There's a reason Flynn is considered the king of the hill when it comes to this brand of thriller! He's has done it again with American Assassin. Alth..Show More »ough its been a long time coming, this latest Mitch Rapp adventure does not disappoint and has been worth the wait. It is as fresh as the first installment of the series, Transfer of Power, and continues to be up to date as today's news, as are all his novels. Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, Stephen Coonts, WEB Griffin and maybe even Ted Bell, with the amazing Sir Alexander Hawk are all paying homage to American Assassin this morning as being the new benchmark,
Thank you Mr.Fynn for always producing first rate material that is narrated by the master with a voice that make the words come alive, Mr George Guidall.
This Thriller is worth the credits or dollars and has left me waiting for the next Vince Flynn installment
Les C. Houston TX.
I thought with this book being another "younger days" prequel so to speak it might not be all that good but I was wrong. It is a continuation of Amer..Show More »ican Assassin and so "all" the characters from the first ten books are of course younger which gives room for more overall personality expansion. It has to be difficult to write these kinds of books since technology expanded so quickly in the last twenty years it is hard to remember what was available when even though there are no dates given. If I were reading this series for the first time I would start with the last two books and there will probably be at least a third considering the way this one ended. Of course this is all pure fantasy like comic book hero's, in the real world I doubt we have such a man nor would I actually want one. Lyn
I've read just about all of the Vince Flynn books. Transfer of Power was one of my favorites. Mitch Rapp at his best. My only complaint is the narrati..Show More »on. Nick Sullivan's version of Rapp's voice doesn't come close to how Flynn presents him in the stories. They need to use George Guidall. He does a great job and his voices match the character being portrayed in the book.
Vince Flynn released The Third Option during the year 2000. It was his third novel, his second Mitch Rapp novel, and is now Book 4 in the Vince Flynn..Show More » series (Books 1 & 2 in the series, American Assassin and Kill Shot were written much later). The Third Option is one of three audiobooks in the series not narrated by George Giudall. I would like to see them released with Guidall narrating.
This is the eleventh Vince Flynn book I've listened to, I saved it for last because of the poor reviews regarding the narrator. I couldn't finish it. ..Show More »He made all of the characters sound whiny, anxious and condescending including Mitch Rapp.
A snooty, anxious Rapp?!
Three years into my audible subscription this is only the second book I couldn't finish due to narration.
I'll get this installment on Rapp the old fashioned way I think, actual paper.
Great stories (more than one here), good character development, unexpected twists, and I - a Navy veteran - was reading this during the time Ben Laden..Show More » was found. A description in the book must have been right on for how the Navy Seal team exited the helicopters during the raid on Bin Laden's compound. Will I read more of this author? Yep, and did I say the reader could read the newspaper backwards and would be worth listening to?
One of Vince Flynn's best novels, read by one of my most favorite Audible narrators, George Guidall!
Worth every penny, worth every min..Show More »ute. I now have another favorite in my Audible library. Even though I've read all of Vince Flynn's books in hardback, I have every intention of buying Audible's, unabridged Consent to Kill and Act of Treason - both of which are also narrated by George Guidall! And yes! If Audible ever offers American Assassin, narrated by Guidall, I'll buy it immediately.
I've been an Audible customer a long time and have listened to a lot of stories. This novel kept my interest the entire way. I thought the writing and..Show More » narration were GREAT!
I'm one of those guys that has a very difficult time crying. My eyes were very wet at the end of this one, though. That's how emotionally involved I got with these characters.
"Consent to Kill" was my first Mitch Rapp novel. I could tell I had missed a lot of "history" and wished I had read some of the previous tales before this one. But my limited knowledge of Mitch's past didn't really create a problem. I still enjoyed the novel VERY much.
I've always liked spy thrillers but it seemed most I've been reading have written by European authors, mostly British. I'd been wanting to find a goo..Show More »d American author to read, came across Vince Flynn and decided to give him a try. Was it the greatest book ever written? No. But, it was an enjoyable listen and I'll read him again, maybe my next listen. The action was fast paced and you wanted to keep listening to hear what was going to happen, isn't that what you want out of a book? It was entertaining!
