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American Assassin Audiobook

American Assassin

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Publisher's Summary

INCLUDES THE FIRST CHAPTER FROM VINCE FLYNN AND KYLE MILLS’ LATEST THRILLER, ENEMY OF THE STATE!

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 onto 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.

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

What the Critics Say

"Mitch Rapp is still the best CIA-trained human weapon this side of Jason Bourne." (Contra Costa Times)

"Captivating." (Glenn Beck)

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    nelson northfield, MN, United States 10-21-10
    nelson northfield, MN, United States 10-21-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Rapp Yet"

    I've read/listened to all Vince Flynn's books, and while I thought the series got a bit tired over the last four books or so, he's shot new life into it with this work. I hope he's smart enough to take this gap between American Assassin and his first Rapp novel, Transfer of Power, and fill in that decade with a decade's worth of new Rapp material from his younger years. He could easily squeeze out eight or nine more annual offerings just by doing that, without allowing the series to get stale. While I'm not a fan of the guy doing the unabridged version, I love Armand Schultz, as both Mitch Rapp and Brad Thor's Scott Harvath. And he did a wonderful job here, bringing Rapp back to a younger, more naive version of the scorned, crusty guy he was by his 43rd birthday in the last novel. Great stuff from both writer and narrator!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Allen Anthony 05-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Back to basics"

    Mitch in the beginning, 2 no time I listened, and I enjoyed the story as much this time as I did the 1 st time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mo 09-26-17
    Mo 09-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "what a rip off. it is a same book. they ch"

    it was the same book. Only difference was the cover. why do I have to pay for it again. The original book was great.

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    Zepaku 09-25-17
    Zepaku 09-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, "

    great book from the beginning to the end I believe that the only downside is that is only a prequel, and I don't wait too much to read the sequel

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    jeff haddad 04-30-17
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    "Great book that I listened to. Starting next one"

    Enjoyed this audiobook. Looking forward to start on book. 2 I first listened to his latest book but realized I needed to start on book one to get to know the characters
    Great story

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    B. Beck-Azar New Mexico 06-11-16
    B. Beck-Azar New Mexico 06-11-16
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    "nice"

    very engaging good story keeps you on the edge of your seat especially when they got to beirut very nice story thank you Vince

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    Amazon Customer 03-22-16
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    "Mitch Rapp is just what America needs now"

    Vince Flynn had an uncanny grasp of global espionage and terrorism long before ISIS was ever conceived. All of his characters come to life in this audio production - makes the Bourne series look like "Happy days". We'll miss you Vince.

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    Irish13 11-01-15
    Irish13 11-01-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story"

    As a Brad Thor and Scot Harvath fan, I am pumped to have another hero to root for. This is my first Vince Flynn and I will binge listen till I'm caught up.

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    Victor McCauley 10-28-15
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    "Don't get this version. It is abridged."

    Flynn writes better than the guy who wrote the abridged version. Now I'm going to have to read the book.

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    David D. Schneider 05-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "My first foray to this new series 😱"

    A friend thought I might enjoy this after I suggested she might enjoy Daniel Silva's "Gabriel Allon" series. She has and though I might enjoy Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp" series.
    It is non-stop action and an interesting premise but I found the narrator's accents odd and somewhat off-putting.
    Some suspension of credulity is warranted to allow the listener to flow with the narrative.
    I enjoyed the story and I probably will try a couple more. I suspect it will not be a sustainable series for me.
    But ENJOY! That's the beauty of Audible! 😱

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    10/10/17
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    "Great introduction to Mich Rapp series of books."

    Being a fan and having read all of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books, Vince Flynn provides a great alternative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Brilliant as ever, a great job done by all 3 stars"

    Story excellent, narration always the best by Scultz and story brilliant as ever.
    Not 2 Be missed.

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