The detail and development of the characters of Mitch and the others. It was slow and deliberate but never lost me for a second.
Absolutely. It was riveting and I could feel the future assignment coming.
The inevitable showdown between Rapp and his trainers who thought he had went rogue. I felt the betrayal and cunning and imminent revenge Rapp felt as it approached. The scene when Rapp gets to exact his revenge in the last scene was incredible.
The capture of Stan was PRICELESS! His interaction with his captors was hilarious. I laughed out loud almost the whole time.
I have only listened to the first 2 so far but I am disappointed Stan did not return and there was a 10 year gap and his absence.
Liked the story, the locale in which it was told and the intrique within the CIA.
Enjoyed the sequence of events leading to the solution of the problem
Believable characters in a believable scenario!
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For people who enjoy television shows like "24" or Tom Clancy type of movies/books, you'll likely love this book as much as I did. A unique story with some action, lots of suspense, and good dialog. I also like that the story remained focus on events that happen over a few days and doesn't try to become overly epic. It has the right amount of depth without getting overly complicated. The great story is topped off with a brilliant narrator.
I enjoy Mitch Rapp and all the characters as with all the other books I have purchased and listened to over the years. Finding out more about how they got started was nice and American Assassin did a great job. Since I am a fan of the series, I endured. This book is well written (preformed) however, it did feel like this book stalls many times with the collection of biographies on all the characters rather than sticking to the action. Since it is a prequel, you know Mitch (and all the other characters in the series) survive another day. However, knowing the background of one of the lessor character's father and childhood didn't add too much to the story except time. (filler pages)
I know the story takes place over three days or so, but more story would have been better.
It is not even close, this is my least favorite book of the series. Hopefully, Vince is doing better and November will bring another classic Mitch Rapp adventure.
The amount of biographical details on characters that don't matter too much.
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I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
As always, George Guidall, is the undisputed champion of narrators in my humble opinion. The story was good but I reserve a "5" in "story" and "overall" to the international intrique characteristic of Vince Flynn's previous "Mitch Rapp" novels. Although I still enjoyed the story, I was not as thrilled as I had been in previous stories set hunting down extremist terrorist in international locations. Vince Flynn and George Guidall are my favorite team for providing me thrilling counter espionage entertainment.
Waiting to see what was going to happen next made it enjoyable, but at same time I had to keep from fast forwarding to see what was going to happen.
I love that Vince has taking us back in time to when Rapp was just starting his journey.
Yes. He's one of my favorite readers.
In my opinion this was one of Vince's best books was worth the wait..I've listened to it Twice so far.
It had just the right number of characters to keep up with audio. Too many & it gets jumbled. Fast moving - I liked it.
The plot was great and caught me from the beginning.
I love this series and this book was another great one. The story was very interesting and George Guidall does a fantastic job narrating.
I love getting the background of Mitch Rapp and Stan Herly, and I really love how Mitch takes care of that idiot Victor from American Assassin! Can't wait for the next one, I guess Vince is going to have to explain what happened along the way with his girlfriend because he never mentions her in any of his first books only these two new books.
I love a good series and Mr. Flynn has not disappointed with the Mitch Rapp series. George Guidall is one of my favorite readers. I am one of those story geeks who really enjoys learning the back story.
While I would have liked more "Rapp" action, I got my Rapp fix. Thank you, Mr. Flynn.
Standing by for the next book.