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.
This is a really, really good story that is absolutely ruined by the narration. Ken Kilban ranges from supercilious to over the top dramatic. I never thought anything could make me dislike Mitch Rapp, but the Rapp I heard in this story is someone I'd never want to know. Sit Mr. Kilban down and have him listen to a few recordings by George Guidall and Scott Brick to learn how to do a book narration.
The narrator, the story
This has now been said multiple times, but the narrator must never read an adult book again. His juvenile inflections could work for children's books, but not for adults, especially not thrillers. I'm trying my best to finish the book, but that downward fading lilt at the end of each 2nd sentence is getting to me. And the story? This is my 4th Rapp book, all of which I've enjoyed, but it's slugging along aimlessly. The endless political gaming, pages and pages of irrelevant detail, the immature dialogue between Rapp and Anna, the travel diary in Italy.. I truly hope the next Rapp is actuality an action thriller. Not a good notch on either the narrator or the author. Where's Guidall?
The book was ok. It was my least favorite of the series so far. I am sure the narrator had a lot to do with it. He was painfully bad. The story wasn't terrible, but the Anna character is exhausting. It is hard for me to believe that an operator of any kind would waste his time with such a selfish, narrow minded, bitchy person. I will continue with the series, and hopefully Vince kills her off soon.