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.
Father-husband-technologist and bibliophile, I get through about 3 books per week. I love a good suspenseful thriller and really enjoy widening my mental horizons.
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!
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.
Back in the day, this would have been the book you could not put down! For us audio book listeners, this is the book you can't stop listening to. WHY??? Fast start, story time line of about 24 hours. You don't have time to take a break! Dick Hill, bring the art of story telling a live. Andrew Peterson, please give us more of Nathan McBride, he is a great protagonist.
Nursing Professor at Weber State University Love playing golf and long walks. Love action thrillers from Jim Butcher to Lee Childs.
This is third of three about Nathan McBride. The first two books make this book even more powerful. Nathan McBride, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, I love these guys.
Wow. This was my first Andrew Peterson, will back track to pick up books 1 and 2 of the McBride, then on forward. Love Dick Hill, started with him on the Lee Child/Jack Reacher books, it's not just Reacher that he does so well. Did a listen to Gray Man to get me over last of Reacher books, disappointed. But this BLEW MY SOX OFF!
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.
ALSO... do I have to say anything about Dick Hill? Nope, go forth... download and enjoy!!
Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!
Very good, even puled my heart strings
Very personable and had a great softside,
Yes! This is great like the others
Yes - Had hard time putting my family off.
I love the stories and the narrator. Watch out Jack Reacher & Lee Child!
Dick Hill was annoying as a 12 year old girl. Don't know how McBride could stand her.
Not as good as the first two McBride stories but he does have a way with torture.
Incredibly bad female and child voices.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - This is my first Nathan McBride book. The plot was intriguing and suspenseful, yet at the same time not difficult to follow. There is plenty of spying, action and shooting. The violence is not overly graphic and, if there is cursing, it is minimal. The book can stand alone and comes to a satisfying conclusion.
What I didn't like was that he took Lauren, a 12-year-old girl, with him on all these dangerous missions. (C'mon, really?) IMHO there were times he seemed to jump too quickly to conclusions and others where he was slow to figure stuff out (like the reason for the Xray machine). But we can poke holes in most fiction, right?
NARRATION - The narrator did a good job, but I personally didn't like the way he portrayed young Lauren. A low-voiced man trying to sound like a young girl... UGH!
OVERALL - Recommended for anyone who enjoys spy thrillers.