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Kill Shot Audiobook

Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller

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#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

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    Jill Airway Heights, WA, United States 06-11-12
    Jill Airway Heights, WA, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent as Always!"

    Great story and well read!! I enjoyed every minute! Vince Flynn takes you into a world of extreme intensity, intrigue and skill. I don't want to say too much, but I will say this...it is worth the read!!

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    Jill 06-11-12
    Jill 06-11-12
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    "Excellent as Always!"

    Great story and well read!! I enjoyed every minute! Vince Flynn takes you into a world of extreme intensity, intrigue and skill. I don't want to say too much, but I will say this...it is worth the read!!

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    margaret United States 06-07-12
    margaret United States 06-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A master story teller. Riveting to the end"
    If you could sum up Kill Shot in three words, what would they be?

    Strength, commitment, honor.


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

    Mitch is a wonderful realistic character who will not be manipulated.


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

    His enunciation and emotion in the telling of the story. Well done!


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

    Whats next?


    Any additional comments?

    I always look forward to a Vince Flynn read. Audible is perfect in my car and the excitement with Vince Flynn makes any trip go by quickly.

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    David Mobile, AL, United States 06-05-12
    David Mobile, AL, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good second prequal"

    I like the second book in the "where Mitch came from chronicals". Especially enjoyed learning how he became the man he is. Only problem is that I found some inconsistencies with the future story of Mitch.

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    Frances 06-03-12
    Frances 06-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked Kill Shot and it was a very good read"

    In Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp novel, we are taken back to the time shortly after Rapp has been recruited and trained by the CIA as an assassin. Rapp has been spectacularly successful in assassinating members of a terrorist Muslim group who have been responsible for multiple terrorist attacks. When Rapp takes out his next target, a Libyan Oil minister, he discovers a trap has been set for him, and he barely escapes with his life. Rapp is wounded, and the rest of the novel deals with unraveling how Rapp was betrayed. Only a handful of people even know of the "hit" list that was prepared for Rapp, and Rapp begins to suspect that someone in this inner circle sold him out.

    This was a face-paced novel, and as is usual with Vince Flynn, he pulls no punches with his depiction of politicians as duplicitous hypocrites interested only in furthering their careers and lining their pockets. Those who tend toward political correctness would do well to avoid Flynn's novels altogether. His unflattering portrayal of weak-kneed liberals and bureaucrats is continued in Kill Shot, although one of the main protagonists in Kill Shot could best be described as a thuggish Neanderthal who hardly fits the "liberal" mold.

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    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 05-28-12
    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 05-28-12 Member Since 2013

    older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?

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    "You must read all 12 novels."
    What made the experience of listening to Kill Shot the most enjoyable?

    same characters throughout 12 novels. MUST READ in the following order: 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10


    Would you ever listen to anything by Vince Flynn again?

    Yes === number 13!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cant tell you but its in the 4th


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

    Assasins rule


    Any additional comments?

    Guidal is superb -- firt 3 or so novels are not Guidal... after that he dominates

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    R POLLOCK PINES, CA, United States 05-25-12
    R POLLOCK PINES, CA, United States 05-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The First 3 Chapters Had Me Hooked!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kill Shot to be better than the print version?

    Since I did not read the book I feel that I cannot comment.

    However, I think reading the book would have had me not wanting to put the hardcopy down.


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

    For 90% of the book, yes!


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

    No.


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

    I listen to Audible while driving so I cannot answer this question.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly enjoyed the manner in which the author wrote the book. I was hooked at the different perspectives written by the main characters. The hook was how the author wrote each viewpoint in one "scene."

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    K ST. PETER, MN, United States 05-21-12
    K ST. PETER, MN, United States 05-21-12
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    "Great to be back with Rapp"

    I was hesitant to start the American Assassin sub-series thinking that it wouldn't be interesting given everything that's happened to Rapp throughout the years but I was wrong. I've really enjoyed the past two books focusing on the earlier years of Rapp and the story lines kept me interested from beginning to end.

    And let's face it, you can't go wrong with listening to Guidall. He's one of my favorite narrators and his performance makes the experience even better.

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    K. Tauer CA USA 05-14-12
    K. Tauer CA USA 05-14-12

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    "Very thrilling book."
    If you could sum up Kill Shot in three words, what would they be?

    Who to trust.


    What other book might you compare Kill Shot to and why?

    The Third Option. Very suspenseful. You never knew what was coming next.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Great voice changes. It was obvious whe was talking. Each character had their own voice and the personality came through.


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

    No


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    Minda Wheaton, IL, United States 05-10-12
    Minda Wheaton, IL, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing ending"
    If you could sum up Kill Shot in three words, what would they be?

    Action packed thriller


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

    Stan Hurley


    Any additional comments?

    Great development of profiles of each of the characters and I half expected one or more of them would be involved with a climactic resolution, instead of the very NEAT unceremonious ending.

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  • Daniel
    12/1/14
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    "Once again very poor narration"
    Would you try another book written by Vince Flynn or narrated by George Guidall?

    Yes, book good narration poor


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

    Most from the genre: leather, Robotham, Ryan, Baldaccie etc. - fast, pacey etc


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall’s performances?

    Yes, but probably only to confirm my dislike for his performance!


    Was Kill Shot worth the listening time?

    Yes, it was great to listen to whilst doing the gardening


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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  • Mr
    4/8/15
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    "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.

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  • Churchill1940
    ILFORD, United Kingdom
    4/6/15
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    "Another great novel with Mitch Rapp"

    Excellent narration by Guidall. A story that will keep wanting more. I wish Flynn was with us today!

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  • Derek
    Maspujols, Spain
    2/14/12
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    "formula"

    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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  • Alan
    DUNSTABLE, United Kingdom
    12/16/13
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    "American assassin tale with good plot"
    Would you listen to Kill Shot again? Why?

    No don't have time and have lots of books I want to read


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kill Shot?

    When counter attacks the CIA people attempting to kill him


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Bedroom attack that goes wrong is good and explains his thinking to escape


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

    No - it's a violent story


    Any additional comments?

    Action brought to life by the narrator was well done

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus
    UK
    6/14/14
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    "Incredibly average"
    What would have made Kill Shot better?

    A plot and less super heroes


    What could Vince Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    added reality and depth.
    Too much of the dialogue is cheesy beyond belief


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    It was good


    What character would you cut from Kill Shot?

    I struggle to find one I liked


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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