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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vince Flynn Narrator: Armand Schultz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitch Rapp Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780743574808
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Vince Flynn’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Extreme Measures , is now available from Encore for only $14.99 and will coincide with the hardcover and audio editions of Flynn’s latest thriller.

Time and again, Vince Flynn has captivated listeners’ imaginations with his all-too-real portrayal of a secretive world where fearless men and women, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders. In Extreme Measures, Mitch Rapp and his agency colleague, Mike Nash, may have met their match.

The CIA has detected 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 former marine officer Nash 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. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him. Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers a smart, devastatingly intense, and jaw-droppingly realistic political thriller that will have fans on the edge of their seats until the very end. Download and start listening now!

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  • “One of today’s great thriller-spinners cooks up a terrifyingly realistic jihadist nightmare.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nilesh | 2/13/2014

    " Found it disappointing even with a fairly good plot as the book stops mid-way without any major resolution. Too artificial a creating of two books from one plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari Rosso | 2/9/2014

    " Good book, picked up a lot of speed at the end. Made you think about your positions and also wonder what really goes on ... I was glad at the ending, setting up for another good Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp book. I'll be looking for it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 2/5/2014

    " Another disappointing novel from this used to be good author. I was a Mitch Rapp fan, but this latest rendition reeks. The first half of this story should have been edited out. Then, there would be no need for the torture, mayhem, death and Extreme Measures of crap. 1 of 10 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 2/3/2014

    " Good read...fast paced and hard to put down! Good book for a cold and icy night! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/31/2014

    " Vince Flynn's theme of how political correctness is hampering the US government's attempt to fight the war on terror is as relevant as it has ever been. He really takes all the gloves off on this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vincent | 1/18/2014

    " This book was a captivating read and gives compelling arguments on some controversial issues, however I do not recommend reading it because of foul language and sexual references. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bebe | 1/14/2014

    " Book on CD - wow real kick-ass "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob Kowalski | 1/14/2014

    " Wow, Vince Flynn really mailed this one in! He didn't even bother with the ending. He simply set up the sequel. I'm so glad that I didn't spend money directly on this one and borrowed it from my local library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri faulk | 1/7/2014

    " Parallel story lines. Quick read, but not as good as the others. Nash a larger roll but we had first account of terrorist activity throughout with their mindset. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/11/2013

    " Intro'd a new character - Mike Nash. Need more Mitch Rapp kicking terrorist butt. : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 12/7/2013

    " Another fast-paced Mitch Rapp thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 12/4/2013

    " I like his books. They really keep you on the edge of your seat and they are hard to put down but this one had a lot more language in it than his others. I didn't like that. Sad, cause he has one more out but I'm not sure I can get through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 11/12/2013

    " Another great read by Flynn "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edithandersen | 10/31/2013

    " Diane T. gave it five stars. It's a scary account of government incompetence. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 10/3/2013

    " This book is taking que from some actual politicas but, in the Mitch Rapp world. Terrorists attack Washington and the legislators want to place blame on the CIA and Mitch Rapp. The book is part one of the Story. It continues in Pursuit of Honor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Olson | 6/26/2013

    " I LOVE MITCH RAPP!! This book is a great quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoyee | 3/28/2013

    " An extremely well written book by the author, Vince Flynn. I was kind of shocked that the terrorist would try and succeed at attack the Counter Terrorism Center! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 12/18/2012

    " This one literally had me on the edge of my seat. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Holden | 11/22/2012

    " This is a new author for me. I think I'm going to enjoy reading all of his books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BrawnyBen | 10/28/2012

    " Excellent book about CIA agent Mitch Rapp has to fight multiple battles; with the terrorists they hunt and the red tape of the US Gov't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luan | 9/26/2012

    " Good read (or listen). I like the way Flynn is willing to take his plot points to the extreme ends. Bombs blowing up despite the hero's best efforts. And Flynn's take on politicians. It makes me laugh and worry that it might be (probably is) true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 6/9/2012

    " Mitch Rapp to the rescue again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy | 3/10/2012

    " Thriller and suspenseful----what really goes on behind closed doors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 12/28/2011

    " Much better than Protect and Defend. Flynn is back and Mitch Rapp is badder and better than ever! I truly gripping and fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth A | 11/27/2011

    " Love Mitch Rapp. Kickin' butt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Burt | 9/21/2011

    " I like Vince Flynn and this was another good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/24/2011

    " Only half the story - and quickly told - though the rest of the intrigue is in Pursuit of Honor. Together they make an interesting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Adams | 5/25/2011

    " This was the best one yet! 100 stars. I am getting ready to download and start the next one immediately. The action was nonstop, the story was clear and stuck on point. I love all of the characters in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 4/30/2011

    " Vince Flynn sure can keep you turning the pages the first book I read of him was American Assin so when I started this book and saw that Nash and Rapp were the main characters I was very glad.The story keeps you turning pages and ignoring laundry etc till you finish.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 4/27/2011

    " This was a pretty good book. It was fast-paced thriller with super spies--Rapp and Nash, and stupid politicians.. I did think this book was one of his better books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 4/25/2011

    " great book. Hell of a finish. On to the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny | 4/21/2011

    " Excellent as usual. Love how well these are written and the dramatic endings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 4/19/2011

    " As usual, this was an entertaining novel about the CIA superagent Mitch Rapp. However, it definitely wasn't one of the better books in the series. Good fast-paced read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/10/2011

    " This is a new author for me. I think I'm going to enjoy reading all of his books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 4/7/2011

    " Not my favorite of the series. This was very heavy on the politics. The action at the end was great, but it seemed to be just too little too late, to be of the same caliber of the other Mitch Rapp books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 3/24/2011

    " Vince always does a good job with Mitch Rapp. Terrorists are no problem. Too bad we don't have a Rapp for real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 3/15/2011

    " Could NOT put this book down, he hooks you in and now I just HAVE GOT to know more about these characters.. scouring the bookstore tomorrow for a supply of easy reads (like this) for spring break! Great find.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Theresa | 2/20/2011

    " Possibly a great read, but the language is extreme. Possibly that is how the military runs, but too much for me to read about. Could a book be written about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq without the language? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nneka | 2/13/2011

    " OMG Mitch and Mike the absolute best combination can't get enough of them "

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About the Author
Author Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn (1966–2013) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. After struggling for years to get published, his first novel, Term Limits, hit the New York Times bestseller list and started a trend for all of his novels, which have become perennial bestsellers. He earned a sterling reputation for his research and prescient warnings about the rise of radical Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism.

About the Narrator

Armand Schultz has appeared on Broadway in The Herbal Bed, A View from the Bridge, and The Secret Rapture. He has performed extensively with the New York Shakespeare Festival and has been seen off Broadway in the award-winning Stuff Happens at the Public Theatre in New York City. His films include Vanilla Sky and Malcolm X.