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Ousted as spy and possible an assassin by a mad Congressman, Mitch Rapp has to look over his shoulder and step into role he's not meant for, a desk jockey. Rapp has got a steady girl and a job he hates, but one she loves. Because he has been marked as a CIA operator Rapp is stuck behind a desk planning instead of doing the CIA's most secret missions. Well maybe. Again, fans of Flynn will enjoy the adventure, politics, and suspense in which he intertwines in his books.
I hate to give this review but I had to turn off the book after listening for over 5 hours. I read the first 4 books but was going to try to listen to this book because of the ease in which I have listened to other epic fantasy books commuting over an hour back and forth from work. I could keep up with the story plot and all the background "noise" keep getting in the way with the main storyline. I believe and hope I will be able to write a better review later when I read the book. I don't want to discourage anyone from listening to this story but just be aware you need to be able to focus on just listening to the story and not do tasks as you listen.
Yes, the book was a good ending point for the Mitch Rapp series since Vince has died since this book was published. Don't get me wrong I would loved to have more books in this series but I'm not sure if another author could come in and pick up the series and characters as well as Vince Flynn did.
As I have said with many of books in this series is just as enjoyable and action packed as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series or Brad Thor's Scot Harvath series. Any person who has enjoyed either of these series will enjoy and get addicted to Flynn's Rapp character and his no nonsense approach to how the war on terror should be fought.
Rapp-Guidall just makes him come alive. I can see his facial features and mannerisms when he is pissed off or just trying to push through all the red tape the government when it comes to getting to the truth. His attitude comes across very well by the way Guidall is able to voice the narrative. Looking forward to listening to Guidall read other authors in the future
Rest in Peace Mr. Flynn.
Revenge, Torture, and Redemption
This series is a grittier, dirty version of the Jack Ryan series by the late great Tom Clancy. Vince Flynn's book series of Mitch Rapp is reading like reading a companion style novel related to Clancy's Clark character. I have enjoyed listening to this series and am sad because of the loss of a great author and the end of a enjoy character based book series.
Guidall brings an easy listening style to the book even when the world is going crazy and the action is going 10 miles a minute that allows the reader/listener to keep all the plot points in order. I have enjoyed listening to his narration and plan to look for other books he has narrated to maybe find a new author.
This was a good follow up book to the last Rapp book and leads right into the last book in the series. I would recommend this book to any thriller reader especially military thriller reader.
The thought of Iran currently trying to be a nuclear power is quite edge of the seat type of plot. Israel taking action to stop Iran even in secret could cause a mid-East crisis which could after a long cold war with Russia cause America to start a war which easily could become WWIII. Then you let Irene get kidnapped and Mitch start thinking the bastards would start to torture her and the crap is going to hit the fan. Especially when the president literally pulls off Mitch's gloves and restraints and the only outcome that matters is Irene home safe, sound, and unharmed.
I listened to the Irene kidnap scene and aftermath 2 or 3 times but so much happened and I knew it was going to be a key part of the story so I wanted to understand it. Even though it's in the beginning I thought it was such a pivotal story plot that I was glad I listened to it several times. Other scenes when Mitch has to rant to get some pencil pushing politician to understand the importance of action, and especially no holds barred violent action is always entertaining.
Once the story started this book was a book I listened to in almost one setting except re-listening of the key part of Irene being taken and the battle that ensues. I have found many of Vince Flynn books to be ones in which I really wanted to sit listen until I couldn't continue or real life makes me put it down.
If you enjoy military action adventure novels you'll enjoy the Mitch Rapp series. Even though these stories are fiction and you can see through the fiction to storylines and some of the reactions and outcomes really can be thought provoking. I really enjoy stories and books in which not only entertain but if it can cause some thinking and contemplations then even better
Nick is the main character so he is the bvious choice but no it's not him. But Simi is the most funny tension breaker an author has written. As she always wants to eat the "heifer goddess" is hilarious and her excitement to eat demons and other beings, especially covered in bbq sauce, is also great entertainment. But her love for QVC and diamondique is also funny aspect of her character, give her your credit card and turn on the TV and she just sits and waits for the time to eat them demons covered in bbq sauce.
