I'm not sure why many people say the narration is bad. I've listed to over 100 audio books and I think Nick Sullivan did a great job.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend because it's full of intensity, action and is overall a great read/listen!
All the scenes of Mitch in the White House are memorable.
Nick does a pretty good job with the different voices. You can always tell who's talking.
The scene that moved me was when Mitch Rapp felt he couldn't sit by and let a devistating act occur to this young woman even though he knew he could possiblly jepardize his whole mission. The tenderness he displayed with the young woman let you see the human side him as well.
I am a huge Mitch Rapp fan and would love to see this character go on and on.
Yes it was an exelent story and if this is rated as one of the poorer ones i an seriously looking foward to the rest
Obviously Rapp as he is a guy who kills without apparent remorse based on those who it would seem to deserve it but still has morales
i do a lot of driving so it is important to me that the narrator is not boring. i was more than happy to listen to this book and the narator
Pretty catchy start to a new series, so thanks in advance to the author. To Mr Sullivan, the narrator, I would recommend a new line of work. You have a very monotone voice, and your delivery is so robotic, it brings to mind my physics lectures in college. It also puts me in mind of text to speech software.
I can now fully understand why you were only contracted for this one book, not for the rest of the series.
The truly disappointing thing about this is that you have been working in the books on tape industry for a while now, and your lack of emotion, performance, and interest in your work hasn't been fully discussed... until now.
To would- be buyers of this book, I would strongly recommend the series and therefore this audio book, but keep in mind to avoid this narrator where possible in the future.
I would recommend it with a different narrator. I had previously read this book and enjoyed it very much but the narrator totally ruined it. I will not purchase The Third Option because it is narrated by the same person.
The part where Mitch saves Anna from the terrorist.
His voice just does not fit.
Yes, I'd like to listen to The Third Option but I will not torture myself again listening to Sullivan.
Any chance The Third Option will be redone with another narrator?
This one is my favorite. Love the additional characters added into this book. George does a good job as well. Again, best testament is that I didn't want to stop listening. Good book.
I could listen again. I know I missed something.
I wanted to listen in one day, but I had to sleep sometime.
A believable story, which this wasn't, and a reader that was listenable.
Not the genre, just the combination of Mr. Hill & Mr. Sullivan. My own personal opinion is that Mr. Hill had someone else write it or he was kidnapped and held hostage (just kidding... but that's how it appears) and that George Guidall read the book and didn't want anything to do with it (& I don't blame him).
It's that bad and that stupid. You can't have a book with a specific time frame to have significant world events that did not happen. period!
Nothing. Although given the story, no one could make it better.
The whole premise is wrong!
A waste of a credit.
Just finished my first Vince Flynn book, "Transfer Of Power" and I was not disappointed. I have always been a huge Tom Clancy and I feared this might have been considered cheating on him. Having said that, I am still solidly in the Clancy Camp. As for heros I am confident that John Clark could kick Mitch Rapp's ass. And in regards to narration Nick Sullivan is NO Scott Brick. Regardless this is a fun read (listen) the proverbial page turner.
The story is fantastic. Flynn does his standard excellent job deepening the plot and describing every detail. It's amazing how I felt I was actually watching it as a movie or a bystander watching in real life.
All Flynn / Rapp books are excellent and carry the same themes. Don't let the narrator comments about Sullivan vs. Guidall push you away. They both do an excellent job and I prefer Sullivan over Guidall due octave and tone ranges.I have read a lot of Flynn books and his details and research are on top. This book in particular makes you feel like you are walking around in the White House with these people.
Sullivan did a FANTASTIC job narrating this story. I read a lot of reviews where people ripped him when comparing to Guidall. This simply is NOT accurate. There is NO comparison. Both are good, but Sullivan has a much WIDER range of pitch, tone, octaves and voice levels to cover all the characters of this book.
When listening to Sullivan narrate, I instantly knew what character he was speaking of before he said their names. With Guidall this is a bit harder since his voice is so deep and raspy. He can't narrate woman voices as well as Sullivan. Case in point: listen to Sullivan when he does the voice of Dallas, VP Chief of Staff. Wow, you know that voice when he does it. The voices of the President and VP are very discernible and you know how much a prick the VP is by his voice.
All women voices are done incredibly well. Sullivan also does the female voices incredibly well. Guidall just doesn't have this range of tones that Sullivan has. I know this because I have heard both do Flynn - Rapp books. Although they are both good narrators, don't let the nay sayers dissuade you from this or any other Sullivan narrated. It is EXCELLENT. Sullivan does a very fine job!
The ending was a bit rushed. I felt like an entire chapter was missing from when the White House burns to the ground to when the President is shown viewing the wreckage to Dallas talking to the VP. There needed to be more of a bridge to these two chapters.The epilogue actually closes out the book with Fareek and this should have been expanded a bit and put in the book as a final chapter with the epilogue having something a bit different, maybe an expansion of the love story with Rapp and the reporter.Flynn does this a lot with his books, he shuts them down very quickly at the end. It's like he runs out of paper....he ends it a bit too quickly for me, but still a fantastic story and I know anyone who likes spy novels will love this story.