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Pursuit of Honor Audiobook

Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.
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The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

Now that the initial shock of the catastrophe is over, key Washington officials are up in arms over whether to make friends or foes of the agents who stepped between the enemy's bullets and countless American lives regardless of the legal consequences. Not for the first time, Rapp finds himself in the frustrating position of having to illustrate the realities of national security to politicians whose view from the sidelines is inevitably obstructed.

Meanwhile, three of the al Qaeda terrorists are still at large, and Rapp has been unofficially ordered to find them by any means necessary. No one knows the personal, physical, and emotional sacrifices required of the job better than Rapp. When he sees Nash cracking under the pressure of the mission and the memories of the horrors he witnessed during the terrorist attack, he makes a call he hopes will save his friend, assuage the naysayers on Capitol Hill, and get him one step closer to the enemy before it's too late.

Once again, Rapp proves himself to be a hero unafraid "to walk the fine line between the moral high ground and violence" (The Salt Lake Tribune) for our country's safety, for the sake of freedom, for the pursuit of honor.

©2009 Vince Flynn; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Flynn demonstrates that he truly understands the psyche of the enemy.... Really scary, so realistic." (BookReporter.com)

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    linda LIVONIA, MICHIGAN, United States 11-28-12
    linda LIVONIA, MICHIGAN, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "i think this is more of a book for a man....i"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    can't put a finger on it. but just not right.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    like the ending very much. i wish the rest of the book was as exciting.....


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    the narrator was good.


    Could you see Pursuit of Honor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    almost did not continue to listen to it. but the ending was good.

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    Lawrence United States 11-28-12
    Lawrence United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Another winner"

    This book in the Mitch Rapp series carries on the tradition of excellent work by Flynn. A disconcerting storyline that makes the reader uncomfortable and Mitch to the rescue. Great reading performance by Guidall as always.

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    Susan Mather San Francisco 11-19-12
    Susan Mather San Francisco 11-19-12 Member Since 2015

    Good books and peaceful days...

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    "Great story & characters - wrong narrator tho"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Depends on the friend. But yes, to someone open to good character development, and an entertaining read, absolutely!!


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

    This is actually a fantastic story if you can get past the elderly narrator -- who's polished, sophisticated, and perfect for a lot of (other) Audible books, but not to represent a character who's billed as the most elite of the pack, in physical skill & ability to kill . . . In under 5 seconds, with his bare hands, no less.

    My main gripe, tho, is that Flynn, who obviously seems to have the talent to entertain, refuses to exert any energy in solving the challenge(s) that all WRITER's face - for example, figuring out how to suspend the readers's disbelief regarding an agent who's 'allowed' to torture and kill with immunity w/in the US despite protests from his boss, field partner, not to mention the fact that this main character has sworn to uphold those pesky 'right to due-process laws' that set the US apart from our 'enemy' countries.

    Yet Flynn refuses to come up with a creative solution to Flynn-the-writer's dilemma -- I.e., how to come up with a reason (besides Rapp being crazy or somehow out-of-control) that gives Rapp-the-main-character an excuse that allows him to somehow get away with torturing, then killing other US citizens, including a top-level administrator. That would take true writing chops. But, instead, Flynn lazily uses a comparison to PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION -- a procedure only used when the mother's life is threatened (and NOT for "depression"), as Flynn writes to his (stupid?! he thinks) readers?!! saying that this kind of abortion is the same thing, morally, ethically & legally, as Rapp's torture and murder. All I'm saying here is, Put some effort into the writing process, Flynn, instead of resorting to these knee-jerk, divisive tactics. Why? Because when you don't, like in this story, you insult the intelligence of the very people who allow you to live the life of a king. Shame on you. And (gently, kindly) lose the narrator, too.

    Otherwise, a really good book. Seriously.





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    Chris Kaufmann 11-13-12
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    "Another grear thriller"
    Would you listen to Pursuit of Honor again? Why?

