This was my first Vince Flynn and enjoyed the plot development. The setting in Afghanistan and plot involving the CIA was interesting in a geo-political way as the US winds down involvement there.
It is right up there since my preference for audio books is action packed clandestine adventures.
Mitch Rapp. He is the main character in all of Flynn's books. He is the ultimate CIA operative going after the bad guys. NO one gets by him and he seems to be able to figure anything out.
He has a voice that is unmistakable and he is able to manipulate his voice to sound like all of the characters in the book. The experience is like you are watching a movie since he makes you feel like you are there.
NO its a very long book and you need a break although its a great book for long drives. It made the trip I listened to it on much shorter and more pleasant. That can't be said for all narrators.
Audio books are addicting. Especially when radio stations are horrible and you don't have access to internet music in your car. They are also great for people who don't have time to sit down and read because you can be doing other things while you are listening to a book.
As a rule I would not listen to an entire book a second time. But with really good authors like this one, I will go back after listening to a portion and re-listen to a specific section. Flynn takes you on a journey and you can miss some turns the first time down the road.
Rapp and Kennedy, both great characters. Also enjoy the rough edge of Hurley. Vince Flynn works these characters together nicely and Guidall brings them to life.
No, I like the pleasure to last longer than one sitting.
Mitch Rapp, fantastic series. I hope it continues soon.
Vince Flynn has continued to perfect and refine his long lineage of Mitch Rapp books and I think The Last Man was yet another highly entertaining listen.
My only gripe with The Last Man was where they took Mitch Rapp early in the novel. It's an overused ploy and it just felt a little tacked on to make the story work. Otherwise I just sat back and enjoyed yet another amazing CIA thriller.
Well, since I rarely read books anymore and never read a book while listening to it, I wouldn't be able to answer this question. How many people actually read and listen to a book anyway?
Rapp is put completely out of commission and doesn't remember much of anything for a while.
When Rapp is being a nice guy due to a head injury.
when I heard that old guy had 6 months to live.
You think you know what is happening and then there is a twist and everything changes. It's like a murder mystery taking a twist, except this isn't a murder mystery kind of book. Unlike many authors who struggle to come up with new ideas and whose new books are frequently stale, Vince Flynn continues to deliver in the Mitch Rapp series. This book might just be one of the top 3 in that series.
At the top
It is the usual excellent Mitch Rapp story
Now I am waiting for the next book
LA Magic Man
This is a very lazy book... the plot is very straightforward and thin with very little action or suspense. Guess what happens at the end of the book? Mitch Rapp kills them all (big shocker, huh?).I've loved many of the previous Mitch Rapp novels, but this one is really not up to snuff.Sorry to say, this one I could have just missed.
Better plot, better editing, more depth in writing.
George Guidall is always excellent.
Retired real estate broker. 66 years old married for 44 years to my high school sweetheart. 2 children and 2 grandchildren. I love to read but because of medical issues I had to turn to audio books and I love them.
Near the top. I ahve read all of his books and this does not disappoint
It's been said that Puccini's operas are young adult fare. The same could be said for Vince Flynn's books, and they succeed in that way, some better than others. This one is OK, but it feels written in a hurry, without the effort of some of his earlier work. This one is not richly plotted, and the characters are thin. Hurley, many books ago, was genuinely interesting with lots of telling interplay with Rapp, but not here, where he's a cliche with lazy lines and anemic action.
Contrast the arc of Flynn's books — great when he started out and worked hard to hurried and anemic now — with Stieg Larsson's, which began terrific and stayed that way until he died too soon.