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.
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.
The narrator, the story was so-so
Another book with Dick Hill in it.
In command and ready
No, the story is shallow and missing Harvey Fontana
The first 2 books were more detailed and exciting
This was a very good story and I will be buying more Nathan Mcbride novels.
This story started fast and had a great powerful ending. Dick Hill as always did a outstanding job with the narration. The childs voice grated on your nerves, some reviewers hated the voice, but in my opinion that's the way is was meant to be. Went with the story line. You won't be disappointed with this book. It was a very enjoyable listen. I think Nathan McBride is hero just for putting up with the little girl.
I've enjoyed both the story and previous narration of this series, but the narrator's interpretation and performance of the young girl's voice in this book became unbearable. I usually listen to a good book straight through, but this time I had to take frequent days-long breaks because I simply couldn't listen to it anymore. Dick Hill has a great voice for strong male characters, but a two-narrator approach would have made this book a much better listen.
the girl in the story was supposed to be 12... i thought she seemed more like a 9 year old though. that would be my only complaint, really.Dick Hill is one of my favorite readers and he didn't disappoint. he's great for characters like Nathan McBride... tough, but soft when necessary.i'm looking forward to more Nathan McBride stories!
Depends on the characters and narration.
Sorry. I just can't deal with male narrators doing little girl voices.
The action is fast paced and I felt I was losing my breath. It seemed like an unlikely story-line until you see the evil character, and then you are brought into the story immediately. The first sentence (or paragraph) of the book sets the mood for the entire story.
Andy Peterson obviously takes the time to plot his stories, though this was published in serial form (I also have it on my Kindle Fire) it feels as if it is not broken into convenient parts. The twists and turns which is becoming a signature of the author is maintained from the very beginning. I'll be waiting for the next book in this series but not in audible form.
The same narrator is used for Lee Child's audible books. I wish these authors would listen to the audible versions of their books. Dick Hill may be a good narrator but he makes my teeth grind when he portrays the women characters of these books. He makes me want to tear the sound out of my ears, as one reviewer said, and with which I agree. If I see his name attached to an audible book, I'll usually get in in the Kindle format.
Many moments were particularly moving when Nate considers the possibility of his relationship with the girl he rescues.
I love when a heroic protagonist has the same misgivings about his abilities to carry on an assignment he has undertaken as most real people have. I also like the nature of the partnership with Nate and Harve. The loyalty and trust they have in one another is unlike most other male/male protagonists. The author is able to weave in parts of the earlier stories when it is helpful to know and understand something one of the characters is asking about. In the case of Nate, because of his terribly scared face, it is important to understand why he seems so scary to look at. Not that his size wouldn't be scary enough at 6'5" and 240 pounds but it is a certainty that you want him to be on your side.
This book is a bit different compared to the first two in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two so it was a no brainer to pick this one up and recommend u do the same if u liked the first two. This book showed a bit of a softer sid of Nathan while still having plenty of action to keep it exciting. The storyline was pretty solid although a bit predictable at points but still entertaining. I do kinda wish they would have involved Nathans partner Harv a bit more in this book there partnership was an exciting part of the previous stories. As aways Dick Hill does a good job with the narration even though the girls voice gets a bit whiney at times but whatta ya gonna do LOL. Overall entertaining story that i would reccomend for a fun fast listen.