First let me state that this is the 5th audible book from the series I've purchased. Having said that, the narration was terrible. The voices used were whiny and very distracting. The conversations were almost painful to listen to. I cannot reconcile the Mitch from the first 4 books to the one here who is lovestruck over Riley and gives in to her at every turn.
Not make Mitch so milquetoast. He is nothing like the hardened assassin of the earlier books. I liked the stories where he was the main character. He just shows up here periodically. It is really more of a Washington intrigue. Mitch's relationship with Riley is annoying. She keeps asking him what he's doing and he keeps "reminding" her that he can't tell her. Their conversations are an irritation. I can't decide if it's the actual conversation or the narration that turns me off so much.
Get another narrater. I so disliked this narration that I won't buy any other book narrated by Ken Kilban. I had read the reviews commenting on this, but I wanted to listen to all the Mitch Rapp books in order, so I bought it. My husband is listening to them as well (he's 2 books behind me). The narration is so annoying that just tonight I told my husband that he should skip this book.
Listened to all the other books in the Mitch Rapp series so far in chrono order, I didn't like that the narrator changed, but all in all it wasn't that bad! You can ignore all the other reviews bashing this narrator, atleast for this series - as all the other narrators are good and you can mentally place in the correct voices.
Just about any other narrator on audible could have served this series better.
Any other Mitch Rapp book is better, solely based on the narrator..
There was nothing I liked about the narration. It was absolutely the worst. Geez, a pissy spymaster assassin?
Can you cut this narrator and provide us with a new audio.
This narration is an embarrassment to the Mitch Rapp series, disrespectful to the late Vince Flynn, and an abomination to Audible. Someone's head should roll over the decisions involved in using this narrator; as well as not leaving this audio, in its entirety, on the cutting room floor. Ugh!
I love this series but Ken Kilban performance made every character, including Rapp, sound for lack of a better term like a shifty weasel. It was actually hard to get through the book but like I said the series is so good I actually bought the book in paperback just to finish it.
This is an excellent series. I have lost a lot of sleep because it is really hard to put down. I tried the first book because George Guidall was the narrator. He is just so good and one of my favorites. The second book was also narrated by George. Then the third book came along. Not a good narrator, but now, yet another narrator with book 5 -- the worst ever! I don't understand why Audible changes narrator's especially when they have found a narrator that is pitch perfect like George. It is so annoying.
I will "suffer" through book 5 because I love the series so much. And finally.... George will be back on the horizon with book 6. Something to look forward to. By the way, it is important to read the series in order.
There's too much time spent on Mitch's "relationship" with Anna Reilly. Maybe that's good for Mitch, but not much fun for the reader (listener.)
This narrator manages to make Mitch sound like a whiner. Look for the best narrator in this series: George Guidall
Normally yes. I listen to these in the car, at the gym, or at home alone. The ones done by
George Guidall are outstanding -dramatic, suspenseful, exciting. This one is like listening to someone read the tax code aloud. He may be fine for history or business books, but not this type.
Not in this genre.
No. I didn't really want to finish it at all.
Stick with George.
This book is #5 in the series and if you want to read them in succession like I plan to, it Is required.
This is a great series from Vince Flynn which I plan to finish. This book was disappointing to say the least. Too much of the book is dedicated to unnecessary character or plot development. This is an action thriller series. This book contained no action in the first 22 chapters.
This narrator was not good for this series. Considering that he is the third narrator in the first 5 books, he was far worse than Guidall(excellent) and Sullivan(very good). I hit the 3x button to expedite listening to this narrator.
Disappointment. The first four books were fantastic. This book was slow and uneventful until the last several chapters. The narrator didn't help. His voice didn't connected with any of the characters previously established in the first four books.
The entire series should be narrated by the same narrator. Guidall is excellent and Sullivan was very good.
I usually don't leave reviews but I could not just stand by and let this otherwise good conclusion to "The Third Option" get ruined without voicing my extreme displeasure with this wannabe narrator. I can usually get past a mediocre or even a bad narrator if the story is good. In this case even a great story does not redeem Mr. Kilban of his extremely poor performance.