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4.00005796592306 out of 54.00005796592306 out of 54.00005796592306 out of 54.00005796592306 out of 54.00005796592306 out of 5 4.00 (11,386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vince Flynn Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitch Rapp Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780743574822
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Guidall does his usual masterful job with all the tough-guy voices. In addition, we hardly notice when he slips into simple narrative to cover the lesser characters since his terrific pacing and delivery keep us on the edge throughout…Listeners of Clancy, Patterson, and DeMille will love this book.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chap | 2/10/2017

    " Guidall narrates the book and he is one of the best. He has read half of Vince Flynn's books and Armand Schultz has done the others. I like George Guidall better. I have listened to over 1,000 books in the last twenty one years (I keep a list as to not pick up an old one that I had done years ago) and you learn very quickly that it's a combination of a good story and the a good narrator. The point of this book is that you have to be as ruthless with the terrorist as they are with us. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Towell | 2/14/2014

    " I'm afraid this is all too accurate in the current political climate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie Jobst | 2/12/2014

    " This is a struggle between the politicians in washington, sitting in their nice cushy offices, going home to their families every night, and the CIA operatives that must hunt down terrorists and get answers in order to prevent attacks in the US and to locate other terrorists. Washington says the terrorists must be treated with respect. Once they become involved in the interogation process events begin to unfold. Whose way is the right way?? Made you think. Great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 2/5/2014

    " Not as much shoot em up ...... bad terrorists, good americans! But still kept me on the edge. Not sure though how many more ways the terrorists can attack? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karalee | 2/1/2014

    " This is the ninth book in the Mitch Rapp series. Although the subject matter (America's war on terror) remains the same, the focus of the book is a little different than past Rapp installments. This book is a little more focused on the political side of the story rather than the hard-core action and suspense from earlier books, although it does contain some of both and has a really explosive ending. At first, I kept thinking "when will the action start? when will Rapp be unleashed?" but it didn't take long until I was really engrossed in the unfolding political drama. The book presents timely and relevant issues that should scare the crap out of people if there is any truth to them. Vince Flynn manages to raise these issues without being preachy and without losing the appeal of his typical plots. I really enjoyed this book, particularly the inclusion of both Mitch Rapp and Mike Nash as central characters. "

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

    " Much better than the last one, this will make me keep reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/27/2014

    " Another fast-paced Mitch Rapp thriller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catharine | 1/26/2014

    " I figured I would try one more book in the "thriller" genre. It still is not a genre that I enjoy. The style is not appealing to me. I also felt there was a decidedly political agenda to this book which I don't usually feel is present in the fiction that I read, though it may be in some non-fiction. I won't be reading any more "thrillers" for a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie G | 1/22/2014

    " A little more political in tone than I would like, but certainly makes you think about the pros and cons of torture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/20/2014

    " I enjoy all of Vince Flynn's books. Who doesn't like Mitch Rapp. This novel focused more on Michael Nash with Mitch playing a part in the novel. This was my 11th Vince Flynn book and I am looking forward to reading the next two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/14/2014

    " This is the first one of the series that I've read. And I really just started listening to it while my son and I worked on a house project. But then I was hooked and now I want to listen to them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 1/4/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 12/30/2013

    " The book picked up toward the end... I began getting interested during the courtroom scenes but I thought the face-off between Rapp and Londsdale would get more intense and riveting but it boiled down to something less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L8start | 12/10/2013

    " Not my favorite Mitch Rapp book. OK plot but the characters, including Mitch, were mostly charicatures: senators, terrorists, military men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Chilman | 11/18/2013

    " Best one so far in my opinion. I am biased though because I got my copy autographed and I got to hear Vince Flynn speak to a group of students. It was AWESOME! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 8/7/2013

    " Really enjoyed and looking forward to the next in the series. I like the way that Kenner made me feel, as though I was in Lily/Alice's head. The ending wasn't the average, boring "happily ever efter" that so many stories have.This book was what I call a can't put it down till I'm at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/11/2013

    " Wow, Mitch Rapp strikes again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 4/15/2013

    " I'd give this 6 stars - loved it. Love Mitch Rapp and Mike Nash. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Adams | 9/18/2012

    " 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 Aubrey S | 3/25/2012

    " Can't wait to start reading the prequels and the newly released " The Last Man!" Vince Flynn is an amazing writer and he always draws me deep into his stories. The characters have such depth to them and the progression of his books never leave you bored, only wanting more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Thompson | 12/2/2011

    " This was a fast and easy read. The story builds quickly with plenty of characters that help develop the story. Not having read a lot of terrorist centered political/mystery novels, my novice assessment is that it is more a cheap read than an award winning novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 11/10/2011

    " Fast and fun but when I got to the end I was like, "Wait - that's IT!??" I'm not rushing off to read another one of these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/1/2011

    " I have enjoyed several of the Mitch Rapp stories. This was another suspenseful example of Flynn's work. Kept me going until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Rocks | 8/10/2011

    " A terrorist plot only half goes to plan in the middle of an epic political battle. Introduction of a new character: Nash. I like him, although I hope it isn't to let go of the main character Rapp. Good read. "

  • 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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