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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.
I've listened to 6 of the Vince Flynn novels and loved every single one of them. However, this narrator is garbage. His voice is caustic, he pronounces every name differently than every other narrator. I pray there are no more of these books read by him.
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I don't think so.
It did with its fast moving pace.
He was my biggest problem with this book. The voice he used for Rap was whiney. It was like several other characters in the book. Mitch should have had a distinct voice like the first 3 books. Lou Diamond Phillips would be a much better choice. I wish subsequent books could be re-read and produced. I like this author a lot but it is hard to listen to my hero talk like something less than a real hero.
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The reader, his voice is far too high pitched to fully enjoy the story. When Mitch and Reilly are talking he sounds as if every sentance is ended by an exclamation mark, altogether unbelievable.
Why don't you get George (who read the first books) to complete the entire series.
The final pulling it altogether.
His high pitched voice and the style he applied particularly between Mitch and Reilly.
He also has a strange way of pronouncing "lived" as "lieved.
It made me get the next instalment.