I like the second book in the "where Mitch came from chronicals". Especially enjoyed learning how he became the man he is. Only problem is that I found some inconsistencies with the future story of Mitch.
In Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp novel, we are taken back to the time shortly after Rapp has been recruited and trained by the CIA as an assassin. Rapp has been spectacularly successful in assassinating members of a terrorist Muslim group who have been responsible for multiple terrorist attacks. When Rapp takes out his next target, a Libyan Oil minister, he discovers a trap has been set for him, and he barely escapes with his life. Rapp is wounded, and the rest of the novel deals with unraveling how Rapp was betrayed. Only a handful of people even know of the "hit" list that was prepared for Rapp, and Rapp begins to suspect that someone in this inner circle sold him out.
This was a face-paced novel, and as is usual with Vince Flynn, he pulls no punches with his depiction of politicians as duplicitous hypocrites interested only in furthering their careers and lining their pockets. Those who tend toward political correctness would do well to avoid Flynn's novels altogether. His unflattering portrayal of weak-kneed liberals and bureaucrats is continued in Kill Shot, although one of the main protagonists in Kill Shot could best be described as a thuggish Neanderthal who hardly fits the "liberal" mold.
older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?
same characters throughout 12 novels. MUST READ in the following order: 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Yes === number 13!
Cant tell you but its in the 4th
Guidal is superb -- firt 3 or so novels are not Guidal... after that he dominates
Since I did not read the book I feel that I cannot comment.
However, I think reading the book would have had me not wanting to put the hardcopy down.
For 90% of the book, yes!
I listen to Audible while driving so I cannot answer this question.
I truly enjoyed the manner in which the author wrote the book. I was hooked at the different perspectives written by the main characters. The hook was how the author wrote each viewpoint in one "scene."
I was hesitant to start the American Assassin sub-series thinking that it wouldn't be interesting given everything that's happened to Rapp throughout the years but I was wrong. I've really enjoyed the past two books focusing on the earlier years of Rapp and the story lines kept me interested from beginning to end.
And let's face it, you can't go wrong with listening to Guidall. He's one of my favorite narrators and his performance makes the experience even better.
Who to trust.
The Third Option. Very suspenseful. You never knew what was coming next.
Great voice changes. It was obvious whe was talking. Each character had their own voice and the personality came through.
Action packed thriller
Great development of profiles of each of the characters and I half expected one or more of them would be involved with a climactic resolution, instead of the very NEAT unceremonious ending.
Kill Shot has all the ingredients that have made the Mitch Rapp series so compelling. Wild-eyed Islamic terrorists who are completely evil and fanatical and committed to the destruction of the USA, yet who are comfortingly incompetent enough to make their schemes ultimately unworkable. Mitch Rapp, cutting down the aforementioned terrorists with the grace and aplomb of James Bond playing a first-person shooter in God mode. Evil politicians back home who plot to compromise the interests of the US to further their careers. Crackling descriptions of govt functions bogged down by insighting and red-tape, lending moral authority to the heros' complete disregard to any sort of domestic or international laws or regulations. All narrated in the honeyed voice of Mr. Guidall, whose performance is as compelling and flawless as ever. This book is set somewhere in the late 80s or early 90s, but Vince Flynn's is adroit enough to leave out as many details to the specifics of those times as possible to prevent the story seem dated or irrelevant.
From a technical point of view, the book is as good as any of the previous in the Mitch Rapp series. So why did the whole thing start to drag after the first 30 minutes, to the point where I had to force myself to go on listening? I think the problem is that the formula bas become a bit repetivive. Almost every scene in the book is a rehash of one from an earlier book, so that one has the feeling of listening to a different interpretation of a story that one has listened to many times already. Mr. Flynn is a talented author, but perhaps it is time to consider the introduction of other characters and universes.
vince writes yet another entertaining book. i love his series of mitch rapp books. narration by george is great as always.