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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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5 out of 5 stars
By Toulon Belle on 11-22-15

Twenty Questions

Where does American Assassin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Vince Flynn is one of my all time Favorite Authors and American Assassin is one of the BEST of the Series!!

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

Yes. This book is unique for the genre. It is not only Exciting it is also Amusing. The "Twenty Questions" section with Stan Hurley is down right Hysterical!

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

George Guidall's narration helps to make the book especially when portraying Stan Hurley

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

My husband and I laughed quite a bit! The Stan Hurley's "20 Questions" scene and when Rapp first meets Greta standout!
Several sections were very entertaining!

Any additional comments?

One of Vince Flynn's best books. My husband and I have listened to it a few times and we are listening to the entire series again in preparation for Flynn/Kyle Mills latest book. Kyle Mills is a decent author and has done a good job subbing for Robert Ludlum. We hope he honors Flynn's memory as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By lesley on 10-12-10

Flynn never disappoints

There's a reason Flynn is considered the king of the hill when it comes to this brand of thriller! He's has done it again with American Assassin. Although its been a long time coming, this latest Mitch Rapp adventure does not disappoint and has been worth the wait. It is as fresh as the first installment of the series, Transfer of Power, and continues to be up to date as today's news, as are all his novels. Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, Stephen Coonts, WEB Griffin and maybe even Ted Bell, with the amazing Sir Alexander Hawk are all paying homage to American Assassin this morning as being the new benchmark,
Thank you Mr.Fynn for always producing first rate material that is narrated by the master with a voice that make the words come alive, Mr George Guidall.
This Thriller is worth the credits or dollars and has left me waiting for the next Vince Flynn installment
Les C. Houston TX.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Sloan on 07-15-16

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By david on 04-30-17

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 05-22-16

This series....

Is awesome to read.
Awesome to listen to ☺
Have recommended to all my other audiophiles.

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4 out of 5 stars
By PiratePete on 06-23-17

Overall an enjoyable listen

First Vince Flynn book I've listened to. Good spy / assassin story albeit with a somewhat predictable ending.

Will definitely try the second book in the series.

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