The Apostle

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Brad Thor
Narrator: Armand Schultz
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: June 2009
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically-connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything -- even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan -- in order to keep his secret hidden.

A new administration and a new approach to dealing with America's enemies have left covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath without a job. But when American doctor Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, the terms of her ransom leave the president with only one course of action. In a dangerous assignment that the United States government will deny any knowledge of, Scot Harvath must secretly infiltrate Kabul's notorious Policharki Prison and free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom -- al-Qaeda mastermind, Mustafa Khan.

But when Harvath arrives, he quickly learns that there is more to the kidnapping than anyone dares to admit. And as the subterfuge is laid bare, Harvath must examine his own career of hunting down and killing terrorists, and ask himself if he has what it takes to help one of the world's worst go free.

Brimming with the kind of ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity Brad Thor's internationally bestselling novels are known for, The Apostle doubles down on the blockbuster success of The Last Patriot and reaffirms Thor's status as the master of the political thriller.

Reviews (4)

Written by Esmeldin Paling on October 12th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I totally agree with anonymous the book has nothing to do with politics. Great book. Love Brad Thor.

Great Story

Written by Anonymous on November 11th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I don't think the other reviewers even listened to one CD. This story has nothing to do with "concervative polictics". It is a great story ripped from the headlines about terrorists trying to do damage to innocent victims.


Written by Barbara from Dale, OK on June 30th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I admire the previous reviewer. I was unable to finish even the first CD. Once again the reader was, um, not good, but it really may have been that the text was insufferable.

Tea Party

Written by Anonymous on May 4th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The author has some very conservative politics, which become clear early on in the book. There were strong opinions about people who want peace being hypocritical when it comes to their families. I got so annoyed reading it I couldn't get past the 2nd CD. If you're not political conservative I would recommend you skip this book.

Author Details

Author Details

Thor, Brad

Brad Thor, a graduate of the University of Southern California, has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Program and is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown", "The First Commandment", "The Last Patriot", and "The Apostle". Visit his website at