#1 New York Times best-selling author Vince Flynn is back with another nail-biting political thriller that follows the young Mitch Rapp on a deadly mission to hunt down the men responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack.
For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard.
Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. In an instant the hunter has become the hunted. Rapp is left wounded and must flee for his life.
The next morning, the news breaks in Washington that Libya’s Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men. The French authorities are certain that the gunman is wounded and on the loose in Paris. As the finger pointing begins, Rapp’s handlers have only one choice - deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way, avoiding capture and dying quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and he absolutely cannot be allowed to be taken alive by the French authorities. But it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.
©2012 Vince Flynn (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
I will start by saying that I have never been a big fan of author who take a well developed character and write what can basically be considered a prequel. Mitch Rapp is one of my favorite characters and I will admit that I fully expected to be totally underwhelmed and disappointed with Kill Shot. I thought I already knew who Rapp was and really wanted a continuation of Pursuit of Honor but it is actually more of a continuation of American Assassin.
Kill Shot, although the 12 book about Rapp, like American Assassin it actually takes place before Transfer of Power. It is good background on Rapp getting to know what made him the cold killer that we see later in the series chronologically.
Guidall is great as usual and truly is the voice of Rapp the way I imagine it in my head.
I was not underwhelmed nor disappointed as expected and must say that I really enjoyed Kill Shot but I am ready for Flynn to bring Rapp back to the 21st century.
Please, please, please, have George go back and redo the early books butchered by Nick Sullivan.
Timing, inflection. He may not have a broad range of voices but he is a first rate reader.
A real thriller. Mitch is set up to be killed by someone in CIA but who can he trust?
Mitch of course. He's a great American....
So many but to prevent a spoiler we had to rewind the scene when Mitch promised violence when he would enter a certain room.....well told.
Several made us all say rewind!
Outstanding performance of a great story. Thank you producers and Vince Flynn.
I could not shake the feeling that I already have heard part of this story - hence I find this story regurgitated. I love the Mitch Rap series and listen to every book this I have to say is the most boring one. I hope it is not a trend.
I can not say enough about George Guidall as a narrator. His voice of Mitch Rapp is exactly the portrayal of the character.
Vince Flynn delivers another great story about Mitch and his early exploits.
A must listen.
Although the ending was kind of abrupt, it was still a good listen. I really believe George Guidall is one of the best narrators. I could listen to him for hours. I listened to an earlier Mitch Rapp book narrated by someone else and it just wasn't the same.
I am hooked on my books. I love to take my camper up north and spend the weekend sitting out doors with a drink , watching my dogs
I love where this book has taken us back into the past. I am very happy to learn more about all these guys came from filling in the blanks..
Mitch as always
Night Fall by DeMille because it was a great story, held my interest through the entire book. Multiple interesting story lines that were relevant to each other without loosing the main story line. The narration was excellent.
Mr Guidall is a pleasure to listen to. He IS Mitch Rapp. When I listened to a different narrator read one of the Rapp series I was very disappointed.
I really enjoy the Rapp stories. Unfortunately it is easy to see the formula for each book. Even so this story was great. It did not drift off to fill space. I have not enjoyed a book this much in quite a while. I have about 300 books in my audible library. This is is the top 10 to 15. Thank you !
I am a big fan of Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp therefore, it pains me to say "I waited a year for this" If you are new to the Rapp series and you started here you would become an instant fan but for those of us who have already read all the books it fell more than a little flat. The plot was a good one for Young Mitch. Having followed all the adventures of Rapp I was not that impressed and believe Flynn should 'go back to the future'. As far as Geo. Guidall, he could read the Yellow Pages of the phone book and I would listen. Seriously, Guidall has become the voice of Mitch Rapp.
"Great book, third time of listening!"
I enjoy the Rapp series, everyone loves a hero...especially when they are not totally invincible. The performance for me was just about perfect, the characters came to life but I such a way I could allow my mind to form its own pictures- unlike other performers who have such strong accents for characters that you can't see them as you wish.
"Another great novel with Mitch Rapp"
Excellent narration by Guidall. A story that will keep wanting more. I wish Flynn was with us today!
"Once again very poor narration"
Yes, book good narration poor
Most from the genre: leather, Robotham, Ryan, Baldaccie etc. - fast, pacey etc
Yes, but probably only to confirm my dislike for his performance!
Yes, it was great to listen to whilst doing the gardening
This narrator completely spoiled what could have been a good book. He emphasised the wrong words in sentences, took breaths in the middle of sentences and didn't even bother to try different voices for the characters. Overall he was appalling.
"American assassin tale with good plot"
No don't have time and have lots of books I want to read
When counter attacks the CIA people attempting to kill him
Bedroom attack that goes wrong is good and explains his thinking to escape
No - it's a violent story
Action brought to life by the narrator was well done
A plot and less super heroes
added reality and depth.
Too much of the dialogue is cheesy beyond belief
It was good
I struggle to find one I liked
Goerge Guidall - like a comfortable old pair of slippers, takes us through some more 'textbook' Mitch Rapp. Not as gripping as some earlier books (actually later in timeframe) and the ending is a bit odd. I'll post no spoiler here, but it seemed tacked on for want of getting rid of it to the publisher... Come on Vince, you can do better.
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