We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Extreme Measures Audiobook

Extreme Measures: A Thriller

Regular Price:$39.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for 16 years first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.

But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes.

Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.

©2008 Vince Flynn; ©2008 Simon & Schuster

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (4794 )
5 star
 (3116)
4 star
 (1283)
3 star
 (280)
2 star
 (71)
1 star
 (44)
Overall
4.6 (3022 )
5 star
 (2090)
4 star
 (759)
3 star
 (141)
2 star
 (22)
1 star
 (10)
Story
4.8 (3015 )
5 star
 (2391)
4 star
 (543)
3 star
 (64)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Daniel United States 03-02-11
    Daniel United States 03-02-11 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    46
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    120
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    4
    Overall
    "Thumbs up"

    Well well. This is becoming a habit. While I am not in agreement with some of the political themes in this book series, I am totally hooked. I can't give it a 5 because only because, well I just had something that bugged me about giving it that high a mark. This entire series almost gets a 5, but not quite. I would highly recommend all the Mitch Rapp books to anyone who enjoys spy thrillers.
    George Guidall is a great narrator and may be the best for this type of novel.
    Good work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ron Hunt 12-14-10
    Ron Hunt 12-14-10 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    53
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "A Good Listen"

    Vince Flynn's character Mitch Rapp is American as apple pie and a enjoyable way to spend a commute or just a day cleaning house.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peter Aledo, TX, USA 04-16-10
    Peter Aledo, TX, USA 04-16-10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    1
    Overall
    "Great"

    Couldn't wait until I could listen to more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-14-10
    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-14-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    36
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Exciting!"

    Great read. Only bad thing about this book was that it kept me listening rather going to sleep!

    Don't understand some of the comments about the narrator - I think he is doing a great job.

    I will look for from same author and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    M. Walker Boulder City, NV USA 11-10-09
    M. Walker Boulder City, NV USA 11-10-09 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Book!"

    This like all the other Flynn books was amazing! However, the unabridged reader is a old man who mumbles--which makes the book extremely hard to listen to. I would recommend the reading the book, if possible, and only listening to the abridged versions of all the Flynn books from audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paul houston, TX, USA 08-09-09
    Paul houston, TX, USA 08-09-09 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    67
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    86
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Good Book, a Little Embarassing."

    I like this series and if you are reading this you mostl likely do too. One more episode of The Mitch Rapp Show. So you already know the deal and this book delivers. The only critisism is that it leans to shodenfreuda to make it's point and it was a little embarrasing to be listneing to such a "see, I told you so" fest. But I can't say it's not exactly what I and other readers have been secretly asking for, for years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joanne 08-08-09
    Joanne 08-08-09 Listener Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good but it ended abrubtly"

    I really liked the book and had predicted thenext plt when it justed ended. At the end of the book, I thought I was missing another part

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Allison Londonderry, NH, USA 07-02-09
    Allison Londonderry, NH, USA 07-02-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Don't Care for the Narrator"

    This book is just ok. I usually love Vince Flynn but I am not loving this one and I think it's the narrator. He tries to hard to make things sound exciting, and I really hate the way he does women's voices. The plot is good, but not as exciting as others.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Glen Snohomish, WA, USA 05-28-09
    Glen Snohomish, WA, USA 05-28-09
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    1
    Overall
    "Good, but a little too preachy"

    Found the story line exciting and interesting, but there were long sections preaching about extreme measures usage that should have been shortened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Keith Snyder 03-29-09 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Vince Flynn at his finest!"

    Another great book from Vince Flynn - I really enjoyed this installment of the story and can't wait to get the next one...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Pammy
    England UK
    6/17/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Slips down like a vanilla milkshake"

    Narration is excellent. The plot trots along at a good pace and it is does exactly what you would expect, maverick CIA, Middle Eastern terrorism, the moral question of torture, sage old boys veterans of politics and war.
    My only reservation is the home life oh please stay away from that domestic arguments a wife who is on one hand the legal brain of Socrates and Perry Mason and is a complete emotional bitch. Sorry just making her work and brainy is still a nagging emotionally bankrupt woman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    2/18/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Rapp continues his trade with a cool partner"
    Would you listen to Extreme Measures again? Why?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rapp naturally but Nash is sounding good


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nash, despite his hard job makes a great and funny dad


    Any additional comments?

    Language a bit on the strong and over used side, which is a shame, but the story is great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R.B
    Ireland
    2/6/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not one of Vince Flynn's best."

    I am a massive Vince Flynn(RIP) fan. But this book, unfortunately, wasn't that good. I found it a bit too drawn out. It seemed to me, like a lot of this book was just filler, with no real reason for it being there. If this is your first Vince Flynn book, and your don't like it, don't let it put you off, because most of his books are fantastic. I find George Guidall to be an excellent narrator, especially for the character of Mitch Rapp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • W. Macpherson
    Scotland
    8/24/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Extreme Measures"

    Yet another great read made all the better by the narrator . Off to get the next one now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill1940
    ILFORD, United Kingdom
    4/19/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another brilliant novel by Vince Flynn"

    Flynn's stories just keep getting better. He will be dearly missed
    The story line of each novel continues to grow with intensity!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.