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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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    Chardonay Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-30-16
    Chardonay Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-30-16 Member Since 2016

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    "reader ruins the book for me"

    i haven't finished reading the book. so far it is interesting and well written, but since my review is on the audio book, and i can't listen beyond part way through chapter 3, it's been enough to form my opinion. The voices he gives the characters in the book are so bad, it is beyond description. I am going to just read from this point on. I am just thankful, I bought the kindle version at the same time.

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    D. Enerson 12-21-16
    D. Enerson 12-21-16

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    "Trying to be Jack Reacher"
    What disappointed you about First to Kill?

    The author seems to be trying to mimic the Jack Reacher books. Even has the same narrator. Didn't work for me.


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    Bruce Kaufmann 12-11-16
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    "A "Reacher" character with depth."

    A good story line with good development of characters, lately missing in Lee Child's Reacher series. Looking forward to the sequels already available. This was the first book in the series. Same reader as Reacher books who is a great narrator.

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    Terry 12-08-16
    Terry 12-08-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Way to much detail"

    Good story for line... to much extra garbage... like as he waited for his mark the blue flower moved with the wind but the tree next to it did not seem effected... come on this is a thriller not a love store would I say listen to it yes.but expect about a total of an hour of listening just saying nothing to do with the plot.

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    Gaelach Aingeal 11-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "wasn't too thrilled with this one"

    I struggled to finish this one. I loved the jack reacher series but this one was a drag for me. the narrator made me picture someone much older than what was described and female voices were worse. I think the storyline could have been improved.

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    watch commander atlanta 11-29-16
    watch commander atlanta 11-29-16

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    "Great storyline"

    the story line was great loved the two heros. can't wait for the next installment. my issue is with the performance, it sounded like he had something in his mouth the whole time

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    OliviaOnline 11-15-16
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    "Female characters sound like weaklings"
    What did you love best about First to Kill?

    The characters are well-developed over the story.


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

    The plot is fast-paced but the narrator unnecessarily slows things down with his phrasing.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

    Actually no. I'll read another Andrew Peterson title but won't listen to Dick Hill.


    Any additional comments?

    The author wrote strong, capable women characters that were equal to the male characters. Dick Hill does them a disservice by voicing them as weak, hesitant and soft-spoken. There are tough hookers and a smart, well-qualified FBI supervisory agent which Hill voices incorrectly. He uses the wrong pacing and the wrong phrasing. It really detracts from the story and turns them into something that's different from what the author wrote.

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    Caroline1 11-01-16
    Caroline1 11-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator takes away from story"

    This story was good, but a little violent for my taste. I thought the action moved quite fast but the narrator took away from my enjoyment of the story. I really do not like the way he reads female voices. Even the male voices take away the excitement and sense of urgency.

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    THERESA SWAYZE 10-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really good book "

    I would have done 5 stars except for the one act that the good guys do to the bad guy. The characters are well developed and the intrigue keeps you on the end of your chair. and its nice to listen to a book that doesn't go into great details of a love making scene. I get so tried of what they call hot and steamy scenes it's nice to have an mystery author that doesn't feel the need to waste time on unnecessary writing.

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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 10-17-16
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 10-17-16 Member Since 2005
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    "good listen"

    solid performance and incredible story. would recommend to friends and family. look forward to hearing the next book.

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