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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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    Kim Terre Haute, IN, United States 08-07-12
    Kim Terre Haute, IN, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "VERY ENTERTAINING!"

    What can you say about a story where the good guy wins? Narrator (Guidall) is great as usual. Listening to another Mitch Rapp series book as I type this review. Very entertaining!

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    twyla 07-27-12
    twyla 07-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "ABSOLUTELY RIVIDING! If you like suspense-get it!"

    This was a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the story, the narrator the length, everything. If you like suspense and drama and if you Love American Heros - get this book. It was my first Vince Flynn book, I am a fan. It instantly became one of my favorites!!

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    Teresa 07-03-12
    Teresa 07-03-12 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "Makes me wish to be Mitch Rapp!"
    What made the experience of listening to Extreme Measures the most enjoyable?

    Rapp is always the SO powerful and his partner Nash adds reality to the story. Of course the narrator is always great to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    At the beginning when Nash meets General and Leland.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Makes Rapp real. His voice lets you picture him as a rough and a "take no crap" guy but yet he can be gentlemen.


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

    No not really. There are humous moments but I didn't really outright laugh. Just enjoyed!!


    Any additional comments?

    I love the series.

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    Lorraine Kent, WA, United States 06-24-12
    Lorraine Kent, WA, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2017
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    "No resolution"
    What did you like best about Extreme Measures? What did you like least?

    Too much political talk and opinion. How does Mr. Flynn feel about political oversight. Ugh. Back to the action please.


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    David Mobile, AL, United States 06-05-12
    David Mobile, AL, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Wow"

    Mitch is back and kicking ass as always. The only criticism is a rather abrupt ending.

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    John Houston, TX, United States 04-29-12
    John Houston, TX, United States 04-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Always love Vince/Mitch!"
    What did you love best about Extreme Measures?

    This is a great listen! Always have loved these books in audio...great narator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lots of action and adventure. Plus he always keeps his head.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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    Sarah-Jane Calgary, Alberta, Canada 01-23-12
    Sarah-Jane Calgary, Alberta, Canada 01-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Classic Mitch Rapp"

    This book was absolutely classic Vince Flynn. The only complaint I have is I found Flynn is starting to write more about politics than about the exploits of a CIA super-spy. Still an excellent book though.

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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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  • Pammy
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    6/17/16
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    "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.

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  • Philip
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    2/18/16
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    "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

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  • R.B
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    "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.

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  • W. Macpherson
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    "Extreme Measures"

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

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  • Churchill1940
    ILFORD, United Kingdom
    4/19/15
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    "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!

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