The story is GREAT! The narrator is so bad!
It would if they didn't make Mitch sound like a whiner!
He doesn't understand the characters at all
Spring City Jim
No - poor narration negatively affects the story
Get rid of the girlfriend from the story. The adventure portion of the story is OK but gets pretty childish in the areas where the girlfriend is involved. Poor narration compounds the failure.
Get a different narrator
Use George Guidall, the narrator for the other Rapp books. This narrator may be good for some topics, but is clearly innapropriate here. Granted, this is far from Faulkner, but all the characters sound like moronic, petulant idiots. A far cry from the result one would hear from a narrator of Guidall's caliber. Plus, the book is not one of the series' best, by a long shot.
We have enjoyed the Mitch Rapp series and sad that Vince Flynn passed away. Adding to the heartbreak is the miserable reader for this book. The narration is so hideous, we quit listening. The narration is just the worst! I will buy the book out of respect for a favorite author.
The absolute WORST narration in my 10 years with Audible!
I honestly didn't even make it very far into the book. I usually love Mitch Rapp but the narrator makes every character sound wimpy and winy. I just deleted this book and downloaded the next Rapp book with a different narrator.
Did not finish.
The guy who usually narrates for Vince Flynn
I would listen to it again with a new narrator.
The only person that would like this book is someone who never hears this performance.
Good Story. Appalling performance.
First choice = George Guidall
Nick Sullivan is also a fine narrator.
The story is exciting if you can refrain from pulling off your fingernails for a little relief from the narrator.
Terrific story with lots of twists and turns. Listening was hard to do because the narrator did such a poor job. Half way through the book he incorrectly pronounces a main character's name and continues to do so until the very end!
George Guidall or Nick Sullivan do justice to subtle nuances of each character and are quite enjoyable to listen to.
Vince Flynn wrote a typically great book - and Ken Kilban just ruined it. It's bad enough that every character sounds alike - short-tempered, whiny and angry. Every reader of Flynn's books knows that's not how Mitch Rapp sounds. I should have read the reviews. Don't buy this recording - read the book in some other format, then try the next Vince Flynn book.
1st half story line is oh so boring.
Think I'll switch off the Mitch series and try some other action hero books. This series seems to have dried up after the first three, which were very good.
three words only?
So far none. Might try struggle through the 2nd part and see if it improves.
I have enjoyed the first three in the series and thought I'd go for another but it turned out I should have moved on. The story is so slow. The reader is ok, but makes Mitch sound like an overly excited school boy. The story though is really boring through the first half. I have not gotten to the 2nd half and don't know if I'm going to bother with it. This is one I should return for exchange to Audible. If I were at home watching an action movie and it took this long to get going I would have already flipped the channel.
Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!
From Vince Flynn for sure! Would never, I mean never, listen to a book narrated by Ken Kilban
Good plot. Satisfies the revenge side of me.
Absolutely not! I would guess he didn't listen to the other ones prior to his narration. He didn't even say the names the same way. I almost could not make it through the book. If this had not been a Vince Flynn book I would not have finished. He was awful and the worst I have heard. The way he say Milan was like a hick. He couldn't even pronounce Anna's last name correctly. VERY BAD!!!!!! He made Mitch sound like a very mean hearted person when with Anna. He made Mitch talk like he had never talked to Anna before from other Narrators. He ruined Mitch's character.
For the story yes. For the Narration, NO!
Don't have Ken narrate any more books.