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Transfer of Power Audiobook

Transfer of Power

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Publisher's Summary

A group of terrorists invades the White House, driving the president into an underground bunker, where he can't communicate with his government. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counter-terrorist operative, sneaks into the executive mansion to take control and finds that the terrorists are the least of the president's and the nation's problems.

©1999 Vince Flynn. All rights reserved; (P)1999 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"His description of the White House is impressive; readers will wonder if the secret passageways, hidden rooms, and clever deception devices that help load this story with seemingly endless intrigue really exist." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Andrea Linz, Austria 01-23-09
    Andrea Linz, Austria 01-23-09 Member Since 2009
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    "disappointing"

    I'm not a great fan of thrillers and this one didn't change my mind: Flat and stereotype characters and a very predictable story.
    The original might be better, but I wouldn't recommend the abridged format.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 09-19-10
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 09-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "This product is technically defective -BEWARE!"

    When the reading first actually skipped in mid scene to another, I thought it was my iPod. When it happened a second time - I downloaded a second copy, trashed the first and discovered the second was equally defective. Yes this is a savagely edited abridgement. Yes the text editing carves away the entire supporting structure for the plot. Yes that stinks. But... in addition someone may have intentionally attempted to shorten the production in post processing by snipping away part of the actual reading.

    Frankly I'd ask for my money back, but I'm thinking that's not an option. This is the first product I've purchased from Audible which was technically defective (as opposed to the buyer-beware risk of buying any book which may disappoint re. content alone). My advise is DON'T PURCHASE THIS BOOK! I shall not download any more abridged Audible books. P.S. I have listened to a number of Vince Flynn books, all unabridged and enjoyed each of them.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-15-17
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    "This is where it all began for Mitch Rapp"

    With the American Assassin Movie coming out I wanted to re-visit the first installment of this epic series. Although this is an abridged version, it completely captures the story and characters that made all of the Vince Flynn books page turners. Here is Mitch at his best, without the regrets and distrust of authority that haunted him in later stories. Knowing that his legacy will continue after his creator passed, everyone should experience the beginning of an American legend. Long live Mitch Rapp!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce 01-24-17
    Bruce 01-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Why is this not not labeled as abridged. ?????????"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Give me the whole book or don't make me feel scammed by miss labeling.
    I will have to by the full version now but you already spoiled the story because I did not know it was abridged until the end of the recording after spoiling the hole damn book. Why did you not put that information at the beginning so I would not have heard only a third of the story before returning it..


    What could Vince Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    File a lawsuit against Audibles for not telling people clearly that this in not the book as your wrote it and Audibles is selling this book misleading your readers


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

    He is a great reader/story teller


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that you did not give me the complete book or give me a choice


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for the prompt refund.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jonathan 01-02-17
    jonathan 01-02-17
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    "Did not like narration."

    Did not like the narration. there were to many glitched out words in beginning of a chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raymond Higgins 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "too short"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. The abridged version leaves out some pertinent information - particularly related the the vice-president's actions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa St. Louis, MO, United States 12-19-12
    Melissa St. Louis, MO, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "not the best narrator/great novel"
    What did you love best about Transfer of Power?

    plot, character development


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

    honestly, I am listening to all Flynn's novels, so the plots run together...


    What three words best describe Daniel Oreskes’s performance?

    mispronounced some words, romance scenes sounded weird


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure if it was the rendition or Flynn's writing, but I didn't think the romance/sex parts were believable or well done...the political intrigue, espionage, and military action is captivating and entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michael Perth, Australia 07-23-12
    michael Perth, Australia 07-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "wonderfully crafted"
    What did you love best about Transfer of Power?

    suspense and reality of the story


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

    other Mitch Rapp stories, gritty and believable


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    characters are a little weak


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

    yes really pleased


    Any additional comments?

    no comments

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Eatonville, WA, United States 12-23-10
    John Eatonville, WA, United States 12-23-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Abridged??"

    I wish Audible had the un-abridged form of the book. The abridged book is a little too choppy and seems to be missing sections of the full size book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine H. Stevenson 04-22-09
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    "Unbelievable"

    Okay, these stories are fiction but really! A man fires from the top of the Hotel Washington to the roof of the White House and no one confronts him? The plot is just not well thought through or well executed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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