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)
Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!
From Vince Flynn for sure! Would never, I mean never, listen to a book narrated by Ken Kilban
Good plot. Satisfies the revenge side of me.
Absolutely not! I would guess he didn't listen to the other ones prior to his narration. He didn't even say the names the same way. I almost could not make it through the book. If this had not been a Vince Flynn book I would not have finished. He was awful and the worst I have heard. The way he say Milan was like a hick. He couldn't even pronounce Anna's last name correctly. VERY BAD!!!!!! He made Mitch sound like a very mean hearted person when with Anna. He made Mitch talk like he had never talked to Anna before from other Narrators. He ruined Mitch's character.
For the story yes. For the Narration, NO!
Don't have Ken narrate any more books.
No, poor narration
Nick or George
Shouldn't the narrator have read the other books? It's pronounced Anna Really not Riley
Regarding the story: 1st half is slow, and a bit disappointing. 2nd half of the story picks up a lot, and is difficult to put down. Overall, happy with the story.
Regarding the narrator: Oh. My. Goodness. Maybe this is just a "miss" for Mr. Ken Kilban, this is the first book I've read that he narrated, but you could not overstate how poor a job he does when his characters are speaking. His narration when speaking as the voice of the author is fine; but his narration when speaking as the voice of the characters couldn't be worse. Characters speak with intensity when none is called for; they regularly sound like they are whining; and they are basically painful to listen to. Mr. Kilban destroys Mitch Rapp, who comes across as a very whiny, pathetic man. This is not the voice of a hero, it is the voice of a petulant 8th grader who you'd like to punch in the face.
The publishers might want to think about having a new narrator redo this audio book.
Not if Mr. Kilban was narrating it.
Yes, always a very exciting story.
Mr. Kilban's tone and inflection were totally off. Example, at one point there were in a situation to be whispering to each other, one he made to whisper the other sounded like he would be shouting. It just didn't make sense most of the time. Also, there were times when I couldn't tell who was supposed to be speaking.
I'm sure he was be an excellent narrator for certain stories, but this genre is not it.
Salute to Mr. Flynn and the Mitch Rapp Legacy.
I only listened to this audiobook for 2 minutes before I decided to read it myself. The narrator is horrible. Bring on George Guidall. He's good.
The story is as good as any of the other in the Rapp series. Almost impossible to put down. I read the book in two evenings.
Sigh..I should have read the reviews instead of wasting one of my extra bought credits on this. I love to read hardcover books so I didn't HAVE to listen to it, but I am just reading the Mitch Rapp series and didn't want to wait. The narrator is just wrong, wrong, wrong for this story. Maybe some other story..a kids story with dramatic monsters and witches or something. Not this. Mitch sounds like a fruitcake, President Hayes yells for no reason and Kennedy sounds like an decrepit old lady.
Even the parts that are not characters words sound variously shrill or loud. I can't stand it. Please offer a refund AUDIBLE! I cannot rate the overall or story yet because I cannot finish listening to it. The narration is so distracting I cannot follow the story. I am only 22 minutes in and was wondering "what is with this narrator?" and stopped to see what others were saying. Too late.
No. Buy the hard cover
George Guidall doing it.
Buy the hard cover
I think I have already said it all.
I don't usually consider the performance as top priority, but the performance and recording here ruins the entire work. You constantly have to twist the volume control because Kilban goes from mumbling to screaming in a single sentence. I'm a BIG Mitch Rapp fan, but I'll forget about trying to finish this one and buy the printed version.
I won't purchase another book read by Ken Kilban !!!
The continuing saga of the CIA , Irene Kennedy, and Mitch Rapp.
Mr. Kilban made Mitch seem like a sissy and a wimp! He is way too dramatic in his reading. I felt like I was listening to ghost stories back at summer camp when I was a kid. If this had been the first Mitch Rapp audiobook that I had listened to...It would have been the last.
I listen to my audiobooks while in the car. The soft and loud speaking is hard to hear. When he is speaking softly I have to turn it up, then he gets loud and it's too loud and distracting.
There is and should be a follow-up book. The story line is too compelling to not follow with another book.
Please, no more Mitch Rapp books read by Ken Kilban!
Say something about yourself!
Yes but only if i was going through the series preparing to listen to a new release. the narrator made it difficult.
His voices were not distinct enough so the characters ran into one another and were confusing.
No over three days
The recording and the reader. the other novels in the Mitch Rapp series are a joy to listen to, not a struggle
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