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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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    Linda Marion, AR, United States 07-08-11
    Linda Marion, AR, United States 07-08-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst book ever"

    After one hour of listening, I just couldn't do any more. The narration is just awful. I couldn't keep up with the story for the voice getting in the way. It was like listening to a work training tape. Oh my.

    38 of 43 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 Listener Since 2009

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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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

    Babu

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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

    3 of 3 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

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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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.

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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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    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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