    George Guidall continues with his excellent narration of the Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp series. Few people would say this, but this series has saved my life on several occasions. Spending many hours on the road (often solo) listening to Flynn's books keeps you awake. There are always several directions the characters chase as the plot unfolds. Recent debacles in Benghazi sure make us realize not only are these books and characters based on real life heroes, but these things can go sideways in a heartbeat. There is incredible insight to the inner workings of the clandestine CIA efforts worldwide. These books could be high school text books or required reading with all they reveal about government, politics and risky efforts made to keep America Safe. Freedom isn't Free.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pursuit of Honor?

    When Rapp tricks his friend into taking credit for rescue of Americans so he can move him to a more secure environment for both him and his family, but it backfires.


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

    Rapp


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

    might be enjoyable, but not hard to pick up as it rolls out.


    Any additional comments?

    While a occasional mispronunciation or tactic is off the mark, for the most part these books are extremely accurate in their portrayal of this most necessary service in our defense of America.

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    Lee 10-18-12
    Lee 10-18-12
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    "Excellent - The Best until American Assassin"
    Would you listen to Pursuit of Honor again? Why?

    Maybe in a couple of years. it was a great story.


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

    I was introduced to the Series by American Assassin which I loved, Kill Shot was good too. Sadly I had to endure some of the early books to get right through the series and they got better and better with a small lull in the middle. This was a great novel by an author at the top of his game.


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

    I enjoyed the Mike Nash part of the story and his conflict between being a family man and a Counter terrorism operative.


    Any additional comments?

    Extreme Measures and Pursuit are the same book cut into 2. You need to listen to them both close together but it is a great end to the series if he only continues to write prequels.

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    Teresa 09-15-12
    Teresa 09-15-12 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "Another GREAT Rapp story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pursuit of Honor to be better than the print version?

    No.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike Nash. The human side showed thru this time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Adam was being interrogated.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen. I am moving on to see who Rapp is after now.

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    S. Chapman 09-11-12
    S. Chapman 09-11-12 Member Since 2006

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    "Left me wanting more Mitch rapp"
    Where does Pursuit of Honor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Kept me a fan


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pursuit of Honor?

    Will have to listen again it has been a while


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

    Always good


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 08-27-12
    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Awesome! Hope there will be more"

    I'm so glad than Mr. Flynn put Stan Hurley back into the story. He was really missed in the last several books. What set this book apart from the others is that you were almost rooting for one of the terrorists (Hakim). Maybe he will be used as an asset in future novels.

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    Robert A Austin, TX United States 08-13-12
    Robert A Austin, TX United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "thriller"
    What did you love best about Pursuit of Honor?


    What other book might you compare Pursuit of Honor to and why?


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

    George Guidall is a master. I have enjoyed everyone of his narrations.


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


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    twyla 07-31-12
    twyla 07-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Flynn does it again! Great Book - I'm Hooked!!"

    This was my second Vince Flynn book, I am hooked. Love the story line, love the suspense, love the narrator. Extreme Measures was my first book. I am now going to go back and start with the first book in the series.
    If you like suspense and you like tough American heroes (like Jack Bauer in the old 24 TV Series) you will love these books. Mitch Rapp (main character) reminds me so much of Jack Bauer.

    And the narrator is easily one of my favorites. VERY Entertaining, Highly recommend!

    Caution: you will get hooked!

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  • Philip
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    2/23/16
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    "Sequel to previous book"

    Not the best of the series but if you are a Fan of Rapp you will enjoy it, I did. Finishes up threads from previous book.

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    stone, United Kingdom
    10/20/15
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    "So American ☺"

    A bit gung-ho but good fun. Modern day John Wayne. Excellent narration. Would happily recommend.

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  • Churchill1940
    ILFORD, United Kingdom
    5/16/15
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    "Another great novel by Vince Flynn"

    What another great. story by Flynn. It's a another story you just want to go on Don't look back but look forward to the honour that the real Mitch Rapp doe's to protect our Country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MATHIJS
    Hollandsche Rading, Netherlands
    8/18/13
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    "Good book, don't like narrator"
    Where does Pursuit of Honor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good book, but I don't like George Guidall as a narrator. I have read more of the Mitch Rapp series and like all of them sofar.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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