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.
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!