The narrator has a high, nasally voice that annoyed me throughout the book. I actually checked to see if Ken had narrated anything else and was happy to find that he had not. I loved the first two Mitch Rapp, but this one was ruined for me. I'm VERY happy to see that George Guidall will be taking up from here. He is one of my favourites.
Much of the first part of the book is a recap of the previous book in the series. A little too much backtracking...
This book completes the story of "The third option". It is interesting and written well, but not as well as previous books. There is a lot of repetition and the book is progressing slower than previous books in the series. It's still a good book, but slower.
The narrator is OK most of the time, but he is over dramatic and does the worst Israeli accent (sounds more German). I'm usually not very critical of narration, but this one was pretty annoying.
Another great story, but I can barely tell the characters apart with this narrator.
Please don't EVER use this narrator again.
Possible, if the friend had the pleasure of other Vince Flynn books. This just didn't meet the standard I am used to for Mitch Rapp
The best part
Yes, but just
Ken Kilban is probably a great narrator but did not research the Mitch Rapp Series. In Mr Kilban's rendition Mitch comes of as whiney, in fact all his characters come off as whiney and bombastic at the same time. I listened to all of the series and waited to the very end to listen to this one because of the reviews. The reviews were spot on.
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Did not research the characters. The characters in the book have been established and IMHO Mr. Kilban tried to change them.
Loved this book.
When Mitch Rapp shot Ben Freidman.
Really doubtful. It would have to be a seriously outstanding book that Mr. Kilban couldn't ruin. For example; Rapp doesn't yell, when he gets that mad he either beats the crap out of someone or kills them, yet Mr. Kilban had him yelling throughout the book. Same with Irene Kennedy, she NEVER loses her cool. Although he did portray Anna as a whiney spoiled brat, which is the way I interpreted the written book very well.
The book was enjoyable, despite Mr. Kilban's reading.
I've just recently found the Mitch Rapp series and have become very fond of it very quickly. However, the narration of this book was so awful I really couldn't even finish listening to the book. I gave up towards the middle and finally just went to the last chapter to see how it ended, knowing that the next book would more than likely talk about specifics of what happened in between.
Always love to read a book, but sometimes that isn't possible or practical- that is when the audio edition kicks in. Keeps me going!
This was not my favorite narrator, but he wasn't awful.
This narrator did not get the characters until at least the middle of the book. Everyone sounded whiney and like they were screaming. Guidall or Nick ___ can't remember the last name are great. Except for Nick ___ mispronouncing Reilley, he is almost as good as Guidall.
Mitch Rapp is a "man's man" Ken Kaliban's voice emasculates him! His high pitched voice turns Mitch into a pathetic whiner. Further, Kaliban has little sense of timing; i.e., he doesn't know when to speak in a forceful way or in a more natural tone, many times feigning anger when the context does not call for it. Particularly irritating is his technique of starting a sentence out strong and loud and then ending it in almost a whisper. Once or twice is okay but he does it with almost every sentence.
I suffered through the terribly irritating narration only because the story was good and I didn't want to miss the installment in the series. No need for you to do the same: buy the book but skip the audio!