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American Assassin Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample American Assassin, by Vince Flynn
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 0 (14,177 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vince Flynn Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitch Rapp Series Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with his most exhilarating political thriller to date, a pulse-pounding tale of espionage that introduces fans to the young Mitch Rapp as he takes on his first, explosive assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA super-agent, 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 star college athlete with an untapped instinct for violence.

Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when CIA Director Irene Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly climbed up the academic and athletic ranks. Tragedy entered Mitch’s life a year before, when thirty-five of his classmates, including his girlfriend, perished in Pan Am flight 103. Since then, Mitch has grieved for their senseless deaths and has felt helpless in his desire for revenge. When Kennedy arrives on campus, his career path is suddenly laid out for him.

Nine months later, after grueling training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul on his first assignment, which is to assassinate the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Mitch hits his target, but quickly sees, for the first time, what revenge means to the enemy. When Mitch’s mentor and a fellow recruit are kidnapped and tortured by a dangerous group of Islamic jihadists, he must stop at nothing to save them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Captivating.” 

    Glenn Beck

  • “Mitch Rapp is still the best CIA-trained human weapon this side of Jason Bourne.”

    Contra Costa Times

  • “Flynn delivers his usual high-octane international thriller, but, in giving Rapp’s backstory, he’s infused it with more depth and heart than usual, and Guidall matches him beat for beat, proving himself a fine choice of storyteller.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2011 Barry Award Nominee for Best Thriller

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Alec88 | 2/20/2014

    " Fantastic learning how Mitch Rapp got his start! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Hoyee | 2/19/2014

    " It was an excellent read. I enjoy reading Vince Flynn novels very much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Kanishka Samarasinghe | 2/16/2014

    " I'm really getting into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Susan Henderson | 2/12/2014

    " Love Mitch Rapp. "

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About the Author
Author Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn (1966–2013) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. After struggling for years to get published, his first novel, Term Limits, hit the New York Times bestseller list and started a trend for all of his novels, which have become perennial bestsellers. He earned a sterling reputation for his research and prescient warnings about the rise of radical Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.