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First to Kill Audiobook

First to Kill

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Publisher's Summary

When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions.

The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement. He's the only man with the skills necessary to get the job done. But almost as soon as Nathan reluctantly accepts the assignment, he finds himself caught in the middle. On the one side is a ruthless adversary with a blood-chilling plan - and on the other are agents who will stop at nothing to see their own brand of justice done.

Also listen to the sequel, Forced to Kill.

©2008 Andrew Peterson; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A high-powered thriller from a magnum-force writer." (David Dun, author of The Black Silent)

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    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 09-28-16
    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 09-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Don't think it was the story........just couldn't stand the narration


    What could Andrew Peterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Choose another narrator


    How could the performance have been better?

    For Dick Hill to retire


    Any additional comments?

    I may try another story by Andrew Peterson.......or not

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    dave fay 09-28-16
    dave fay 09-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hate the narrator"

    Dick Hill has a herky jerky style of reading which is really annoying. a lot

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    David 09-26-16
    David 09-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "narration leaves room for improvement."

    the way Dick hill does his characters drives me insane. especially the females. But overall the book was a good read.

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    Mabel W. 09-07-16
    Mabel W. 09-07-16
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    "good read"

    this is a great book. serious parts and also parts that made me belly laugh.

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    Brandon Burgett 09-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    Written with A great blend of crime and military this book has lots of potential to grab lots of people's interest!

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    Stephen WORCESTER, MA, United States 09-05-16
    Stephen WORCESTER, MA, United States 09-05-16 Member Since 2014

    Persnickety, curmudgeonly, locked into a long daily commute which is mitigated somewhat by listening to great books.

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    "If You Like Jack Reacher ..."

    Generally, I like the superman good guy conquers evil despite disadvantages, BUT I have to say that the "Kill" series rubs me a bit the wrong way in its full throated endorsement of vigilantism and use of extreme violence in the service of defeating known evil.

    Unlike Jack Reacher, who mostly lends his superhuman strength and skills in the aid of the weak and disposessed, Nathan McBride gets involved in FBI and other government intrigue, exceeding his mandate routinely and constantly putting himself in difficult situations that usually result in the use of extreme violence in order to extricate himself from the situation. The author makes McBride seem like a hero, but on reflection, McBride is irresponsible and dangerous. IMHO. the author should really reconsider this position. Since every book in the series is so similar in the behaviors of McBride it begins to look like Peterson is selling militia behavior or at least sympathy for militias and vigilantism to his readership. That too is dangerous.

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    Kim the Music Lover USA 09-02-16 Member Since 2015

    Kim

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    "There are a couple more books in this series"

    Slow at the beginning but once it picked up it was a jam packed story with a tense ending.

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    Steve 06-18-16
    Steve 06-18-16

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    "Great Book"

    Dickinson needs to work on his Hispanic accent or not try, otherwise it was perfect.

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    jerry b hanley Jacksonville, FL, US 06-14-16
    jerry b hanley Jacksonville, FL, US 06-14-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Glad I Took a Chance"
    Where does First to Kill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there on the top


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, with lots of twists and turns


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He has his own cadence with a distinct voice. It took a while to transition out of Jack Reacher mode, but once I did I really enjoyed the performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Leaning about his experience in Nicaragua


    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad I have four or five more books to listen to.

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    matt 06-09-16
    matt 06-09-16

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    "Dick Hill is a dinosaur"

    I really couldn't get beyond Hill's atrocious 'acting'. Will try to read the eBook instead

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