Audiobooks

| February 28, 2007

Act of Treason – by Vince Flynn

Reviewed by Jack Hadley
Owner-operator, Schneider National

Listening Time: 6 hours
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Retail: $29.95
Genre: Mystery

Plot: Presidential candidate Josh Alexander’s motor convoy is ambushed by a terrorist cell, and his wife is killed. The nation elects him to office by an overwhelming sympathy vote. The FBI has launched an investigation that is going nowhere, but the CIA investigation is going everywhere, and getting results that people in powerful positions in Washington don’t like and don’t want made public. This explosive thriller is a cliffhanger that is jam packed with action, adventure, and plot twists and turns that will keep your blood pumping and nerves wound tight from beginning to finish. There is never a dull minute.

What was your favorite moment? When Mitch Rapp dispenses the type of justice not politically correct nowadays and solves part of the problem with the use of extreme prejudice in the farthest corners of the globe and the shadowy world of contract killers.

Which character was your favorite? Mitch Rapp, an individual who when given an assignment can ensure the job is professional, with no loose ends. He knows how to play the game, has the T-shirt that reads “been there, done that.”

Does the book have a message or theme? Except for the convoy bombing, this can be seen to closely resemble what goes on in Washington and the world of the rich and powerful, from presidential pardons to big catastrophes like 9/11 to selling out the people and the Constitution for power.

What did you like or dislike? I liked absolutely everything: the suspense, drama, action.

Would you recommend this book to friends? Yes! Of the thousands of audiobooks I’ve listened to and enjoyed, this one exceeds everything so far, bar none. This book would make an excellent movie and is a must-listen. But be careful – this is so engrossing, you just might drive by an open port of entry!

Narrator’s style: Armand Schultz hits the voices dead every time. Each character is perfect, easily pictured in your mind.

How would you grade the book? A+


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