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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Found the story line exciting and interesting, but there were long sections preaching about extreme measures usage that should have been shortened.
"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.
"Rapp continues his trade with a cool partner"
Rapp naturally but Nash is sounding good
Nash, despite his hard job makes a great and funny dad
Language a bit on the strong and over used side, which is a shame, but the story is great
"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.
Yet another great read made all the better by the narrator . Off to get the next one now.
"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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