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.
Although I enjoyed the book it was not as good as the other 2 in the Nathan McBride series. The story was not very believable but with Dick Hill performing it was still a good listen. If you have not listened to others in the series I would not make this your first listen.
Worth the read or listen. I like some of Andrew Peterson's other works better. And his choice of narriator is just the best. No one does it as well as Dick Hill.
I will, I like the main character, but i did not like the little kid in this story, so I will be getting the first book in this series, i hope it has the action I'm looking for.
I love the confident hero, so his character is right up my ally, but to pair him with a 12 year old girl, just made the book drag. I may not even finish it. keep to the formula that brought this series the readers it deserves.
not good littlegirl.
I am looking forward to reading the first & second book of this series.
This is my first try at this series. I think the character of Nathan McBride has great potential, so I’m going to go back and give the first two in the series a try. The action parts of this story were very good. “Option”, however, completely failed for me on a character level.
Firstly, the completely improbable interplay between Nathan and the niece, Lauren, left me shaking my head. Of course if you read this kind of fiction you expect the unbelievable, but that’s best left to the action side of the story. When it comes to how characters interact with each other that needs to be somewhat grounded in reality. No 12 year old is going to act or talk like the one in this story. For instance, Nathan puts her in a ghille suit with a spotting scope and she points out the bad guys, watches him slaughter them, and thinks it’s so “OMG cool”.
The dialogue between Nathan , Gin (the ½ sister) and Lauren is beyond trite. It sounds like the worst send up of B movie dialogue any satirist would write. It’s so grating, predictable and sappy I actually laughed out loud at what I considered to be the climax of the silliness when Gin yells at Nathan, “Get moving Marine”.
Dick Hill’s narration only serves to point out and accentuate the bad dialogue. His back of the throat whisper female voice is excruciating. If you listen to him you know what I mean. Usually it’s fine, but in this book it just adds to the mess.
Be forewarned, if you've never listened to Dick Hill portray female characters it's worse than having bad dental work. Every female voice is the same, nasally, weak sounding voice that you hear from actors imitating bimbos. What's worse is that one of the main character was a 12-yr old girl so there was no break from it. Two hours into the book I was hoping the girl would be kidnapped and halfway through I was praying she'd just be killed off so I wouldn't have to listen to that voice.
The story started off okay but gradually began to drag on. I'm sure the narration had something to do with it but this will most likely be my last Nathan McBride book. I know I won't be listening to anything else by Dick Hill unless the producers hire a separate actor to read the female parts.
I am one of the original subscribers to Audible.com. Some books are better than others, many made better by the narrator. The story in this book is VERY weak, and the narrator is downright horrible. At best he makes the main character's voice acceptable, but his attempt to vary into voices for other characters is so horrible (sounds like childrens' cartoon characters) that I simply could not even finish listening to this book.
The Harlequin-meets-action-figure thing doesn't cut it. Can't tell if this is Nathan McBride or the Bobsey Twins.
This was my third book in the series, in which I enjoyed the first two. However, this book from the outset was painful. The idea of having a whiny child as a central part of the story was not a positive development to this story or the series.
The various action characters like Mitch Rapp, John Corey and Jack Reacher can show a softer side occasionally put are never saddled with a young girl for painful dialogue and unbelievable action events.
It may take days to get that whiny voice out of my ears.
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.