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Extreme Measures Audiobook

Extreme Measures: A Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for 16 years first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.

But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes.

Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.

©2008 Vince Flynn; ©2008 Simon & Schuster

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    Andrew 03-29-13
    Andrew 03-29-13
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    "A political thrill ride"
    What made the experience of listening to Extreme Measures the most enjoyable?

    I like the way the author brings the political side to the story. The way he explains the running of the government departments and the way in which they let the very people they should be supporting down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Extreme Measures?

    The scene were the toes get cut off. Made me shiver. But the best thing about Mitch Rapp novels is that you know pay back is coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the government building is stormed by the terrorists. The pace was perfect and as usual Rapp delivers. But as I am starting to find out with Rapp stories the victory was over clouded by the loses.


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

    Actually I almost did. I got so into the book that I have listened to it in two days.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not the best Mitch Rapp story that I have listened to but by far the most interesting. I love that one character can cross to different story paths. It sticks to the basic story line of Mitch kills Terrorists but surprisingly it not set in a battle field environment but in the cities and government of America. A great read, a 9/10. It would be a 10/10 but that wouldn't be fair to Clancy. If you love a good read, get into Mitch Rapp.

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    Jeffrey 03-26-13
    Jeffrey 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "5 Star Book!!"

    I am a huge fan of the Mitch Rapp series and Extreme Measures is one of the best! Once again, Vince Flynn tells a riveting and entertaining story while at the same time, tackling real-life political issues. Regardless of your political opinions, Extreme Measures will guarantee to get you thinking about an incredibly hot topic that is very real. As always, George Guidall does a masterful job in bringing the story to life--I cannot imagine listening to another narrator do this series. This is a must read if you are a Vince Flynn fan!

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    Amazon Customer troy mi usa 02-02-13
    Amazon Customer troy mi usa 02-02-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Good story and very good narration"

    It's a good story very well done. I really like the way it's put together. The narration is especially good. George Guidall is super and the other voices are great.

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    Mike Castle Rock, CO, United States 11-03-12
    Mike Castle Rock, CO, United States 11-03-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent"
    Would you listen to Extreme Measures again? Why?

    Kept me hooked up to my Iphone when I should have been doing chores around the house. Excellent book!


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    Anton H. Disselkoen SW Florida 09-17-12
    Anton H. Disselkoen SW Florida 09-17-12 Member Since 2012

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    "I'm still shaking"
    Would you listen to Extreme Measures again? Why?

    I'm not sure I could listen to it again because it was so intense that I practically memorized it as I heard it. A real insight into the war on terror, with a good dose of the characters of the story, I really love that.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Extreme Measures?

    The interaction of Mike Nash and his wife and kids. Don't want to do a spoiller alert so let me just say, I laughed till I almost wet my pants


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

    His mastery of accent and nuance is unsurpassed.


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

    It made me laugh, cry, and fume, empathize that is what I love about Vince Flynn's writing


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    Anthony Moree, Australia 09-03-12
    Anthony Moree, Australia 09-03-12
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    "Great book exciting plot and charactors"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Extreme Measures to be better than the print version?

    Yess i have only been listening to audio books for the last few months and find them fantastic


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

    Yes from the start i have listened to three books in this serious and love the twists an turns


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Mitch wrap was my favorite


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

    Politics will kill you lol


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    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 08-27-12
    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2017

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    "Another great one."

    This book really keys into the "head in the sand" and approach by many politicians. If you are a leftist, this is probably not the novel for you. Extreme Measures and Pursuit of honor are really one book, but Extreme Measures does offer a good ending point. Once again , George Guidal does an excellent job.

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    Deon Pretoria, South Africa 08-13-12
    Deon Pretoria, South Africa 08-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great thriller!"
    What did you love best about Extreme Measures?

    Once again Vince Flynn succeeds in creating a storyline that engages and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Another great edition in the Mitch Rapp series.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George Guidall is probably the best narrator around. He could read the telephone directory and I would listen to it! Another masterpiece by the master himself.


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    Kim Terre Haute, IN, United States 08-07-12
    Kim Terre Haute, IN, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2017
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    "VERY ENTERTAINING!"

    What can you say about a story where the good guy wins? Narrator (Guidall) is great as usual. Listening to another Mitch Rapp series book as I type this review. Very entertaining!

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    twyla 07-27-12
    twyla 07-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "ABSOLUTELY RIVIDING! If you like suspense-get it!"

    This was a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the story, the narrator the length, everything. If you like suspense and drama and if you Love American Heros - get this book. It was my first Vince Flynn book, I am a fan. It instantly became one of my favorites!!

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  • Pammy
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    6/17/16
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    "Slips down like a vanilla milkshake"

    Narration is excellent. The plot trots along at a good pace and it is does exactly what you would expect, maverick CIA, Middle Eastern terrorism, the moral question of torture, sage old boys veterans of politics and war.
    My only reservation is the home life oh please stay away from that domestic arguments a wife who is on one hand the legal brain of Socrates and Perry Mason and is a complete emotional bitch. Sorry just making her work and brainy is still a nagging emotionally bankrupt woman.

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  • Philip
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    2/18/16
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    "Rapp continues his trade with a cool partner"
    Would you listen to Extreme Measures again? Why?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rapp naturally but Nash is sounding good


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

    Nash, despite his hard job makes a great and funny dad


    Any additional comments?

    Language a bit on the strong and over used side, which is a shame, but the story is great

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  • R.B
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    2/6/16
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    "Not one of Vince Flynn's best."

    I am a massive Vince Flynn(RIP) fan. But this book, unfortunately, wasn't that good. I found it a bit too drawn out. It seemed to me, like a lot of this book was just filler, with no real reason for it being there. If this is your first Vince Flynn book, and your don't like it, don't let it put you off, because most of his books are fantastic. I find George Guidall to be an excellent narrator, especially for the character of Mitch Rapp.

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  • W. Macpherson
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    8/24/15
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    "Extreme Measures"

    Yet another great read made all the better by the narrator . Off to get the next one now.

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  • Churchill1940
    ILFORD, United Kingdom
    4/19/15
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    "Another brilliant novel by Vince Flynn"

    Flynn's stories just keep getting better. He will be dearly missed
    The story line of each novel continues to grow with intensity!

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