The story is good and full or intrigue. However the narrator takes some getting used to but once you do it is a very good book overall.
I have never been so disappointed in an audio book before. I usually listen to an audio book every 4 days, but due to Ken Kilban's awful narration, and me having to choke the terrible audio down, it has taken me 12 days to listen to it and i am still trying to finish part 2. UGGG !!
The story line is expertly written.
Absolutely not !!
If I did not like the story, i would ask for my money back.
I love the Rapp series! The stories are well written and fun. But Ken Kilben is AWFUL! In fact I've nearly quit this book several times, and decided that I would just go buy the book instead. The flaws are numerous and severe. First, and most severe, is the fact that EVERY conversation, regardless of the context, is performed as if the characters are at each other's throats. A seduction scene in Italy? It sounds like they want to kill each other. A simple question from the President? Sounds like he's demanding somebody's head. A friendly conversation over dinner? You wonder when the steak knives are going to become murder weapons. Kilben also pauses in all the wrong places, mispronounces names of people and places every five minutes, voices all of the characters such that you can't tell the difference between them much of the time, and generally makes this story almost impossible to enjoy. I'll never again listen to any story read by him, and can't wait to finish this one so that I can move on.
Notice I've almost completely ignored the story. The experience of listening to this one is kind of like that too. The narration takes you right out of the book. Yeah, it's seriously that bad.
I enjoy the Flynn series. I would definitely recommend this author
Good fast paced action and delicious plotlines.
No, there is no variation of voice for the characters
It is a part of a very good series. Get the next book, you will not be sorry.
Yes. I would have someone narrate the novel who is not into sounding like a melodramatic drama queen.
He is way too melodramatic.
Get someone else to narrate this novel please!
the charactor of Mitch Rap
Have read the whole serties now and loved each one more than the other very delightful, insightful sounds very plausible
Anybody narrating it other than Ken Kilban.
Good plot (I think), but narration ruined it - this guy can't do dialogue.
Redundant, I know, but get anyone other than Ken Kilban and the performance would be better.
I've enjoyed every prior Mitch Rapp book; Vince Flynn - use your clout to exercise veto power over the narrator!
I love the Mitch Rapp series so far but they switched to a new narrator with this book and he was aweful! The volume of his voice was up and down all the time and he was nasaly! Good story though!
The book, yes, this audio, absolutely not. If I'd started with this book and this narrator I'd never have picked up another one. Shrill, whiny, LOUD Mitch Rapp? Really? And Anna's last name is pronounced incorrectly...SO often...I'm struggling to decide if this book was even written by Vince Flynn, but I'm thinking that's because the narration is so completely awful.
Plot, good, narration, bad.
No sense of character. All voices sound the same. Characters raise their voices to a decibel that defies sense...while supposedly not being overheard. Whining voices...ALL of them. Really?
just to get to the next story. Now I know why my library doesn't have this particular book in audio version.
I had read the other comments so i did not have high expectations for the narration, but I needed to finish this book to close the gap of the earlier series that i had missed. The story was great as always. I was able to endure the narrator but he was pretty bad. I am glad I listened, it filled in numerous missing pieces to the overall Mitch Rapp storyline.
If you are doing the series, I recommend listening to these early books. The narrators cannot compare to Guidall but the context of the characters help to compete the story. This particular narrator is by far the worse.