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Separation of Power: Mitch Rapp Series | [Vince Flynn]

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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    Stefan johannesburg, South Africa 01-30-13
    Stefan johannesburg, South Africa 01-30-13
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    "Great story but..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was great! The plot, caracter building and punch line was very well written.


    What other book might you compare Separation of Power to and why?

    This book very much keeps the flame burning in the Mitch Rapp series.


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

    ANYONE! The performance was terrible. It sounds like the whole cast of the book consists of a old age home for 80year old women. The director of MOSSAD sounds like a deranged German scientist not a highly intelligent Israeli intelligence officer! TERRIBLE.... KEN KILBAN!!


    Could you see Separation of Power being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes.


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    John Saint louis, MO, United States 01-23-13
    John Saint louis, MO, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Ken Kilban. He should be Kil(led) and Ban(ned)"
    What would have made Separation of Power better?

    I was going to write a review; But then I thought better of it...


    What was most disappointing about Vince Flynn’s story?

    I was going to write a review; But then I thought better of it...


    How could the performance have been better?

    I was going to write a review; But then I thought better of it...


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Separation of Power?

    I was going to write a review; But then I thought better of it...


    Any additional comments?

    I was going to write a review; But then I thought better of it...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlene Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 01-21-13
    Charlene Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2011

    Woof!

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    "Flynn Doesn't Disappoint"
    Would you listen to Separation of Power again? Why?

    I would listen to every book in the Mitch Rapp Series again... I would just wait a bit in between. It's fast paced.


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

    I love how Irene Kennedy handles herself under pressure.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked the performance of the narrator but unfortunately his Mitch Rapp voice doesn't top George Guidall's.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the scene where Mitch reconnects with his former lover Donatella. Fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I still do not like the Anna character. She was just as annoying in this book as the others. If it were not for her character this series would be flawless.

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    Julie Schmidt 01-19-13
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    "Loved the story but have it re-read by Mr. Guidall"
    What made the experience of listening to Separation of Power the most enjoyable?

    The story was great. Love Vince Flynn's writing.


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

    When Donetella and Rapp assassinate Senator Clark


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Nothing personal, but he made everyone sound like a whining, screeching, wimp.


    Any additional comments?

    Have George Guidall re-read the book. It's one of the best stories in the Mitch Rapp series and I'd buy and listen to it again if Mr. Guidall read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Clapper Waxhaw, NC, United States 01-18-13
    Clapper Waxhaw, NC, United States 01-18-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Painful Narration"

    Unfortunate that what should have been an excellent piece of entertainment was totally ruined by selection of the narrator. Would have expected the same narrator from the previous book since this is really book 2 of 2. Very disappointing . . . .

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    Scott 12-28-12
    Scott 12-28-12
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    "Narration almost ruins the story."

    This is book 3 of the Mitch Rapp series. I will list them below in chronological order as I know it is hard to figure out on audible. The story is good and consistent with Flynn's other work but the narration is terrible. I'm sorry to say it but the narrator almost kills the story. With inappropriate inflection and emotion, he makes Rapp sound cranky and impatient and he turns the smart and capable fiancé into a ditzy, rash girl. Anytime there is dialogue, I began to cringe. I would skip this one for three reasons ... you don't need it to move on the fourth one, it might ruin you for Flynn books for good and finally, vote with your choices so that maybe they will choose better narrators. Nick Sullivan, who narrates other Flynn books, would have been much better. Scott Brick would have nailed this book. Mitch Rapp series in order:

    1. Transfer of Power
    2. The Third Option
    3. Separation of Power
    4. Executive Power
    5. Memorial Day
    6. Consent to Kill
    7. Act of Treason
    8. Protect and Defend
    9. Extreme Measures
    10. Pursuit of Honor
    11. American Assassin
    12. Kill Shot
    13. The Last Man

    Enjoy them. Read Separation of Power, don't listen, or skip it entirely. I have notc hecked to see if Kilban reads other of the series. I hope not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Dana Point, CA, United States 12-06-12
    Charlotte Dana Point, CA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very irritating"
    Would you try another book from Vince Flynn and/or Ken Kilban?

    This is the third Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp that I have bought. This narration was so dismal and irritating that I bought the book to finish it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Another narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Olds, Alberta, Canada 12-02-12
    Carole Olds, Alberta, Canada 12-02-12 Member Since 2006
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    "DREADFUL Narration"

    Accidentally purchased this, though I'd read other reviews about the poor narration. I want my credit back. I don't think I will make it through the book.. Why is Mitch Rapps voice higher than his sweetheart's? Not working for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gatambwa Dublin, Ireland 11-16-12
    Gatambwa Dublin, Ireland 11-16-12
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    "Great story so so narration."

    The story is good and full or intrigue. However the narrator takes some getting used to but once you do it is a very good book overall.

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    joe United States 11-13-12
    joe United States 11-13-12
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    "Horrible Narrator !!"
    What disappointed you about Separation of Power?

    I have never been so disappointed in an audio book before. I usually listen to an audio book every 4 days, but due to Ken Kilban's awful narration, and me having to choke the terrible audio down, it has taken me 12 days to listen to it and i am still trying to finish part 2. UGGG !!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line is expertly written.


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

    Absolutely not !!


    Any additional comments?

    If I did not like the story, i would ask for my money back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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