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American Assassin Audiobook

American Assassin

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Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world... and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America's shores. Stansfield directs his protégé, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of commandmen who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy's doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesnt know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

©2010 Vince Flynn (P)2010 Simon and Schuster Audio

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    NeilJ 07-29-13
    NeilJ 07-29-13

    Neil

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    "Great book, poor production quality"
    If you could sum up American Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    This was a good book written by a best selling author and narrated by a talented individual. My only objection with this audio book is that it was produced poorly. Several of the sections were presented out of order and at least one section was presented early in the story and then repeated in its proper place near the end. Don't purchase this title until they fix it.


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    Robert Settle 07-20-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great fun, indeed"

    I purchased this audiobook shortly after it was released, then when back and listened to it again after hearing his latest. This is great fun! I'm going to go through series, one by one. I enjoy doing this to follow the development of the characters and evolvement of the stories and players. Flynn writes too much "blood and guts" for me sometimes, but all in all, it's a great listening experience.

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    Jane GIDDINGS, TX, United States 07-16-13
    Jane GIDDINGS, TX, United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Married with 4 children. Love listening to the books. I have a variety of interests in titles.

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    "LOVED IT!"

    I really love the Vince Flynn Series of Mitch Rapp. All are great books! Full of Suspense!

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    Ronald Uxbridge, MA, United States 07-09-13
    Ronald Uxbridge, MA, United States 07-09-13
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    "Move over Rambo"
    What did you love best about American Assassin?

    Great introduction to Mitch Rapp. A true hero that you can relate with.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great job by the narrator. I didn't want it to end.


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    Carl Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States 07-07-13
    Carl Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States 07-07-13

    Books worth the money are those biographies about our Founding Fathers. Or THE LONG WALK and/or UNBROKEN Try THE LONG WALK a

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    "Implausible, boring, ridiculous"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing whatever


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A book less boring, implausible, ridiculous


    How could the performance have been better?

    Scott Brick doing it, but even he couldn't pull this one out.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from American Assassin?

    I'm not an intellectual, so this sort of (expletive deleted) must be what intellectuals enjoy.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of a credit

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    Amazon Custome HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-14-13
    Amazon Custome HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-14-13

    Serenity

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    "Straightforward spy stuff..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of American Assassin to be better than the print version?

    Yes; and this is only so because of the narrator, George Guidall. If I had a choice between reading the novel and listening to his narration, I'd choose the narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stan Hurley was my favorite character; in spite of being totally obnoxious and as ornery a grizzly with bowel cramps, he is noble and kind hearted in his own unique way. And his sheer cussedness in the face of death and torture both unnerving and admirable at once.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to another Mitch Rapp story and also Gates of Fire, by Steven Pressfield, which I most definitely recommend if you like ancient history. Guidall brings characters to life; He is up there with my favorite: Steven Pacey.

    This story is on par with his other performances: excellent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book made me laugh; listening to Stan Hurley's diatribes was vastly entertaining to me; I especially enjoyed the inner monologue that he had when sparring with Mitch for the first time, when he realized that he might have to reassess his initial opinion of Mitch, the "college puke".


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    Mike B Minnesota 06-05-13
    Mike B Minnesota 06-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Surprised"
    If you could sum up American Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    One great adventure


    Any additional comments?

    I don't normally listen to these types of books but this one surprised me. I plan on listening to more of VF's books for sure!!

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    Mike North Vancouver, BC, Canada 06-03-13
    Mike North Vancouver, BC, Canada 06-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, better listen"
    If you could sum up American Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, action, riot


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Stan, the trainer. Grizzled, stubborn and had me laughing out loud. Awesome.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely hard to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    When's the movie? Sign me up.

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    twyla 06-01-13
    twyla 06-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent! Very intriguing, highly entertaining"

    You will want this book so that you understand the history and beginning of Mitch Rapp. The story is intriguing and will certainly keep your attention. (I went back and get this one, so listened out of order, but it put alot into perspective) And of course, George Guidall is definitely among the top 5 narrators ever, so this is a Win Win! Get it and enjoy,.

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    Sheldon Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-05-13
    Sheldon Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-05-13

    I am hooked on Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp

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    "Mitch Rapp on steroids"
    If you could sum up American Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    Action, awesome, exciting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rapp is the spy that I hope American has


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hurley tells Kennedy about his sparing with Rapp and wants to know where she found Rapp "Let just speed things up and see if I have what it takes"


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    American greatest weapon


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