Story moved quickly, adding more facets with each chapter and holding onto the listeners curiousity. Not predictable.
The young girl (main character's off-sider plus) was suspicious in her abilities but cute in her neediness, she keeps you guessing.
Fast Different Connected
Not an extreme emotive ride, but keeps you on the edge of chair with minimal strings pulled.
It's a enjoyable journey, always looked forward to getting back to it.
The plot; the characters; the action; the reading. I normally am a great fan of Dick Hill but I got the feeling he did not know what to do with this book and was over compensating. I need something that is a little more believable and with a touch of finesse I guess.
Why does a paid professional take a kid with him on a mission? He wouldn't
All of it
That was about the best part of the book but bad material is just that.
All of it. Stash the kid in a safe spot then go kick butt.
I was extremely excited when I saw that there was another Nathan Mcbride book. It is a good book on its own but when you compare it to the other 2 book preceding this one, you can't help but feel that it is lacking in as much excitement. There is still good amount of action but it feels lacking in this book. Good listen though overall. Dick Hill continues to do his thing and do it well.
The Best !! The first and second Nathan McBride books were both 5 Star's this book was captivating, every minuet.
Brad Thor and Ben Ceos, similarly themed, covert military special opps guy taking out bad guy's with political intrigue and romance too.
Dick Hill is fantastic, here as always his diction and character voices fit perfectly and you forget your listening freeing you to louse yourself in the story.
Yes I couldn't stop.
Cant wait for book 4
I had read the other Nathan McBride books and enjoyed them, so I figured that "Option to Kill" would be just as enjoyable. Alas, I was wrong. I was already a Dick Hill fan from his narrations of Lee Child's books, but I have to say: the Peterson-Hill combination here is nothing short of exceptional! Suspenseful to the point of hand-wringing and nail-biting, this third book in the series is clearly the best yet. Nathan McBride's tough-guy with good morals character is beautifully written (and well-performed), and the introduction of a young kidnapped damsel-in-distress is a great addition. Highly recommended!
Already have listen to 3 (at the time, all that are available). Enjoyed all of them
Author, rabid Audible listener.
Nathan McBride is back and this time there is a girl involved. She is so involved, in fact, that Nathan takes her on a wild journey with gunfights and murderous enemies.
The story begins with Nathan receiving a text with a mysterious message. A girl texts him to let him know she has been kidnapped. Nathan tracks this girl down and then the plot thickens as they dart around San Diego, then various cities throughout California.
Harv and Holly are basically minor supporting roles in this outing so it is just Nathan and the girl. The girl is surrounded in mystery (how does she know Nathan's code name and private number?) and the murderous men who kidnapped her are running a very strange operation.
Actually, I liked the story, enjoyed the plot and Dick Hill once again did a great narration. Here is where the book lost me. The girl is very smart and her need to stay close to Nathan and be protected is what allows the story to have Nathan taking her to gunfight after deadly gunfight.
No matter what this girl went through, Nathan's taking her on this journey of destruction was completely implausible. Harv and Holly certainly would not approve and I just couldn't get it out of my head either.
This is actually an interesting story and I do like the Nathan McBride series but I was really bothered by how unrealistic it would be to put this girl into the situations they did.
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
My only criticism is that all of Dick Hill's female voices sound the same.
Watch out Reacher....Nathan McBride will steal your fans! Good story.
After reading the first 2 Nathan McBride books, I thought Nathan and Harvey were a team. Here Nathan goes off half-cocked rather than wait 15 hours for Harv to return from a family vacation in Istanbul. What was worse is that he made his 12 year old rescued kidnap victim his "wing man" in a very dangerous mission in the middle of the desert against a dozen trained mercenaries and the child murderer the little girl just escaped from. Did he consider what would happen to the young girl if he got himself killed? Plus I found her whining annoying. Nathan was nothing less than a child abuser himself to subject the girl to multiple violent murders in an era when kids can't tell the difference - either morally or legally - between a violent video game like "Call To Duty" and real life murders. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like mixing impressionable babies with my special ops killing missions.
Even if Harv was out of the picture, Peterson should have first secured the safety of the little girl, THEN let Nathan go on the mission. My favorite assassin Court Gentry of Mark Greaney's "The Gray Man" series does all of his assignments alone. To take that child along to meet with a guy who is an admitted child rapist was extremely stupid and implausible. Plus she's one of those kids who grew up with "time out" rather than "knocked out" - she was stubborn, obstinate, and smart-mouthed, rarely doing what Nathan tells her to do in time-sensitive situations. Her repeated "Whyyyyy?" would have driven me crazy and I'm a mother, not an unmarried, childless sniper. If Harvey had been been on the scene, as a father and the duo's voice of reason, he'd never allowed that little girl to accompany them on the various assignments in this story. I found the child to be a distraction rather than an addition to the story.
Dick Hill is a favorite of mine. He does better here than in "Forced To Kill" where he got his male character voices mixed up and had the females sounding like they sucked on helium. The "Daffy Duck" voice works better on the 12 year old.
In a way it was. Overall it is a thrilling ride from start to finish. My only issue is that having that child along almost ensures that Nathan will live - which pretty much gives away the ending. The epilogue is rather sappy considering the main characters' backgrounds and all of the killing.
Again, the child makes the story totally unbelievable. In the final mission, she's left on a hill in the Mohave Desert dressed in a camouflage gillie suit, acting as Nathan's spotter. She's given a crash course in covert ops hand signals, location coordinates, the use of a 2-way radio, AND the ELT on his Bell helicopter hidden nearby. She even drives the getaway car in a prior mission and in the final one. Really? Nathan did everything except give her a Glock!! He even admits that a Search and Rescue team was likely not to reach her in time. Plus the mission was to rescue the child's mother from a sadistic serial killer with a thing for adolescent females and whom kidnaps young orphaned Latino girls (for a reason a reason I won't reveal here) and then allows his posse to rape the girls before they are murdered and their bodies dumped. Without Harvey in the picture, Nathan makes a lot of bumbling mistakes which should have gotten him killed. The shoot out in Nordstrom and the mall was just plain dumb because with an Amber Alert in place for the girl he'd just rescued in a nearby street shoot out would have caused mall security to immediately lock all doors preventing his egress from the area. I understand that the lure of this kind of thriller is that they are improbable but not impossible. However this story asks the reader to overlook blaring inconsistencies and implausible actions by a normally organized person. I will read any upcoming books in this series since I feel this was an aberration. I'm just stunned to see the large number of other reviewers who didn't find having that child take part in dangerous operations involving torture, rape, and killing a bit ridiculous and disconcerting. Maybe none of them are mothers........😡