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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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    Michael 01-27-15
    Michael 01-27-15
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    "Thank you Vince Flynn"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, not your ordinary run of the mill action novel.


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

    The origin of Mitch Rapp.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He brought Mitch Rapp to life.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Vince Flynn for bringing us Mitch Rapp before we lost you to cancer. He's not the ordinary Special Forces/Delta Force//Navy SEAL/Marine recon action hero. I get so tired of hearing EVERY spy/action hero being one of the aforementioned. That's what caught my interest and the narrator did an excellent job bringing Mitch to life.

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    Johannes 01-21-15
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    "Vince Flynn AA"

    Excellent book & presentation !!
    The narrator is one of the best I have ever listened to.
    Already re-listening next book !

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    chad 01-18-15
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    "Great"

    Very well written, keeps you guessing and the plot keeps deepening. You find yourself almost tasting and smelling the scenes

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    Patrick 01-15-15
    Patrick 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!! Great narration!!!"

    Could listen to this book 100 times!! Narrator is amazing! They need to redo the few book that George does not narrate with him!!

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    Michael L. 01-03-15
    Michael L. 01-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Still relevant. Still throwing."

    Was looking to pick up a new series. Stumbled upon Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp. Wow! Wonderful story lines-so clearly taking place in the late 80s and early 90s, the action in Geo political suspense are very fresh! Great narration that spans many accidents and inflections. deep characters and swift action! I will devour the rest of the series!

    Please forgive the voice to text. I am blind :-)

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    Dave Cole 12-30-14
    Dave Cole 12-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    "As good a place as any to start."

    George Guidell is by far my favorite narrator. Having not read any other Vince Flynn, I was a little hesitant to start in chronological (rather than published) order, but was not disappointed that I did. This is a perfectly good spy thriller with an extra helping of 'the making of a spy'.

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    Andrea Atlanta, GA, United States 12-13-14
    Andrea Atlanta, GA, United States 12-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Jack Reacher has nothing on Mitch Rapp!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes, yes. This being the first one just got me hooked. I ended up reading them all one after another.


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    Francis BELLINGHAM, WA, United States 11-26-14
    Francis BELLINGHAM, WA, United States 11-26-14 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! I am retired. I was born January 27, 1945. I enjoy listening and read books. Mystery/thrillers are my favorite.

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    "Vince, George, and Mitch, unbeatable!"
    Any additional comments?

    I really like the hero, Mitch Rapp, he's good at this job and keeps his head clear of useless
    guilt. Vince Flynn knows how to write this kind of story and George
    Guidall knows how to narrate it! What an excellant team.

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    Brad 11-26-14
    Brad 11-26-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Really a simple story but one of the best I've"

    One of the most enjoyable listens I have had in a very long time. Took this one on a beach vacation and only listened to it at bed time and I looked forward to it every night!
    Great characters and good narration. Not a war n peace book but very easy to listen to and kept me interested at all times. Even the silly love part did not go on too long which I appreciated.

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    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 11-06-14
    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 11-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "MITCH RAPP........ENOUGH SAID"

    MITCH RAPP........ENOUGH SAID
    Great Read/Listen! Wish it would not end,the energy level is intense, and the action non-stop.
    Rapp is Rapp, the crew is all there, what more can one ask for from another incredible Flynn thriller?
    George Guidall is Mitch Rapp!!!

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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...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    1/23/17
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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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  • R
    Dartford, United Kingdom
    1/23/17
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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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