Unfortunate that what should have been an excellent piece of entertainment was totally ruined by selection of the narrator. Would have expected the same narrator from the previous book since this is really book 2 of 2. Very disappointing . . . .
This is book 3 of the Mitch Rapp series. I will list them below in chronological order as I know it is hard to figure out on audible. The story is good and consistent with Flynn's other work but the narration is terrible. I'm sorry to say it but the narrator almost kills the story. With inappropriate inflection and emotion, he makes Rapp sound cranky and impatient and he turns the smart and capable fiancé into a ditzy, rash girl. Anytime there is dialogue, I began to cringe. I would skip this one for three reasons ... you don't need it to move on the fourth one, it might ruin you for Flynn books for good and finally, vote with your choices so that maybe they will choose better narrators. Nick Sullivan, who narrates other Flynn books, would have been much better. Scott Brick would have nailed this book. Mitch Rapp series in order:
1. Transfer of Power
2. The Third Option
3. Separation of Power
4. Executive Power
5. Memorial Day
6. Consent to Kill
7. Act of Treason
8. Protect and Defend
9. Extreme Measures
10. Pursuit of Honor
11. American Assassin
12. Kill Shot
13. The Last Man
Enjoy them. Read Separation of Power, don't listen, or skip it entirely. I have notc hecked to see if Kilban reads other of the series. I hope not.
This is the third Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp that I have bought. This narration was so dismal and irritating that I bought the book to finish it.
Accidentally purchased this, though I'd read other reviews about the poor narration. I want my credit back. I don't think I will make it through the book.. Why is Mitch Rapps voice higher than his sweetheart's? Not working for me.
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