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Separation of Power Audiobook

Separation of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"First-class political intrigue from a master storyteller." (Booklist)

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    BK little silver, nj 02-13-14
    BK little silver, nj 02-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Mitch Rapp - Whipped!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.)


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ken Kilban?

    This narrator manages to make Mitch sound like a whiner. Look for the best narrator in this series: George Guidall


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    Perry 02-01-14
    Perry 02-01-14
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    "Great story, horrible narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Separation of Power to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ken Kilban’s performances?

    Not in this genre.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I didn't really want to finish it at all.


    Any additional comments?

    Stick with George.

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    Joe Overland Park, KS, United States 01-31-14
    Joe Overland Park, KS, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "No Action for 22 Chapters; Ends well"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is #5 in the series and if you want to read them in succession like I plan to, it Is required.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Vince Flynn? Why or why not?

    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.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire series should be narrated by the same narrator. Guidall is excellent and Sullivan was very good.

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    Troy 1501 E 6225 S South Ogden, UT 84405 01-17-14
    Troy 1501 E 6225 S South Ogden, UT 84405 01-17-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration Is Horrible!!!"

    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.

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    Constance Stuart, FL 01-14-14
    Constance Stuart, FL 01-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Another painful narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book not the audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the characters that Vince Flynn created for the Mitch Rapp series but they all lose something through bad narration.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Yes. It was horrible. Mitch sounded like a whiney baby.


    Did Separation of Power inspire you to do anything?

    I will read and listen to the next book because I enjoy the stories and this narrator will not be reading it.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    John M. Coffey VISALIA, CALIFORNIA, US 01-13-14
    John M. Coffey VISALIA, CALIFORNIA, US 01-13-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    BETTER NARRATOR


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    J.R. United States 01-07-14
    J.R. United States 01-07-14 Listener Since 2010
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    "Horrible Narrator - Great Story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Separation of Power?

    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.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    As with any Mitch Rapp novel, absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Scott M. Brown Corona, CA 12-30-13
    Scott M. Brown Corona, CA 12-30-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Sad"
    What would have made Separation of Power better?

    A different narrator.


    Has Separation of Power turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No only others narrated by Kilban.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was whiny.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Story was fine but destroyed by narrator.


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    J. Fullmer 12-27-13
    J. Fullmer 12-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Rough Narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narrator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rapp; if you've read the books, you know why.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    Was Separation of Power worth the listening time?

    Yes; great book.


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    Daniel Roswell, GA, United States 12-06-13
    Daniel Roswell, GA, United States 12-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Ken Kilban ruins a great book."
    If you could sum up Separation of Power in three words, what would they be?

    Espionage
    double-cross
    Action


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rapp is great. I like Kennedy as well.


    What didn’t you like about Ken Kilban’s performance?

    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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