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Extreme Measures Audiobook

Extreme Measures: A Thriller

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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

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    Jenkins South Jordan, UT, United States 09-16-11
    Jenkins South Jordan, UT, United States 09-16-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Vince Flynn is the best"

    Excellent story, excellent story teller. This is the best narrator out of about 30 I have listened to.

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    Jerry RIO VERDE, ARIZONA, United States 08-07-11
    Jerry RIO VERDE, ARIZONA, United States 08-07-11
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    "Exiciting story"

    Very good story. I am now looking for the follow up. I highly reconmend this story about the CIA's fight against terrorist. One of the best I have listened too.

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    DWM Elverson, PA 06-29-11
    DWM Elverson, PA 06-29-11 Member Since 2007

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    "Probably less fiction than most want to know"

    Great characters who you can cheer. When put into perspective, the choices presented and made by these characters become very understandable. The politics, the extremist and those caught in the middle make for a great piece of fiction that probably mirrors real life more than any of us would want to admit. Frighteningly plausible.

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    Daniel United States 03-02-11
    Daniel United States 03-02-11 Member Since 2010
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    "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.

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    Ron Hunt 12-14-10
    Ron Hunt 12-14-10 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

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    Peter Aledo, TX, USA 04-16-10
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    Couldn't wait until I could listen to more.

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    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-14-10
    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-14-10
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    "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.

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    M. Walker Boulder City, NV USA 11-10-09
    M. Walker Boulder City, NV USA 11-10-09 Member Since 2012
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    "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.

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    Paul houston, TX, USA 08-09-09
    Paul houston, TX, USA 08-09-09 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

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    Joanne 08-08-09
    Joanne 08-08-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "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

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