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American Assassin Audiobook

American Assassin

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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 command - men 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 on to Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn't 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.

Includes the first chapter from Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills' latest thriller, Enemy of the State!

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

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    DK 07-16-15
    DK 07-16-15 Member Since 2013

    Romance & espionage are my faves–but I like/review almost everything! If review is helpful please vote 'yes.' Consider following me. :-)

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    "Vince Flynn Created The PERFECT Hero Mitch Rapp"


    I first listened to Vince Flynn nearly 10 years ago and I was blown away with the accuracy, detail and overall knowledge of world events.

    Vince Flynn created Mitch Rapp, a nearly perfect hero - challenged at every turn. This is the earliest portrayal of Mitch Rapp in the series. I am always amazed when I revisit these books at the plethora of information. This is a good book to start with if you want to learn how Rapp came to be the CIA's most lethal weapon.

    Rapp has been chosen by Irene Kennedy to become the true patriot for America. He is not to be known, his name is never to be mentioned and he is challenged with the physical and mental prowess to be dumped into almost any situation, do what needs to be done and leave as if he never even existed.

    I've read everything that Vince Flynn had ever written written. He was the master and no one can ever replace him. I have high hopes for The Survivor by Kyle Mills as he tries to continue the Mitch Rapp series -with Flynn's blessing.

    The only advice I will give in listening to this wonderfully narrated book by George Guidall, is one needs to pay attention. Focus on the book and don't try to do other tasks at the same time because you will miss so much (at least I did.)

    An absolute 'no brainer' when it comes to using a credit. I advised to do it without hesitation. Vince Flynn's books rarely come up in sales so using a credit will be your best deal for the $

    Strong language, violence

    Thank you for taking the time to read my review. If you found it helpful I ask that you take an extra second and click on yes directly below this text.

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    Michael W. 07-10-15
    Michael W. 07-10-15 Member Since 2012

    Grandpapa, Enginer, Eagle Scout. Favorite book = Last of the Breed. Greatly enjoy Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

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    "Can't Miss With George reading Mitch"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Good action - - - well read.


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

    I listen as I drive to and from work. Always hard to get to a stopping point in the book, but also something you want to make last as long as you can. A little of a good thing each day.


    Any additional comments?

    George Guidall does a great job as the voice of Mitch Rapp.

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    Melisa 07-06-15
    Melisa 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "3rd Time Through"

    Vince writes some really good books and they can only be read by George Guidall to really tell the story. Although George does an unbelievable job with all the characters I love the way He portrays Stan...

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    Stace Pass Naples, Florida United States 07-03-15
    Stace Pass Naples, Florida United States 07-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice To Meet You Mr. Rapp"
    What did you love best about American Assassin?

    I cannot say enough about George Guidall and his narration of the Mitch Rapp series! Fantastic! I haven't read the novels in the series in sequence and it was great catching up to the makings of Mitch Rapp. Again, I might very well be biased at this point but there is not a bad thing I can say about Vince Flynn's style, Guidall's narration or Mitch Rapp. I'm in spy thriller heaven!! :)


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    Jessie 07-01-15
    Jessie 07-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Start"

    Great read to get people familiar with Mitch Rapp. Paves the way for many great stories. Start here if possible.

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    Randy Lang 06-24-15
    Randy Lang 06-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!!!"

    George Guidall is spectacular... This entire series receives an A+ Put this on your "must" listen to list.

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    Amazon Customer Fort Benning, GA 06-23-15
    Amazon Customer Fort Benning, GA 06-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great start to an epic series"

    Great spy vs spy tale set in the height of the Cold War. Very enjoyable

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    Nick Parcher 06-16-15
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    "Great Story"

    Vince does an amazing job with character development. Mitch Rapp is fun to follow. I need to make this review longer.

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    Carol 06-11-15
    Carol 06-11-15
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    "Very well crafted plots and action"
    Would you listen to American Assassin again? Why?

    Definitely - it was a gripping story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the character development. We were able to learn about each person.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He did an excellent job and I was able to hear everything.


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

    No, its too long for one sitting.


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    Eric 06-03-15
    Eric 06-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A great beginning for a series to get hooked on!"

    Mitch Rapp is a badass! His rise to become the agent that is is fun to listen to and very entertaining. Great story great character development. His mentor Stan Hurley is a crazy old dude that is fun to listen to. The narrator is superb at reading this book, great performance!

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