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
"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)
I'm a serious Audible Junkie, just can't get enough of this great company.
Haven't read it, but loved the audio version
The twist between politics and spys
All the tech stuff and the first scene when they grab the bad guy.
Couldn't stop listening, if you call that extreme
Going to get the whole series.
I am usually determined to get through any book I paid for. My husband laughs at me about that. But this one defeated me. I didn't make it through the first hour. I don't know how I picked it out and put it in my wish list.
I hate to pan a book because it's just my opinion. Another listener might like it. The reader sounded fine. But it's way below my normal reading level. I don't have the patience to be told what Israel is and what Hamas is. I already know that Persians speak Farsi. It was simplistic, all black/white, caricatures. I felt I was being talked down to by somebody who didn't have much to teach me. For folks who don't follow news, maybe a high schooler, this might be the one.
Maybe it was going to get better. But an hour was all I could stomach. Just sayin'.
Yes ... intriguing story .... but not captivating
Mitch Rapp .... of course
Yes .... but some of his voices were anoying
Characters were well-done and easy to relate to. Plot line was plausible and made me wonder "what if" several times. The ending tied events together nicely, leaving a nice opening for further adventures. I liked the narrator. He voiced all characters quite well. I enjoyed this book very much and will read more of this series.
I like this book and this series. However, in part 1 of the book either the writer, the editor, the person who prepared it for the narrator, or the narrator couldn't decide if the Vice President was male or female. The pronoun changed used for the VP started out as he, shifted to she, and finally became he again. Soon after the pronoun was corrected the story itself actually verified the gender of the VP in the book. It was very distracting.
The story was gripping and fast paced, but the narration took away from the storyline.
The narrator's attempts at creating different voices for the characters seemed childish and poorly acted.
The book was worthy of buying other Mitch Rapp books read by George Guidall.
The narrator can make or break a book. In this case, it nearly ruined a good story.
Flynn is always entertaining, even if the story lines strain credulity. As pure escapism, his novels are spot on.
The narration was good, but some characters seemed more a caricature which detracted from the overall listen.
Mitch Rapp, of course, followed by Milt Adams.
Nope...just enjoyed the listen.
Bibliovore! I prefer science fiction and fantasy but I can get sucked into teen literature as well as a good mystery.
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.
Engaging contemporary intrigue
any of the Bourne Identity etc series
President's bedroom when Rapp killed terrorist who was going to rape Anna
No. The suspense wouldn't be there the second time.
Yes. Rapid pace of events in the book.
The siege of 1600
"Kept me listening"
probably, as it is an entertaining romp.
Mitch Rapp, as he is a free spirited, authority hating hero who acts first and gets permission later, if he can be bothered.
i haven't listened to any of Nick Sullivan's other performances, so can't compare this to anything else, but I found it enjoyable.
it spdidnt make me laugh or cry, but occasionally it made me want to skip a few pages as there was too much detail between starting and finishing a piece of action.
an intriguing story that could have had a bit more depth of characters and a bit less detail at times. I would have liked to see more of the Attorney General, she was a character you love to hate and would have made a worthy opponent. She was written out too hastily and superficially for my liking.
"Mitch Rapp does it again!"
Continuing the Mitch Rapp story line
Jack Reacher series is similar. Action adventure and general content.
Report Inappropriate Content