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Yes, this book is easily recommended for any of Clancy's fans. I have enjoyed the next chapter in the Jack Ryan and Jack Ryan Jr. books. I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone who doesn't know any of Clancy's previous book, but instead would recommend they start with either the book just before this or at least with "No Remorse" or "Rainbow Six" in order to know some of the back story.
I like the way Clancy has taken some of the recent history of our nation and still been able to create a other universe in which his characters can blossom without running into issue of political or historical events. By creating a slightly altered universe allows Clancy to bring important events into the story without the story following along with history, ie readers already knowing the outcome of what has or will happen in the story because they know what has happened alreay in real life.
I love Lou Diamond Phillips narratoring books. I have listened to several and I think he rocks as a narrator. I will pick up and listen to any book in a normally read genre of mine that he narrators because he brings so much to the story beyond the words being spoken.
Too many areas to remember - Clancy does a great job of putting in laughter in the middle of his suspense related story.
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
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.
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