Transfer of Power: Mitch Rapp Series Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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.
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 43 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||May 03, 2011|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,597 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#17 in Political Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#33 in Political Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#42 in Espionage Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
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I've seen the movies Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, and this was written years before these movies, and accords more details into the workings of several agencies (FBI, NSA, CIA, Secret Service), and those in the White House. Further, it details the layout of the White House, though Flynn changes things around for common sense reasons.
As other reviews have said, this is a Jason Bourne/James Bond type of genre, and Flynn alongside Brad Thor have done a great job of continuing this genre.
Rather than slow-playing the development of the character or even the plot itself, the novel immediately plunges into the thick of it, providing background on Mitch as well as other key characters via natural recalls during the course of the story. A distinguishing quality that sets the start of this series apart from many others in the genre is how well the author, Flynn, finds a balance in inflecting political complexities and undertones without going full on into civics lessons nor disrupting the pacing of the building thrill; it reads fast but maintains depth.
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On one level this book is utterly puerile. The premise of a Middle Eastern terrorist, posing as a completely unheard of Arab prince and getting an audience with the President of the USA in the Oval Office is just plain ludicrous. The rest of this 650 page book proceeds on the same level with our hero inevitably coming out on top in a finale that just really fizzles out.
I would have awarded one star but it’s actually pretty well written rubbish and moves the reader along at a fast pace. It’s a book to buy for a long haul flight, then use to balance the wonky desk leg in the hotel and leave in the lobbby when you check out. A great contribution to English literature it most certainly is not.
The book is fantastically written and has so much action to keep you enthralled without a ridiculous bodycount. It all is within a believable context so not farfetched at a great Pace.
It also gives you a good level of understanding of the chain of command and how the clandestine services work in the US without being dull.
Also if you want to know more about the white house and potus this is very informative like a guided tour with bad guys. I really recommend this book if you like jack reacher. Or Bourne type books.
So glad I did. The full, rich in detail character, surrounded by plausible story lines and more complete characters drive the Rapp stories to often a less than forgone conclusion.
If you watched Olympus has fallen at the cinema, that was nothing compared to this. Wonderful writing of 'real' characters.
Very highly recommended