It pulled me through many emotions and expectations about what was going on, and in the end it was satisfyingly complex!
I can't give that away.
There are a couple of things that I really love about this book. The first is that in the beginning it reads kind of like a murder mystery, opening with a grisly crime scene and the question of who dun it and why? For a moment its like watching a good episode of CSI.
Then there's the matter of the nail-biting action scenes; Vince Flynn usually writes those well, so no surprise there.
And lastly, my favorite books in this series are the ones where Mitch is happily married. During that time he had something to live for and readers got to see Mitch Rapp the husband. He laughed more, showed a bit more caution in his decision-making and was overall a happier guy. As a female reader, I love to see the my tough guys soften up occasionally for one reason or another. In The Last Man, Mitch Rapp has some moments that make him wonderfully vulnerable and beautifully human. I fell in love with him all over again.
George Guidall is a class act. He has a great voice for this type of book. He has been Mitch Rapp, more or less, from the beginning. He seems to be at a point where he knows the character very well which makes reading him fairly easy.
Giving Mitch Rapp a voice just makes him feel more real.
I had begun to feel a bit sad for Mitch Rapp for the loss of his wife and unborn child and how it affected him in the years following. Rapp seemed to lived for his work and didn't seem to have much of a life outside of it. I'm not entirely sure that he allowed himself to properly grieve and for a while I thought he would live the remainder of his life alone - which would've been a trajedy unto itself.
In The Last Man, I felt a profound since of relief and hope upon hearing that Rapp wanted to find love again.
Born to read
I enjoyed this latest installment in Mitch Rapp -- Good guys bad guys . and the good guys wins
Flynn has returned to present day for his latest installment in the Mitch Rapp series. Rapp heads up a team sent to investigate the kidnapping of a CIA operative in Afghanistan. Against the backdrop of an uncooperative department of state official, an FBI investigator looking into alleged corruption, and a CIA hating senator as well as an assassin turned reluctant ally, Rapp must solve an intricate web of clues and disinformation by a master plotter.
The pacing is excellent with an almost non-stop quality in the action. The plot twists come hard and fast. Flynn also introduces a couple of surprises that may serve to reset future Rapp tales (a welcome addition) as well as set the stage for other long serving characters to bow out gracefully, while adding some new ones with critical background info that make them more than one dimensional. Each installment has always displayed a fresh quality to the characters and plot and this one is no different.
As usual George Guidall gives a magnificent performance. His voice is perfect Rapp and his overall delivery sets the tone for the plot and conveys the pace of the action.
Yes. This is a great series but this book stands on it own. As always the narrator does a great job.
Others in the Mitch Rapp series, (I've enjoyed them all!).
Yes. Good as usual.
Many twists and turns, Flynn does not disappoint! I could listen to it all over again, which would be a first for me.
I really appreciated how he captures the flavor of Washington, seemingly more corrupt as each year passes. Also, how Washington insiders fail to understand the mentality of the middle east.
Can't wait till the next Mitch Rapp book.
One of the best yet. Rapp is more human and the other characters sre more prominent. I really liked this one.
I have read all of Flynn's books
It is not my favorite of the Rapp series, but it was another great one, with just enough comic relief to lighten the mood at the right time. Vince Flynn is really hitting his stride, starting with Extreme Measures.
Mitch Rapp of course. He losses out on the Top Spot of my favorite characters to only Jack Ryan.
It is his voice. I was reading the books before I started listening to them and George Guidall's voice is exactly what I though Rapp would sound like. It actually makes me not want to listen to other similar series read by Guidall because his voice is Rapp's. It would be like listening to another book read by Jim Dale, who read the Harry Potter series.
While this book is a stand alone book in the series, like most. To really understand everything that happens, you need to go through the whole series.
The Mitch Rapp books are always a lot of fun and this one was no exception. Fast paced and ends leaving you wanting more.
Flynn's quality is unmatched and so does Guidall's. This series is by far the best of its genre and this book is as great as the rest of them.
Flynn you're a true genius.