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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vince Flynn Narrator: Daniel Oreskes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitch Rapp Series Release Date: July 1999 ISBN: 9780743549301
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The latest political thriller from the national bestselling author of Term Limits
What if America's most powerful leader was also its prime target?
On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker, but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken.
While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the chaotic crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington's power elite had thought. Moving stealthily among the corridors and secret passageways of the White House, Rapp scrambles to save the hostages before the terrorists can extract the president from the safety of his bunker. In a race against time, Rapp makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government is maneuvering in hopes that his rescue attempt will fail.
With the crackling tension and explosive action that made Term Limits "a roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune), Vince Flynn delivers Transfer of Power -- a blockbuster novel that carries us just beyond today's headlines. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast paced, politically charged, top-notch.”

    Strand Magazine

  • “Flynn knows how to deliver action in his novels, and Transfer of Power has all the earmarks of a story headed for the movie screen.”

    Pioneer Press (St. Paul)

  • “A slick political thriller…moves at a breakneck speed…You won’t be able to put it down.”

    Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)

  • “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

  • “Flynn delivers a riveting espionage thriller that will satisfy action fans who like Chuck Logan but won’t alienate readers who want a little nuance with their suspense.”

    Booklist

  • 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

  • A Strand Magazine Pick of the Top 10 CIA Novels

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Heller | 2/19/2014

    " Ok I'm hooked... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meggie | 2/15/2014

    " This third book in the "Mitch Rapp" series has really an appropriate title. Which tells us more or less indirectly about the whole storyline, from political point of view. I liked the story, which was as previous books pulling and intense, but not as interesting, at least for my taste. The story is to political for me, but heck even so I couldn't leave it till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Bowers | 2/14/2014

    " Could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Goh | 2/7/2014

    " The first book of the Mitch Rapp series. It's intriguing and this copy explains how Rapp meets his love interest who's also featured in other books of the Rapp series. It also shed light of other characters such as President Hayes, Director Stansfield, Dr Kennedy and a few others. It's a good book and worth the read if one is into the espionage genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Adams | 2/3/2014

    " Weak. Good action scenes, but broad and simple characters. Hopefully will get better over the series. But unbelievable, even for a thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ewa | 2/1/2014

    " Very entertaining. Thanks Scott for introducing me to Vince Flynn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbiedoesdctoo | 1/30/2014

    " Vince Flynn is the BEST! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greenguitar | 1/15/2014

    " Definitely growing as a writer. Very crisp, never dull and I can see how this Mitch Rapp is going to turn into a rougher version of Jack Ryan. I'm ready to move right on to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Blair | 1/13/2014

    " Great military suspense book. Very fast read. Draws you in and tough to put down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 12/28/2013

    " i like the Mitch Rapp series - and terrorists dont. mitch rapp hits terrorists so hard that their mullahs scream. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/21/2013

    " Started slow, and seemed a tad too long. But, i did have a hard time putting it down once i got into it. And I always love a book with Mitch Rapp! Will definitely be reading the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 9/25/2013

    " I should have started the Mitch Rapp series years ago. Fast paced and entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taft Babbitt | 9/20/2013

    " Easy fast fun read, it reads a lot like an episode of 24. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 9/6/2013

    " My new guilty pleasure....Mitch Rapp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Evans | 9/1/2013

    " Good read I love Mitch Rapp "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 8/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, it was very intense and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. There was a little bit of language but not as much as I was expecting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 janna | 8/15/2013

    " Someone leaned over my shoulder while reading this in an elevator to tell me that AK-74 should actually say AK-47... most ridiculous book I've read in a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred Thompson | 7/11/2013

    " Flynn knows his stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opa | 5/20/2013

    " Another exciting thriller by Flynn. I just wish he would not use the F word so much. He should take a hint from John Grisham or Clive Cussler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 1/31/2013

    " How did I miss this one - I almost read the whole thing in one sitting. It had me going for the whole book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Baxter | 12/6/2012

    " Awesome book - Got me hooked on this author right away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil Cox | 9/10/2011

    " Awesome book! Vince Flynn is worth reading. One of may favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Zimmerman | 7/10/2011

    " Good start to the series - definitely made me want to keep reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy | 7/8/2011

    " This is a nice thriller, though not particularly thought provoking. It is an easy read with a lot of action and predictable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 5/23/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I think I have read Flynn before, but I didn't remember. I was stressed for about half the book - always a good sign. I was practically jumping and ducking with the characters. I look forward to reading more of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 5/11/2011

    " this is the first i read of this type. i became engrossed immediatly. i never thought i could enjoy reading a political thriller. makes me appreicate the powers that be more than i already do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 5/10/2011

    " The first of many in a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/4/2011

    " Great military suspense book. Very fast read. Draws you in and tough to put down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/26/2011

    " I love the Mitch Rapp series. He is a great character and the series always stays current and keeps the reader engaged.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory | 4/15/2011

    " Seemed to be a slightly slow start, but once it picked up, it was a great read. I didn't care Flynn's handling of the story's resolution. It seemed a little sloppy to me, as if he decided he had written enough and simply decided to end it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 4/10/2011

    " Good mystery about the transfer of power from the President to the Vice President. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 4/9/2011

    " I like Flynn's books because they are realistic and the action compelling. He has a good sense of ramifications of political actions or inactions. Even though this book was written 14 years ago it is timely and relevant to our current political climate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 4/4/2011

    " So far, so good. Like all Vince Flynn books, it's action packed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 3/28/2011

    " pretty long but still a good read.
    If you like action/thrillers then you will like these novels.
    The main character, Mitch Rapp, is a highly trainded American assassin and it is his job to save the world (USA) repeatedly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 3/19/2011

    " This book was recommended to me by a friend who enjoys political thrillers. An exciting mix of political drama and super secret shoot em' up military action. The last 1/3 of the book is non stop action. "

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About the Author
Author Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn (1966–2013) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. After struggling for years to get published, his first novel, Term Limits, hit the New York Times bestseller list and started a trend for all of his novels, which have become perennial bestsellers. He earned a sterling reputation for his research and prescient warnings about the rise of radical Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism.

About the Narrator

Daniel Oreskes is a narrator as well as a film, television, and stage actor. He has earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narrations and has twice been a finalist for the Audie Award, including for 2012 Audiobook of the Year. His several film roles include The Thomas Crown Affair and Day Zero, and his many television credits include episodes of  Law & Order. He has acted on Broadway in Electra and Aida and in the off-Broadway Arthur Miller play Mr. Peters’ Connections with Peter Falk, as well as in numerous Shakespeare performances. A native New Yorker, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.