Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.
You don't know what you are missing. His books are amazing and I am listening to them now a second time around. It saddens me that the world lost such an amazing author at such a young age. I first did the Mitch Rapp series out of order, which you can do...The second time around I am doing the series in order. I am appreciating the development of the characters more doing it in order.
I was surprised to hear a woman's voice announcing that "This has been a recording of..". At first I thought that my download was messed up and that it was truncated. I actually went back and re-listened to the last minute to see if I missed something. As it turns out, all I missed was that the book ended. The book felt more like a murder mystery detective type book as there was no big event at the climax typical of something in the Espionage genre. The last chapter was simply a recap of the bad guys plot to other characters in Mitch Rapp's corner. No big surprises or plot twists. No real Aha! moments. It simply ended mid conversation.
The Narrator is fine; it's the Right-wing nonsense that ruins the spy story and idiotic stereotypes.
Take out the bias
Irene Kennedy, Mitch Rapp
Hit the Pause button
I like thrillers that deal with corruption and espionage. This book's portrayal of corruption in DC and how Mitch Rapp deals with those who betray him, kept me listening.
Mitch Rapp. He is powerful and stealth. I like how he deals with betrayal and corruption. When it affects him personally, he puts and end to it.
Sullivan has a powerful wide ranging voice. He provides a great image for his characters.
Definitely! I almost did.
I found it strange that in the previous books, Mitch Rapp was only known as his alias, Mitch Cruise. In this book there were inconsistencies where many people knew him as Mitch Rapp that shouldn't have. Some senators, the navy seals, etc. I would think in his line of undercover work, his real name would rarely get out.
Not really. This is a great story but the narration is so hard to listen too.
Yes. I love the characters.
It would have been off the chart if George Guidall had read it
Not really. I think Anna pleading with the President to let her know Mitch was okay could have been that moment but again, the narration lacks emotion.
This narrator does have a very positive aspect...he makes you appreciate George Guidall for the talent that he is. Mitch Rapp is a very compelling character and the stories are tense and suspenseful with George's narration, with Nick Sullivan's they're ve-ry stil-ted and eXaCT, with e-v-ery coNSoNaNT and syllable laboriously punctuated. The thrill is gone...
Yes, definitely Vince Flynn but definitely NOT Nick Sullivan
I love Mitch Rapp. This is my fifth book. The author generally weaves a very tense and compelling story but, like all of us, some efforts are better than others. This was not the best Flynn but it wasn't bad either. It was the narration that just drove me nuts. The ending leaves a little bit to be desired, mostly because it really doesn't end, but normally I would not have regretted purchasing this audio book. I like the genre and I have really enjoyed Vince. American Assassin was just excellent. I think that is part of the reason this was so disappointing. Protect and Defend was also excellent. Again, a different narrator than Mr. Sullivan
Totally inappropriate for these characters or for this genre. Has a very weak vocal range and tries to change characters through inflection. It is extremely lame. His French accent consists of saying "get zee woman" instead of "get the woman". I swear his German accent sounded British. The part where I nearly gave up was the communication between Mitch and his group and a helicopter. To mimic radio transmissions he seems to have just cupped his hand over his mouth. I almost laughed but it was too painful. I have listened to other books with radio or phone communications but those were at least electronically altered, if altered at all. This was much worse. He is also unable to express the emotion needed for this type of story. These are tough, deadly people and he makes them into cartoonish characters by being unable to voice them in a way that reflects that. I swear one guy sounded like Forest Gump!
The problem with all of this, I don't want to just go on trashing the man, is that it totally and completely distracts from the enjoyment of the story. I literally had to force myself to get through it, and the author and characters don't deserve this. Please, no more Nick Sullivan.
Dialog was trite, character development was superficial. Overall, very disappointing follow up to the first 2 books in the series.
Performance was fine. Like Guidall better, but that is just personal taste.
Look for another book to read.
Nope. It is not that Nick Sullivan does a bad job it is just that George Guidall does a much better Mitch Rapp.
He could have finished the book. I was left hanging. I actually went back to Audible to download the missing last chapter and then realized that there was none.
Not as much action but still incredibly well done.
Thomas Stansfield is an absolute statesman that knows what is best for the country and is such a great character to follow.