My least-liked book so far. It was the usual slow start up to the halfway mark. Maybe even slower than usual. Picked up after that and I was enjoyingMy least-liked book so far. It was the usual slow start up to the halfway mark. Maybe even slower than usual. Picked up after that and I was enjoying it. Not as much as the other installments but at least I wasn't thinking of ditching it.
Then came the ending. The resolutions. I went W.T.F.???
That's it? It may be Rapp's way of resolving things but I expected different from Kennedy and disagree with her decision to go along with Rapp's idea. Can't give details but since I'm the only one who thought it was a lame way to end the book, I don't see the point in giving any, even with a spoiler alert.
I hope the rest of the books bring back the Vince Flynn I've come to love....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 20, 2015 Narrator: George Guidall
This was 17 hours-plus long and it left me teary at the end. I checked the 1 and 2 starREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 20, 2015 Narrator: George Guidall
This was 17 hours-plus long and it left me teary at the end. I checked the 1 and 2 star reviews before writing this review to see if they triggered anything I didn't like and forgot about but what they didn't like, weren't my issues. I love the Mitch Rapp books just as they are - except for Anna.
This installment is where I saw Mitch angry. I got to see how dispassionate he can be when he's on a personal quest. I loved it when President Hayes gave him the green light (via Kennedy) to go take those SoBs out. Was it a wimpy ending? Not to me. I loved it.
In my fantasies, Irene Kennedy is single and secretly married to Mitch. She's, at times, the hero of the series....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 18, 2015 Narrator: George Guidall
After the last 2 books, I was a little anxious about how the series would go. ThankfullyREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 18, 2015 Narrator: George Guidall
After the last 2 books, I was a little anxious about how the series would go. Thankfully, Memorial Day restored some semblance of assurance that Flynn won't let me down. One positive sign was that Anna wasn't present though Mitch is still wrestling with his wife's unhappiness over his career and is constantly telling her he's sorry.
I enjoyed the bomb threat plot, or rather, I enjoyed Rapp's 'take charge not take shit' attitude and his refusal to play the games that politicians and the Washington DC hacks live on. It's highly unpolitical of me but when Rapp told Al-Adel "We will nuke your beloved kingdom all the way back to the stone age" I wondered if the US could do just that to Syria and wipe ISIS out. But that's just my reaction as I watched the Paris attack.
Back to Mitch - I'm not happy about Mitch relegated to that new role of it where he has to fight those morons at the White House. He wants to quit because he's had enough and so have I. Irene Kennedy is trying to persuade him to stay but Mitch has had it up to here. Add in that Stealey woman whom he detests but doesn't know she's gotten it into her head that she wants him in her bed, I fear for Mitch.
I want Mitch back where he was - unknown and free to run his op the way he knows - and does - best but I don't know how that can happen after his cover was blown by Congressman Rudin in Separation of Power (#5)....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 16, 2015 Narrator: George Guidall
I must have been very tired as I couldn't follow the story. There were two storylines goREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 16, 2015 Narrator: George Guidall
I must have been very tired as I couldn't follow the story. There were two storylines going on throughout the book and seemed unconnected but you know it is so it adds to the frustration. With audio, it's even more frustrating as I couldn't go back and check for something I missed. But in the end, it didn't seem to matter because all I needed was to listen to Rapp's rant in the final quarter and got the gist of the entire book in five minutes. Samuel's review sums everything up for me that I want to say but can't be bothered.
All through the audiobook, I kept wondering who the heck was David. The book was mostly about him, not Mitch Rapp, and I even wondered if I had picked the wrong book. But no, it was Rapp but maybe Flynn forgot. In any case, I felt somewhat derailed - it wasn't really the kind of Rapp book I've come to enjoy not just because this stranger called David hijacked it, but because Mitch is still battling that cow he's married to. There are 14 books - 7 more to go - and I'm hoping I won't have to put up with Anna for 7 more books. Not unless she gets her head straight and stop being such a pain the ass.
Not an installment I enjoyed but I love Rapp in action so I'm going to check out Book 7 and see if it sounds more like the Rapp I like or I should take a break and do a serial killer instead....more
Review of audio experience only: I lasted about an hour, struggling through every minute. The characters spoke in 18th century (I assume) French-accentReview of audio experience only: I lasted about an hour, struggling through every minute. The characters spoke in 18th century (I assume) French-accented English - which is expected in a fiction targeted at an English-speaking audience, of course, but I found it difficult to enjoy.
The sound quality wasn't too good on my Smart Audio Player or my Maple JB player so I had to listen to it on my Audible player (which I rarely use as it lacks the features I use to tweak my audiobook).
I bought this book because reviews all say it's very much along the lines of Heyer's These Old Shades, one of my top Heyer favs. I bought it hoping there would be sex in it because TOS left me panting for more than just a kiss but I couldn't last an hour with Noble Satyr:(
I'm not going to try the e-book since I hardly read any these days....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 13, 2015 Narrator: Ken Kliban
Anna needs to die.
Anna should never have made it to this book.
Anna had better die in the nexREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 13, 2015 Narrator: Ken Kliban
Anna needs to die.
Anna should never have made it to this book.
Anna had better die in the next book.
If not for the Anna parts, I could have given this book 4 stars but I'm hoping this is the worst of the Mitch Rapp series because I couldn't survive reading/listening another Rapp book that has him tangling with that dumb cow of a woman.
Despite some lengthy political history lessons and discussions, I enjoyed this sequel to Transfer of Power. I know I'm repeating myself but I really need to vent: Anna needs to die.
I enjoyed all the Mitch Rapp scenes when he was in action. I love it when he's interacting with his male operatives or with Irene Kennedy. I love Rapp when he's killing someone. I want to gag when he's thinking with his dick, whether with Anna or Donnatella. I can't help groaning and rolling my eyes when Rapp goes all emo over a woman. If I wanted that, I'd go read a romantic suspense, though no romantic suspense author would allow her hero to be stuck with a woman like Anna throughout the entire book.
Back to the rest of the book: Rapp has been doing his job for his country for a decade, only to come home, so to speak, and find rats and termites in his house. They get cleaned out, the main ones, anyway, at the conclusion of this two-part installment (this book should be read after you've read Book 4,<The Third Option) and while I'm satisfied with the action sequences and the conclusion, I am not happy with the prospect of Rapp married to that twit >:|
The Narrator: Ken Kliban was bad. I had to stop around 75% and resort to reading my Kindle because I couldn't bear Kliban's theatrical performance. I didn't care for George Guidall in the first 2 books (Nick Sullivan is more suitable as Rapp) but I'd Guidall any time over Klina's horribly-exaggerated voices. Thankfully, Kliban doesn't narrate anymore Rapp books:)...more