• Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (9,045 ratings)

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Enemy of the State

By: Vince Flynn,Kyle Mills
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's Summary

In the New York Times best-selling series' latest installment, Mitch Rapp finds himself alone and targeted by a country that is supposed to be one of America's closest allies.

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst.

When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? America can't be seen moving against an ally. Rapp will be on his own. Forced to make a decision that will change his life forever, Rapp quits the CIA and assembles a group of independent contractors to help him complete the mission.

They've barely begun unraveling the connections between the Saudi government and ISIS when the brilliant new head of the intelligence directorate discovers their efforts. With Rapp getting too close, he threatens to go public with the details of the post-9/11 agreement between the two countries.

Facing an international incident that could end his political career, the president orders America's intelligence agencies to join the Saudis' effort to hunt the former CIA man down.

Rapp, supported only by a team of mercenaries with dubious allegiances, finds himself at the center of the most elaborate manhunt in history. It's only a matter of time before he's caught or killed. Will it be enough to turn the tables on the Saudis and clear his name?

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Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

I cannot believe Scott Brick was chosen to replace George Guidall for narration. Hopefully, this is the first and last time he will narrate this series. I’m sure S Brick has his followers but his overly dramatic, breathless oratory does not fit here. There are so many options to choose from: Ray Porter, RC Bray, Jay Snyder, Ari Fliakos or Rob Shapiro.... I think Kyle has done a masterful job keeping the Rapp Series alive and been true to V. Flynn’s characters. It’s sad that the powers that be ruined the audio version by brining in a narrator that is such a bad fit. So sad. Guidall’s Epic voice brings the characters alive and it’s not the same without him- it’s like listening to another run of the mill thriller. Please do Mr Flynn’s legacy justice and bring in a more suitable narrator if Guidall is retired. I can honestly say I will not purchase another Flynn / Mills Audible Book if S. Brick narrates again; I would rather read the next book or re-listen to the past Flynn classics in my library. This failure is 100% on the publishers and producers and you have ruined the experience for loyal Rapp followers. Hopefully, this book will be reissued with a more appropriate narrator if Guidall is not available. Poor. Poor Decision!!!

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Ugh

Vince was great. Kyle was good. Scott Brick ends this series for me now. Just can't do it with him anymore.

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Scott brick

What a mistake!!! Replacing Guidell with Scott Brick!!! I won't buy another Mitch Rapp with Brick as narrator.

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No George Guidall

I have been an avid listener of all of the Vince Flynn books (due to my time on the road). Only two other books were read by someone else other than George Guidall and I wish they could be re-read by George. Very disappointing that this one was not read by George Guidell.

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Where is George G. When You Need Him?

While I love Scott Brick ~ he is not Mitch Rapp. The book was a bit slow and plodding and Mitch seemed so indecisive. I'm a die hard MR fan and I hope the series continues but George Guidall is needed and the old Mitch must return.

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I cannot believe you did not use George Guidell

Would you try another book from Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills and/or Scott Brick?

I cannot believe you did not use George Guidell for this book. One of my favorite book series where I am able to get lost in the story with the help of George's different character voices and you changed it to Scott Brick, who I love for historical books, but does not serve as a good narrator for this type of book. I won't order another Mitch Rapp book if George or another similar narrator is not used. I am having a hard time getting through this book. That is a first for this book series. Kyle, you have to do better with your story lines and your choice of narrator. I am sorry.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See above.

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George Guidall, you were hugely missed!

George Guidall was phenomenal in his Rapp readings. Why fix something that was so far from broken? Bummer.

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Just had to add my 2 cents!!!!

So I listened to this and was apprehensive even though I adore Scott Brick. I'm not sure why the change, I think we all associate certain voices with particular characters. Scott Brick is Jack Ryan & Evan Smoak, Dick Hill is Jack Reacher an George Guidall is Mitch Rapp. So, who ever picks narrators "Quit messing with our heads!".
The novel was excellent. I think with all the previous reviews I don't think I need to restate the plot. Instead I would like to address some of the issues brought up about this book.
I think this is an excellent story, it is very well written and if I didn't know better I would think it was written by Vince Flynn. In my opinion it is that good.
I think the fact that Mitch's normal back up team was not used was a brilliant idea. I realize credit goes to Kyle Mills idea but... this says so much about the tactical mind of Mitch Rapp. He is watching out for his friends and although he put together a rag tag crew he knew who and what he was hiring and in the end they came through for him spectacularly. It's kind of like making Louis Gould a semi hero in Last Man Standing, which was actually written by Vince Flynn.
So, that's probably about 2 1/2 cents worth.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book.
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Thank You.

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Where's George Guidall?

I just can't get into it with Brick reading. I'm so disappointed. This isn't Mitch Rapp.

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Great story, horrible narrator?

If you've ever watched the show Friends and remember Joey explaining dramatic acting, then you know how Scott Brick sounds. Joey would stare up and squint his eyes, making a dramatic pose. This is exactly how Brick sounds all throughout the book. It's painful to listen to, unless you speed it up to at least 1.4x the normal speed. That makes it almost tolerable. In short, Kyle Mills nailed it again! Brick ruined the audio version.

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  • Gill
  • 10-14-17

So dissapointed!

As soon as I stared listening to this book, I was dissapointed. I can't believe the narrator has changed from George Guidall after he has narrated so many of the Mitch Rapp books. Its like the characters have changed personalities. I have loved all the books so far and have listened to the whole series at least three times. I don't think I can even bring myself to finish this book!

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  • ben evans
  • 02-03-18

Ruined by the narrator

Scott brick seems to be everywhere and everything he reads sounds exactly the same. Unfortunately he also has a voice that I just zone out too and cannot take the story in. I have no idea if the story was any good or not. I don’t give criticism lightly but I have never not finished a book before and I go through about two audiobooks a week.

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  • Nick
  • 10-05-17

Good but the weakest of the Kyle Mills books

Good but the weakest of the Kyle Mills books - it was all a little bit obvious

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  • adam Caps
  • 09-12-17

another great Mitch Rapp story

I been waiting for this for some time and I was not disappointed, I just hope that this is not the last of Mitch Rapp.

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  • charles
  • 09-11-17

great addition to series

mitch flowing at his best with some of the old characters back to help out. a great listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-15-22

Changed the narrator

it would probably best to skip. they changed the narrator and it just doesn't work.

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  • "supersapper"
  • 12-01-21

EXCELLENT!!

An absolutely brilliant listen as always!! Very well narrated! Next book already in library!

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  • wendy
  • 09-14-21

bad reader

Once again a good story ruined by a bland reader.
no voices you couldn't tell if it was a woman or man in the story
it was just a boring voice ruining a good story

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  • Craig
  • 06-02-21

Great listen

was a good book enjoyed it!. from start to finish!. looking for the next in the series..

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  • mum of three
  • 03-27-19

new narrator

Why has the narrator changed?
just started listening but find it difficult. the new narrator does not get the character for me at all. disappointing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-22

Great narration

I have listened to ALOT in this genre but only a couple in this series as I’ve struggled to get into them as I like the story but just can’t get into the regular narrator. So I was very excited to see Scott brick got to perform this one and it doesn’t disappoint great story read by a great narrator.

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  • Janette
  • 05-18-18

Good but

Found this book reasonably good but felt there was something missing. Perhaps Rapps journey has come to an end.