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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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    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 02-28-12
    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 02-28-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Great Story, but thought it ended too abruptly"

    First off, I thought Nick Sullivan did a fine job. I don't quite understand all the criticism of his narration. I will say his pronunciation of Barrett was a little distracting though. I would have given it 5 stars, but I thought after all the well developed drama, the ending was a little hurried.

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    Carl Austin, TX, United States 02-06-12
    Carl Austin, TX, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011

    What is most important to me is the story, the characters and the pace. These reviews are rated "Dude".

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    "I think this is a great book"
    What made the experience of listening to Transfer of Power the most enjoyable?

    I was fortunate to have read American Assassin first, i was familiar with the character. I would recommend to anyone do the same. That book is good too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That i found myself cursing, laughing, and i actually got so nervous i turned it off once just to gather myself. That ladies and gents is what I call, a Good book. I could not wait to give a review.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The satisfaction at the end, the moment of recognition. hard work pays off sometimes.


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

    one Man, one Mission, one bullet....


    Any additional comments?

    From now on I will disregard any reviewers that complain about narrators. I was so afraid to buy this book that most said was crap. Talking guy did a fine job in my opinion, and the story was great. If u want better production, buy a movie, close ur eyes and listen to them. clear voice and a good story is all you are gonna get with this one. Just one guys opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David D. Hadden Hillsborough, NC United States 01-16-12
    David D. Hadden Hillsborough, NC United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Book is OK, narration is terrible."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator is unlistenable. He hyper-pronunciates (aviator is read as AV EE AYE TOR) and doesn't bring the story to life. I wish I had checked the reviews before I bought it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer PROVIDENCE, UT, United States 01-10-12
    Kindle Customer PROVIDENCE, UT, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Engaging Style"

    Loving Vince Flynn's books and Nick Sullivan's narration. These books are great to listen to!

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    Lee 12-18-11
    Lee 12-18-11
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    "Good Story. Narration not as bad as made out"
    Where does Transfer of Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the range, the story makes up for the narration which has been spoken about a lot. Compared to American Assassin which set the tone for the series for me, Nick Sullivan does not encapsulate the Mitch Rapp Genre, but after the first 20 minutes you get used to him.


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

    I have come from reading the scarecrow series to this and they are in the same vain. The Mitch Rapp series is a little more involved and cerebral, and still has the action sequences. I think it is a good book but I dont have a direct comparison.


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

    In his own way yes he did.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let all the negative reviews stop you from listening to this book. Nick Sullivan is not George Guidell, but he is a lot better than the guy who reads separation of power - wait till you get to that one! This is a great book and you will get used to the narration after a short while

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory M. Boen Brainerd, MN, USA 12-16-11
    Gregory M. Boen Brainerd, MN, USA 12-16-11 Member Since 2006

    Big Mike

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    "Wow, has Vince improved since this 1999 effort"

    When I ordered this Audible book I didn't realize it was only Flynn's second published novel.
    The writing is filled with cliches and platitudes that I haven't noticed in his later works.
    The first half was slow reading with unnecessary diversions that must have been intended to be character development.
    The second half works much better with a lot more plot elements divulged and more action in general.
    Apparently I am at odds with most reviewers since the work earned 4+ stars. Don't get me wrong, I really like Flynn's stuff. I just wonder if he too doesn't see the weakness in this novel since it took so long to make it to audio book status.
    I look forward to comments from other readers....am I all wet?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cary Calabasas, CA, United States 11-28-11
    Cary Calabasas, CA, United States 11-28-11 Member Since 2011

    Restructuring

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    "Brilliant Suspense"

    I am ardent reader of black ops type suspense, and only recently ran across Vince Flynn's cast of characters revolving around Mitch Rapp.. If you enjoy this genre, Flynn will delight you. He grabs you in the first few pages, and never resorts to super human capabilities to resolve an obstacle. The only "reach" is perhaps how Mitch was recruited which is detailed in American Assassin. Flynn's series is not always written in chronological order. His plots are carefully planned to avoid putting at risk characters we know have survived for inclusion in future cases. I enjoy most of the top authors in this genre, but Flynn is easily in the top three in my view. He doesn't slip in excess political rhetoric like so many of his professional brethren. Mitch is exceptionally skilled, but his feats appear far more realistic and just as exciting as any other modern fiction black op action heros. His friends and cohorts are all on the realistic side, he has access to intelligence sources that are well known within this genre, but he doesn't have access to unrealistic computer programmers that can accomplish anything to resolve the plots challenges, or billionaire friends with access to any politician. Flynn has made him well rounded and challenged by the same things that challenge all of us from time to time: judgement, incompetence, weak willed leaders.

    Transfer of Power is my 4th Rapp book, and in my view it's 2nd to American Assassin. Unlike the other three books, there's not as much character development except for what's necessary for the story. And like the other three books that I've read, Flynn's character development is brilliant, we learn each main character's proclivities and personalities through their actions keeping us fully engaged, but by the midpoint, we can easily anticipate how the each will respond- with valor, or self-interest, intelligence or stupidity, cunning or deceipt; and we feel pulled into the drama trying to help Rapp, his bosses, and his few friends best negotiate through both literal and figurative minefields to keep America safe.

    Nick Sullivan was outstanding

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    Sidonie 11-21-11
    Sidonie 11-21-11 Member Since 2009

    Graduated college, got a job, got married, traveled, had children. Breathing air and growing hair.

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    "A knock out story"

    Vince Flynn is a great story teller and Mitch Rapp is my hero. Love this series and love Vince Flynn. An action packed story.

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    Dwayne 10-13-11
    Dwayne 10-13-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Book Great Narrator no so...."

    I love these Vince Flynn novels. This is the original beginning of the Mitch Rapp series. Unfortunatly the reader is not the same as in the last 8 novels in this series. Still the book w/ the reader is worth knowing the story. I recommend it.


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    Howard 10-11-11
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    "Good story--terrible narration"

    I'm still listening to the story, but I just wanted to warn people about how bad the narration is. Mr. Sullivan reads the text like he's delivering a newscast. Story is good.

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