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Transfer of Power Audiobook

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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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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    Matthew INDEPENDENCE, KY, United States 02-24-14
    Matthew INDEPENDENCE, KY, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Speed up make reader not as bad"
    Any additional comments?

    I have found that if you speed the reading up to 1.25 or 1.5 the reader doesnt sound as bad. Dont get me wrong there are much better readers but this has helped me be able to finish the book.

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    Joe Overland Park, KS, United States 01-31-14
    Joe Overland Park, KS, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Flynn Does it again..."
    Where does Transfer of Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great series. Transfer of power is the next thrilling episode.


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

    Not sure if it was a book, but from the trailers of the movie, I'd say it was like White House Down. Didn't see the movie.


    What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

    Sullivan has a great voice. He was able to project a perfect image of these very powerful characters. I really liked Guidall in the first two books and it is hard to compare the two. Both were good. Had Sullivan been the first narrator I listened to, maybe he would be my favorite.


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

    It may have already been made - White House Down. I didn't see the movie though.


    Any additional comments?

    I now know the first two books are prequels to this series. There were some inconsistencies in the story and the characters. There seemed to be an 8 to 10 year jump from Kill Shot to Transfer of Power. The transition from one book to the other could have been better. One Narrator for the entire series would make the series even better.

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    Thomas 01-08-14
    Thomas 01-08-14
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    "Never heard so many words mis-pronounced!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Thought the storyline was great but having to suffer through Nick's narration was brutal.


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

    When it was over and I no longer had to listed to Nick's voice.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I found myself yelling at the speakers for Nick to pronounce words correctly. After listening to George Guidall no one else should be allowed to do Mitch Rapp.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I only have to listen to Nick one more time then we get back to George and can enjoy listening again.

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    Mark T Ryan Sydney 01-05-14
    Mark T Ryan Sydney 01-05-14 Member Since 2012

    Just a guy looking to fill the time gaps with fresh perspectives. Looking for insights that prompt glimpses of difference.

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    "Proud to be an American"

    Well crafted and very engaging makes your believe within the worlds police department their are good cops after all

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    K. Hollins Baltimore, MD USA 01-01-14
    K. Hollins Baltimore, MD USA 01-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Mitch Meets Anna Reely"

    "Hmm," you think. He must have misspelled Anna REILLY. Not according to Nick Sullivan. According to the narrator, Reilly is pronounced with a long "e", and the last name in "Heckler and Koch" is pronounced...well, I don't know how to describe it except that it sounds like he's trying to clear phlegm from his throat. The story itself was strong, but it was overcome by basic performance deficiencies. Every time I heard the mispronunciations it reminded me of what I was doing while listening (e.g. driving, running, doing the dishes) and jolted me back to reality. Then, every time I heard Dallas King's voice, all I could see was Mr. Smithers talking to Vice President Burns, er, I mean Baxter. Bottom line: you can skip this one and you will not have missed much.

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    J. Carver KY 11-29-13
    J. Carver KY 11-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Where's George Guidal on this one?"
    What made the experience of listening to Transfer of Power the most enjoyable?

    Biggest complaint was no George. Story was fairly riveting as a plotline. I am not sure how believable it is but entertaining nonetheless. I found myself most lost in the details of the insane American politics and Aziz' assessment of the political landscape. He hits it head on. The one complaint I had for the book that I felt was a gaping hole is there was ZERO mention of the undoubtedly tireless interviews the FBI would have performed on the hostages first released by Aziz. I could not believe this was not mentioned as part of the rescue plot line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Overall. Mitch is pretty much the best but Stansfield is also very close second.


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

    Yes I suppose. But I found his attention to detail in diction and enunciation annoying. He does not provide the drama Guidal does.


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

    Not quite. But close.


    Any additional comments?

    Nick Sullivan.

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    Patrick Scottsdale, AZ, United States 11-05-13
    Patrick Scottsdale, AZ, United States 11-05-13

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    "WOW!!! This must be the best Vince Flynn novel."

    This is an incredibly well constructed and fast moving story. It has no weak spots or moments. While it is fiction and the unfolding of events is not realistic, it has enough reality that the listener will begin to wonder if it might be real. The main characters are interesting. The interplay among characters and various government agencies creates both an pathos and tension that adds depth to the story. The narration is neutral. The reader is not at all dramatic in the presentation - he does not get in the way of the story. It could be a bit better, but the neutral tone fits the rapid story - and the written words seem to speak well for themselves. I am not a fan of the ending but it is interesting and written at the same level as the rest of the book. The ending does not detract from the book - it fits and flows well with the whole story. Caution: I found myself so engrossed that I kept listening longer than I should at times when I had other things to do.

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    Allan Brampton, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13
    Allan Brampton, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Read! (or should I say Listen)"
    If you could sum up Transfer of Power in three words, what would they be?

    Fast paced, engaging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Character development was excellent. Character were deep with believable personalities.


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

    No, this was my first.


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

    The book kept me engaged through out a long drive. I found myself laughing and cursing out loud during some of the scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Mitch Rapp book and I must say I am HOOKED.

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    Brad 10-23-13
    Brad 10-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Narator is bad bad bad, Sorry one Bad didnt sufice"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sorry after listening to George Guidall this is Bad! Why would you hire another narrator after using te best? MISTAKE


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    Dr. Jeffrey B. Daughtry Sarasota, Florida 10-19-13
    Dr. Jeffrey B. Daughtry Sarasota, Florida 10-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Flynn's Finest!"

    Olympus has Fallen may have adopted the vast majority of this novel in absence of authorization from the late Vince Flynn; however, the film does not hold a candle to the novel!

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