CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield—a choice that enrages many inside the world’s most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins—which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one’s pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.
Hear Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top operative, battle global terrorism in more of Vince Flynn's political thrillers.
©2011 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"Flynn hits his stride in this thriller about high-end Washington politics...[he] has an exciting, Ludlum-like series going here." (Booklist)
"Flynn's latest thriller...is an old-school spy story...updated with heavy helpings of international intrigue and domestic politicking and betrayal." (Library Journal)
"Fans of Ludlum and Clancy will want to check it out.' (Pioneer Press)
You won't want to hit the pause button. Narration was weak at times, e.g uses nearly the same voice for a frail elderly man and the head of the President's Secret Service detail. DC place names are mispronounced e.g. McLean, Virginia (McLANE) is pronounced like the healthy McDonald's sandwich (McLEE). But it's a passable job.
Mitch Rapp gets caught in the crossfire of politics, doesn't trust his closest allies. So now Mitch must do what he does best.......!!!
I miss George Guidall but Nick Sullivan does a fine job. I've found that if it's a great story it sometimes does not matter who narrates.
Tell us about yourself! I am retired. I was born January 27, 1945. I enjoy listening and read books. Mystery/thrillers are my favorite.
I have enjoyed the Mitch Rapp series so far. I miss George Guidall as narrator, however,Nick Sullivan read me the story, so, I thank him. I am hanging in there with this series,looking forward to the return of George Guidall in book 6.Vince Flynn is great at writing the story. Mitch Rapp is a very believable dark hero.
I was a little caught off guard with the ending. Thought it seemed sudden without all "things" taken care of. Overall, still pretty good.
Yes, The Third Option was a excellent story as are all the stories in the Mitch Rapp series. Good story line and the characters are developed throughout this story which plays to connect dots in the previous stories and set up for the following book as well as the rest of the life and career of Mithch Rapp.
The book really was good throughout the whole. Vince Flynn has a great knack in the Rapp series of setting the stage in the beginning and setting up the end throughout the Middle of the book. The whole book flows together with the plot thickening and characters developing without losing the reader in the middle from monotony. Great read.
I would listen to one of his stories if it was FREE, but defiantly not if I had to pay for it OR if it was a series that I was very much invested in. His narrating defiantly took away from the experience of the story. It was hard to take the characters seriously when he changed his voice for the various characters.
I have listened to at least 6 of the Mitch Rapp books from audible and have literally enjoyed everyone and have listened to each of them at least 2x. Sadly this one does not stack up compared to the other primary because if the reader. George Guidall is a EXCELLENT narrator for the Rapp series, and it was hard to listen to Nick Sullivan. If the story was not so great I perhaps would have not even finished it because of the reading. The series itself could not be better as a series and as individual books, however I would highly recommend A listener to listen to one if the stories that are narrated by George Guidall.
Flynn should stick to the thriller story line. His attempts to give Rapp a love life are feeble and boring. The narrator is not as good as the person on previous books in this series.
The way the story comes together. In the end this series never disappoints. Plus I love how the books overlap.
You never knew who was going to make it out alive.
The scene where he breaks into the Director of the CIA home.
He love for Anna
I've never really been a fan of the narration of this series.
I read some of the other reviews before I bought this book. I have listened to several of the Mitch Rapp series and enjoyed everyone of them. Some of the complaints that other reviewers had were in regards to the narrator. I saw nothing wrong with Nick Sullivan's narration as a matter of fact I think he is one of the better readers that I have heard.
I grew up in the era of weekly serials and I loved them. I personally like the way Mr. Flynn builds for a series. The Third Option is fine entertainment and worth the price. Enjoy, I certainly did.
Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.
You don't know what you are missing. His books are amazing and I am listening to them now a second time around. It saddens me that the world lost such an amazing author at such a young age. I first did the Mitch Rapp series out of order, which you can do...The second time around I am doing the series in order. I am appreciating the development of the characters more doing it in order.
I was surprised to hear a woman's voice announcing that "This has been a recording of..". At first I thought that my download was messed up and that it was truncated. I actually went back and re-listened to the last minute to see if I missed something. As it turns out, all I missed was that the book ended. The book felt more like a murder mystery detective type book as there was no big event at the climax typical of something in the Espionage genre. The last chapter was simply a recap of the bad guys plot to other characters in Mitch Rapp's corner. No big surprises or plot twists. No real Aha! moments. It simply ended mid conversation.
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