Option To Kill has a great story line and concept. It is destroyed as Nathan McBride spends 90% of the books as an unbelievable character. In one scene the a group of bad guys is shooting at him with automatic machine guns and we get to hear him do some of his always present introspection as he decides"I can't shoot (into this warehouse parking lot) for fear of a possible stray bullet hit an innocent person. Now remember he is getting hosed by several machine guns.This book was like Andrew Peterson was conflicted with writing a good story or a Dr Phil Self-Help book. He ruined the story line.
The story line involves much dialogue by a 1`2 year girl. Do you really think a 40 something old man can credibly play a 12 year old girl. I will give you the answer - no.
They could have spent a little money to hire a female voice to do the little girl and the several female roles in the book
It inspired me to not buy any more Nathan McBride books. His character is not realistic.
Hire females to read female charcters.
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
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
I really enjoyed the prior Nathan McBride books but this one was really tedious. I think it was more the performance than the storyline. The story features a 12 year old girl who is kidnapped in the beginning and McBride rescues her. She is with him the rest of the story and, while she is supposed to be 12 she comes across more like she is 6 or 7 most of the time. Dick Hill does a terrible job with the female character's voices, , but his little girl voice is the worst. I cringed whenever the character was speaking.
The plot is complex and has some interesting parts; however, I think saddling McBride with a very whinny child really slows down the action. I will listen to the next installment in the series but I sure hope its better than this one.
I read a lof of other American and English fiction series' featuring former or current CIA operatives, snipers, rangers, seals etc. I like Nathan's and Harv's characters and their supporting characters, Holly, the Senator etc. I even look forward to Nathan and Harv's next adventure. That said, I hope Peterson steps back into reality. Oddly I listened to this in the same week that I read David Baldacci's The Innocent which also pairs up an "operative" with a young girl in danger among potential corrupt law enforcement. Peterson's very good at putting together action scenes and suspense, but his contrivances to achieve the circumstances of each action sequence are nothing short of embarrassingly stupid. I won't be a spoiler; clearly his first duty is to protect his young charge from harm. But for the flimsiest reasons-at least at the first 1/2,- he exposes her to insane and intellectually unnecessary risks. Ultimately, Peterson introduces two reasons to pursue the bad guys with a sense of urgency. But even the climatic end is wrapped in this ridiculousness. The situation is temporarily stabilized and a climatic rendezvous between good and bad is planned- the planned meet is the stabilizing factor. But does this successful business man, sniper, operative give himself 2 extra hours which would allow him to keep the girl absolutely safe and have professional back-up, or does he plow ahead and use a child as his only support? Obviously the latter option is more thrilling, but idiotic. Sorry Peterson, but if Baldacci’s a 9 on a score of 1 to 10, you get score a 4. P.S. I though Dick Hill did a great job with the child's voice!
No, the beginning was good and then it spiraled downhill. It was hard to listen to the narrator portray the whiny child Lauren and any/all women characters. The most irritating parts of the book were Lauren's continuing questioning and Nathans continuing indulgence.
No. I am not planning to listen to any more Nathan McBride novels and will avoid anything read by Dick Hill.
No, absolutely not. I did not enjoy his portrayal of any of the characters, especially women's voices. He also spoke slowly as if telling parts of the story to a mentally challenged person. Those parts created for me more frustration than creating suspense. Overall, I plan to avoid this narrator and will opt to read the book myself.
Too many good books and great narrators like Will Patton and Grover Gardner to listen to.
Yes & no. 3rd in a up til now good series. But I did'bt like the way the author painted such a professional in the 1st two books, but then goes against professional judgement for emotional reasonings.
That the main character survived. 2 That the FBI stool on the sideline during most of the story.
When Nathan picked off the extra help at the final showdown without the main villian being aware of it.
Yes. A Lifetime movie. Nothing against Lifetime they have some very good movies. But the main character while able to pull it off, took (what I thought) some unneccessary risks & showed a lot of impatience that could not be called professionalism.
I hope the next book is just as engaging.
The book was fine but I won't be paying extra for narration when only half of the book is narrated.
I found the story reaching and quickly lost interest. I just didn't care how the story ended.
No, mysteries and thrillers are still my favorite.
Disappointment, only disappointment.