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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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    lmhuxley Long Island City, NY, United States 01-19-13
    lmhuxley Long Island City, NY, United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Read Order"
    Any additional comments?

    Read order on the Vince Flynn Website, is American Assassin, Kill Shot and then the rest of the books in order listed in Audible. I listened to Term Limits first which was I good start. I found it annoying when I listened to the series as in Audible and found two books out of order.

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    Philip FPO, AP, United States 01-14-13
    Philip FPO, AP, United States 01-14-13
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    "My first audio book and I am thoroughly impressed!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I listened to most of it while traveling from the U.S. to Japan. It definitely made the flight go by quickly!


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    mike Gig Harbor, WA, United States 01-13-13
    mike Gig Harbor, WA, United States 01-13-13
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    "Whata Drive"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    We drove from Gig Harbor, WA to Houston. This story was a very stimulating story for this trip. The reader did a wonderful job of taking on the personality of the key players.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Assassin?

    When the American bit the ear of his captor.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Like I said, his voice did a chameleon adaption of the key people.


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

    Vital American plants.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cooki3Monst3r USA 01-06-13
    Cooki3Monst3r USA 01-06-13

    FacePush

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    "Fun character to read about."

    I picked this book up mostly because I love the "jack Reacher" novels, this looked very similar, and it was. I would suggest starting with an earlier book in the series, I didnt notice this was book eleven until i already bought it, so I was a little lost, but I was able to figure it out none the less. I would read another one in the future I love the hard hitting story lines with the strong characters.
    Still like the "Reacher" novels more but still a fun read.

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    Charlene Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 01-06-13
    Charlene Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 01-06-13 Member Since 2011

    Woof!

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    "What Took Me So Long to Discover this Series?"
    Where does American Assassin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the finest in it's genre.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Hurley because he reminds me of people I know. I enjoy how his character plays off the others.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's hard to say because there are so many fine moments in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my second Vince Flynn book and I can tell I am now on my way to reading/ or listening to all of them. I enjoy his writing style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DAVE BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 01-03-13
    DAVE BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 01-03-13
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    "Lots of fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would listen to this book while walking my dog , and our walks got longer and longer.


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    oskiek 12-22-12
    oskiek 12-22-12
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    "Fantastic"
    What did you love best about American Assassin?

    This installment in Mitch Rapp series takes us back to the beginning - how Mitch Rapp became Mitch Rapp.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Story line was interesting, enough action to keep you in the edge of your seat.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Duncan Strathmore, Australia 12-19-12
    Duncan Strathmore, Australia 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Boys' own hero makes a start"
    What made the experience of listening to American Assassin the most enjoyable?

    Fast paced and the story flowed with in a most entertaining way


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch Rapp due to his physical and mental abilities and insight


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well performed as it was read with enthusiasm


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I was thoroughly entertained

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    Paula 12-13-12
    Paula 12-13-12
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    "Back to the Beginning???"
    Would you listen to American Assassin again? Why?

    It was identified as Book 11.I thought I was reading the next installment of Mitch Rapp's Saga. It was the first book - only this time read by George Guidell. A nice review, but disappointing.


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    reader1 Florida 12-05-12
    reader1 Florida 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Mitch Rapp"
    What made the experience of listening to American Assassin the most enjoyable?

    Reader's voice and gripping story line


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

    I have listened to many Guidall readings. He is as good as it can ever get.


    Any additional comments?

    Rapp and the gang, are Rapp and the gang.

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  • Sloan
    7/15/16
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    "Narrator doesn't cut it"

    I couldn't get into this book, narrator would be far better suited to family Christmas stories not assassins...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    11/21/15
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    "Amazing Book!!!"

    First book I've listened to twice after finishing this series of books about spies and assassins!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/27/16
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    "George Guidall is a fantastic voice actor"

    A fantastic first book in a great series. mitch rapp will become a real badass who you will become to love along with all of the other charachters. George Guidall does a great job reading all of the Rapp books as he breathes life into each amd every charachter.

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  • Amazon Customer
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    10/13/16
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    "I always enjoy a good story! "

    Vince Flynn's hero, Rapp, is introduced to the start of his new life as an assassin.

    This is a prequel to other Mitch Rapp novels but just as good to read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mac
    7/16/16
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    "Not too bad"

    Story just ok in terms of content. Narrator not so good. Have been spoilt by excellence of Paul Thornley narration and measure all against. Not sure about continuing series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DAVID
    BRENTFORD, United Kingdom
    4/28/16
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    "Excellent cant wait to listen to the rest !"
    What made the experience of listening to American Assassin the most enjoyable?

    I found the author Vince Flynn through an Audible recommendation based on my previous purchases. They could not have been more right.
    What a find !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Assassin?

    I was gripped from very early on as the back story and characters were skilfully built.
    The worst part of the book was ... it ended could have listened for hours more.


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

    I haven't listened to any others but loved his narration in this book


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

    Just a well written well performed story


    Any additional comments?

    Just added the rest of the series to my Wish list !
    Say no more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • paul
    2/22/16
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    "Exactly what it says on the жестяная"

    An entertaining book, without the usual overindulgence of back story, enjoyed it and thought it kept the same pace throughout.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    4/9/15
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    "Good action story, well read"

    I am a Baldacci fan and have become used to his style of drama. This story was well paced with a good plot some twists. Bad language a little much but mostly in context, so did not distract from story. I have come to like the main character so will listen to another.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill1940
    ILFORD, United Kingdom
    3/4/15
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    "Vince Flynn introduces Mitch Rapp a masterpiece!"

    I have become a Vince Flynn addict. He is masterful writer keeping your pulse racing until a great climax as you will find.
    George Guidall one of Audible best narrator's brings forth the excitement of Flynn's writing. His character changes, just remarkable. 5* should be used as a narrator more often. Bar-Humbug to anyone's else's opinion!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsteen
    Tain, United Kingdom
    7/3/13
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    "Excellent, a Gripping Story"
    If you could sum up American Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Detailed, Spirited


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

    Mitch Rapp


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it and kept switching it back on at every opportunity. I found the story gripping and really exciting, I got very nervous when it came to scenes of torture, as I can't bare to know the details of such things and if I was watching a movie or reading the book I would skip past any gory bits, but there is no such luxury when listening to audio. Thankfully the torture scenes were kept to a minimum and the details not too gory.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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