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American Assassin Audiobook

American Assassin

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Publisher's Summary

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world... and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America's shores. Stansfield directs his protégé, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of commandmen who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy's doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesnt know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

©2010 Vince Flynn (P)2010 Simon and Schuster Audio

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    John 02-13-15
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    "Action, believe able story"

    Amazing storyline, and one of the best narrators ever!!!! Love Vince Flynn's books..he passed way too young, wonderful author.

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    Stupid Tom NW Suburban Chicago 02-12-15
    Stupid Tom NW Suburban Chicago 02-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "great all around listen"

    this kept me entertained cover to cover. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    Phil Avila MIDVALE, UT, US 02-12-15
    Phil Avila MIDVALE, UT, US 02-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Captivating and entertaining"

    The narrator while not extremely versatile gave a great voice to the character's namely Hurley. The heavy smoking out spoken no non sense CIA trainer. Great book. Listening to more of the franchise.

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    Clifton Koon 02-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great performance"

    I could listen to George Guidall read a phone book. fantastic. the book was also interesting, not much in terms of twists, but an entertaining read.

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    pat 02-03-15
    pat 02-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "American Assassin"

    american assassin is a good read and hard to stop listening. gives on-site into Mitch Rapp character and how he's grown. gives characters that continue thru series.

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    Robert and Esther Dabney MARIETTA, GA, US 02-03-15
    Robert and Esther Dabney MARIETTA, GA, US 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Will make a nice movie Someday"

    I've read all the Mitch Rapp books. I bought this just to hear someone else read it for fun. It really is a great novel. Reads just like a movie. It's a good fun book.

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    Robert Glen 02-01-15
    Robert Glen 02-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book grabs you and hold you keeps you going"
    Would you listen to American Assassin again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to this book again.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did all the voices very well. You felt like chairing.


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

    This book was hard to put down I would definitely listen to this in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a political in any way and believe the US needs clandestine opportunities to protect itself. And like good fiction this is a book for you. Intriguing engaging a wonderful read.

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    Maryann Birmingham, AL, United States 02-01-15
    Maryann Birmingham, AL, United States 02-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A new favorite"

    Great story. I like good character development . Even the villains have likable characteristics. Easy to follow just enough action without becoming an excuse for violence .immediately upon finishing I purchased the next in series. Love this pair od heros

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    Patricia 02-01-15
    Patricia 02-01-15
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    "Enjoyable"

    Action packed, mid weight, black ops spy novel. Easy to follow. Fairly fast paced. Great performance. Will definitely listen to the next in series.

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    Randall 01-30-15
    Randall 01-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT BOOK"

    George Guidall is the best keeps you interested throughout.. never heard from him before this book.. will definitely lissen to the rest of his books read by him

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  • Sloan
    7/15/16
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    "Narrator doesn't cut it"

    I couldn't get into this book, narrator would be far better suited to family Christmas stories not assassins...

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  • Christopher
    11/21/15
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    "Amazing Book!!!"

    First book I've listened to twice after finishing this series of books about spies and assassins!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • david
    STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom
    4/30/17
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    "Dull and obvious"

    Unoriginal stuff. No idea why this was a bestseller in the US. The publisher's summary speaks of skill and cunning but I saw very little evidence of this. There are much better spy thrillers out there.

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  • Phillip
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    "My first Vince Flynn book, it was spectacular :)"

    My first Vince Flynn book was amazing to listen to, from start to finish :) George Guidall was amazing to listen to :) I am downloading the next one now, I cannot wait to start listening to Kill Shot

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    "Didn't like the narrator's voice"

    It was hard to get into the story as i found the narrator's voice a little hard to accept. The story is ok and the ending a little to abrupt just as i got into the story. i will listen to the next one in the series and see if enjoy it better!

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/27/16
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    "George Guidall is a fantastic voice actor"

    A fantastic first book in a great series. mitch rapp will become a real badass who you will become to love along with all of the other charachters. George Guidall does a great job reading all of the Rapp books as he breathes life into each amd every charachter.

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    LONDON, United Kingdom
    10/13/16
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    "I always enjoy a good story! "

    Vince Flynn's hero, Rapp, is introduced to the start of his new life as an assassin.

    This is a prequel to other Mitch Rapp novels but just as good to read!

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  • Mac
    7/16/16
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    "Not too bad"

    Story just ok in terms of content. Narrator not so good. Have been spoilt by excellence of Paul Thornley narration and measure all against. Not sure about continuing series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DAVID
    BRENTFORD, United Kingdom
    4/28/16
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    "Excellent cant wait to listen to the rest !"
    What made the experience of listening to American Assassin the most enjoyable?

    I found the author Vince Flynn through an Audible recommendation based on my previous purchases. They could not have been more right.
    What a find !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Assassin?

    I was gripped from very early on as the back story and characters were skilfully built.
    The worst part of the book was ... it ended could have listened for hours more.


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

    I haven't listened to any others but loved his narration in this book


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

    Just a well written well performed story


    Any additional comments?

    Just added the rest of the series to my Wish list !
    Say no more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • paul
    2/22/16
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    "Exactly what it says on the жестяная"

    An entertaining book, without the usual overindulgence of back story, enjoyed it and thought it kept the same pace throughout.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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