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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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    William Waltrip Dallas, Texas 01-07-13
    William Waltrip Dallas, Texas 01-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I am a new Vince Flynn fan."

    I am pleased to have discovered this writer and reader combination. Vince Flynn is a master of the craft. I plan to listen to and enjoy more of his books soon.

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    doreen cochran, GA, United States 01-03-13
    doreen cochran, GA, United States 01-03-13
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    "V. Flynn does it again !!!"
    What did you love best about Protect and Defend?

    as always...i enjoyed the plot...weaving of characters and the leading up to the "next" adventure.


    What other book might you compare Protect and Defend to and why?

    i compare Flynn's adventure to my other fav author Clive Clussler... i often listen to the works of both.


    Which scene was your favorite?

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

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    Any additional comments?

    i have really enjoyed the narrator in each book i listen to with him... does a great job of getting the listener "into" the scenes.

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    archy instructor 12-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Mitch saves tha day once again"

    An excellent story based on a possible nightmare situation in this country's future. How long before the powers in Washington put a muzzle on Vince and Mitch.

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    Phillip Selah, WA, United States 12-27-12
    Phillip Selah, WA, United States 12-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "READ THIS REVIEW.......PLEASE READ!!!!"
    Would you listen to Protect and Defend again? Why?

    Heck yeah......Vince Flynn has created a series that is refreshing and more realistic than people would like to believe. This is how modern day wars are fought! We no longer line up on large battle fields waiting for the enemy to poke their head out of a hole. The enemy has learned that they must hide in the shadows and or civilian areas and strike, then run! Mitch Rapp is a fictional character that Mr. Flynn has brought to life but in my opinion is what and how we need to proceed with fighting these terrorists. They have no rules, no moralistic restraints! They simply kill in the name of their God in hopes of furthering their agenda of corruption, power, and to strike fear in the innocent. God bless Vince Flynn and his fictional character Mitch Rapp......I hope there are REAL Mitch Rapp's out there kicking rear end and taking names and taking the fight to these rats that are poking sticks at people from the shaddows!!!!


    What other book might you compare Protect and Defend to and why?

    All of the Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp series.....


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George Guidall has solidified himself as the voice and personality of Mitch Rapp......He interprets the words and adds emotion perfectly! Why anyone else would attempt to read a Mitch Rapp book would be rediculous.......


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

    I very much enjoyed the parts where the president and his advisors stood up and told the rest of the world that we were going to bring the fight to the enemy...


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent series.....Vince Flynn has created an enjoyable series that appeals to everyone at a certain level. His has expanded his character base and creates emotional relationships between those characters and the reader. I have listened/read almost all of the Mitch Rapp books and am looking forward to more.....

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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