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American Assassin Audiobook
American Assassin
Written by: 
Vince Flynn
Narrated by: 
George Guidall
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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    Sarah-Jane Calgary, Alberta, Canada 05-23-12
    Sarah-Jane Calgary, Alberta, Canada 05-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Vince Flynn has gone back to action books"

    In a review of the previous Mitch Rapp book I had commented that the series seemed to be moving towards more politics and less action. This book was a marked deviation from that trend. It delivered exactly what I expected, a fast paced high action spy book. Very little discussion of Washington politics and lots of action.

    George Guidall once again does an excellent job of reading the book and really paces well with the story.

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    Alex - Discerning Consumer 05-02-12
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    "Very filthy, but great storyline and performance"

    The performance was excellent! The storyline was excellent. The language, metaphors, and imagery were very filthy quite often. Although this may be the reality, it was somewhat sickening. Overall, I recommend the book if you have the mind to wade through the feces of language and content.

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    Sam Clifton Hill, Australia 04-19-12
    Sam Clifton Hill, Australia 04-19-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great airport fiction"

    I am not sure why I keep buying these - they are really quite objectionably right wing and extreme. But I love them as fast paced yet detailed thrillers that imagine a cut throat world of clandestine agents saving us all from the bad guys. So if you like airport fiction, you'll love this. But don't think too hard....

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    Lynne RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 04-06-12
    Lynne RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "True Vince Flynn"
    Where does American Assassin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best


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

    I couldn't stop listening to this.


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

    George Guidall is a supurb narrator!


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, one of the best yet!

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    Gary 03-26-12
    Gary 03-26-12
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    "fun easy read"

    I enjoyed the story, it was a fun and easy story to read. This is a good buy

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    Matthew New York 03-11-12
    Matthew New York 03-11-12 Member Since 2015

    Matthew

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    "Fast paced story... but..."

    This was my first Vince Flynn book in the Mitch Rapp series. I looked around on the internet to find out in which order I should buy the books, and American Assassin turned out to be the first.

    The books is great. Good story, great tempo, there never real was a dull moment. So why no 5 stars? Simple, the last chapters were good, but the end of the story just seemed to be rushed.

    Without giving any spoilers, the end, before the epilogue, it was pale in comparison to how the other action sequences were written.

    Will it keep me from reading other Vince Flynn books? Nope. Just started on number 2 in the series (according to the timeline) Kill Shot.

    Happy reading!

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    Amazon Customer Hobbsville, NC, United States 01-31-12
    Amazon Customer Hobbsville, NC, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Read This Mitch Rapp FIRST"
    What made the experience of listening to American Assassin the most enjoyable?

    Great book but it really is the start of Mitch Rapp and should not be listed as number 11 in the list.


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

    Yes


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    Carl 01-20-12
    Carl 01-20-12

    What is most important to me is the story, the characters and the pace. These reviews are rated "Dude".

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    "Guess ill have to read the series."
    Would you listen to American Assassin again? Why?

    At some point, sure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first hand to hand fight.


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

    If circumstances were ideal, i would have considered it.


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    Jody 01-09-12
    Jody 01-09-12
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    "Outstanding!"
    What did you love best about American Assassin?

    This is my first Audible book by Vince Flynn and narrated by George Guidall. I just finished listening to American Assassin and really enjoyed the story, the characters and the development of the Mitch Rapp character. I am picking up more of Vince Flynn's Audible books and especially those narrated by Mr. Guidall.


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    David 12-06-11
    David 12-06-11
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    "Best Spy/Thriller I have read in a long time."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read many Thor, Flinn, Clancy, Cussler style books, and this one was the best I have seen since first reading the old school Clancy novels a decade ago.


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