Consent to Kill: A Thriller

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Vince Flynn
Narrator: George Guidall
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: October 2005
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Fearless counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp finds himself directly in the line of fire in the latest riveting political thriller from "New York Times" bestselling author Vince Flynn.

For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

Now, the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands vengeance in its simplest form -- an eye for an eye, and Rapp instantly becomes the target of an international conspiracy. This time, he must use all of his vigilance and determination to save himself before he can turn his fury on those who have dared to betray him.

"Consent to Kill" takes listeners behind the headlines and catapults them to the front lines of the global war on terror. It sizzles "with inside information, military muscle, and CIA secrets" (Dan Brown). Vince Flynn mixes military technology with his exclusive knowledge of Washington politics to create a hero that Americans will wish existed outside the realm of fiction.

Reviews (24)

Written by Marvin G on February 28th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Gripping couldn't stop listening

Written by Anonymous on February 10th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Mitch is hands down one of my favorite characters to read about. Great book!!

Written by Ben K on October 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Captivating story, lots of action, Mitch Rapp is a such a great character. I’ll be looking for more books in this series. Narration was top notch.


Written by Gregory E on September 30th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent story line. Narration was very good.

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Written by Cas S on August 21st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

We thoroughly enjoyed listening to this in the car. The story line is good and the narrator engaging. I recommend this one.

Written by Jeff Girven on June 28th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fun read...way to go Mitch Rapp. Can't wait to read the next one.

Written by Antho y Volpe on November 12th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of his best. Vince will be sadly missed. Even Though Kyle did a wonderful job on the Survivor, Vince is Still Vince. no one like him. Not Thor, not Child, not Grealy, not even Clancy. my opinion of course. Vince the absolute best of the covert genre.

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Written by Chris on January 29th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Edge of the seat intrigue, had to pull over a few times.

Written by Marney Lukanc on December 1st, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved it!!!! I was surprised with the ending it made me cry! I am in love with a new author!!!!

Written by Rochelle Rector on August 14th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Slow beginning than turn exciting. I couldn't put it down!

Author Details

Author Details

Flynn, Vince

The fifth of seven children, Vince Flynn was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1966. He graduated from the St. Thomas Academy in 1984, and the University of St. Thomas with a degree in economics in 1988. After college he went to work for Kraft General Foods where he was an account and sales marketing specialist. In 1990 he left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps. One week before leaving for Officers Candidate School, he was medically disqualified from the Marine Aviation Program, due to several concussions and convulsive seizures he suffered growing up. While trying to obtain a medical waiver for his condition, he started thinking about writing a book. This was a very unusual choice for Flynn since he had been diagnosed with dyslexia in grade school and had struggled with reading and writing all his life.

Having been stymied by the Marine Corps, Flynn returned to the nine-to-five grind and took a job with United Properties, a commercial real estate company in the Twin Cities. During his spare time he worked on an idea he had for a book. After two years with United Properties he decided to take a big gamble. He quit his job, moved to Colorado, and began working full time on what would eventually become Term Limits . Like many struggling artists before him, he bartended at night and wrote during the day. Five years and more than sixty rejection letters later he took the unusual step of self-publishing his first novel. The book went to number one in the Twin Cities, and within a week had a new agent and two-book deal with Pocket Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint.

Term Limits hit the New York Times bestseller list in paperback and started a trend for all of Flynn's novels. Since then, his books have become perennial bestsellers in both paperback and hardcover, and he has become known for his research and prescient warnings about the rise of Islamic Radical Fundamentalism and terrorism. Read by current and former presidents, foreign heads of state, and intelligence professionals around the world, Flynn's novels are taken so seriously one high-ranking CIA official told his people, “I want you to read Flynn's books and start thinking about how we can more effectively wage this war on terror.”

October 2007 marked another milestone in Flynn’s career when his ninth political thriller, Protect and Defend, became a #1 New York Times bestseller. A few months later, CBS Films optioned the rights for Flynn’s Mitch Rapp character with the intention of creating a character-based, action-thriller movie franchise. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who previously launched the Harry Potter and Matrix films as head of production at Warner Bros., and Nick Wechsler (We Own the Night, Reservation Road) will produce the films.

Flynn lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.

Works by Flynn include Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power , Executive Power , Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, and Extreme Measures.

Influences: Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gore Vidal, and John Irving