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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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    Lovell Long Storey Gainesville, FL 09-21-13
    Lovell Long Storey Gainesville, FL 09-21-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Meh here as well"
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    I'm glad others enjoyed this book, but I was distracted by the quality of the writing. There were simply too many cliches. I wish I had made a list, but it's things like "postures" being "ramrod straight." I'm not even saying that phrase was in the book, but that's the kind of thing I am talking about. If I say "the water was infested with..." the response is "sharks." I listened to this book with my wife. She and I felt bombarded by this sort of thing. Reading is a sensitive activity and when the writing inadvertently calls attention to itself, there is a distraction and a break in the the magic. This was Flynn's first book in the series, and I think this author's writing improved greatly in later books. For us, though, the magic was broken so many times in Transfer of Power that we both lost interest in the story and the characters. The reader was no George Guidall; we found the narration adequate if not stirring. It was mostly the rather sophomoric writing that did us in. Flynn's editor let him down.

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    James Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 09-19-13
    James Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I had read the narration was bad..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    But my Goodness! I'm sure Nick Sullivan is a nice fellow, but his lifeless robotic performance took away tremendously from an otherwise great book. Please have this re-Read by someone who can do this story some justice!


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

    Absolutely Not


    Any additional comments?

    is it too late so re-record this title with someone else?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christy Birmingham, AL, United States 09-09-13
    Christy Birmingham, AL, United States 09-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story, very mediocre narrator"
    What did you love best about Transfer of Power?

    I prefer George Guidell to this narrator, but the story is still captivating. I love Mitch Rapp and his Bad A... character.


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

    All of Vince Flynn novels rock!


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

    Nick Sullivan takes away from the story, because his different impersonations are weak at best...and terrible for the most part.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 08-28-13
    Ryan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 08-28-13
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    "Great Story! Please get a better narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    What a wonderfully well written book with great twists and fun characters. Mitch Rapp is an absolute stud and I highly recommend this one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Sullivan?

    Anyone who actually knows how to pronounce the weapons used. That got old very quickly when he is calling the largest rifle in the world a small bow thing put in a girls hair! Learn your audience and learn your book please!


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ila LAUDERHILL, FL, United States 08-23-13
    Ila LAUDERHILL, FL, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Mitch Rapp, a worthy character!"

    My first Mitch Rapp book and I have found a new character to follow!!! Love the plot twists.

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    drJerald 08-14-13
    drJerald 08-14-13
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    "Interesting Whitehouse plot. Irritating narration"

    This rather lengthy novel centers on an interesting (but implausible) hostage takeover of the White House. It is intriguing to hear about various secret rooms, tunnels, bunkers, and secret service policies, but it is more fun to to dissect the numerous awful security weaknesses detailed in the book. The Secret Service would prefer for some terrorist to think that security details are that bad. However, it is fiction, so what do you expect? Overall, I rate the plot and story as about average for this genre.

    The narration by Nick Sullivan is quite irritating and over-done. Like too much salt or too much sugar. His exaggerated performance is more suitable for reading to elementary children. Quite a let down from the subtle and delectable narration of George Guidall. I barely finished the audible book, and doubt I will buy another book narrated by Nick Sullivan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruben SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 08-09-13
    Ruben SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not as good as the previous two books"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The first 4 hours of the book were slow. The main character wasn't too much involved


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

    After the second half of the book . Once Mitch was part of the plot.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Nick Sullivan?

    Wasn't as good the previous two narrators.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Gallatin TN, United States 08-01-13
    Leslie Gallatin TN, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book but it needs Guidall."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Transfer of Power to be better than the print version?

    Sure


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

    I don't know. This is my first try at CIA type novels.


    What aspect of Nick Sullivan’s performance would you have changed?

    He is just kinda boring. His voice is nerdy and he is a slow style reader. I prefer George Guidall. But Sullivan is not terrible so it's still worth listening to. Some of his characters are pretty good but the basic narration borderlines on annoying.


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

    I love it when Rapp saves the girl from being raped by the terrorist. A very heroic and exciting scene for sure. He did it against orders and that's why Rapp rocks. He is his own man. Even though he is a killer he still has a conscience and a moral code. This part of the book says it all about the main character of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    The whole CIA/assassin type novel is new to me. I was hooked from the first few minutes of the first book in the series. I have decided to suffer through books 3, 4 & 5 with narrators who can't hang with Guidall. Mainly because I can't skip around a series. I have to read them in order. If I wasn't so OCD about that type of thing I would just skip right to book 6 with Guidall back as the narrator. He is a master narrator and by far the best of the best. But Sullivan does just a good enough job to make it ok to listen to. The main thing is the books are great and I highly recommend them if you like the whole secret agent thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 07-27-13
    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Mitch Rapp/VinceFlynn is the BEST!!!"
    Where does Transfer of Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10, the story kept me wanted more, I couldn't stop listening.


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

    So many, plus I don't want to give anything away. The whole book was great.


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

    He was really good, different voices, well done.


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

    Absolutely, I hate no being able to listening at work (so many interruptions), but as soon I was in my car so was Mitch Rapp.


    Any additional comments?

    I regret not buying this book before; I was influenced by the reviews that the new narrator was terrible and now that I have finished listening, I STRONGLY DISAGREE. Nick Sullivan was really, really good; yes, George Guidall was excellent, but Mr. Sullivan was great. If he had read the first two books I would have love him too. The story is great, love the characters. Can't wait to get my next credit to buy The Thrid Option + can't wait for the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew OWINGS MILLS, MD, United States 07-27-13
    Matthew OWINGS MILLS, MD, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Did a producer supervise the narrator at all???"
    What didn’t you like about Nick Sullivan’s performance?

    I loved the book and love Vince Flynn's books in general. It was a very distracting narration when the narrator cannot pronounce the name Reilly correctly though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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