This book was heartwarming although it was an action story, I found it to be very interesting and I loved how the family accepted each other. I wish I had listened to the first two in order, but I got it as a special price.
Was on the edge of my seat the whole way. Dick Hill's narration is perfect. Don't miss this one.
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First time author for me, this book started out action packed and never let up. The protagonist was an ex-marine sniper, ex-CIA operative with baggage but ever resourceful so you realized early on he was one tough dude. An interesting aspect to this book was the narrator, Dick Hill. Hill also narrates author Lee Childs' Jack Reacher series and the lead characters in both are similar. When listening to this book I kept thinking about the Reacher character. I wondered if it was by design, kind of like piggybacking on the popularity of the other series and the narrator. After awhile you get caught up in the story and don't think about it as much. But it is interesting to get used to a narrator, and there are lots of great ones, then hear them in a different series. This story kept my attention and I blew right through it. It all took place in San Diego in a several day period. Enjoy!
Initially it was difficult to identify McBride since I'm so used to hearing Dick Hill narrate Jack Reacher books but after a while it was fine. The bonding he develops in the book with Lauren, a 12 year old girl, really adds to the story development. Really great book and will read the others too.
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.
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.
Overall, I like this genre of,,, CIA operative on a critical mission... I also liked the first book in this series, "First to Kill".
I listened to the first book several years ago and saw that this one had very good reviews so I jumped on it without going back and listening to the second one. I enjoyed this book so I don't think you necessarily have to take them in order to gain some enjoyment out of the stories.
While these stories were good and I do like Andrew Peterson's writing style, I don't consider him to be among my favorites in this genre. I save that for Vince Flynn first, Alex Berenson second and then Peterson and others who fall into the "good but not great" category.
Dick Hill does a decent to good job. He has a no-nonsense style, but butchers women and children voices to the point of aggravation.
I recommend, it's worth the time and credit!!
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.