listened to this series first from library downloads which were abridged. Do not care for abridged books but that's all available at the library. The narration however in the abridged was superb and certainly makes this one a poor second. Mr. Guidall's voice and interpretation of the characters is great, but his delivery is just irritating after listening to
Armand Schultz. I so like this series that I want to own them all and will just put up with Guidall, bummer!
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because of the overall direction and development of the character of Rapp. The marriage seems to be taking Rapp into a person that I didn't fall in love with. He has always been on the front line and I relished int he details of his use of weaponry and methodology of his assassin work. I miss that. I am less enthralled with the political maneuvers with him being involved on this side of it as opposed to being the real tip of the spear.
Not as much as in the past. It was very good, but not as complex. I figured it out less than halfway through the book.
He could read the dictionary to me. He does justice to the character of Mitch Rapp. I won't listen to anyone else do him anymore.
Not really. It didn't bring me to laughter, or dread, or complexity. It was good.
I hope Rapp's marriage fails and he goes back to being an assassin.
He tells a good story, as always, and Rapp is an intriguing if rather one dimensional character. But Flynn tends to get carried away with his diatribes against anyone who believes that the CIA should have any limits whatsoever on its authority. Most people who have read more than one of the series will be CIA fans - or else they'd be reading something else. But to devote whole chapters to condemning all politicians who believe espionage has limits is excessive, and detracts from his story. The only problem with audiobooks is that it's hard to skip the bad parts
It first I was going to shelve it, and wait for a slow day . but after I started into it I could not put it put away. I think that was the first I have read by the author Vince Flynn and will look into more of his works especially the Mitch Rapp Series . The narrator George Guidall was excellent.
Very pleased with this purchase.
good story, good narration. My favorite Narrator is Athena Ayres. George is right up there too. Good stuff! I like this series but wish they had kept a consistent Narrator. I have skipped a couple entirely due to this..
I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.
Ousted as spy and possible an assassin by a mad Congressman, Mitch Rapp has to look over his shoulder and step into role he's not meant for, a desk jockey. Rapp has got a steady girl and a job he hates, but one she loves. Because he has been marked as a CIA operator Rapp is stuck behind a desk planning instead of doing the CIA's most secret missions. Well maybe. Again, fans of Flynn will enjoy the adventure, politics, and suspense in which he intertwines in his books.
I would recommend this book to a friend because it keeps me interested using a great story and the technical information I love.
I've listened to the first four Mitch Rapp novels and, unlike some series I have listened to, this one has remained interesting.
George Guidall's performances have contributed greatly to experience of the novel. I can't imagine anyone else's voice reading these books
No but I sat in the car several times in the drive way to hear the resolution of a couple of tense moments
Highly recommend this series, at least to this point
It grabbed me right away and pulled you all the way.
could not wait to continue it.
Yes it is a good book you will be on your toes all the time
5 stars - books that I will listen to again and again. 4 stars - books that I might listen to again someday. 3 stars - books that I probably won't listen to again. 2 stars - books that I know I will never listen to again. 1 star - books that I should have never listened to in the first place.
After reading everything written by Tom Clancy, Daniel Silva, Brad Thor, David Baldacci, Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth and Jeffery Archer - I found this audible book and decided to give Vince Flynn a try. Wow! I was hooked immediately. Okay, I am biased. Seeing that I have served in the military, I probably have a different point of view than the average civilian. So, if you are a left wing, progressive, hand wringing individual who truly wants to do so very much to save the world while doing absolutely nothing or the kind of person who must follow the "rules" at all cost - you will NOT enjoy this book. However, if you are like me and believe that terrorism is a REAL threat, that torture is a viable OPTION in order to save lives and that killing the bad guys is an acceptable SOLUTION - read Vince Flynn's books and dream on.
"Executive Power" by Vince Flynn is the fourth book in his series about the USA's top counter-terrorism agent, Mitch Rapp. The story starts out pretty basic, an American family vacationing in the Philippines is kidnapped by the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Of course, the US government is furious and Filipino government says they are doing their best to find the American family but in reality the highest member of the Filipino military, is being paid off by Abu Sayyaf. Thus, the story speeds up quickly and it is very hard to stop listening to. There are so many PLAUSIBLE twists and turns that this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. By the way, this is the book where Mitch Rapp is shot in the butt!
What I love most of Vince Flynn's books is how he always seems to work in meddling, mealy mouthed, government officials who (sometimes accidentally, many times purposely) screw up the mission plan. The other aspect of Vince Flynn's books that always draws me in is that the hero Mitch Rapp often works in conjunction with the Navy SEALs and that he doesn't always play by the rules. Mitch Rapp always gets the job done and it's a pretty dirty job.
Pure, entertaining, action packed, fast paced fiction. I highly recommend this book when you want to read to escape. To escape into a world where the terrorists are the bad guys and the good guys do whatever it takes to kill them.
Oh! I almost forgot. George Guidall IS the voice of Mitch Rapp. He truly brings Mitch Rapp to life. I do hope that Audible never changes the narrator on these books, they just wouldn't be the same to listen to.
A five star listen because I know I will listen to this book again. Highly Recommended.