Mitch Rapp stories always leave you wanting more. this one was no different. Great!
It did take a little getting use to the new narrator. but he was good. He pronounces every word correctly which makes it less realistic. but as the story progresses you learn him and the story.
I love the Vince Flynn's books. I've heard/read them all. There is one thing that nags at me. When he introduces as character that is Black, is states that he's black. However, he does it more times throughout the book. For example Miley's skinny black finger, Milt's bald black head, and of course he does it with Marcus also. I know Mr Flynn is no longer with us, and I'm not sure why he did this, but I don't think it's necessary, and I don't like it at all. Especially since he doesn't do it when describing his other characters.
They claim they were not based on any book, but if they had been, this is that book. Book published in 1999, movies in 2013. Make your own judgements. If I were Vince Flynn, I would sue.
Loved this book. Love the action, love the characters, especially Milt. This plot is probably more realistic than the North Korean or wack-o US paramilitary antagonists of the movies above. And, as in one of the movies, there is more than just the one enemy. If you liked the movies, you will love this book.
And, you know, as much as we all love George Guidall, Nick Sullivan did a good job. If Guidall had never touched the series, no one would be complaining. Sullivan did many voices, and did them well. Just consider the differences between vain, self-important Dallas King and 70-yo hardened CIA chief Stansfield; he did both voices well. His women's voices don't sound falsetto or infantile, and he did the old Black Milt very well. Yes, there were mistakes, but I don't know if they were in the reading or the writing.
My only question is what happened to Gretta? Did Mitch leave her over in Germany and not go back for the last 5-8 years? What's up with that?
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
I like to find books in a series (this one is #3). It eliminates the need to choose my next book. I also have enjoyed series about political assasins. Mitch Rapp satisifies both of my preferences. I particularly enjoyed this one which was set in Washington DC, where a takeover of the White House occurs. As usual Mitch is unflappable and immediately assumes control, developing a plan to resolve the situation and get the President and the hostages out alive. At times, the descriptions of what was happening got a little tedious. Flynn could have cut out a lot of irrelevant details without sacrificing anything in the story. I did not particularly care for the narrator. George Guidall has spoiled me from listening to anyone else. I like the characters, especially "Milt" an older man who remembers every detail about White House history. He contributes a lot when he assists Mitch with recon. Predictibly, I hated the VP and even more, his Chief of Staff. Their bumbling was more help to the terrorists than was their own planning and execution. I highly recommend this book and the entire series.
Terrorists taking over the White House? Needs to be a bit more plausible for me.
Do not care for this reader. Monotone. Not good at making up voices for multiple characters.