I LOVE THIS CHARACTER. EVERYTHING IN THIS SERIES FEELS LIKE THE REAL THING AND IT COULD HAPPEN. AS MY CREDITS BUILD UP I WILL BE ORDERING ALL 12 BOOKS IN THIS SERIES.
THE "GOOD GUYS" WIN FOR A CHANGE.
ANYTIME STAN HURLEY GETS INVOLVED.
THE WHOLE STORY MOVED ME.
CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I CAN AFFORD THE NEXT INSTALLMENT.
Some parts are so fast paced I want to make sure I didn't miss anything.
Yes. My husband and I listen during 4-hour drives to visit college children. When we get to the campus, we'd sit in the car breathlessly waiting for the end of a chapter.
Voices bring out the characters' personality
This is my first Mitch Rapp book and I rely a lot on "reader" reviews regarding the narrators. The reviews of George Guidall were so positive, I didn't think I could go wrong. Wow. Did I go wrong! Love the story line and characters but the narration ruined it for me. He sounded like an 85 year old man with loose dentures. It was almost impossible to experience the young, virile characters and action through his narration. His voice and intonation reminded me of my grandfather reading a fairytale to my kids. I'm baffled by the reviews.
it was nice to have an entire story on how Rapp became who he is today. worth a listen for sure. it is also good as a stand alone book and will get you hooked into the series.