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Extreme Measures Audiobook

Extreme Measures: A Thriller

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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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    Jim Wilmington, NC, USA 02-24-10
    Jim Wilmington, NC, USA 02-24-10
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    "Great Read"

    Kept me going. Great story and easy read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steppone South Carolina 03-23-09
    Steppone South Carolina 03-23-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Could Mitch take Jack Bouer?"

    Give me more! If Mitch and Jack Bouer joined forces we would have nothing to worry about.

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    Kathleen Seattle, WA, USA 02-24-09
    Kathleen Seattle, WA, USA 02-24-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Fair Thriller"

    I love listening to audiobooks at the gym, and so I always look for a high-speed page-turner.

    This Vince Flynn was pretty good, not quite as spellbinding as, say, "Consent to Kill," or "Transfer of Power." The narrator was good, pacing fine, and of course I can always get behing a good Mitch Rapp butt-kicking.

    Maybe it's just me, but I often got confused when the narrator lived in the Middle-Eastern characters' lives - same voice for all of them, I thought, and often didn't know who was supposed to be talking.

    This audiobook kept me on the treadmill, but it didn't have me ratcheting up my speed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 01-08-09
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 01-08-09 Member Since 2017

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter.

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    "Good listen even without the dose of reality"

    Not surprisingly, many reviewers had difficulty separating their political leanings on the "war on terror" with this work of fiction. I did also but still was able to appreciate the book for the edge-of-your-seat suspense that it provided. How the book ends is not as predictable as I originally thought it would be. I can't say much more than that without creating spoilers. Apart from the terrorism angle, I particularly enjoyed the fallout when Nash's son gets into trouble for beating up one of his friends. It's almost a metaphor for the major plot line of the book. Many will love this book. A few others will hate it. But even the haters will like it if they can ignore their political leanings and just jump into the story. I wish that more loose ends were tied at the conclusion, but I guess that's what sequels are for.

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    Lynn Atlanta, GA, United States 01-03-09
    Lynn Atlanta, GA, United States 01-03-09
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    "Fast moving and entertaining"

    A good read without a lot of filler. It was well written and characters were clearly defined. Plot and subject matter is very relevant and revealing.

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    Barbara United States 12-29-08
    Barbara United States 12-29-08 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent thriller"

    This is a very well done book. The reader is also excellent and allows you to follow the story very easily. Timely subject.

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    Alfred Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada 11-13-08
    Alfred Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada 11-13-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic"

    One of the most enjoyable reads ever. This is expert writing with amazing drama. I have enjoyed all of the Mitch Rapp stories but this one has a terrifying note of truth and realism that all doves should read. Basically I was a dove util I read this fictional work.
    George Guidall is an absolutely brilliant narrator whose character voices are work of art.

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    Beth 10-30-08
    Beth 10-30-08
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    "One of Flynn's best"

    I have been a fan of Vince Flynn for a while, but this is one of his best books yet. At one point I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I had my heart strings pulled, I got angry and I cheered Rapp on to get the bad guys. I love a book that can get me emotionally invested in it and this is one of them. The Narrator was top notch too.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Richard F. Walsh Bowie, Md. United States 04-23-09
    Richard F. Walsh Bowie, Md. United States 04-23-09
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    "Exreme Measures"

    Great Listen. All the pinheads and hand wringers should be exposed to the realities of the "torture" issue. Flynn's fiction is more real than what passes for educated thought on Capitol Hill. Brings back the 9/12 memories, instead of the pre-9/11 mindset thast prevails in the mainstream media today. The story feels real and some of characters will seem familiar and frustrating.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-18-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-18-16 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Extreme Measures is my favorite Vince Flynn novel!"

    I'm listening to the entire Mich Rapp series plus Term Limits, the only non-Rapp novel written by Vince Flynn, for the third time. I've said before that there is no single best Vince Flynn novel. Each novel he authored is tied for the best. The reason this is my favorite is that that it deals politically with the use of extreme measures. It deals with the hypocrisy of leading politicians like the fictional Senator Barbara Lawnsdale in dealing with the topic. This is extremely powerful novel with lots of action and suspense including a terrorist attack that kills many. Late in Extreme Measures during a terrorist attack in DC Lawnsdale's chief of staff and best friend is killed. Senator Lawnsdale changes sides in the argument to become Rapp's and the CIA's most powerful supporter on Capitol Hill.

    George Guidall narrates brilliantly. Extreme measures is a must-read novel from the must-read Mitch Rapp series.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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