I have read all of the Rapp series. This is the only one I had a hard time finishing. Come on, Mitch should have left his girlfriend instead of being whipped and a crybaby. I fought thru the book only to find Mitch crying in the end. Man up Mitch this is no way to go out.
The girl friend
I enjoyed The 3rd Option up to the end. And this book, a sequel, so far has been less than enjoyable. Starting with the new narrator, who makes Rapp sound more feminine than Reilly. Almost 2 hours into the story and not much happening, lots of rehashing. Vince, these two books should have been one and get rid of this narrator, I won't buy another story read by him.
Rarely have I listened to such an unfortunate sabotage of a good story by an inferior narrator. I am an avid fan of Vince Flynn and have listened to almost everything he has on audio book. I have not listened to them in order of publication and so was surprised and disturbed when I began "Separation of Power" and was immediately exposed to Ken Kilban as a narrator. G. Guidall and N. Sullivan and A. Schultz had all built in my mind the characters of Mitch ,Irene and Anna and others that was completely shattered by Kilban's amateurish and over-the-top caricatures (especially the interactions between Mitch and Anna). I see that Kilban didn't narrate another of Flynn's books, so maybe Flynn got the message early on. As always, Flynn is masterful story teller and this story is no different. However, the book was ruined for me by Kilban's distortion of these great serial characters.
Narration was so bad, I bought the book and read it myself. The story is excellent vintage Flynn but Kilian should find another vocation.
Another great story from Mr. Flynn. BUT Ken Kilban completely destroyed a great story. Irene Kennedy was transformed into a patetically weak persona! It was like Mrs. Cleaver & Pee Wee Herman take on world terrorism! PLEASE dont ruin another great story with Mr. Rodgers narrating!
While I really liked this novel, I found other Mitch Rapp novels to be more enjoyable. I think a lot had to do with having heard the same narrator several times and switching up the narrator on this one. I prefer the narrator of American Assassin.
OK, I have to say this. I did not think that the narration could be quite as bad as what the earlier reviewers made it out to be. After listening to the book, I feel that they were being generous. The fact of the matter is that George Guidall's narration made even the highly improbable feats of Mitch Rapp seem possible. With this narrator, one's credibility is stretched even when he describes Rapp climbing a flight of stairs.
I have listened to numerous Mitch Rapp novels and typically enjoy them. Most are narrated by George Guidall; I have grown used to his voice and associate his voice with Rapp's character. This recording is narrated by Ken Kilban - Ugh - I think I will go buy the book and read it - there is no way MItch Rapp's speech is that affected and effeminate!! Booo!
I am new to audible and Vince Flynn, but this is my 4th book on Mitch Rapp. I was not happy at first with the narrator, but as the story line grew to I tolerated the difference from the previous narrator. I found by searching for the correct narrator speed it was tolerable. It is a shame that all of you people who knocked the narrator and couldnt finish the book missed out on another good story, even though it dragged in the beginning going over material we already knew. I must have read too many books that made it a pleasure to have it read to me and be able to discern who was speaking by simply following the story line.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
I am glad to be able to have all of the Mitch Rapp series. Separation of Power and Transfer of Power gives me Mitch's history. This narrator is awful doesn't even come close to George Guidall. I found my mind wandering and having to go back to get the whole story. I became annoyed with the narrator. He tends to over act in many instances. Worth the credit if you are engrossed in Mitch Rapp.
I would have if it had a different narrator.
Love Mitch Rapp