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Red War

A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 17
Narrated by: George Guidall
Series: Mitch Rapp, Book 17
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5,812 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling series returns with Mitch Rapp racing against the clock to take down Russia's ailing leader before he invades the Baltics.

When Max Krupin - Russia's leader - discovers that his kidney cancer has spread to his brain, he's determined to hide his diagnosis. He begins by getting rid of anyone threatening to him - as well as creating chaos in the region to keep the world's attention diverted. Soon, Krupin's illness becomes serious enough that he needs a more dramatic diversion, prompting him to invade the Baltics.

Desperate to understand what's causing Krupin's uncharacteristically erratic behavior and Russia's aggressive moves in the region, America begins working with Russia's disgraced prime minister to stage a coup. Its success relies on Mitch Rapp's ability to successfully find and quietly get rid of the ailing president before Europe is drawn into a war with a man who has nothing to lose.

For fans of "black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp continues to be among the best of the best" (Booklist, starred review).

©2018 Vince Flynn (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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This was not a Mitch Rapp novel! He's a tag-along.

What a great disappointment. I purchased this book and the accompanying audiobook so I could enjoy another adventure with Mitch Rapp. WTH? Mitch was nothing but a tag-along character. This should have been name Azarov Adventure #1! We spent most of the book the the Russian G. Azarov from the previous novel.

I did not want to follow Azarov. I wanted more Mitch.

This was a fine action story but it was NOT a Mitch Rapp novel.

Since Vince Flynn died and Kyle Mills has taken over the reins of the Rapp novels, they have progressively gotten further and further away from Mitch and have become just another group of action/adventure novels.

I'm done following the novels written by Kyle Mills.

I'm not only disappointed, I'm angry that the legacy of Vince Flynn has gotten so tarnished

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Worst Rapp book of all.

This was the worst Mitch Rapp book of all. Seems like it was written on auto pilot. None of the Mitch Rapp action that I'm used to and expected. Very disappointed.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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EXCELLENT addition to the series...

To start with, as much as I love listening to Scott Brick I am so glad that George Guidall narrated this new Mitch Rapp book. After so many books Guidall has become the voice of Rapp.
I will not go into details about the plot because I think the publisher's summary gives enough and this book is too good for me to spoil it by giving away any more.
There is quite a bit of action and globetrotting from end to end. This well thought out plot revolves mainly around Mitch and Grisha Azarov (whose home is attacked on the order of the Russian president). Azarov's girlfriend is injured and he can't understand why Russian Pres. Krupin would come after him at this point. Scott, Irene and Claudia all make an appearance but only play a small part in this book.
Kyle Mills does a phenomenal job walking in the footsteps of Vince Flynn, I imagine that's no easy task. If I didn't know better I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the before and after books.
This book makes an excellent addition to the series and has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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Very Disappointed

I have all 17 books in the series and this was by far the worst. The story lacked the complexity I’m accustomed to. The classic characters seemed like caricatures of themselves. It seemed as if Mr Mills wrote it under a tight deadline and as a result the content suffered.

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Author should have read earlier Mitch Rap stories

What a terrible disappointment this was! I, like so many other purchasers, was hoping for some classic Mitch Rap as he outsmarts, out maneuvers, and kicks very serious bad-guy butt as the primary storyline.
NOT! This book was an amateurish try at international intrigue based on a silly premise that was the “star” of the story.
I really loved the Mitch Rap books. This is an affront to the franchise.

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Guidall

Thank you very much for bringing back George Guidall as the narrator. For me, Brick did not translate for The Rapp series. I hope Guidall returns for the next installment.

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Bad

Kyle Mills is straying from the Vince Flynn writing style. Book was very bland/serious. Vince made the plots fun to follow, this was just boring. Definitely not enough of Mitch’s character in the book, it was all just Russian drudgery.

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Confused and disappointed 😞.

Whose idea was it to have Mitch and Claudia become a couple. She planned the attack against Mitch that resulted in the deaths of his wife and unborn child. As far as I am concerned she will always be in the enemy camp. There is no prettying up her character to make her palatable as a love interest for MR. NEVER!!!!!
Still a MR fan, though. Bring back the tried and true formula we the loyal readers have loved for years.
GG is the perfect narrator........ALWAYS.
Kyle Mills has done good work in the past,but this time has strayed too far from what I expected in a Mitch Rapp book.
Just my opinion..........

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 10-01-18

Not my favorite in the series but still 5 star

After four Mitch Rapp series by Kyle Mills I continue to be impressed by his ability to write in the style of Vince Flynn. George Guidall's narration is even more terrific when on considers he is an octogenarian. For a more complete review of RED WAR read that of top reviewer Shelley.

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Yawn

Not the usual standard of plotting and action. I stayed with it, but I wasn’t impressed.

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  • joe
  • 10-06-18

Good book but...

I didn't mind this book. The writing is a little more simplistic than Vince's last Rapp novel but Mills still writes an entertaining story.

George Guidall really brings the best out of this book, he's much better suited to Mitch's voice than Scott Brick was in Enemy of the State.

overall an entertaining listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-18

Great Read

Awesome book by kyle mills. He has taken Vince Flynns work but added his own particular style. GREAT READ!

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  • Tony
  • 10-11-18

By far the worst

I've been a big fan of this series but this story line lacked the fast pace of previous novels.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-18

Kyle Mills honours the memory of Vince Flynn !

An exquisite example of Rapp at his best.
Kyle Mills deserves full credit for taking over the reins of Flynn's outstanding series & making it even better.