I gave up on it. I kept drifting off and missing details. Twice I went back thinking I had jumped chapters but No I just had blanked them out. Definately not for me
Glad I didnt pay alot for it.
Explaining the main character should have been more nuanced. There was hardly any story. It spent too much time fawning all over how brave, noble, honorable and long suffering the main character was throughout the book in repetitive ways. The torture scenes, whether it was the foreplay description before the torture or actual torture, went on too long and became tedious. Torture happened a lot. So if that's all a reader wants in a book, this is the one for him or her.
It was too slow and unimaginative.
Dick Hill is always a master. He can make almost all stories sound interesting. When Audible put this book on sale, I bought it because of Dick Hill. He could narrate those long legal things you never read when you hit the button “I agree” on various internet sites and make sound exciting and compelling.
Dick Hill's talents are not enough for me to ever listen to a book by this author again.
If you're a Reacher fan, then be careful reading this series. Why? Because, I found that I like this character, Nathan McBride, better! What?! Yup, you heard it here first. I won't go into the story at all. Hate spoilers or anything that might influence a future listener. What I will go into without any spoilers is WHY I like this character better. Main reason--he's flawed! He's been in the machine and been spit out. Intact but with issues. This makes him believable, and you're immediately on his side. He's also grittier than Reacher. You'll have to figure that out on your own. Any reacher fan will enjoy this series and be left wanting more! I know I was. Enjoy.
I almost gave up listening due to the narrator's voice and annoying way of doing character voices, especially women. I've listened to him with the Reacher novels and as much as I enjoy the books, almost gave up on those too. There are a lot of great readers out there and I can't imagine anyone preferring this narrator's style.
I don't know if I would consider this a "thriller" but rather an entertaining book well narrated by Dick Hill. It's a story of mixed intrigue involving the sins of a governmental cover up and brother's that kill for revenge. Between an FBI agent and our hero's, the two main characters who are ex-militarily snipers and long time best friends. They tactically are on hunt to eliminate these guys and resolve the threat. The content is mostly believable and I feel would be worth the credit. Enjoy!
Excellent suspense thriller - kept me on the edge of my seat! Already bought and downloaded the second book :)
Perry Martin is an American Audio Book Reviewer. I listen to 3-4 books a week as a long haul truck driver. I review so you don't have to.
Andrew Peterson's 1st book in the Kill series featuring former Marine Sniper, Nathan McBride narrated by Master of the spoken word Dick Hill, is a great book.
I would compare McBride to Lee Child's Jack Reacher in a lot of ways except he didn't walk away. Nathan became a covert CIA operative. When he did retire and walked away he was certain his life would slow down and he could rest.
When a deep undercover FBI Agent disappears along with 1 ton of Semtex explosive the Government reaches out to Nathan McBride. He has a set of skills that are unique and necessary to find the missing explosives. But when he is caught between the crazy ideas of the Semtex thief and the FBI Agents who will stop at nothing to find their missing Agent, McBride must walk a narrow line to find the explosives before something unspeakable happens.
You will love this book and there are 3 more available at Audible.com.
As an active / outdoor guy, I love listening to audiobooks while trail running, hiking, etc.
Perhaps - Dick Hill is a great reader and often redeems a poorly written story with his reading. The writer, however, could have done a better job with making aspects of this more believable.
Daniel Silva - The Heist
His ability to capture the "soul" of the different characters is uncanny.
Too many Bridgestone brothers
Doubtful I'll read another Peterson book
Yes, very exciting book.
Lots of action and his ability to kick butt.
Love Dick Hill's work! He can handle all kinds of characters without fail.
Great new author for me, this was an Audible recommendation I was thrilled with!
Been looking for a good action-thriller series...unfortunately, I'll have to keep looking. Main character Nathan McBride is a confident no limits protagonist, fairly common for the genre, but for all his bluster makes dumb move after dumb move usually resulting in the death/injury of those he is working with or civilians in the nearby vicinity.
The author dedicates a surprisingly large amount of time to developing the relationships between McBride and his various colleagues which is admirable in theory, but in practice the dialogue is quite forced and often not very believable.
But don't take my word for it.