This is another well written book by the late, great Vince Flynn. I have enjoyed every other book in the Mitch Rapp series, but put this one off until last because of the poor reviews of the narrator by other listeners. The other reviewers were being kind to this guy. He made every character sound like a whiny, obnoxious, petty jerk. It was painful to listen to, like fingernails on a chalk board. I have listened to over 250 books on audible, and have never written a review before. But this performance is a sacrilege to the memory of Vince Flynn. In the name of honor and decency, please hire George Guidal to redo this.
Another excellent Mitch Rapp story. If you are familiar with the stories you know enough to understand they are simply put as genius. The only downside was the narration. Kilban simply doesn’t do the series justice. Compared to the other two series narrators, he doesn't represent each character as to how I would imagine them. Overall, great book once you get past the narration.
I enjoy the Mitch Rapp series. I gave it a 5 for story based on past books. I'm having a problem finishing this one because of the narrator. This narrator makes Mitch sound like a little whiny neurotic. He doesn't do anybody in the story any favors with his narration. please bring back George Guidall!. He is the voice for this series. Nobody else is going to do this series like Mr Guidall. No way does Mitch sound like this kid.
previous book didn't end. this one wraps the 2 up together... neither would stand alone, but in sequence, an excellent listen. Preferred the previous narrator.
Only to get by the narrator
Hard to listen to the attitude of the main character.
I love Vince Flynn's books, but it was not enjoyable listening to Ken Kliban reading this book.
Well, since Vince is deceased, I just nothing. But this book was hard to get through. It was too thick with complex information.
I did not like Ken reading the book at all. His tones are over emphasized and every character sounds the same. I'm glad he isn't reading anymore books.
Maybe, but other books are better.
A completely different narrator / performer. Ken Kliban absolutely ruined this book for me. If this is your first Mitch Rapp book, please pick a different book narrated by somebody (anybody) else. OR better yet, read this book. Don't judge the audio series based on this book. The story is fantastic. The narration is a total miss.
Vince Flynn's stories are FABULOUS! Rapp, Kennedy, Hayes, Ana, and Donatella are intriguing and they pull you in. The story line is suspenseful and well done. Flynn delivers and does not disappoint. Unfortunately, the performer ruined the book for me.
OMG, YES! The performer absolutely ruined this book for me. I quit listening twice because I was so irritated by Ken Kliban's portrayal of Flynn's characters, but I kept coming back because I had to find out what happened. Mr. Kliban's portrayal of Rapp and others is all wrong. The women sound like shrews. Rapp is portrayed as whining and overly emotional. Everyone yells to express even the mildest emotion. Donatella's accent almost sounds Russian, NOT Italian. His choice of inflections of words and phrases simply do not match the characters as they were established in earlier books (I'm listening to the entire series in story line chronology - not published chronology, so this is book #5). Sentences start out boldly and then trail off to whispers - most annoying. I sincerely hope that Mr. Kliban does not perform any of the later books because I simply could not listen to him again. I'll just skip those books and go on.
Not a one. Flynn does a great job of bringing characters from past books forward and I hope that continues in books to come. I am curious to know the role the main characters will play in future books, and whether minor characters will ever re-appear as well.
What a disappointment. All the other Rapp books I've listened to have been 5's. I wish I could have given this one a high scoring review as well.
i didnt like the new reader. his pronunciation was different than previous reader and i had to restart the book when i didnt know who "Riley" was. her name was pronounced "reeley" in previous books. either way, he should have stayed consistent with other readers pronunciation
I love these books and while the narrator of the last two was phenomenal, I literally cannot listen to this guy's reading tempo and vocal inflections. It makes the story impossible to listen to. Pass on the audio version and buy the book instead.