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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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    Caroline1 11-01-16
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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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    Denise Blackburn San Angelo, TX United States 09-30-16
    Denise Blackburn San Angelo, TX United States 09-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator was awful!"

    I couldn't get through more than 3 chapters of the audible version. The story and writing sounded interest so it's back to my kindle to read it myself. So glad the audio was included with my purchase otherwise I would be really mad.

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    dave fay 09-28-16
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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
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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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    Kim the Music Lover USA 09-02-16 Member Since 2015

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    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

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

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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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    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 Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-10-16
    Shawn Colorado Springs, 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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