This is only my 4th Mitch Rapp book, so I wouldn't consider myself the foremost expert. However, if you're a fan of Mitch, you need to read this bok B..Show More »EFORE israel decides to end Iran's current nuclear program. The whole story centers around this, and is told in a way that's not only (currently) believable, but also filled with twists and turns. My fear is, after Israel takes out Iran's nuke plants, this book will IMMEDIATELY become dated, which is a shame. The story itself is unique, original, and exciting, but I see no way that it will stay relevant after that.
Politics, Torture, and Twists abound in this one, so be prepared. A lot of people complain about the amount of torturing that Mitch does in some of these, more recent books. I think it's completely in keeping with the character and the impossible situations he's placed in.
Basically, I'm a knee-jerk liberal who hates the real life excesses of our intelligence commu..Show More »nity. And I was sort of uncomfortable with the actions of the ultra macho secret agents that populate the Flynn-iverse.
But I kept listening every chance I got and pretty soon I was making up not-so-important errands so I could listen in the car.
I've heard a couple of these Vince Flynn stories now and even though I don't think he writes the most three dimensional characters - he's just really good at crafting these plots that just rope you in and never let up.
How come they're not making these things into movies?
I only wish this installment of the Mitch Rapp series was longer. I enjoyed this book very much. Download this you will enjoy it. On another point I w..Show More »ish Audible would offer the early books in this series in an unabridged format. I refuse to purchuse abridged books.
This book marks the return from the Mitch Rapp of his 20’s back to his early 40’s. The last two books focused on Mitch’s recruitment and the beginnin..Show More »g of his CIA career, but now Vince has returned to modern times with this book. The book follows pretty much the same formula as all the other Vince Flynn books. Something happens things look really bleak. Then someone in Congress gets wind of these happens and threatens to bring a heap of trouble on the CIA, but just in time the plot is foiled and Mitch and his compatriots tie up all the loose ends in a nice neat orderly fashion. It is a formula that has served Mr. Flynn for quite a while and I keep coming back as well as millions of others.
Overall the story is well thought out and well written. My only complaint is that there are a couple of characters that are introduced some time is spent developing them but then they kind of fall off the radar and nothing more than a sentence or two is dedicated to them after that. I am not sure if these characters are going to resurface in future books of if this was just to throw the reader off the trail.
Mr. Guidall delivers yet another amazing performance. And it serves to remind me that Mr. Flynn really should just pony up the money and have George Guidall narrate the two previous books of his that he chose to have other narrators read.
I myself finished the book in about three days. And as always I now find myself in a book hang over not knowing where to go to next. Maybe I will re-listen to a couple of the older Mitch Rapp books……but Mr. Flynn if you are reading this I think you should start a new series with Stan Hurley and explore some of his exploits. Or even some of the corporate espionage that Scott Coleman was involved in. I know I would pay for those books!
Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l
The story line is extremely well developed including the background on the events and characters leading up to the beginning of this book. The person..Show More »alities of the characters were seamless from the series, and with ALL honor and respect to Vince Flynn (RIP), Kyle Mills truly embraced the nature of the core of each of the characters that have been so well developed over the course of this series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think Kyle Mills has picked up just where Vince Flynn left off. I love the direction the story has taken, WOW what a..Show More » wild roller coaster of a ride: hoping for Mitch's old new friend to become more that just someone he protects, wondering what is going to happen with Scott, what's happening with the nuclear weapons, who is this new person after Mitch? And the list goes on. As for people saying same old thing, I guess you could say that about all the popular series from Reacher and Davenport to Gentry, Rhyme and Ryan... I enjoy series, it's like sitting down and catching up with an old friend and I am so glad this series will continue. This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. George Guidall gave an EXCELLENT performance as always. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.