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Term Limits Audiobook

Term Limits

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In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future.

©2009 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"A page-turning read." (Larry King, USA Today)

"Ingenious....Outpaces anything recently published, including Baldacci and Clancy." (Florida Times-Union)

"A roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller with loads of insiders' lowdown on D.C. politics." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 10-13-16
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 10-13-16 Member Since 2011

    71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).

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    "Not Mitch Rapp, but just as good!"

    I loved the entire Mitch Rapp series and was not sure I would like a stand-alone version. Although this is not a Mitch Rapp escapade, it has many of the trappings with several of the same characters (Director Stansfield, Irene Kennedy, and several others, including Skip McMahan who plays a big role in this adventure. I found it particularly appealing given the present political climate. THe President's Chief of Staff, Garrett, is a particularly offensive person who really needed a good kick in the behind. I thought he had too much power to be believable, but I also found him necessary to the overall story.

    This book gives new meaning to the phrase "Term Limits". It remind me of the old movie "Divorce, Italian Style" which refers to the fact that the only way to divorce your spouse is through his death. In this case, "Term Limits" shows that if Congressmen are not able to self-impose a limit on their terms of office, a good assassin can always show them how it can be done.

    At first glance, the story appears unrealistic - killing Congressmen who aren't willing to do what is good for the country instead of focusing on their own agendas, but well into the story, I began to think "this is not so far-fetched" and "many this wold be a good solution to a lot of our country's problems." I really liked the idea that the unknown assassins went to great lengths to make sure no civilians were never caught in the cross-fire, focusing inastead on only the people responsible for the problems.

    One comment - I am a person who often finds that when I get home, I want to sit in the car and continue to listen to the story because I can't wait to see what happens next. This audio book was extremely long (over 15 hours), but throughout, I found that I just did not want to stop. I found myself turning the book on while I was cooking or doing housework, just because I wanted to see what happened next,

    I highly recommend this to any Flynn followers, but also to anyone who enjoys a political novel that exposes Congressmen's dirty laundry. Happy reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-10-13
    Mark Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "We only wish this would happen in real life!"
    What did you love best about Term Limits?

    The plot establishes an underground patriot network resolved to getting the country back on track and do away with entrenched partisan politics. Term Limits it the very best of Vince Flynn!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Congressman Michael O'Rourke and Scott Coleman.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When O'Rourke whipped Stu Garrett in the Oval office.


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

    No any particular moment the overall concept and planning seemed excellently composed.


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding read. I have 9 Vince Flynn audio books. This should be made into screenplay and a movie.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrence Fort Collins, CO, United States 04-19-13
    Lawrence Fort Collins, CO, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Miss Mitch"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Story is okay but I was looking for Mitch to come in at any time. Coleman, Kennedy and Stanfill made it interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Vince Flynn? Why or why not?

    Yes and I have at least 9 already.


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

    He's excelllent


    Was Term Limits worth the listening time?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Six Mile, SC, United States 02-25-13
    Adam Six Mile, SC, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining"
    Where does Term Limits rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks in the top half of all the audiobooks I have listened to so far. Given today's environment in Washington, the premise of the story was interesting and timely even though it was written 10 years ago. No Mitch Rapp was slightly disappointing, but it was better in some ways to have many of the familiar characters involved just before his arrival in subsequent books.


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

    Interesting plot, kept the listener engaged.


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

    Similar to other of his narrations. Good narration, nice character differentiation.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alan Peyton, CO, United States 06-18-11
    Alan Peyton, CO, United States 06-18-11 Member Since 2016
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    "not his best, but entertaining none the less"

    For the most part, I enjoyed the book. This novel had the feel of a first attempt. Fortunately for all of us Flynn has continued to grow and build on some of these characters. I had heard this novel was a little choppy but I really wanted to see where it all began. Thank you Vince Flynn, I love your books.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Staats 06-25-11
    Dave Staats 06-25-11 Member Since 2016
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    "I see why it wasn't released in a timely manner."

    If you are a Vince fan you'll see 'origin of' several characters like the comic books of our youth. Familiar people but nary a mention of Mitch. Vince must have written this on lunch breaks but it is still a great 'secret wish' of any sentient patriot. The editor who said 'wait until you need a break' is fine by me because it gave us a Vince when he needed a break. Buy it! (400 plus titles bought).

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    James Lemus 01-16-17
    James Lemus 01-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing predictable and a bad story"

    All the characters in the story with the Mitch Rapp series with exception of Mitch Rapp. The story is slow and predictable and not realistic even in the fantasy land of shot'um knock the bad guy down.

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    Tracker58 01-10-17
    Tracker58 01-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "very compelling story"

    I enjoyed this story. It is a plausible scenario and very well read by the narrator.

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    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 12-30-16
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 12-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Early flynn"
    Any additional comments?

    This was an energetic novel, action packed, pre Mitch Rapp but very much in line. The story surrounds the concept of really draining the swamp in Washington DC, as in assassinations. The story stands up well with time (even when they talk about the out of control debt of $5 trillion dollars.. I had to chuckle) and holds interest through out. The reason I was a bit disappointed with the story was due to its naiveté or at least unrealistic conclusion that perfectly responsible, well balanced, successful people would find assassination a reasonable solution to corruption in government, rather than creating a less savage solution. Love the later books of Flynn and was saddened when I had heard he had passed away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janie M. Kittle 12-28-16
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    "Best book I have ever listen to"

    The book hits home in it presentation of our current political status in this country. I wish everyone would listen or read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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