I can't recommend this title to anybody.
Any in the Rapp series.
Any other narrator.
I would recomend the book but not this particular audio edition. I'm a huge Vince Flynn, Mitch Rapp series fan but Ken Kilban is probably the worst narrator imaginable for this title. He makes all the characters sound like variations of Mrs. Doubtfire.
He makes Irene Kennedy sound like a little old defensless lady, Mitch sounds like an 80 year old, ticked off man and Anna Riley sounds like a lifelong smoker.
He drags his words out which is very distracting and it's apparent he's never read the previous stories to understand the characters.
In some parts Mitch sounds whiny and what should be playful banter between characters ends up being read as combative and doesn't make sense in the story.
Can't imagine what would make Vince Flynn ok this reading because it done so poorly and doesn't fit the characters.
All of his characters sound like variations of Mrs. Doubtfire. How can you listen to a whiny Mitch Rapp?! Mitch has never whined is his life yet Kilbans rendition has him whining many times. It's clear he never read the series before recording this because of his interpretations of some of the chapters.
Just plain horrible for this type of book.
The story is great, Vince Flynn is awesome. The reader is the worst I have heard though. I would have stopped listening but the story was just too good to give up on. Don't waist your money on the audio version until they redo the book with george guidall
Most annoying reader ever, everything is over dramatic, his voice is winy and annoying
redo the book with george guidall
The Mitch Rapp series is great with lots of twists and turns.
It is a standard spy novel.
The reader made Mitch and Anna sound positively insipid. It diminished the quality of the story and all of the characters sounded whiny and annoying.
Narrator tended to whisper when he came to a suspenseful or conspiratorial passage. I became so bad it detracted from the enjoyment of the book.
At first, I couldn't take the talent, so I turned it off. I came back and decided to ignore the horrible narration and concentrate on the story. I have never been so happy to be done with an audible.com book!!
I, like Mitch, stayed the course and got through it, although I feel like I have some scars to show for it!
Not the best, definitely not worst. Can't go wrong with a Rapp novel.
George Guidall, of course.
If the narrator had read the whole book like he did the last 2 hours, if would have been much more enjoyable. I almost sensed that some producer scolded him and he changed his pace and tone.
The narrator has a high, nasally voice that annoyed me throughout the book. I actually checked to see if Ken had narrated anything else and was happy to find that he had not. I loved the first two Mitch Rapp, but this one was ruined for me. I'm VERY happy to see that George Guidall will be taking up from here. He is one of my favourites.
Much of the first part of the book is a recap of the previous book in the series. A little too much backtracking...
This book completes the story of "The third option". It is interesting and written well, but not as well as previous books. There is a lot of repetition and the book is progressing slower than previous books in the series. It's still a good book, but slower.
The narrator is OK most of the time, but he is over dramatic and does the worst Israeli accent (sounds more German). I'm usually not very critical of narration, but this one was pretty annoying.
Another great story, but I can barely tell the characters apart with this narrator.
Please don't EVER use this narrator again.