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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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    Andrew 04-21-16
    Andrew 04-21-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator killed this one for me"

    Story was awesome, narrator smacks his lips at the end of nearly every sentence. It was one of the most distracting and irritating sounds I have ever heard a narrator do.

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    Jack Daniels 04-19-16

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    "Jack Reacher, step aside"

    Good old fashioned action novel. It moves right along and kept my attention. Made the miles go by really fast. This is Jack Reacher without Lee Child's liberal digs at the Right.

    Dick Hill's narration makes the story come to life. Can't say enough about this one. Can't wait to get into the next one in the series.

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    Mr Las Vegas 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Could be Reachers Twin"
    Would you consider the audio edition of First to Kill to be better than the print version?

    I picked this series due to the narrator, Dick Hill. I now enjoy the author as much as the narrator.


    What other book might you compare First to Kill to and why?

    Anything by Childs.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I will select books in the future just for the narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    n/a


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    maria 04-10-16
    maria 04-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fabulous!"

    First Peterson book. Loved it! Great story. Dick Hill wonderful as always. Can't wait to listen to the rest.

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    Della Babylon, NY United States 04-09-16
    Della Babylon, NY United States 04-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't wait for the next book in this series!"

    I enjoyed every minute of this book . The narration was perfect - about to download the next in this series

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    Shawn Pueblo, CO, United States 03-10-16
    Shawn Pueblo, CO, United States 03-10-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story tempered by OK narration"
    What did you love best about First to Kill?

    It was a good story. I had a little difficulty suspending disbelief to enjoy the story simply because it's hard to accept an FBI that allows civilians to run wild in its name. Still, it was an intriguing tale and one that had me visualizing the scenes as it unfurled.


    What other book might you compare First to Kill to and why?

    There are a lot of similar good-guy-working-outside-the-law tales. The John Rain series, for example, are better because the tales (mostly of a killer-for-hire working for private interests) are more believable. "First to Kill" is similar to the Jack Reacher books, but I didn't really identify with the characters as much.


    Did Dick Hill do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Dick Hill's narration and voice characterization are sound, but I get kind of tired of his tendency to over-act the emotions of the book. Nobody I know--in fact, nobody I've ever really heard speak--expresses themselves with the kind of exasperated emotion that Hill often imbues on his characters.

    Honestly, he reminds me of William Shatner in his ability to over-act, though Shatner does a lot of it with his body expressions. Dick Hill seems to do it all with his voice.


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

    Not particularly.


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    Ashok E Kolady 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Bad narration killed my interest"

    I could not get through an hour with the narrator's voice. The story may be good, but could not focus at all.

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    Alan G Symons 01-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Dick Hill is a terrible reader. Great story."
    Would you listen to First to Kill again? Why?

    NO


    What did you like best about this story?

    the story


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He is terrible!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO, because of Dick Hill not the story


    Any additional comments?

    Redo the series with another reader!

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    Amazon Customer 01-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "pleasantly surprised"

    I was not sure what to expect when starting this book. I had never heard of the author and was a bit skeptical of if I wanted to give this story my "listening" time. Boy was this a nice treat. I am totally hooked on this series and these characters. I found myself very intrigued by Nathan and Harvey and could wait to get to the other books to learn more!

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    JANET 10-26-15
    JANET 10-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Overall....pretty good"
    What did you love best about First to Kill?

    Lots of action and some mystry attached


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was a good ending


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I love Dick Hill. He reads this book very similar to Jack Reacher books.


    Any additional comments?

    This author is very similar to Lee Child with the exception that I think that Lee Child's books offer better and deeper twists to various situations. Lee Child's books are less predictable.

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