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.
Peterson's Nathan McBride is scarred (emotionally and physically), dangerous, rich (but he only flaunts it when necessary), kind to women (unless they are trying to kill him)...and he has a BF that shoots up stuff and flies a helicopter when pressed...what's not to love?
A great compelling read, nothing too heavy, look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I'm writing this review for my husband who is actually the reader, but he doesn't feel comfortable writing a book review. He thoroughly enjoyed this book. He compared McBride to Lee Child's Reacher, but with a compassionate side to his character. The story held his attention and he is looking forward to the book in the series.
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
Of course, having Dick Hill as the narrator reinforces the Reacher similarity. Good story, good new character,,,,,,I'll listen to the next one right away.
exciting, action, charged
I like Nathan's no nonsense way of catching and dealing with bad guys. No bull.
Yes. I enjoy Dick's performances.
I wouldn't say extreme, but i did enjoy this book very much, enough to purchase the kindle version of the second book.
A well woven tale of who do you not trust.
It was a mystery to the end and then not all wrapped up in ribbons with rote justifications.
No. I don't know what he was trying to do with accents; whether he, himself, has an accent or was trying to apply one to
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!
I am not an eloquent writer -- I love listening to books during my commute each day and picked this book specifically because Dick Hill narrated. It is an excellent read and I have already purchased the second Forced To Kill.