I'm a serious Audible Junkie, just can't get enough of this great company.
Haven't read it, but loved the audio version
The twist between politics and spys
All the tech stuff and the first scene when they grab the bad guy.
Couldn't stop listening, if you call that extreme
Going to get the whole series.
I am usually determined to get through any book I paid for. My husband laughs at me about that. But this one defeated me. I didn't make it through the first hour. I don't know how I picked it out and put it in my wish list.
I hate to pan a book because it's just my opinion. Another listener might like it. The reader sounded fine. But it's way below my normal reading level. I don't have the patience to be told what Israel is and what Hamas is. I already know that Persians speak Farsi. It was simplistic, all black/white, caricatures. I felt I was being talked down to by somebody who didn't have much to teach me. For folks who don't follow news, maybe a high schooler, this might be the one.
Maybe it was going to get better. But an hour was all I could stomach. Just sayin'.
Yes ... intriguing story .... but not captivating
Mitch Rapp .... of course
Yes .... but some of his voices were anoying
Characters were well-done and easy to relate to. Plot line was plausible and made me wonder "what if" several times. The ending tied events together nicely, leaving a nice opening for further adventures. I liked the narrator. He voiced all characters quite well. I enjoyed this book very much and will read more of this series.
The story was gripping and fast paced, but the narration took away from the storyline.
The narrator's attempts at creating different voices for the characters seemed childish and poorly acted.
The book was worthy of buying other Mitch Rapp books read by George Guidall.
The narrator can make or break a book. In this case, it nearly ruined a good story.
Flynn is always entertaining, even if the story lines strain credulity. As pure escapism, his novels are spot on.
The narration was good, but some characters seemed more a caricature which detracted from the overall listen.
Mitch Rapp, of course, followed by Milt Adams.
Nope...just enjoyed the listen.
Bibliovore! I prefer science fiction and fantasy but I can get sucked into teen literature as well as a good mystery.
I read several previous reviews critique of Mr. Sullivan's narration and I concur. It is too slow and ponderous.
However, I found that if I switched the narration speed to 1.25X it clicked along quite nicely and rarely, if ever, did I find myself hating the narration.
He is no George Guidall, who could be? However, I'm sure it is ludicrous to assume that Mr. Guidall could narrate all the books, although that would be great.
Engaging contemporary intrigue
any of the Bourne Identity etc series
President's bedroom when Rapp killed terrorist who was going to rape Anna
No. The suspense wouldn't be there the second time.
Yes. Rapid pace of events in the book.
The siege of 1600
Wow, Great, HUH? The first 1/3 of this book was such a great listen I had given it five stars but as I continued listening I had to give it four.
The story is interesting from the start. The moment Anna and the "romance" stupidity kicked in my attention waivered. Even in the absence of Hurley ( one of my favorite characters in the Vince Flynn books) I was totally absorbed in the story but all I could think of was how Mitch be even remotely interested in this immature self absorbed girl/woman in this book? When he was younger he had the wisdom to choose Greta who was a total catch ,his equal,but now in the middle of this crisis to be thinking romance with this Anna??? Grrr. I know she ends up being his wife. I may have to skip the next couple of books until her run in the series is done. She is resilient but it sure doesn't make her likeable. Milt saved it for me. Without Hurley we needed someone and the Milt character was just right. He was fantastic.It was fun to be introduced for the first time to some of the characters we see again later on.Sadly I would have loved to see more of Dallas King's shortcomings be revealed but it was not meant to be.I felt there were a lot of loose ends around the night it all "comes down". I would have preferred more details about the chaos which may have been going on due to the bombs going off around the city and what was being done to manage the situation and less romance stuff.
Nick was great however George Guidall is second to none in his narrative of the MR series.
Home is not always a safe place even if your home is the White House.
I was ready to listen to the entire series in a row but as mentioned earlier I want to skips a few until Anna Matures....she is annoying. Went online to see who was being considered for different parts in the movie version of American Assassin and sadly it doesn't sound like the casting is on target. :( Hope they don't blow it. This series could be bigger than the Bourne series but not if it's cast poorly it will just end up being like the last Alex Cross movie...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz