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

Transfer of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....
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Publisher's Summary

On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly 100 hostages are taken.

Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought. Indeed, Rapp has made a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government wants his rescue attempt to fail.

Hear Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top operative, battle global terrorism in more of Vince Flynn's political thrillers.

©1999 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Endless intrigue... Flynn mixes in a spicy broth of brutal terrorists, heroic commandos, and enough secret-agent hijinks to keep the confrontation bubbling until its flag-raising end." (Publishers Weekly)

"Transfer of Power emerges in its sense of authenticity, depth of research, and almost seamless dramatic scenario....One of Flynn's finest skills as an up-and-coming young master of the genre of political thrillers is his ability to create a cast of compelling characters." (Bookpage)

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    Donald Palos Verdes Estates, CA, United States 02-05-13
    Donald Palos Verdes Estates, CA, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Deserved a better narration"
    What did you like best about Transfer of Power? What did you like least?

    The story was gripping and fast paced, but the narration took away from the storyline.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's attempts at creating different voices for the characters seemed childish and poorly acted.


    Did Transfer of Power inspire you to do anything?

    The book was worthy of buying other Mitch Rapp books read by George Guidall.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator can make or break a book. In this case, it nearly ruined a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John 02-03-13
    John 02-03-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Unbelievable, but entertaining!"
    Would you try another book from Vince Flynn and/or Nick Sullivan?

    Flynn is always entertaining, even if the story lines strain credulity. As pure escapism, his novels are spot on.


    If you’ve listened to books by Vince Flynn before, how does this one compare?

    The narration was good, but some characters seemed more a caricature which detracted from the overall listen.


    Which character – as performed by Nick Sullivan – was your favorite?

    Mitch Rapp, of course, followed by Milt Adams.


    Did Transfer of Power inspire you to do anything?

    Nope...just enjoyed the listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chemengmom 01-29-13
    Chemengmom 01-29-13

    Bibliovore! I prefer science fiction and fantasy but I can get sucked into teen literature as well as a good mystery.

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    "Overcoming ponderous narration"

    I read several previous reviews critique of Mr. Sullivan's narration and I concur. It is too slow and ponderous.

    However, I found that if I switched the narration speed to 1.25X it clicked along quite nicely and rarely, if ever, did I find myself hating the narration.

    He is no George Guidall, who could be? However, I'm sure it is ludicrous to assume that Mr. Guidall could narrate all the books, although that would be great.

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    Ayn Rand Nashotah, WI 01-24-13
    Ayn Rand Nashotah, WI 01-24-13 Member Since 2012

    atlas shrugged

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    "edge of your seat excitement!"
    If you could sum up Transfer of Power in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging contemporary intrigue


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

    any of the Bourne Identity etc series


    Which scene was your favorite?

    President's bedroom when Rapp killed terrorist who was going to rape Anna


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

    absolutely


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rolwin San Jose, CA, United States 01-13-13
    Rolwin San Jose, CA, United States 01-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping."
    Would you listen to Transfer of Power again? Why?

    No. The suspense wouldn't be there the second time.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Rapid pace of events in the book.


    What does Nick Sullivan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The siege of 1600


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlene Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 01-10-13
    Charlene Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2011

    Woof!

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    "Start Better than the Ending"
    If you could sum up Transfer of Power in three words, what would they be?

    Wow, Great, HUH? The first 1/3 of this book was such a great listen I had given it five stars but as I continued listening I had to give it four.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story is interesting from the start. The moment Anna and the "romance" stupidity kicked in my attention waivered. Even in the absence of Hurley ( one of my favorite characters in the Vince Flynn books) I was totally absorbed in the story but all I could think of was how Mitch be even remotely interested in this immature self absorbed girl/woman in this book? When he was younger he had the wisdom to choose Greta who was a total catch ,his equal,but now in the middle of this crisis to be thinking romance with this Anna??? Grrr. I know she ends up being his wife. I may have to skip the next couple of books until her run in the series is done. She is resilient but it sure doesn't make her likeable. Milt saved it for me. Without Hurley we needed someone and the Milt character was just right. He was fantastic.It was fun to be introduced for the first time to some of the characters we see again later on.Sadly I would have loved to see more of Dallas King's shortcomings be revealed but it was not meant to be.I felt there were a lot of loose ends around the night it all "comes down". I would have preferred more details about the chaos which may have been going on due to the bombs going off around the city and what was being done to manage the situation and less romance stuff.


    Did Nick Sullivan do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Nick was great however George Guidall is second to none in his narrative of the MR series.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Home is not always a safe place even if your home is the White House.


    Any additional comments?

    I was ready to listen to the entire series in a row but as mentioned earlier I want to skips a few until Anna Matures....she is annoying. Went online to see who was being considered for different parts in the movie version of American Assassin and sadly it doesn't sound like the casting is on target. :( Hope they don't blow it. This series could be bigger than the Bourne series but not if it's cast poorly it will just end up being like the last Alex Cross movie...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnett 12-20-12
    Lynnett 12-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Need better narration performance"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot is excellent and engaging


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nick Sullivan’s performances?

    Not sure


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the story and character development. The performance left me feeling dry as though the narrator was reading not performing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Boscomac 12-19-12
    Boscomac 12-19-12 Member Since 2010

    Boscomac

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    "White House Lost"
    What did you love best about Transfer of Power?

    How the main character, Mitch Rapp, conducts himself with determination and drive.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Using the retired White House staffer's knowledge to gain entry and move around within the White House.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Rapp saves the reporter from being raped in the president's bedroom.


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

    Yes, this is a very intriguing book that you will want to keep listening to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JACK Cincinnati, OH, United States 12-11-12
    JACK Cincinnati, OH, United States 12-11-12
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    "Overall, lacking a good ending"
    Would you listen to Transfer of Power again? Why?

    I thought the book was very good, but I tinik the ending was a little weak. Overall, a very good read with a weak ending.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Can't say I had a favorite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gerry Welland, ON, Canada 12-05-12
    Gerry Welland, ON, Canada 12-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "My first Mitch Rapp"

    Wow, the narration was just fine, the other reviews were used to another narrator, but Nick Sullivan does a very good job.

    The story was action packed and you got everyone's perspective. I felt like this character must have been the precursor to Jack Bauer and the 24 series, quite a similar feel - great nonetheless.

    Can't wait to read/listen to book 2!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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