This is hard to fathom that this is Andrew Peterson's first foray into the thriller genre. Dick Hill does a great job of bringing all characters to life. Make this a character revelation to look forward to!
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
... action thriller series. The Nathan McBride series by Andrew Peterson is likely the most overlooked of the better action thriller series. With Book 6, Right to Kill, being released on November 1, 2016 I decided to write reviews of some of the earlier books in the series (all books in the series are in my Audible library).
Listening to this novel is cheap now for Kindle Unlimited subscribers because the Audible version can be borrowed for free or can be bought at a steeply discounted price. The same is true for Books 3 & 4 in the series. Books 2 & 5 do not come with free (to borrow) Audible versions but with steeply discounted Audible versions.
In First to Kill ex-special forces sniper and ex-CIA agent Nathan McBride is called back into clandestine service for his country in a case where an FBI agent appears to have gone rogue helping terrorists. Excellent listening! The Nathan McBride series can be listened to in any order.
Dick Hill narrates all novels in the series. Hill is one of the elite narrators.
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.
You are the sum of what you read!
I have never read the print version, however the narrator was not invisible like a good narrator should be. The voices of the characters were very similar and I had a difficult time telling them apart. The female voices were poorly done. This may have been a better book to read than to listen to, however only because of the narrator.
I would prefer this book to be read by another author.
No, however I did identify with one of the characters.
I've not read the printed version so it would not be good to give an opinion here.
The story moves right along in most places and was easy to keep up with. This book won't be a classic over the years, but it is enjoyable to read.
He did a great job of reading. His voice inflections for the different characters make listening and keeping up with the story very easy. I especially enjoyed his feminine voices--they always brought a smile no matter what was being said.
The book had its "one liners" which always lightened the tone.
Excellent, excellent! I'm a big fan of Jack Reacher by Lee Childs and this novel, characters, plot is made of the same stuff. Loved it!
This novel reminded me of Stephen Hunter's series on Bob the Nailer. I enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and kept my interest. As always, Dick Hill did a great job.
Peterson hits the mark with this one. "First to Kill" is truly a thriller that leaves the reader on the edge of their seat. The end of each chapter compelled me to keep reading to see what was to come. The characters are believable and likeable (well some aren't so likeable). The story and action move at a fast pace. This book is sure to please readers that enjoy a well woven story line with well developed characters, political intrigue and LOTS of action. Looking forward to more from this author!