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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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    Sharron Robinvale, Australia 03-26-13
    Sharron Robinvale, Australia 03-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A Good Catch-up"
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    Just got my regular Vince Flynn fix and it was great to catch up with Mitch Rapp. I enjoy my time in Mitch's world and am sorry when it ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patj Massachusetts, USA 03-19-13
    Patj Massachusetts, USA 03-19-13
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    "Terrific Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a really interesting story and compelling look at Afghanistan.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The hero of course.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Pleasing voice. Professional without sounding canned. Also able to do different characters of different genders and nationalities well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Spy Guys And Gals Raleigh, NC USA 03-19-13
    Spy Guys And Gals Raleigh, NC USA 03-19-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Another Awesome Mitch Rapp Adventure"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Man the most enjoyable?

    The incredible combination of talent from the top-notch writing and pacing skills of Vince Flynn and the wonderfully professional and talented reading of George Guidall make this a sure thing. They did not disappoint.


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

    I never wanted to hit pause. The story flows and the breaks from one plot line to another is never jarring nor irritating, but in fact welcome.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are several incredible scenes but the fight scene at the animal hospital was explosive both figuratively and literally.


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

    No laughter nor tears but a fair number of 'oh, yeah!'


    Any additional comments?

    I have been and continue to be a fan of both the author and the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 03-16-13
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 03-16-13
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    "And then a real twist to the story"

    I was wondering where Vince Flynn would go next with Mitch Rapp but then he threw a twist in the story. No, two twists. I loved the book and hope Flynn is writing furiously. This was a book that kept me up listening until the end. That was around 4:00 AM. Great book!

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    Robin Poconos, PA 03-12-13
    Robin Poconos, PA 03-12-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Not my normal choice of book but a good surprise!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Man to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print but I had a hard time understanding the narrator at some points due to his broken accent.


    What other book might you compare The Last Man to and why?

    None I have read.


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

    No - probably would avoid them. I get why they used him but it was difficult for me as some points.


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

    The ending.


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    Melanie Raleigh, NC 03-11-13
    Melanie Raleigh, NC 03-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Tense and enjoyable thriller"
    Any additional comments?

    This was the first Vince Flynn book I've read and/or listened to. In the mold of David Baldacci, Lee Child (Jack Reacher) and others, the hero is a tough army type with a sixth sense. If you like mystery, intrigue, revenge, twists, this is the book for you. Although at times the story is a bit far fetched and unbelievable, if you like books to keep your attention and are fast moving, then you won't be disappointing. The narrator is pretty good and conveys the different characters well.

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    Kristopher Decatur, MI, United States 03-04-13
    Kristopher Decatur, MI, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Rapp but a couple of odd segments"
    Where does The Last Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not my favorite Vince Flynn (American Assasin is the best) but very entertaining.


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

    The ambush when we find out more about the other Assassin was probably the most memorable portion of the book.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George Guidall is the voice of Mitch Rapp!


    Any additional comments?

    The portions of the book with Mike and director Kennedy seem forces and awkward and the entire premise of bringing back the french assassin seemed odd and forced because of the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William Brooklyn, NY, United States 03-03-13
    William Brooklyn, NY, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome Well Worth the Credit"

    Awesome book well worth the credit and time. In this title some very interesting things happen to the main character Mitch Rapp and other important characters (Stan Harley) and some new characters are introduced. Don’t want to say much more than this as not to give the story away, but Mitch Rapp remains the last man you want to mess with.

    There are twists at every turn so really pay attention to know who does what and who is on whose side. The Last Man includes modern day facts regarding the technologies used in the war on terra.

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    Leslie West Roxbury, MA, United States 02-27-13
    Leslie West Roxbury, MA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2004

    Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.

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    "Not going to lie - I have a crush on Mitch Rapp"
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    WOW! Vince Flynn delivered on this one. Great plot! Mitch is locked and ready to kill every terrorist in his sight, and maybe even a few who aren't. Not to give anything away, but something happens to Mitch and it is very interesting to see Mitch in this light...maybe a kinder, more gentle Mitch...Great story from start to finish. I didn't want this one to end.

    Same narrator as the past books in recent years. I just love him. He plays Mitch so well!

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    Mike Victoria, TX, United States 02-25-13
    Mike Victoria, TX, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about The Last Man?

    The way Mitch Rapp was portrayed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it played out


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The gun fight at the vet


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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