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Consent to Kill | [Vince Flynn]

Consent to Kill

For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.
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Publisher's Summary

Fearless counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp finds himself directly in the line of fire in the latest riveting political thriller from New York Times best-selling author Vince Flynn.

For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

Now, the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands vengeance in its simplest form, an eye for an eye, and Rapp instantly becomes the target of an international conspiracy. This time, he must use all of his vigilance and determination to save himself before he can turn his fury on those who have dared to betray him.

Consent to Kill takes listeners behind the headlines and catapults them to the front lines of the global war on terror. It sizzles "with inside information, military muscle, and CIA secrets" (Dan Brown). Vince Flynn mixes military technology with his exclusive knowledge of Washington politics to create a hero that Americans will wish existed outside the realm of fiction.

©2005 Vince Flynn; (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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"He perfectly measures all of the ingredients for a fast and furious read." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Timothy Walkertown, NC, United States 06-23-08
    Timothy Walkertown, NC, United States 06-23-08 Member Since 2002

    54-year-old community college IT instructor. Over 500 titles in "My Library."

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    "One of the Best Stories I've Ever Heard"

    I've been an Audible customer a long time and have listened to a lot of stories. This novel kept my interest the entire way. I thought the writing and narration were GREAT!

    I'm one of those guys that has a very difficult time crying. My eyes were very wet at the end of this one, though. That's how emotionally involved I got with these characters.

    "Consent to Kill" was my first Mitch Rapp novel. I could tell I had missed a lot of "history" and wished I had read some of the previous tales before this one. But my limited knowledge of Mitch's past didn't really create a problem. I still enjoyed the novel VERY much.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 02-29-08
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 02-29-08 Member Since 2006

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

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    "Exciting Thriller"

    I did not leave off a star due to any fault of the book. This is a very fun and exciting thriller. I simply have to hold *something* back for the true masterpieces to set them apart. I enjoyed every second of this book. There is wonderful drama as Mick Rapp is out to settle a score with consent of the president. It is fun light reading. I don't *always* want to be reading heavy duty literature. This book is great brain candy which is NOT a bad thing. I enjoyed it so much I just downloaded another. I *so* associate Guidall's voice with the brilliant old man he narrated, Leo Gurtzgy, in "The History of Love" (which *is* a literature masterpiece) but I soon got over it. An older sounding voice can narrate the macho Rapp just fine. Guidall's voice has such a unique soothing quality to it. The man can narrate and Vince Flynn writes one riveting story. So I am buying another Vince Flynn Book because he sure can write and the narrator is fine. Enough said.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Leroy Valle Tinley Park, IL 11-13-05
    Leroy Valle Tinley Park, IL 11-13-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Consent to Kill (Unabridged"

    I have purchased many books through Audible over the years and want to say that this title is amongst the best I have listened to. It literally dominated my weekend as I could not press the stop button on my player. One of the best stories and best narrators (George Guidall) I have heard. The narrator can make or break an audible book. Thank you Mr. Flynn for this gripping novel.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Madison, WI, United States 10-24-05
    Amazon Customer Madison, WI, United States 10-24-05 Member Since 2004
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    "I want to read more books by this author."

    This is a fantastic book with a first-class reader. Mitch Rapp is a CIA assassin charged with killing terrorists. He is an assassin with a conscience, at least for some people but not for terrorists. One of two assassins who has been hired to kill Mitch Rapp by a Saudi businessman also has a conscience, and through several twists of plot related to this person?s conscience, irony is added to the story. The book is believable and is easy to follow. The action is nonstop. Mitch Rapp never hesitates. Progressive politicians may not like this novel, since, like Tom Clancy, this author creates a world where it is not safe for a politician to lean to far of the left, especially if the politician through considered actions or malicious intent jeopardizes American intelligence operatives. It you like Tom Clancy you will also like this book and you will also enjoy Killing Rain by Barry Eisler.

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Michael North Potomac, MD, USA 07-05-08
    Michael North Potomac, MD, USA 07-05-08
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    "Very good read!"

    This thriller was my first exposure to the author and to the hero. I liked them both. The understanding of the Saudi threat and of the Wahabbi mentality are first rate. A few technical slips by the excellent narrator (Anne Arundel county in MD is mispronounced, etc.) barely mar a superb reading. My only substantive critique is the very end (don't worry, I won't reveal it), where the epilogue just does not compute.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Monica signal mountain, TN, United States 06-06-08
    Monica signal mountain, TN, United States 06-06-08 Member Since 2007
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    "consent to Kill"

    This was the first book that I listened to from this author. I thought it was very good and kept me interested throughout. The reading was excellent too. A good plot with an unpredictable ending.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    A. J. McConachie So.Calif. 10-19-05
    A. J. McConachie So.Calif. 10-19-05 Member Since 2005

    Rose

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    "Great book, Great Author, Great Narrator"

    Wow! This is a great book! Fast paced from the beginning to end. CIA Anti-terrorist, Mitch Rapp is believable and says all the things we all are to ?PC? to voice. A Gutsy, Hunky, Champion, a mans read, that women will love.
    Excellent, characters and plot.
    Vince Flynn should be on every-ones must read list.
    Guidall delivers. This listener wants more of both. Unabridged of course.

