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Transfer of Power Audiobook

Transfer of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

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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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    William astoria, OR, United States 06-14-11
    William astoria, OR, United States 06-14-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Worst Narrator for Vince Flynn books."

    Took away stars because I could not listen to this narrated by Nick Sullivan. Maybe the director or producer is at fault, but the result was terrible. Made the characters turn out differently than the other novels. If this had been my first Mitch Rapp book, I would have never read a second. Please redo narration.

    30 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Rene Amaya 06-29-11
    Rene Amaya 06-29-11 Member Since 2013
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    "You can't replace George Guidall!"

    Although I'm a devoted fan of Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp, I must admit I found the voice of Nick Sullivan to be annoying and poorly engaging. I almost stopped listening. Many of the characters sound like Smithers from "The Simpsons".
    George Guidall does a much better job.

    32 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 08-12-15
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 08-12-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Fast Paced and Fun"

    Another great book in the Mitch Rapp series. Non-stop from start to finish with twists and turns coming out of nowhere. The characters are rather straight forward but engaging. If you’re looking for a fun read I highly recommend ‘Transfer of Power’

    Mr Sullivan does a great job bringing all the characters to life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Milton Fife 07-16-12
    Milton Fife 07-16-12 Listener Since 2005
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    "Figuratively a page turner."
    If you could sum up Transfer of Power in three words, what would they be?

    Can't stop listening


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

    Hooked on Mich Rapp


    What three words best describe Nick Sullivan’s voice?

    Nothing to wirte home about


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Shouldn't attempt femaie voices which is a problem with most male voice actors. Also word pronouncation needs improvement, again a problem with most readers attempting to be actors who don't research their subject matter thereby screwing pronouncing words that aren't necessarily in common usage.


    Any additional comments?

    In spite of the above criticism can't beat Mich Rapp for excitment. Vince Flynn does his research.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 05-27-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 05-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "The first half is barely 3 stars,"

    but the second half is exciting, engaging, and felt good at the end.

    A lot of the story is cliched characters - done too many times before and predictable. The Vice President had no brains and followed whatever his smarmy chief of staff (Dallas King) told him to do. Dallas made all decisions based on polls, public opinion, and future election possibilities rather than something intelligent. Those parts pulled the story down - made it drag.

    The bad guy was evil in all ways - and then lucky when things went wrong. I was annoyed with how easily he got away. His actions have been done before, nothing special or different.

    But, the parts with Mitch Rapp were excellent fun. The last half was best, when Mitch was making decisions and taking action. Mitch is the smart, effective, undercover guy. His physical description - he won the triathlete Ironman competition.

    A few times the author annoyed me with too much jumping around in the middle of crisis scenes. I’d prefer some of them completed rather than interrupted. For example, a good guy is secretly doing something near a bad guy. Then the scene switches to military leaders elsewhere discussing what to do. The author was artificially drawing out suspense. Not all of this was bad, but when I get mad at the author and think about the author in the middle of a story, then it’s not good.

    The ending was rushed. I wanted more development of things.

    I had trouble deciding between 3 and 4 stars. I finally went with 3 because I don’t have any desire to read more in the series. This was a tough call, because the last half was clearly 4 stars.

    The narrator Nick Sullivan was good.

    Genre: action suspense thriller, terrorist

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    R. Stephens 06-27-11
    R. Stephens 06-27-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Good book, terrible narrator"

    I enjoy this series of books, the characters, and the story twists, but Nick Sullivan is by far the worst dramatic narrator I've heard. He's developed terrible ( and superficially stereotyped ) voices, without much understanding of the storyline, and no acting ability. It's very tough to listen through. He may be good with non-fiction, non-dramatic narration, but not here. I'm not looking forward to the next book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-14-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "The first Mitch Rapp series novel written!"

    Vince Flynn wrote Term Limits and self published it in 1997 after being turned down again and again by publishers. He never had to worry about publishers acceptance again!. The protagonist of Term Limits was us congressman Michael O'Rourke.

    Transfer of Power, published in 1999, is the first novel written in the great Mitch Rapp series, but is Book 3 in Mitch Rapp's chronology. It begins what is doubtless the greatest espionage thriller series ever written. Just get the audiobook!

    Term Limits and the first three Mitch Rapp novels (#3, 4, and 5 in the Rapp series) are the only of Vince Flynn's audiobooks not narrated by the wonderful George Guidall. All 4 of those books suffer from less than outstanding narration.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    BSkizz 08-07-15
    BSkizz 08-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book"

    everyone is mad about the narration I thought it was fine. story makes it anyway.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 06-22-15
    Richard 06-22-15 Member Since 2008
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    "good story, defective narration"

    the narrator mispronounced Reilly's name the entire time as "really." has he never heard of Irish? if she was a minor character it would be forgivable, but she is a major character.

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    Rich Soberalski 04-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story. Terrible Narration!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book, but the narrator sucked. He sounded like he was a robot. They should've never changed narrators. Mr. Guidal was fantastic and he kept me interested in the book series.


    What didn’t you like about Nick Sullivan’s performance?

    He sounded like he was a robot. He hardly used voice inflection and could hardly tell the difference between characters.


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

    No


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Alan Cram
    9/27/17
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    "Change the narrator"

    Good book, but the narration lets it down unfortunately. Previous books in the series were far superior.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TM
    9/12/17
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    "Insufferable"

    No chance I could ever finish listening to this. The story could have been OK but there was no way I could stand the narrator's accent. Quite put off audible as this was my first audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    9/12/17
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    "Didn't enjoy this performance."

    The story was fantastic but this performer let it down with a ton of mistakes.

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    2/3/17
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    "Great and exciting book"

    Loved this book as much as his others but not so keen on narration .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Boy
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    11/19/17
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    "Great story: average performance!"

    Reilly pronounced "Really".........really? It's merely an alternative spelling for the standard Irish name. The mispronouciation was a distraction throughout. This added to a lack of emotion and emphasis made the performance just adequate. The only time the narrator became a little more animated was during action scenes at which point he ascended to the dizzy heights of "okay".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs K Bradbury
    10/18/17
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    "Brilliant!!!"

    I don’t normally write reviews but felt I had to on this occasion. The book grips you from the beginning. I will certainly be reading more of Vince Flynn’s books.

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  • Phillip
    2/1/17
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    "Its the second time I listened, still brilliant "

    This book is like having a favourite movie that you watch over and over again, it's the second time I listened to the book and it's still amazing, one of my favourite in the series :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mooresey
    1/16/17
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    "The fast action continues"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great reading of the book, nothing left out, and well read.


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

    If you like tom Clancy, this is just like his books, but without all the waffle and stuffing, that make them 30+ hours long


    What does Nick Sullivan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Great character dialogue.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, but if there was writing about it here might spoil the book!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    8/4/15
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    "A trifle predictable but loved it non the less"

    You know what's coming when Mitch is around but who cares. Exciting And engaging characters and plot, maybe a bit rushed at the end but a satisfying big read (listen).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    7/21/15
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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

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