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Protect and Defend Audiobook

Protect and Defend

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An action-packed and all-too-realistic vision of nations navigating the minefield of international intrigue, Protect and Defend is Vince Flynn's most explosive political thriller yet. The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

Enter Mitch Rapp, America's top counterterrorism operative. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to sign off on a risky operation that will push Iran to the brink of revolution. But when Iran recruits Hezbollah master terrorist Imad Mukhtar, and a CIA effort goes disastrously wrong, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision course that threatens to engulf the entire region in war. With the clock ticking, Rapp is given 24 hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar, and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.

©2007 Vince Flynn; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Flynn didn't invent the post-9/11 thriller, but he might as well have....[He] is the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today." (Providence Journal)

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    "Nothing like a great hero"

    Love all of Flynn's novels. Thoroughly entertaining with excellent narration. Wishing Vince Flynn a speedy recovery so that his writing will continue.

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    Edmund W. Cheung Playa Del Rey, CA USA 10-01-11
    Edmund W. Cheung Playa Del Rey, CA USA 10-01-11 Member Since 2002
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    "One of the best..."

    Purchased this book a while ago, but just listened to it this past week. It is one the best thriller / action audiobooks I have heard out of over 500 books since 1998. Although fiction, it is a gripping story and very pertinent to our times.

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    Alaba JOHNS CREEK, GA, United States 06-12-11
    Alaba JOHNS CREEK, GA, United States 06-12-11
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    "SUPERB"

    For me, this is by far the best book in the Mitch Rapp series. Well written, and packed with suspense and excitement. Excellent in all regards and beautifully narrated by Mitch Rapp himself.........that is .....George Guidall.

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    Phyllis Carbajosa de la Sagrada, Spain 04-09-11
    Phyllis Carbajosa de la Sagrada, Spain 04-09-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Another totally entertaining book by Vince Flynn!"

    I am totally addicted to Vince Flynn's creation of badass, counter-intelligence officer and terrorist assassin - Mitch Rapp. I was truly left wanting more after listening to this Audible download. I wonder how long I will have to wait for the unabridged, Audible version of Extreme Measures, Pursuit of Honor and American Assassin?! Hopefully, they will all be narrated by George Guidall - he's such an exceptional narrator! Even though all of Vince Flynn's novels stand alone well, I prefer to read/listen to them in order, so I provided a list of Vince Flynn's books with their publishing dates for your convenience;

    Term Limits (1997) - Transfer of Power (1999) - The Third Option (2000)
    Separation of Power (2001) - Executive Power (2002) - Memorial Day (2004)
    Consent to Kill (2005) - Act of Treason (2006) - Protect and Defend (2007)
    Extreme Measures (2008) - Pursuit of Honor (2009) - American Assassin (2010)

    Highly Recommended!

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    michael Rancho Cucamong CA 91730 10-15-10
    michael Rancho Cucamong CA 91730 10-15-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Some great action points"

    Reels you in during the first chapter then does not let you go. The protaganist is a genuine badass. The narration was also top notch.

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    Joseph Merritt Island, FL, United States 08-17-10
    Joseph Merritt Island, FL, United States 08-17-10 Member Since 2015
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    "It is just as great the second time around."

    I purchased Protect and Defend in July 2009. After enjoying it thoroughly the first time, I listened to it again in August 2010. It is just as great the second time around. A true classic if there ever was one!

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    joe 08-12-10
    joe 08-12-10 Member Since 2015
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    "not the Mich I’ve come to love reading about"

    I can see the movie production now…. “lights! Camera! …..What action???” I think it was over 7 hours in before good old Mich even got just a little violent. What the…. I mean come on Mich… Kick some butt why don’t ya. At least break somebody’s thumb or something! Definitely not as much action as other Mich Rapp books. Sorry Vince but I have to give this one two broken thumbs down.

    It was a good story though. just not the Mich I’ve come to love reading about.

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    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-08-10
    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-08-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Terrific Storyteller"

    I happen to love the espionage/military thriller genre...and the more I listen to various authors, the more impressed I am with Vince Flynn. He's not flowery or overly stylish...but the guy knows how to spin a hell of a yarn. It doesn't hurt that he's established a great little cast of characters (starring, obviously, Mitch Rapp), but even though the general setting of each of the stories is roughly the same...Flynn finds a way of drawing you in, setting the stage, introducing a dilemma and bringing resolution. Just a great time!

    And it should go without saying...but I never let the opportunity pass without acknowledging the contribution of George Guidall. He's very simply the best audio book reader I've ever heard. Much as with Walt Longmire, George IS the voice of Mitch Rapp.

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    rob 04-17-10
    rob 04-17-10 Member Since 2007
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    "It's Vince Flynn. Read it."

    I absolutely love every Vince Flynn novel that I have ever read. He is not afraid to look at our terrorist threat and put the blame where it belongs. No punches are pulled. No politically correct nonsense here. He is not afraid to call a spade a spade.

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-10
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Protect and Defend"

    This is best enjoyed if you first read previous Flynn novels with the same characters, i.e., Rapp, Kennedy, etc. Your insight into their characters, what's happened before, will greatly help give this story more fire. It's a great read, recommended.

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