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)
This reader already has a nasal twang to his voice...when he takes sorties into characterization, his voice enters the "awful" or "woeful".
Flynn is a great storyteller. His publisher let him down with this choice of narrator.
The story is as good as usual! However, the narration is horrible. It's still worth getting but you may consider reading this one as opposed to listening.
I enjoyed the story. Vince Flynn is amazing. The choice of narrators is horrible from book 1 to now has been a steady decline luckily the writing is so good.
The narration was just horrible. Every conversation sounded like two adversaries even when it was two people that were friendly colleagues. Choosing a narrator that sounds like a BBC reporter isn't wise when many of the characters are U.S. Military Special Operations forces or commanders.
I'm an avid reader but have always enjoyed listening to a good story. Narration is as demanding an art form as acting and any good actor or actress should be able to hold the attention of an audience as much with their voice and ability to project as with anything else. Sadly, this narrator has failed spectacularly in that respect. His voice is pitched high, fast, and whiny and he makes everyone sound as though they're spoiled adolescents annoyed at having to explain things. My teeth were on edge midway through the first chapter and as tautly written as this story was, it was entirely ruined by an inadequate narration.
Only by having someone else do the narration.
Only the narrator. The story is good and i love the Mitch Rapp series. The Ken Kliban made all the characters sounds like whiny little school boys, even the main character Mitch. This is the first audio book that I had go online and read a summary of it so I could skip it and move to the next one. Good book but terrible audio book.
Narration talent is a bit less than Guidall and character voices aren't quite as varied but it's not bad. Though Rapp does come across a touch more wimpy.
If Nick Sullivan narrated it.
He is the worst I have ever listened to. He turned every character into a whining, arrogant, self-delusional person. I could not finish the book. I will read it the old-fashioned way.
Yes One sentence he is almost yelling and on the sentence he whispering to the end of the sentence so you can't hear him
I have listened to over 150 books Ken Kliban is the worst narrator I have ever heard
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