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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 Willetton, Australia 02-24-13
    John Willetton, Australia 02-24-13 Member Since 2014

    I'm a serious Audible Junkie, just can't get enough of this great company.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Transfer of Power to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read it, but loved the audio version


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twist between politics and spys


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the tech stuff and the first scene when they grab the bad guy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Couldn't stop listening, if you call that extreme


    Any additional comments?

    Going to get the whole series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kay in DC Washington, DC United States 02-20-13
    Kay in DC Washington, DC United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2012

    Kay

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    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'.

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    Craig 02-19-13
    Craig 02-19-13
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    "Good story .... but historically out of date now"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes ... intriguing story .... but not captivating


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch Rapp .... of course


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

    Yes .... but some of his voices were anoying


    Do you think Transfer of Power needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Character series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raylene Pickerington, OH, United States 02-13-13
    Raylene Pickerington, OH, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Believable political thriller"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Genie Dallas, TX, United States 02-05-13
    Genie Dallas, TX, United States 02-05-13
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    "I like this book but use the correct pronoun!"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Kept me listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    probably, as it is an entertaining romp.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch Rapp, as he is a free spirited, authority hating hero who acts first and gets permission later, if he can be bothered.


    Have you listened to any of Nick Sullivan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    7/7/14
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    "Mitch Rapp does it again!"
    What made the experience of listening to Transfer of Power the most enjoyable?

    Continuing the Mitch Rapp story line


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

    Jack Reacher series is similar. Action adventure and general content.


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

    Mitch


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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