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.
Protect and Defend Audiobook

Protect and Defend

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.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (4105 )
5 star
 (2532)
4 star
 (1174)
3 star
 (328)
2 star
 (45)
1 star
 (26)
Overall
4.6 (2365 )
5 star
 (1651)
4 star
 (569)
3 star
 (122)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (9)
Story
4.7 (2359 )
5 star
 (1852)
4 star
 (427)
3 star
 (63)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (8)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tommy Jordan Charlotte, NC 04-17-08
    Tommy Jordan Charlotte, NC 04-17-08 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    63
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    283
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    0
    Overall
    "Next?"

    Another awesome Flynn novel. You have to stop yourself from time to time in his novels to remind yourself that no one can REALLY do all the things Mitch Rapp does, but the author sure makes it seem real enough! Great book. Can't wait for the next in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Edward 02-26-08
    Edward 02-26-08 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    91
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Great Fun"

    I love Vince Flynn's books. He gived the reader just the right balance of outrage and payback without being unbelieveable. I just wish there were move unabridged versions on audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paul Barrett (paulsbarrett@hotmail.com) London 02-18-08 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    "Flynn keeps me on the edge of my seat as usual"

    Another great book by Flynn. Has all the usual suspense and drama we have come to love. Was expecting more at the end though. Flynn had set the scene for an explosive end and probably could have done more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pete Grand Rapids, MI, USA 02-04-08
    Pete Grand Rapids, MI, USA 02-04-08
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    "We need Mitch!!!"

    Excellent story about the times we live in. I hope we really do have someone like Mitch Rapp on our side. Exciting story, well written. Enjoyed it completely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard Meadville, PA, USA 01-18-08
    Richard Meadville, PA, USA 01-18-08
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    "WOW"

    What a book!! This author grabs your attention and doesn't let go. This is my first audio book of this author and it was hard to turn the player off; I kept looking for excuses to have the head phones on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Concetta Branchville, NJ, USA 01-15-08
    Concetta Branchville, NJ, USA 01-15-08
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    Overall
    "Ominous"

    The plot scenario could be played out right on the front page of our daily newspapers.
    This pulled me in deeper than I would normally have gone, to the story.
    I find myself listening and reading more about the Iranian situation after listening to this ominous story. Having a son on active duty in the military makes it more so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jerry Richland, WA, USA 01-09-08
    Jerry Richland, WA, USA 01-09-08
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    "Keeps your attention"

    This was my first Vince Flynn book, but certainly will not be my last. I found myself sittng in the parking lot or driveway just to finish a chapter.
    The narrator did a great job with voices and emotion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richmond Brown Jacksonville FL 12-22-07
    Richmond Brown Jacksonville FL 12-22-07 Listener Since 2007

    Richmond

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    1
    Overall
    "classic Vince Flynn"

    Entertaining as any of his other works; if you are a fan of his earlier works, you must read this one as well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lubor Ptacek 12-18-07 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    464
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Not his usual"

    This book must have been a left over from another project. Mr. Flynn has omitted his usual character description or context setting. The story is completely linear and only one thing really happened in the entire story. If "fast pasted" is a code word for shallow and simple, this book is really, really fast pasted. The great narration helps to make the audible book enjoyable but it does not compensate for the poor writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    William Ware 12-17-07 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "gripping tale"

    excellent narration and gripping tale. chapter by
    chapter left me interested in how the plot would be woven out. very easy to listen to and kept bringing me back to my ipod.

    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.