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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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    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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    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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    casper palos verdes ca. 03-04-13
    casper palos verdes ca. 03-04-13 Member Since 2011

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    Where does Protect and Defend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book started off slow. i wondered if i was reading the right book. Finally i got into the book and enjoyed it.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    like


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    Elizabeth 02-20-13
    Elizabeth 02-20-13
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    "Another great story"

    Thank you Mr. Flynn for writing another thrilling story. I enjoyed the ride.

    By the way nicely done on cutting way back on the bad language. After your last book I was afraid I was going t have to give you up. This book has redeemed you in my eyes.

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    CLIFFORD lincoln, NE, United States 02-11-13
    CLIFFORD lincoln, NE, United States 02-11-13
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    "great read"

    great read i hope there will be anotner cant get anoufe of this cerries and soon

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    David Burnsville, NC, United States 01-10-13
    David Burnsville, NC, United States 01-10-13
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    "The best performance I have ever heard"

    I have been on a Vince Flynn tear lately, as much for George Guidall's narrations as for the author's writing. Although some might find Flynn's Rapp series to be a bit formulaic with the repeated common themes, personally I have found most all of the books entertaining, well paced and well balanced among plot, character development and dialogue. This one, however, I have to place at the very top of the over 200 books I have listened to for performance. Guidall is pitch perfect with every character, male and female, American and foreign, and his cadence, covering all range of scenes from quiet reflection by a character to rapid fire action, is amazing. I had Bronson Pinchot's performance of Karl Marlantes's Matterhorn, which is also near perfect, at the top of my list until this one.

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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.


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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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