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The Last Man: A Novel | [Vince Flynn]

The Last Man: A Novel

The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.
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The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

At first glance it looks as if Rickman has been kidnapped, but Rapp knows certain things about his old friend that cause him to wonder if something more disturbing isn’t afoot. Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA, has ordered Rapp to find Rickman at all costs. Rapp must navigate the ever-shifting landscape of Afghanistan as the Taliban, Iranians, Pakistanis and Russians all plot to claim their piece of the war torn state.

With Afghanistan crumbling around him, Rapp must be as ruthless as his enemies and as deceitful as people in his own government if he has any hopes of completing his mission.

©2012 Vince Flynn (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Lynnett 07-17-13
    Lynnett 07-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "So Sad to Say Farewell"
    Where does The Last Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    From Book 1 to 13, the Mitch Rapp saga has been everything that lover of this genre could wish for. The loss of Vince Flynn will send painful reverberations through the souls of the many fans of Mitch Rapp and his unapologetic patriotism and sense of duty. Last Man is filled with the up, down, and sideways twists and turns that we have come to love in these adventures. Tying in with previous storylines is a great added bonus. Knowing that we won't have Mitch Rapp to save the day, and George Guidall to bring him to life for us is almost as painful as what Mr. Rapp might do to us if he caught us being all melancholy regarding his departure.

    RIP Vince Flynn & Mitch Rapp - you WILL be missed!!!


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

    Very much so. The story twists on several fulcrum points that invoke imaginative creativity and had me developing possible scenarios in my head, only to find that I had traveled the wrong road.


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

    Yes, and Mr. Guidall never disappoints.


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

    No. I liked the breaks at certain intervals that allowed me to process the action to that point and try to determine what I anticipated as next steps. This was very much the fine wine, best savored slowly but steadily.


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    Richard West Point, UT, United States 07-11-13
    Richard West Point, UT, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Sad to see the end"
    Would you listen to The Last Man again? Why?

    As with all of Vince Flynn books I have listened to it several times.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fav character...really? Mitch Rapp


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

    I was deeply saddened to hear the passing of Vince Flynn. He has provided countless hours of enjoyment. He truly was a great writer and will be sorely missed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BrentDC Portland, TX, United States 07-02-13
    BrentDC Portland, TX, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The LAST Mitch Rapp Novel? Say it ain't so!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Once again Mitch Rapp is hurled into the breach of a National Security crisis and forced to cut through an environment of politically correct horse dung to get the job done! George Guidall is great once again as the narrator, his Stan Hurley is so real I could actually "see" what was happening. A great episode in Mitch Rapp's adventures.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More Stan Hurley & Mitch Rapp taking out the trash.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    As I've mentioned, the Stan Hurley rendition is simply awesome and his grasp of the material and characters adds to listening enjoyment


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

    The firefight where a long time Rapp ally & brother in arms is killed.


    Any additional comments?

    It's clear Vince was angling the French Assassin for a role in future novels as a Rapp ally as well. Sadly since Vince recently passed away from cancer we may never know how his or Mitch's story will end.

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    Mike 07-01-13
    Mike 07-01-13

    I don't give 5s a lot. Throwing 5s around makes it harder for others to distinguish what was good from what was great. For me 5s = top 2%.

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    "My first Mitch Rapp book - it was pretty good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Man to be better than the print version?

    I wouldn't know. Rediculous question. Who writes these questions?


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

    The plot certainly moved along. I enjoyed how the book jumped between locations and characters. There were a few plot twists and they weren't far fetched like many other books of this type. I'm a big believer in realism, and this book never lost me.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I thought he did a good job keeping the voices different enough so that you did not get confused with the characters. He also did the women's voices and managed to pull it off without sounding dumb.


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

    CIA in turmoil


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first book from the Mitch Rapp series and it was pretty good. I think I may check out some of the others. It's a shame the author has recently passed away.

    I give this book straight 4s. Nothing that kept me up at night listening, but a solid effort.

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    David Fairburn, GA, United States 06-16-13
    David Fairburn, GA, United States 06-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    What made the experience of listening to The Last Man the most enjoyable?

    Most everything.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Man?

    Bring current events, ie. Osama bin gone and other things.


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

    As great as the others. I like listening to Mr. Guidall. He's easier to listen to then NickSullivan.


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

    If I didn't have to work I probably would, their that good.


    Any additional comments?

    Research needs to be done when giving descriptions of former and present characters. Size, weight, etc. Other wise every Vince Flynn book comes out, (Mitch Rapp) but anyotheralso I will listen to.

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    Veroguy VERO BEACH, FL, United States 06-11-13
    Veroguy VERO BEACH, FL, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliantly written"

    This is an excellent story, amazingly well written that holds one's attention firmly. Hate to put it down, waiting for the next twist to be revealed.

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    Sandy Boston, MA, United States 05-21-13
    Sandy Boston, MA, United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story - George Guidall is a GREAT reader!"
    Would you listen to The Last Man again? Why?

    Yes - absolutely


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's a tie between Irene Kennedy and Mitch Rapp. Both were fascinating in how they handled stressful situations and the political back-stabbing.


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

    Same as above.


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

    Gripping from scene 1.


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend to any friend.

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    DK 04-19-13
    DK 04-19-13 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Vince Flynn Delivers-This Didn't Keep My Attention"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ALWAYS-Mitch Rapp-he is a hero!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Rapp 'toying' with the doctors after suffering a head injury AND when he delivers the title line, "I AM the last man..."


    Any additional comments?

    Packed full of adventure and action. The story line is simple yet complex at the same time. I'd have given higher stars perhaps I'm a bit overloaded with this genre.

    Note: Strong language

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    Corinne United States 04-15-13
    Corinne United States 04-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't get enough of Mitch Rapp"
    Would you listen to The Last Man again? Why?

    George Guidall is an excellent narrator, second to none, in my book.


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

    As always, you can't wait to continue to hear (or read) the story. You just have to know what happens next... and then its finished and you can't wait to get your hands on the next one.


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    Ronald Australia 04-13-13
    Ronald Australia 04-13-13
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    "Cannot get enough of Vince Flynns books."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would and have to many people, because they are so well written and up to date with the current events in the world today. That's why I find them so interesting, fiction yes I know. But you can't help thinking that he is so close to the truth that it could almost be fact..


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

    His plots tend to do that all the time. With the Last Man it kept me going right up to when they took Rickmans body down and washed it.


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

    This is the first time I have listened to George Guidall and I found him to be a very clear and precise narrator and exciting to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all Vince Flynns books and cannot wait for the next one. I will be buying all his books on audio because although I have read them, the audio version adds another exciting element to the book and helps fill in parts that I may have missed and with the job that I do it affords me the opportunity to listen to at least ten hours of audio per day which is a big bonus.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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