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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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    waleed Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 07-10-14
    waleed Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 07-10-14
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    "Great Fiction Read. I love it. But"

    I know this fiction book and I love Flynn's books, however Vince Flynn you have no right to disrespect others religious faith. Especially if you don't have enough knowledge of what you talking about. Just write your fiction shit and stay away from such things.
    Peace.

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    Hill 05-24-14
    Hill 05-24-14
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    "Flynn does it again."

    I can't say enough good things about Vince Flynn's writings. Rapp just keeps getting better and better.

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    Sterling Silver Magnolia 04-29-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Working my way through..."

    Would listen to George Guidall read the phone book and he does his usual excellent job on this one. Vince Flynn does it again and he makes sure I can't wait for the next one! So sorry we lost him too soon.

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    Ila LAUDERHILL, FL, United States 04-16-14
    Ila LAUDERHILL, FL, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I Loved This Book"

    This was a book full of twists and turns for me. I was on the edge of my seat for the last 3 hours of the recording.

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    Hal Atlanta, GA, United States 12-02-13
    Hal Atlanta, GA, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story!! Difficult to put down."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    suspenseful and realistic story that keeps us on the edge of our seats. Narrator does an outstanding job.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?


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    Scott Enterprise, OR, United States 08-17-13
    Scott Enterprise, OR, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Mitch Rapp Unleashed"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The thought of Iran currently trying to be a nuclear power is quite edge of the seat type of plot. Israel taking action to stop Iran even in secret could cause a mid-East crisis which could after a long cold war with Russia cause America to start a war which easily could become WWIII. Then you let Irene get kidnapped and Mitch start thinking the bastards would start to torture her and the crap is going to hit the fan. Especially when the president literally pulls off Mitch's gloves and restraints and the only outcome that matters is Irene home safe, sound, and unharmed.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I listened to the Irene kidnap scene and aftermath 2 or 3 times but so much happened and I knew it was going to be a key part of the story so I wanted to understand it. Even though it's in the beginning I thought it was such a pivotal story plot that I was glad I listened to it several times. Other scenes when Mitch has to rant to get some pencil pushing politician to understand the importance of action, and especially no holds barred violent action is always entertaining.


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

    Once the story started this book was a book I listened to in almost one setting except re-listening of the key part of Irene being taken and the battle that ensues. I have found many of Vince Flynn books to be ones in which I really wanted to sit listen until I couldn't continue or real life makes me put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy military action adventure novels you'll enjoy the Mitch Rapp series. Even though these stories are fiction and you can see through the fiction to storylines and some of the reactions and outcomes really can be thought provoking. I really enjoy stories and books in which not only entertain but if it can cause some thinking and contemplations then even better

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    Michael 07-02-13
    Michael 07-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Series"
    Where does Protect and Defend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Eight, and I've listened to a lot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The no BS of Mitch Rapp.


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

    Guidall is a great narrator, he has the ability to bring out the characters very well.


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

    Yes....but 12 books in the series makes the listen a bit longer.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to see how our Gov't should be reacting to events, this book is for you.

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    Andrew Powder Springs, GA, United States 06-18-13
    Andrew Powder Springs, GA, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Engaging"
    Would you listen to Protect and Defend again? Why?

    No, but i am not the type to read a book I can remember previously reading.
    This book is worthy of praise. It gives you a story that closely resembles current events with a protagonist devoid of any political correctness doing and saying what most people wish they could. it is not the longest novel but well paced and thrilling all the same.
    you will enjoy it!


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

    Hard to say. Opening sticks out for some reason....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The interrogation scenes were intriguing, they were not violent as expected but intelligent


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

    With bathroom breaks, yes, it was engaging enough to where I did not want to stop listening. I was thoroughly entertained


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    annewbe 05-14-13
    annewbe 05-14-13
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    "I LOVE MITCH RAPP!!!!"

    This series is amazing. I loved all of the books. By end of the 1st book, Mitch Rapp was my new boyfriend :) He's a bad mother & this is a series I would read again.

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    twyla 04-13-13
    twyla 04-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Great Novel by Flynn!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story was captivating, the narration was excellent and it left me wanting to start the next book immediately to see what Mitch Rapp is going to do next. I am a fan of the series. Whether you've heard many of them or haven't heard any of them, I recommend this book if you like good partriotic suspense drama. Flynn did it Again!!

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  • Tony
    8/25/15
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    "Gripping Story"

    A fast moving and gripping storyline as we have come to expect from Vince Flynn and hero Mitch Rapp. Pity the ending was so abbreviated otherwise it would get 5 stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill1940
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    4/29/15
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    "A brilliant novel by a brilliant Vince Flynn!"

    The story drew you right into the novel. I could not put it down. Truly for it to end. Vince Flynn borders on genius.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Martin Kilifin
    4/26/15
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    "Reliable Rapp"

    Good easy listening George does a great job as always. Love the series! Can't wait to read the next one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ian C Dando
    1/17/15
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    "As always, Mitch Rapp is awesome. "

    Gripping, thrilling and believable. Fantastic writing and tremendous narration. Thoroughly enjoyable experience visiting Rapp"s world!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    12/13/13
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    "Mitch Rapp. My hero"
    Would you listen to Protect and Defend again? Why?

    Jack reacher, john puller....mitch is up there with the best. Mean and moody, one mega hard bar-stud but surely he deserves a bit of happiness soon!


    What did you like best about this story?

    If you like one mitch Rapp story you'll like them all.


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

    All the same. Very good.


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

    It was difficult to stop at times.


    Any additional comments?

    When we see mitch Rapp in a film?! And who will play him? Surely NOT Tom cruise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. P. S. Davies
    Sussex,UK
    12/13/13
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    "Mitch turns more Mitch!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Protect and Defend to be better than the print version?

    Have not read in print but the way Guidall voices the characters is the way I'd imagined them from others in the series I have read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Mitch legend is building more and more through this book. I started at the back reading The Last Man and enjoyed so much I am going back over the back issues


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

    Guidall voices the characters is the way I'd imagined


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

    Yes, I listen normally in the car whilst at work (around 30 hrs a week!) and found myself siting in car parks not wanting to get out!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/27/17
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    "Wow this series."

    These books have me hooked and constantly craving for more. Absolutely nothing bad to say.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P. Craine
    Preston UK
    9/17/17
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    "Too short!"

    Another great book. OK it may be me but I would've like Mitch to take his time a little more. I don't want to spoil it so will leave it at that.
    OK onto the next Mitch Rapp book.

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  • neville
    8/28/17
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    "Enjoyable listen"

    One day this will not be a tale of fiction!

    A prediction rather than a story?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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