Great voice made for characterization of the written words of amazing authors. He uses simple inflection in his voice to make not only the main characters stand out but many of the characters that come and go through out this series. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up an audiobook in which Graham has narrated because I feel he will make the words come alive.
Yes, as with all of books in this series "The Chronicles of Nick" have been hard to stop listening to or stop reading in one session. In fact listening to these books has caused at least one or two late nights listening to or reading these books way past the time for bed and sleep. This book and the others have even captured the attention of my pre-teen and teenage sons. They would make sure the story was playing on long road trips and make sure it was paused and no one listened to it until everybody was in the car so no part of the story was missed.
I thought the Paul Michael did a good job of making each character individual and easy to identify when listening to the story. The way Dan Brown made you think one character was working with Robert but in reality s/he was really working against or just on her own. I was interested in some of the science but it did at times get overwhelming for the story.
No, I enjoyed the book but it really made me react. But I do think some of the ideas and theories in the book in to be discussed if not personally but even on a global focus.
The story was well researched and thoughtful. The adventurous aspects of this story were well written. The way Brown wrote to the beginning of the story was amazing. The story starts with a bang and continues through out the whole story. The action really never stopped but the twist and turns in the story and what you thought was happening or going to happen keeps the reader/listener interested. I look forward to the movie version which is rumored to happen. I would rated this book above The Lost Symbol, I question that Brown rushed that story. But if you have enjoyed DaVinci Code and/or Angels and Demons you should enjoy this story.
The coming to age aspect of Kip in relation to learning and discovering a new world beyond his imagination. Founding out you are able to use magic by "drafting" light when you are stressed, running for your life from an invading army after watching two of your friends getting killed. Witnessing your mom die from wounds given to her by the invading, even if your mom is crazy and a drug addict messes with your mind. Then to top of the first part of the book finding out your a bastard to one of the most powerful men in the world. Talk about having to grown up quick.
I think Lou Diamond Phillips would have been a better narrator than Cristofer Jean. I had a hard time to keeping focus on the story instead of focusing of Jean's faults as a narrator. So it made following the story hard and thus less enjoyable than previously listened to books.
No, as mentioned due to narrator it made this book one that I needed to pause after awhile and ponder what had happened in the storyline.
The action and the adventure in which we see not only Rapp involved with but also Kennedy. I mean, righteous, poisoning in the the Oval office. So freaking cool
Rapp-he just is so cool with a no BS attitude for politics or stupid things get in the way of taking care of business and making sure America is safe from foreign or domestic enemies
No extreme reaction except pure enjoyment and not wanting to turn off the audio and listen until the end of the book
As always Vince Flynn has taken Mitch for a ride and amazingly Mitch fixes the nation's problems and prevails in the end even though he may not personally get ahead or even come out even, for Mitch its all about America and making sure she's safe and sound and prospering.
The Campus-an off the book all out spy agent created by Jack Ryan and now has Jack Jr. as and operator has to try and stop the URC and the EMIR along with another enemy who everyone thought was dead. They are being investigated, turned on, and outright plotted against all in the effort to stop Jack Sr. from winning another chance at being President a second time. This is another solid book in the Jack Ryan universe having all the characters in play the book can be overwhelming especially if you try to read it in 18 hours, I don’t recommend you’ll miss something and not know it until you start to read the next installment. Enjoy Clancy fans.
Again, Mitch has to save America’s bacon and do it by wading, or in Mitch’s case shredding, the political landscapes. He will get it done even when the powers that be are 3 steps behind. Then he quietly gets a slap on the back and walks into the sunset until the next terrorist or radical wants to f**k with the good ol’ US of A.
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