I bought the first two Vince Flynn/ Rapp books, I just can't take any more Kliban. His voice is shrill and the volume changes are too much for my ear to take. I can not and will not finish this book. Kliban is so distracting that I could not focus on the story, his voice is just NOT Mitch Rapp!
Shrill voice, too many loud / shouting incidents!
I may try the fourth book in the series but I will test the audio first. Not sure I will buy more of this series.
If I had the money I would pay George Guidall anything he wanted to redo this book so Mitch Rapp sounds like a man!
Ken Kilban destroyed a good story. His narration is so bad at times it is impossible to distinguish Rapp's lines from his wife's! The worst narrated book in the entire series!
Having listened to the three previous books, it was extremely difficult to listen to this narrator's high nasal voice and interpretation of Mitch Rapp. The voice was so annoying and the whiny nasal tone he gave Rapp at times was particularly offensive. It really got in the way of my enjoyment of the book, so I went out and bought one to read myself. The two previous narrators differed in their voice for Mitch and the others, but they still sounded like they belonged to the characters, so the listener could adapt easily to the new voice. I find it hard to believe that Vince Flynn ever approved of this guy!
I was hesitant to listen to this after reading the multitude of horrific reviews of the reader but didn't want to miss out on the continuing storyline. Although the first couple of hours were difficult to get through, eventually it seemed like the reader found an appropriate flow and tenor to bring the characters more to life. Eventually, the story just spoke for itself and carried on like the other preceding books in this series. Entertaining enough for me to enjoy my commute time each day. I'd recommend giving this one a chance.
A new reading by a different narrator
Nothing wrong with the story.
Nick Sullivan did a good job with some of the other books in the series, and George Guidall has yet to let me down.
Hard to say, the annoying narration ruined the entire experience. I forced myself to endure just to stay with the series, but I barely remember the story.
I'm sorry to rip on Mr. Kilbans performance like this, but this really wasn't the book or the genre for him to narrate. Given a different genre I'm sure he'd a great narrator. I can't figure which genre that would be, but chick lit maybe...
yes to Vince Flynn and very strong NO to Ken Kliban.
I would of enjoyed more if the narrator was better. I am going through Mitch Rapp series so I had to take the bullet.
Use another narrator.
Ken Kliban is an awful narrator.
Mitch Rapp starts feeling his age and the burden of his past, without losing his intensity. Some political drama spreading the 'bad guy' smear on both red and blue.
Flat performance when voicing the main characters. Screechy enough for the congressman, but in general just didn't capture the story or the characters. He didn't even pronounce names consistently with prior narrations. I was distracted from the text by the narration. I'm sure he's a great guy, but this wasn't the book for him.
Except for the narrator, yes. But who has time for that?
The narrator, Ken, did such a bad job, he ruined the book. Everybody sounds the same. And they sound bad, really bad. Rather get the paper book and read it yourself.