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Protect and Defend Audiobook

Protect and Defend

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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)

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    Paula 11-22-12
    Paula 11-22-12
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    "Vince Flynn does it again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Edge of your seat of Rapp's next adventure!


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Guidall's narration brings Rapp into a 3-D force. Excellent as always.


    Any additional comments?

    As a huge fan of these books, I feel that Congress should leave Gen. Petraus alone! He was just under covers.

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    Connie Avid Reader 09-29-12

    You are the sum of what you read!

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    "Todays politics on display"

    This is a tight paced and fully fleshed-out story regarding the problem with solving a problem diplomatically. Sometimes you just need a hero like Mitch that will get things done!

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    Kyba Pearland, TX, United States 09-20-12
    Kyba Pearland, TX, United States 09-20-12 Member Since 2008
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    "the best Mitch Ripp story yet!"
    What did you love best about Protect and Defend?

    The story did not have a dull moment. Sometimes to adequately explain a situation or political atmosphere Flynn's stories have lengthy narratives. Not in Protect and Defend! It's quick paced and an absolutely enjoyable, suspenseful read or listen.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Completely. The story is just well written. The characters are believable and Mitch is always on time!


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I am very impressed by Guidall. Both my husband and I enjoy his performances. So much so that I search for books that he narrates. I can eventually learn to enjoy a reader, but my husband cannot. Guidall is our absolute favorite performer.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Nonstop action and intrigue.


    Any additional comments?

    The Mitch Rapp series is awesome. I typically purchase them as soon as they are available. I don't know how I missed Protect and Defend. It is definitely a favorite.

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    Lynne RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 08-22-12
    Lynne RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 08-22-12
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    "Riveting!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch Rapp of course. Director Kennedy is next best.


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

    George Guidall is excellent! He made the book believable.


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

    If I could, I would've listened to this in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I had some problems with the sound in part 2, but I re-downloaded and it was fine.

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    Joshua Danville, NH, United States 08-13-12
    Joshua Danville, NH, United States 08-13-12
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    "Big fan of Vince Flynn,Mitch Rapp & George Guidall"
    What made the experience of listening to Protect and Defend the most enjoyable?

    As with all his books, this one keeps your attention and leaves you sitting in the driveway wanting to keep on listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch Rapp, he finds a way to become an alter ego.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, He's enjoyable to listen to and makes the book all the better as a result.


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    Gregory Indiana, PA, United States 08-11-12
    Gregory Indiana, PA, United States 08-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Exciting, tense and well read"
    Where does Protect and Defend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Better than average, probably a solid 7.5 out of 10.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch Rapp of course.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Listened to American Assassin first. Loved it. Next was Transfer of Power and you wouldn't know it was the same author. Narrator was probably to blame for much but the story dragged along and the dialogue was often lame. Narrator has limited vocal range so many characters have very unreal and annoying voices, unless you like Thurston Howell III. My wife completely agreed. Then listened to this book and it was excellent. Fast paced, very interesting story and well performed. Well worth the time and expense.

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    Matteo New York, USA 07-30-12
    Matteo New York, USA 07-30-12
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    "A Classic Vince Flynn"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Protect and Defend to be better than the print version?

    The audio edition is very good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Protect and Defend?

    The torture moment


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Kennedys abduction


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

    a bit to intense in parts to listen to all in one.


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said above a classic vince flynn...I would really reccomend it to all lovers of the genre.

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    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 07-28-12
    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 07-28-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Love Mitch Rapp"

    These books should never be read by anyone other than George Guidall. He makes these stories and the characters come to life. Mitch Rapp is so much more than a hero...he is invincible, conscientous, honorable, and ruthless with his enemies. A very fun book to listen to while taking road trips. Engaging.

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    Laveria Boynton Beach, FL, United States 07-01-12
    Laveria Boynton Beach, FL, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not satisfying ..."
    What did you love best about Protect and Defend?

    Loved the reader!


    If you’ve listened to books by Vince Flynn before, how does this one compare?

    This installment's storyline rates a C+ compared to the previous books. Could have been much better. Superficial character development. Reminded me of empty calories.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes involving the Iranian Minister of Information.


    Any additional comments?

    Have come to expect more from Vince Flynn. Hopefully the next book will be better than this one.

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    Sheba LANCASTER, TX, United States 06-13-12
    Sheba LANCASTER, TX, United States 06-13-12 Member Since 2011

    AVID READER!!!!

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    "You Do Not Want To Make This Guy Mad!!!"

    Mitch Rapp is an awesome lead character. I don't think I'll ever get enough of this guy. This novel was full of intense action and drama. It was just great!

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