Narrator over acts every sentence so it goes from too loud to whispering in every sentence. He acts every character as angry when the author didn't write them all that way. It's distracting and frustrating. I enjoyed the story very much. I just wish I'd read the hard copy instead.
I have enjoyed this series but I can't finish this one because the narrator took a whole different direction with every character. It is so bad I had to stop listening and skipped to the next one. Can I get a refund??
Unfortunately Kliban destroyed every character in this novel- everyone became a whining sniveling irritation. He even made Rapp sound like he was whining! Mitch Rapp would never whine!! I only listened to this so I could stay on track for Vince Flynn's excellent series about Mitch Rapp. Please redo this and any other Mitch Rapp story by having a true artist narrate it- meaning George Guidall!
The Narrator! He would be great for other books but not for Mitch Rapp!! He made him sound like a bitchy little man, not the bad ass Mitch is!
Not on any book with a similar store and or main character.
Please do not ask Ken to read any more Mitch Rapp books!!
Son. Husband. Father. Brother/Pastor. Missionary/Friend. Educator/Writer.
I think the performance as good, but I didn't like switching narrators from books 1-2 and then 3-4 and now a new one for book 5. I didn't like how the narrator changed the pronunciation of a few characters names. Beyond that, good performance.
Story was great! Not as INTENSE as Book 1 or 2, but very intriguing!!
Will read agin once I get through all the books!
I am listening to the Mitch Rapp series in sequential order and this narrator was by far the worst. I did not like that he changed the pronunciations of character names and his generals points of inflection were not very good. I only stuck with the story because I like the series, and the next book goes back to the original narrator (who was excellent).
I'm on chapter 6 but not sure I can make it thru the rest of this. At least not without poking both my eyes out. This narrator is as bad as everyone says he is. It's just terrible. Whoever cast this guy, should be fired immediately. Can someone just tell me what happens so that I can move on to "Executive Power"?
Mitch Rapp series is great and I would definitely continue reading Vince Flynn. Looking ahead, fortunately the narrator for this story was replaced by another. This narrator did a poor job and I was quite surprised that the producer did not have him redo his work.
Mitch Rapp is the obvious favorite but Irene Kennedy is the standout character.
Kleiben could not correctly speak the word 'lived' and seem to have difficulty with other pronunciations. He made the characters sound whiny and really not the way I would have imagined them to sound. The women sounded shrill for the most part and Mitch Rapp didn't sound like Mitch Rapp. Disappointing narration for a great storyline.
It was worth listening time because of the story itself. However, the listener has to be willing to struggle through the narrator's tone and errors in order to enjoy the book. The effort is worth sticking with narration.
I strongly suggest to get another narrator for the story. The story is great along with the series and it would be a shame that people would "give up" on this novel because of the poor narration.
People, people, people the guy who reads the book for us is fine. Great in fact! If I'm running or lifting weights at one of several busy gyms I attend (read that as loud atmosphere) I use my Bose seriously in the ears speakers because they drown out anbient noise. I'll admit that his voice is a bit higher in pitch but still easily heard.
But if I'm watching muted TV's working out in my personal gym onof the fourth floor of one my personal homes or condos or in the car or lying in bed I will use the wireless Jay-Bird headphones with after market ear nibs because they're easier.
All the readers are fine! Don't fear this one.
I can't even listen to this book, which I'm sure is great, because the narrator is so inept. Over cooked to the extreme, his performance is just cringeworthy.
The terrible narration.
He made it impossible to listen to.
To never listen to a book narrated by Ken Kliban again
I think I've said it all. Ken Kliban killed this book with his overwrought narration. Really. I've never had to stop a book because of the bad narration before. George Guidal or Scott Brick should have narrated it.