Enterprise, OR, United States | Member Since 2010
I would listen any of the Mitch Rapp stories again. Not only is the plot filled twists and turns and political along with military intrigue, Mitch is out killing all the bad guys. Mitch is helped out by a new set of characters who add an extra layer of kick ass to the story. This story and real any of the Mitch Rapp sagas is recommended to readers who like the military/political thriller genre of books
The no nonsense way Flynn writes his stories. He has created a hero who is American's answer to terrorist even if the people or politicians don't he out there taken care of the bad guys. The interactions between Kennedy and Rapp are some the most interesting conversations between a boss and worker, but Rapp will assassinate the people in his way and sleep like a baby in the morning.
Framed, Pissed, and out for blood, just another day on the job for Mitch Rapp.
The best part of this book is that it completes a story arc that was starting to get old and frustrating. The killing of the fire elemental who killed her family hopefully will allow the rest of the characters and Gin to move forward.
Gin is a badass with the beginnings of feeling starting to reemerge with the finding of her sister and a new love. My favorite line from the book is, " bring it on bitch, I'm the spider."
Lauren makes the characters come to life but keeps them separate by using her voice to her' sand the reader's advantage.
The final battle between Mab and Gin was intense but the dream state after with Gin talking with her mentor the "Tin-Man" who is also Flynn's dad who died in the first book. Even though it brought some answers it also brought some more questions too.
If you enjoy Urban fantasy you should enjoy this book and the rest in the series.
Shocking, Exposing, and Dangerous
Gin-not just because she is the main character but because I wish I could be a little like her sometimes, well except the killing part. She is just so comfortable in her skin and what she is, what she has done, and the reasons behind all her decisions. But of course, being a playboy like Flynn could have been fun before the wife and kids. HaHaHa
Lauren's voice is easy listening but still brings the story to life. She does a great job of moderating her voice for each character making it easy to follow who is speaking even if you may have missed it in the beginning of the paragraph or speech.
Yes, in fact I listened to this book in two separate long drives and it kept me alert and interested the whole 10+ hours. If you are going on a long trip or have a couple long drives ahead of you and you like urban fantasy I would grab one of these books and listen all four have been great.
This book is among the top 10% the narration and tempo were great.
The moment when Gin finds out that her baby sister is a detective on the Ashland police force and how this will change her life. Then at the end of the book he has to forget that her sister will start hunting her when she takes claim to a killing of a minion of the Fire elemental who not only scared her hands but killed her family. But revenge is more important at the time than trying to mend fences with her sister especially since her sister doesn't know Gin is her sister or that she is the Spider.
I have listen to the first two books of this series and continue to listen to this series not only because of the storyline but because Lauren's narration is naturally flowing that the story just comes alive and the characters become interesting and worth the time to invest interest in.
Can she find love, revenge, and family or is Gin going to have to kill to get one or all.
If you enjoy Urban Fantasy you will enjoy this series this some adventure, some romance, and definitely some killing.
Gin is enjoying her retirement when her BBQ joint had two guys try and rob it. Well, them dummies picked the wrong place because this BBQ joint is own and run by no other than the Spider, the South's most lethal assassin-recently retired. But then meets a young girl looking for her recently deceased mentor, and foster father. After Gin and her foster brother save the girl Gin finds out the girl is related to her mentor's former childhood best friend and their in trouble. So after talking with Warren Gin decides to help by coming out of retirement for one last kill, but her on/off lover Det. Caine may not let her. But during an encounter with the problem and seeing he's not going to back down and a recon finding millions of dollars are the cause Det. Caine relents but won't help. So the adventure begins.
This book is a fast paced supernatural adventure thriller with great characters who the readers can know and continue to route for the anti-hero. So if you like urban fantasy like Briggs you should enjoy this book and its series.
Enjoyable listen. Not taxing on the ears or mind. Plot was thoughtful, with minimal character development-so if you don't know the show you may be lost. Makes me interested in seeing the next season of the show.
Tom Clancy has always had a way to mix history, political, and fictional narrative and make it come alive. Then adding the narration of Lou Diamond Phillips and bam! Great story. Knowing this is possible the last Jack Ryan book published was exciting and sad all at once. The end was anti-climatic in the sense of ending the story line but in the sense of this story the end was clear cut and precise.
The scene in where Ox and Jack Jr. have to survive a Seven-Strong-Man attack. Jack Jr. walking in on Ox sitting at the breakfast table with two died men at his feet and then calmly looks up at Jack Jr and says: "Want some tea,” as if it was a normal day. Then the whole fight scene was just well written and narrated.
Yes, Lou Diamond Phillips has done the last couple of Tom Clancy novels and does such a great job. He did an awesome job with all the characters and conversations so the listener has a really easy time following along with out difficulty. I look forward to listening to more books narrated by him.
Yes, I had to force myself to stop listening and go to other things otherwise I would have listened to the whole book without any difficulty.
I will miss looking forward to the next Jack/Jack Jr. book. Tom Clancy you were a great author and you will be missed.
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
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