I am now listening to the 4th of this series.
Absolutely, he's the best!
I think Dick Hill could read you the phone book and make it mildly interesting, this had to be a tough one for him.
Yes but...... You must suspend your reality check list with this one. I generally like this type of book, especially Vince Flynn's works. However, this book by Andrew Peterson uses our hero just a little, or a lot, depending on you view, in a very unrealistic way far to many times. I can't point out much without spoilers. Dick Hill is a great reader / performer but in this one he just over does the hysterical parts with a lot of whining by the character.
Drug out and very predictable.
No. Listen to it and you will know why.
Narrated by Dick Hill in the same tone and professional manner of all his work, he brings Nathan McBride to life. You listen and think Nathan himself is recalling the story. I have review the first two McBride novels and feel Andrew Petetson has produced his best work to date. I love seeing Nathan's human side opposed to his Marine/CIA side that really can't be separated.
When young Lauren texts Nathan saying she has been kidnapped he knows it's no hoax. Lauren gets his attention by using his secret CIA code name. Nathan leaps into action trying to find and protect Lauren. He immediately finds himself in the middle of a situation he doesn't fully understand. But as McBride is never in over his head he heeds the call and the thrill commences.
Option to Kill is the Best McBride book to date. It is a great listen and makes you want more.
This book was purchased with my own money for review.
I've never enjoyed Dick Hill's work...but sometimes the material made it worth tolerating his bizarre tough-guy affect. But the more I hear him, the more he just sounds like a caricature of a human being. And when the writing is as cheesy as it feels in this one, well, I'm just done. I enjoyed some of his Peterson's earlier work, but this felt like paint-by-numbers writing. I made it to Chapter 8...just because I was too busy to turn it off. But, as of now...stick a fork in it...this one's done. *sigh*
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
Unlike normal 'super hero' books. The story is much different than the others in the Nathan McBride series but with enough similarity.
Amazing ability to display the character as he illustrates and narrates the book.
Laughter over some of the statements of Lauren and yes I cried a few times.
Best in the series!
I thought the overall storyline was interesting, but to have Nathan McBride drag around a 12 year old on his harrowing adventures in constant danger seemed pretty reckless for a trained operative. Be ready to suspend your disbelief.
I'm not sure if it was the performance or the dialogue in the text, but sometimes the 12 year-old heroine sounded like a 5 year old and sometimes she sounded like she was 25.
This being the third Nathan McBride audiobook I've listened to, it finally struck me what I find problematic with Dick Hill's performance. He sounds old. Generally I like to think of the narrator in my head as being about how I'd imagine the main character. When I hear Dick Hill do Nathan McBride I hear someone more like an old grizzled detective than a younger, in his prime, special ops guy.
But, overall, worth the credit.
This is just a wonderful series to listen too. Dick Hill is a great narrator and the storyline is awesome.
A good listener!
Dick Hill is now officially on my "never again" list. His female voices are just awful. And his female child voice is, if possible, worse. There is not one single intelligent human being on this Earth who would interact with a child in the way Nathan did here.
Listener of Audible books since 2007. Have listened to many books while driving many miles. I'm particularly interested in mysteries.
I would try another book by Andrew Peterson or Dick Hill. This particular book's story was less than believable. And Dick; well he's Jack Reacher
Sure would. I like these type of mysteries and have enjoyed some of the other Andrew Peterson listens.
Dick is great narrator and always does a great job differentiating one character from the other.
The story line is just unbelievable. It's hard to fathom any ex operative taking a little girl into the field of conflict that alone have that girl take an active part in the mission.
Introduce the child. Put her to bed. Get on with the job.