    31 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey frederick, MD, USA 01-21-09
    Jeffrey frederick, MD, USA 01-21-09
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    "Best Flynn I've read to date"

    This is my second Vince Flynn book following the Mitch Rapp character. After Extreme Measures I was addicted. This novel answered lots of questions I had after reading the most recent one. The combination of the emotions of love and revenge along with the typical Flynn story made for an extremely compelling and exciting story. I'd reI'veI'vecommend this whether you've read others in the series or especially if it your first one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John M Lafayette, CA USA 02-18-08
    John M Lafayette, CA USA 02-18-08 Member Since 2007
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    "What a great read!"

    This book was just a great deal of fun. Extremely tight writing, plenty of action, and a good dose of political intrigue. The characters are fairly one-dimensional with clear good-guy/bad-guy characteristics, but no more than other books of this genre.
    As other reviewers have stated, I caught myself sitting in the car after arriving at my destination waiting to see what would happen next.
    It won't tax your mind too much and you have to have some level of empathy for the current "war on terror" crowd, but if you can get past all that, you will not be disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William J. Bell Marmora, NJ USA 11-19-05
    William J. Bell Marmora, NJ USA 11-19-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Wonderful book - perfectly read!"

    This was my first Vince Flynn novel - talk about a great escape while jogging in the morning dark! George Guidall is the best reader I've heard, bar none. I would even listen to him read the phone book! Thanks to both for helping me keep in shape!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • Kieron
    Stanford South, KENT, United Kingdom
    10/10/07
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    "Consent to Kill"

    Wow what an excellent storyline I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, I real thought provoking, image conjouring story, totally loved it from start to finish, what a film this would make.
    can't wait to download another one of Vince Flynns books I hope they are as good as this one ;-)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    Ledbury, HWR, United Kingdom
    4/30/08
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    "My latest listen"

    A non-stop listen. Highly enjoyable and could listen to it again staright away..... not many books I would say that about.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas Ord
    7/31/14
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    "Vince Flynn. Concent to Kill."
    Would you listen to Consent to Kill again? Why?

    A great story, gripping, exciting and something good to listern too.A complete edge of your seat audio book, well done Vince.


    What other book might you compare Consent to Kill to, and why?

    I have all the Vince Flynn, Mitch Rapp books and rate them all for a very good storyline and all well worth listerning too.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    5 out of 5 for bringing the tension into the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just the whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for a new story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    7/7/14
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    "GRIPPING ACTION PACKED STUFF"
    Would you try another book written by Vince Flynn or narrated by George Guidall?

    Yes. I will be listening to all the books in the Mitch Rapp series. Can't wait to get my next credit and listen to Mitch take on the world.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Consent to Kill?

    When Mitch's wife was killed and Mitch is told for the first time.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The attack on the safe house. Mitch killing 13 armed men with single shots to the head.


    Could you see Consent to Kill being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Horley, United Kingdom
    3/22/12
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    "Jamesaccd"

    Ive read the whole series so far and this is the best. Simply superb, tense, exciting and even emotional. A fabulous read/ listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glynn
    basingstoke, hampshire, United Kingdom
    12/22/10
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    "Perfect"

    Firstly i am registered blind and especially critical of narration but this was perfect. I have criticised George Guidall before but this time he has captured the narration perfectly, George absolutely perfect, i know what books to download that you have narrated now! now the book. well i have to admit that i love this genre, Andy Mcnab, Chris Ryan, Gerald Seymour and especially Daniel Silva. this book is a combination of all, the technicalities of Andy Mcnab, the unrealistic adventure of Chris Ryan and the sheer ruthlessness of Daniel Silva. I love this genre, pity this book does not have the previous books as unabridged but hay-ho i will be downloading the next unabridged book after i have completed the Gerald /Seymour book. I don't want to give anything away but i love the ruthlessness of this book, the chronology and the ending although a bit 'lovey'! the only negative is the emphasis on the main character and the involvement of the 'bit' players on his side, need to know more. All i can say is DOWNLOAD NOW.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
    7/12/08
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    "Good stuff"

    I enjoyed this; the story moves along well and is interesting throughout - if you like Maclean et al you will enjoy this!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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