Great! The Old Mitch is back. And with him some of the great characters we have come to know and love. I was delighted to see this one slide right in behind " In Pursuit of Honor". So, for new fans this will be a great two-pack for you. It was fascinating to see these vunerable spots of Mitch here and there and then snap back into the tough man we know him to be. Another glowing preformance for Geo. Guidall. When I think of Mitch Rapp I hear Mr Guidall in my head. To Mr Flynn: It's good to know you are feeling better. I wish you continued improvement.
Vince Flynn spent more time than was necessary in his last 3 books not only describing and legitimating torture but giving the reader more of his political views that the reader needs to know and "need to know" is an important theme in spy thrillers. In The Last man, Flynn saved his politics for the voting booth and only used torture to move the story. As always, there are enough thrills for most thriller fans and the bad guys get their just deserves. Mitch Rapp even showed a little human frailty but quickly recovered. Irene Kennedy, who has gotten stronger with each book since she became head of the CIA, almost entered the world of the covert operative in this book, taking some of the pressure off Mitch Rapp to always be the one who chose to shoot first and ask questions later. The book is stronger on action scenes in the beginning but even the slow scenes move fast enough for the average reader. If you liked the Mitch Rapp series in the past, you will like this book. Flynn brings back some of the good guys from earlier books, some of the bad guys and as Flynn does so well quite a few who are both good and bad at the same time. The FBI is treated with more balance than is usual. If it is your first in the series, it is good enough to entice you to read earlier works.
yes- I do not think i would have enjoyed this book nearly as much if I had read it. This was, at least for me, a very fun listen
Really enjoyed listening to this book. Made the time pass and could not wait to hear the rest.
If you have read or listened to other Flynn books this is more of the same, and I mean that as a compliment.
Best ofthe best
Boy, hard to compare. This is an outstanding Mitch Rapp book. Vince Flynn is most definitely not coasting. He must have incredible sources in intelligence and special operations and have spent a lot of time in Afghanistan/Pakistan. The texture and granularity are outstanding without in any way detracting from the story. Flynn is inside the heads of the opposition. You are THERE.
This is a fine performance. I have listened to other Mitch Rapp stories. Guidall does a great job.
This is an action story, so I would not use the word "moved." Engaged? You bet. Nobody does action like Vince Flynn.
I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.
I love George one of the best vocal performers on books I have listened too.
Mitch is my favorite character on these types of books. The only one that is close to him is Shaw. But Mitch is very funny and honest person. One of the worst thing about the book is Stan. Listen to it and you will understand my problem.
Awesome, awesome, and awesome.
Havent read the print version kinda of hard while driving.
Mitch is, has and always will be my favorite. I missed my calling in life because I should have been a CIA assasin and not an engineer. I think like him and pretty much feel the same about authority. You have right and wrong and it is time to deal with the wrong no matter where they are.
The vet fire fight.
I always get choked up when thinking about Mitch's wife Anna and their baby, although I would have killed Gould period.
This series is my favorite right up there with Brad Thor's Scott Horvath. I would love to meet one of these guys in person someday to have a few beers and discuss how they came up with the characters.
Vince Flynn fan or not you're pretty hard to please if you don't love this book. Flynn has a magical way of keeping the action moving without ever coming close to corny. The characters are real and you will quickly get to know them even if you've never read a Flynn book. But, treat yourself and read them all. There are lots of references to the past and you will better understand the sequence of events if you know the history. Rapp, Hurley and Kennedy battle the evil doers once again - all with a hard edged attitude. No flowers and roses in this one. Get invested in Mitch's latest antics. I only wish there were more authors that could write like this. As usual, Guidall tells the story as though its coming straight from his head, not a book. Sheer brilliance.
It is a great read
I liked the character they brought back from the book Consent to Kill. Always wonder if he could leave the work and live a normal life.
He brings the characters alive and the story.
Yes but I have to sleep.
Would like to know how the assignment went that Director Kennedy was going to assign and if he gets back with his family.
In my opinion, this may be one of Vince Flynn's very best books. For those familiar with Flynn's past challenge, writing at this level must be no small task. As for presenting "The Last Man" as an audiobook, continuing with the talented George Guidall was also a big plus. Guidall knows the characters - and brings life to them.
Vince Flynn also does what many writers can't do - he's successfully managed the inevitable maturation of an action protagonist whose career has spanned many theaters of intrigue. To do so without making Rapp either uninteresting or unbelievable takes both skill and imagination.
Rest assured, however, the slightly older Mitch Rapp won't disappoint. He's still very to the point and lethal. Even better, Flynn doesn't neglect the evolution of supporting characters like CIA Director Irene Kennedy, Hurley, Coleman and, etc. He also introduces new players - and resurrects old ones - all of whom should prove enjoyable in future stories. Flynn then weaves all these characters into a plausible fast-paced story based on complications the US has with Pakistan (and the Mid East, in general). The complications include duplicitous villains at home and abroad, dangerous thugs and inter-agency competition - all wrapped by greed and ambition.
Along the way, the author gives readers plenty of action and enjoyment while progressing to a somewhat predictable but nonetheless satisfying ending. For me, at least, I enjoy the way that Flynn "lets" Rapp and Kennedy deliver elegant justice rather than cobbling together a slew of implausible events solely for the sake of surprise.
Flynn's books are amazing! Having been to Afghanistan and served in the military I am constantly amazed at how accurate his books are! This guy really does his research! I feel like I'm listening to a story by a fellow soldier