Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.
Take another thrill ride with Mitch Rapp.
©2002 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"First-class political intrigue from a master storyteller." (Booklist)
There's too much time spent on Mitch's "relationship" with Anna Reilly. Maybe that's good for Mitch, but not much fun for the reader (listener.)
This narrator manages to make Mitch sound like a whiner. Look for the best narrator in this series: George Guidall
Normally yes. I listen to these in the car, at the gym, or at home alone. The ones done by
George Guidall are outstanding -dramatic, suspenseful, exciting. This one is like listening to someone read the tax code aloud. He may be fine for history or business books, but not this type.
Not in this genre.
No. I didn't really want to finish it at all.
Stick with George.
This book is #5 in the series and if you want to read them in succession like I plan to, it Is required.
This is a great series from Vince Flynn which I plan to finish. This book was disappointing to say the least. Too much of the book is dedicated to unnecessary character or plot development. This is an action thriller series. This book contained no action in the first 22 chapters.
This narrator was not good for this series. Considering that he is the third narrator in the first 5 books, he was far worse than Guidall(excellent) and Sullivan(very good). I hit the 3x button to expedite listening to this narrator.
Disappointment. The first four books were fantastic. This book was slow and uneventful until the last several chapters. The narrator didn't help. His voice didn't connected with any of the characters previously established in the first four books.
The entire series should be narrated by the same narrator. Guidall is excellent and Sullivan was very good.
I usually don't leave reviews but I could not just stand by and let this otherwise good conclusion to "The Third Option" get ruined without voicing my extreme displeasure with this wannabe narrator. I can usually get past a mediocre or even a bad narrator if the story is good. In this case even a great story does not redeem Mr. Kilban of his extremely poor performance.
I would recommend the book not the audio.
I love the characters that Vince Flynn created for the Mitch Rapp series but they all lose something through bad narration.
Yes. It was horrible. Mitch sounded like a whiney baby.
I will read and listen to the next book because I enjoy the stories and this narrator will not be reading it.
I absolutely enjoy all of the books in the Mitch Rapp series but no one reads them better than George Guidall. When he reads the stories, it is like listening to a great play. He IS all those characters. He is Mitch Rapp.
NO. I ONLY CONTINUED TO LISTEN TO THIS AUDIOBOOK BECAUSE I AM LISTENING TO THE SERIES. THE GENTLEMEN NARRATING THIS HAS AN OBNOXIOUS AND IRRITATING MANNER.
That's hard to say…I might encourage this as a Kindle read only. I downloaded this with a credit to help keep me caught up with my Kindle book due to pressing work schedules.
Sadly, the most memorable moment was when I realized the narrator clearly thinks Mitch Rapp's world is a petulant one in which everyone needs to either communicate in hissed whispers or dramatically raised voices.
The narrator's caricature depiction of the events continuously pulls me out of the story. Only the narration for "The Hunt for Red October" is worse, in which that narrator thinks all Russians sound like Boris and Natasha looking for moose and squirrel.
As with any Mitch Rapp novel, absolutely.
I love Vince Flynn's novels (how we miss him so), but if this narrator were around for the rest of the series this might've been the only one I'd have on audiobook.
A different narrator.
No only others narrated by Kilban.
He was whiny.
Story was fine but destroyed by narrator.
Rapp; if you've read the books, you know why.
Different narrator. I hate to go after someone for doing their best, which I am sure the man did, but he just didn't have the right voice for this series. He made Rapp sound like a whiney, desperate cry baby, and Irene Kennedy sound grandmotherly. Nothing wrong with grandmotherly, but that's not Irene Kennedy.
Yes; great book.
Rapp is great. I like Kennedy as well.
He is REALLY nasaly and makes Mitch Rapp sound like a whining wuss. Additionally, there are certain words that he miss pronounces Live (L eye v) not (L ih v) There are a host of other words that he uses the hard vowel rather than the soft like it should be.
Of all the books I have listened to this guy is the WORST.
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