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Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller | [Vince Flynn]

Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller

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.
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Publisher's Summary

#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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    Michael Smyrna, GA, United States 03-03-12
    Michael Smyrna, GA, United States 03-03-12 Member Since 2002
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    "I was not disappointed"

    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.

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    Doug 03-02-12
    Doug 03-02-12
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    "Thank goodness for George Guidall."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Please, please, please, have George go back and redo the early books butchered by Nick Sullivan.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Timing, inflection. He may not have a broad range of voices but he is a first rate reader.


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    Robert Plymouth, MN, United States 03-02-12
    Robert Plymouth, MN, United States 03-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Mitch Rapp is set up by someone in the CIA."
    Any additional comments?

    A real thriller. Mitch is set up to be killed by someone in CIA but who can he trust?

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    Allison Crews CANTON, MS, United States 02-29-12
    Allison Crews CANTON, MS, United States 02-29-12

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    "Riveting to teenage boys!"
    Would you listen to Kill Shot again? Why?

    Yes!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch of course. He's a great American....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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

    Several made us all say rewind!


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding performance of a great story. Thank you producers and Vince Flynn.

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    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 02-29-12
    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 02-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Regurgitated"

    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.

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    Frank 02-28-12
    Frank 02-28-12
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    "Vince Flynn does it again"

    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.

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    Harry Little Rock, AR, United States 02-28-12
    Harry Little Rock, AR, United States 02-28-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Always a Good 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.

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    travis 02-27-12
    travis 02-27-12 Member Since 2013

    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

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    "GO MITCH GO"
    Where does Kill Shot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch as always


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    David 02-26-12
    David 02-26-12
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    "Thank You !"
    What other book might you compare Kill Shot to and why?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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 !

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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 02-26-12
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 02-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Things of the Past Belong There"

    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.

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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
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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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • Marcus
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    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 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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