I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Vince Flynn released The Third Option during the year 2000. It was his third novel, his second Mitch Rapp novel, and is now Book 4 in the Vince Flynn series (Books 1 & 2 in the series, American Assassin and Kill Shot were written much later). The Third Option is one of three audiobooks in the series not narrated by George Giudall. I would like to see them released with Guidall narrating.
book was great all the way to the non ending. left a big hole, felt like a jigsaw puzzle with the last piece missing.
I can't get enough of the Mitch Rapp series, and this is no exception. My only complaint is that I could not believe this installment ended when it did. I was convinced that I failed to download a segment. Alas, the narrative was at an end. Fortunately, I have already downloaded Vince Flynn's next book. Great series Mr. Flynn!
He sounded like he was narrating a science text book.
Vincent Flynn novels not read by George Guidall should be re-recorded by George Guidall.
There are apparently three options to solve problems: political, military and covert operations. Mitch Rapp is the ultimate overt operator...although he leaves quite a wake of violence, death and destruction in his activities - hard to call it 'covert'. This is a story of a race between several cells of terrorists that plan to bomb different places along the east coast in a short period of time. It falls onto a combination of military, intelligence agents and Rapp to stop these bombs - did I mention they were nuclear bombs? The method of smuggling in the bombs was plausible as was the general terrorist plans..in fact, they were all to real given what happens in real life now....
The book was first released in 2001 so it was eerie that some of the actions of the terrorists turn out to be close to what they do in real life.
There's lot of action and everybody's rights get trampled as Rapp is hell bent on stopping an atomic bomb from going off in DC. Interesting story on line on how key people in the government are dispersed when DC is threatened.
If you like action political thrillers and especially if you like Mitch Rapp - you will like this earlier offering by Vince Flynn.
Another good one from the Mitch Rapp series. Unfortunately I could not enjoy this one as much as American Assassin, Memorial Day, or Third Option due to the girly voice of this narrator. It's just hard to hear Mitch Rapp, General Flood, or even Senator Clark in this guys voice. It really distracts you from the story...
Oh, which is it Anna Reilly or Anna Riley? Little things like this grated on my nerves ...
Re-do the audio book with Guidall.
Change the narrator to Guidall.
Disappointment. Unfortunately, I paid for this book because I ran out of credits. After listening to the American Assassin and Kill Shot, I decided to start from the beginning of the series. I was forewarned by other reviewers about the poor narration but I was hoping to prove them wrong. My husband listen to the books to keep him awake during long driving trips. But we had to turn off this book because he started to get drowsy.
Any future Mitch Rapp audiobook purchase much have Guidall for the narrator. I hope the powers that be will decide to redo the old audiobooks with Guidall. Otherwise, we will read them to fill in the blanks of the series.
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
This time, Mitch Rapp finds himself battling terrorists at home on the streets of DC and in the homes and "kingdoms" of powerful Washington potiticals. There never seems to be an end to Washington politicians trying to take over the parties and control both foreign and domestic policies. Once again, a strong drive toward the Presidency presents Mitch with a challenge to keep the politicians in line without revealing himself to the public and even to some Washington insiders. The continuation of a love connection started in the last book makes it very hard for Mitch to concentrate on combating terrorism, even at home. This book just ilustrates how difficult, if not impossible, it is for Mitch to function in "the business" or even to have a somewhat "normal" life. Again he proves to be the best of the best. Irene Kennedy increases her influence within and without the CIA, particularly in the counter-terrorism group as Director Stansfield fades into the end of a succesful carreer because of his terminal illlness. Kennedy at the reins will prove to be a strong influence on Mitch as she supports his actions. Reader is simnply "ok." I miss George Guidall in this series.