Excellent thrilling story. I couldn't stop listening to and reading the book.
Vince Flynn does an excellent job trying to keep the story as real and believable as possible.
A lot of people have slammed Nick Sullivan on this book. I don't agree with them. George Guidall gave excellent performances on other Mitch Rapp books, but Nick did a very good job reading this.
I was able to clearly understand what he was saying and the character voices were different enough in most cases to know which character was speaking. Some character voices (such as King) were annoying and Stansfield sounded like he was about to croak. But, again, it was a very good performance.
To be honest, I couldn't stand George Guidall's voice the first time I heard him reading the prequel book. I warmed up to his voice after the 1st chapter or so though.
Nick Sullivan obviously has a difference voice, so the characters will sound different. That's all.
This narrator ruined the series for me. I cannot complete it because he ruins it for me.
I read several reviews prior to selecting this book that said the reader was far short of top notch. I found the book to be very enjoyable and the reader everything I expected.
I have read or listened to a few Vince Flynn CIA thrillers. This is my favorite. This Mitch Rapp story of a terrorist hostage crisis in the White House had me engaged from start to end. While formulaic, it is really a fun ride. The narrator was excellent!
Love the story and enjoyed every bit of it. This is my first book in Mitch Rapp series, and I am hooked so I will probably go though all the books.
Mitch Rapp is something like USA version of James Bond.
when Mitch restored communication.
No! Just much enjoyment.
Audiobooks help me hold on to the few wits I have left.
I'd rank Transfer of Power in the upper 50%. I've read a great number of audiobooks, back to when Books on Tape still did rentals, so it's hard to really say how it compares to them all. The narrator was not as good as George Guidall, but was certainly acceptable. Whether a particular performer is great or awful can be very subjective, though I have found a few that really did make the story impossible to enjoy, and others that made a very weak story tolerable.
The political chicanery and lust for power, as well as the oftentimes paralyzing lack of decisiveness by bureaucrats and even military "leaders".
I think he did fine. A performer can only do so much with his voice and pacing. I think this reader was acceptable, though some others might have been better. I almost skipped this book because of the harsh criticism of the reader by some reviews, but am glad I did get it.
Not really. I do wish authors of this type of work would get more accurate information on firearms and how they function as well as how humans react to being shot. It would also help if the performer would also do a little research on things rather than guess at the pronunciation. The rifle-maker Barrett is not pronounced like a girls hair clip.
Readers/listeners to this genre of books, especially ones with a lot of detail often know a lot of these technical details themselves, so it is grating when ammo magazines are called clips, and subguns that fire from an "open bolt" have a round racked into the chamber by the protagonist prior to going into action. Still, I'll likely listen to at least several more in this series, unless Mitch starts meditating on his navel or something.
Mitch Rapp is the best counter-terrorist operative the CIA has. He has been hunting number one terrorist Rafique Aziz for nearly ten years, coming close several times and sporting a scar on his cheek as a constant reminder. When Rapp sees the opportunity to capture Fara Harut, Aziz's mentor, he takes it. The CIA then uses "cutting edge" measures to extract information from Harut, and find out That Aziz is planning an assault on the White House. Unfortunately, the information come a little late and Aziz is successful in his plan. The president however has made it to his bunker where he hopes to wait until a rescue operation is mounted. The terrorists have wired all entry points with explosives and control 76 hostages. They also jam all communications, cutting the president out of the loop and placing the Vice President temporarily in charge. Enter Mitch Rapp and an Unlikely partner Milt Adams. Together these two are the United States' best bet to end the standoff and free the hostages and the president. To find out if Mitch Rapp is successful in his attempt to save the White House and even the score with his nemesis Rafique Aziz. This book is full of action, political back stabbing, and secret alliances. I very much enjoyed this book. Vince Flynn will be missed very much.
I'm a narrator for Audible and a lover of recorded fiction in the mystery/thriller genre. A great book needs a great narrator.
No, I thought the story had it's moments and I did finish the book but I found the narrator's voice a bit annoying especially on the female characters. He was, however, technically professional with good pacing and sustained energy.
The technical descriptions of military hardware and weapons. Least interesting was the improbable thesis of the story, it stretched the imagination beyond good fiction.
Energetic, Weak, Nasal,
I enjoy fiction including Sci Fi and fantasy (lots of epic fantasy.) I'm also a big fan of some of the spy genre like the Bourne series and some Tom Clancy.
Not really. This book was rather predictable and the same story has been rehashed numerous times.
Leave this kind of thing to James Bond.
He was not the worst narrator I've heard though he screwed up some pronunciations. I think people yabber on too much about the reader of the later books. He might be better indeed but if you've never heard him this guy is not that bad.
Terrorists want to destroy everything and only one man can stop them, but only if everyone will get out of his way! Has this movie not been made already? Call Clint Eastwood.
Clearly I was disappointed. It wasn't a great book. They might get better but after this tragic replay of the same old same old I'm not going to bother finding out.