What's Your Story: Steven H.


I'm a senior at BYU-Idaho majoring in communications. I was born legally blind, so I listen to a lot of audio books. I was assigned to read a passage from a book of my choosing for a speech
class during my freshman year of college. I read the ending of "Consent to Kill. " To prepare for my speech, I'd listen to George Guidall's narration of the audio book. When it was my time to present I had everything pretty much memorized the character voices, the pauses, which words to emphasize and so forth. My teacher was so impressed that he actually gave me a special edition signed copy of "The Last Man" which is a treasured addition to my bookshelf.

I've re-read all of Flynn's books countless times, and I traditionally read Memorial Day every May and save the action packed conclusion for Memorial Day, because nothing beats escaping into a good book during a holiday break.

When did you start reading Vince?
Steven is legally blind Mitch Rapp fan, who memorized the closing of Consent To Kill by listening to George Guidall's narration for his college speech class.  His teacher was so impressed by his performance that Steven receI received Consent to Kill on CD as a Christmas gift when I was in high school.ved a special gift.

Do you have a favorite book?
"Consent to Kill" because it was the first Vince Flynn book I read. "Transfer of Power" is a close second choice. That book had a great story line.

Who is your favorite character?
Aside from Mitch Rapp I like Louie Gould.

"Consent to Kill" was the first book I read so it's special to me. I was always hoping Gould would reappear in a later book. I was pleasantly surprised when he showed up in "The Last Man."

Who do you envision when you read about Mitch Rapp? 
Kiefer Sutherland because Jack Bauer and Mitch Rapp are very similar in the way they operate.

I'm a big fan of 24!

I think Matt Damon would be a good Mitch for the movies (which I am counting on Hollywood doing) if Kiefer isn't an option.

If you could be any character in Vince's novels, who would it be and why?
Mitch Rapp or Louie Gould because their storylines are action packed!

Is there anything else you would like to share relating to Vince and his novels?
Reading is one of my passions in life. I have always enjoyed the Vince Flynn audio books. I think George Guidall does an excellent job with the narration of the series.

A good narrator can really bring a book to life.

I miss Vince Flynn very much, but I am looking forward to the rest of the Mitch Rapp story. I am particularly interested in the story behind the scar Rapp from Rafique Aziz.