No. The first couple of hours were repetitive close calls, to the point of being tedious to listen to. I found myself using my iPod Touch's feature to play at 2x. That's not a good sign.
This was a much weaker effort than the first two books in the series. It felt like Peterson kept gluing one more close call and escape onto the sequence until he'd filled up enough length. Then at the end, having Nathan's half-sister not remember anything was a very contrived way to wrap things up more quickly. Too quickly, leaving too sketchy an explanation of the backstory. Very unsatisfying.
This book gave me the feeling that Peterson is about out of good ideas for the Nathan McBride character. This is the point in a series where many other writers would bring in a co-author. (Cussler anyone?)
For me Yes. I live on the road.
Nathan is a hero but he's relatable; he's not perfect. I like that. I feel smarter than him often enough to believe he's real and he's brilliant enough to be a skilled hero and leave me thoroughly impressed..
Harv for sure! He nails it.
I sat in the truck in my driveway for an extra 45 minutes to finish book 2 after a 9 hour drive from Phoenix at 1:00am so that oughta tell ya.
Keep 'em comin'. I always fear an author getting side tracked or getting a new idea and ending a great character. I hope Nathan lives on for a long time!
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.
Love listening to books and walking. Connected to Audible at least 6 hours a day.
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.
All three Nathan McBride novels are awesome. It is on the edge of your seat listening.
Andrew Peterson could be another Vince Flynn. I hope we have not heard the last of
Nathan McBride.Something tells me we won't.
You must listen to all three novels!
when nathan was shot by voda in the desert
keep them coming andrew.
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.
This was the best read in a long time! I did miss Harv- though. Bring Harv back in the next novel.
This no holds barred, lethal giant protecting that little girl was such a great story line. Trying to be a gentleman, a father figure, an uncle, and a protector in one was very intriguing and at times laugh out loud hilarious.
There were no bad parts at all in this novel. I was gripped the entire time. PURE PERFECTION!!!
But remember, give us Harv back.
Well it filled some otherwise dead time driving. Wasn't totally unlistenable but not outstanding in any way
There was a lot of what I considered bizarre rationalization going on with some religious references that just seemed odd. Nathan's condition of attacking people randomly when he wakes and having nightmares seems to me to be a really bad combination for someone supposedly in the professional security business. He needs to be getting help and not being allowed to ramp about all over creation administering his own brand of justice.
Other adventure hero types can be coldly rational and predictable in their behavior. After 3 Nathan McBride books I can't warm to him as the heroic type at all
I am a small business owner, writer and frequent traveler. Audio books are my constant companions
The story is laughable as it seems the Mr Peterson ran out of ideas following book 2. The character has potential but it is wasted entirely here. The author continues to miss some basic Marine Corps knowledge as demonstrated by his use or misuse of military and uniquely Marine Corps language. The narrator may exacerbate the problem in reading the letter o for the number 0 and the like. If we ignore all that, which is asking a lot, we have to deal with the authors fear of a strong male character that can take care of himself without the aid of 12 year old girls and 120 lb female FBI agents. Then there is the reckless random violence on the streets where our hero thigh shoots kidnappers and assassins. Tom Clancy and the late Vince Flynn (in the final Mitch Rapp book) are good examples of how to write male leads in this savage world of espionage. Mr Peterson should read a few of these. Or maybe a little more Jack Reacher and a little less Jack and Jill.
I'm an inventor and author, living in Seattle; an old man, living a full life with Kathy, my first and only wife.
The first two books were good, and then better; this one rates "best." The reader hasn't improved, but only because he set the bar so high to begin with.