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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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    T. J. Williams 03-26-15

    Closet Billonaire

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    "Totally STUPID story!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Fiction is Fiction, but this book is too STUPID even for fiction. Absolutely, worse story one could imagine.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Peterson again?

    Not likely


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    NO


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from First to Kill?

    Everything from the truck stop to the end of the story!!


    Any additional comments?

    Beyond stupid

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    John 03-13-15
    John 03-13-15 Member Since 2010
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    "a new jack reacher"

    I'm hooked on Nathan and his sodekick. can't wait to get into the next book. as always, sick hill is terrific.

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    Indiana Running Mom 03-06-15

    running mom

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    "Exciting with lots of twists"

    I really enjoyed this. I'm a traditional female so I wasn't sure about a sniper paramilitary story line, but it was fantastic. I couldn't stop listening. I like the tough characters, the softer side, the strong women characters and psychology twists. Great listen!

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    Kindle Customer 03-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a fan- overdriven macho"

    I think it's me, not the story. I'm a huge Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva and Lee child fan. I couldn't get into this. The ex military story has been done too often now. I miss Flynn, he died too soon. The characters of child's and silva are so unique. This character is missing unique. I think it's me not the author.

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    Kristina Brookfield, CT, United States 02-24-15
    Kristina Brookfield, CT, United States 02-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Engaging! Jack Reacher +Nathan McBride"
    Where does First to Kill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high
    Right along with Lee Childs Jack Reacher books


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

    Jack Reach and Nathan McBride are very smilular


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Can you love a sniper?


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    William Carrollton, TX, United States 02-08-15
    William Carrollton, TX, United States 02-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots of fast paced action and great characters."

    I don't see how anyone could not like the Nathan McBride Series.
    There is so much action and suspense, and Dick Hill does a fantastic job of narrating.
    Any book read by Dick Hill is a great book.
    Absolutely worth the credit.

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    b 02-07-15
    b 02-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good listen"

    I enjoyed first to kill and this genre of stories. My first experience with this author and I will definitely be listening to more. Dick hill as always is excellent as the narrator.

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    Janels 01-16-15
    Janels 01-16-15
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    "My first, a good Reacher substitute"

    This could have been a Jack Reacher story, it was so close. Good character development, plot and characters. It really gets you emotionally involved. As this is my first of this series, a few things stuck out, most notably McBride's weird affectation of winking--at everyone--who does that? It would have been more in character to crack a grin. Otherwise, good character, good characterizations and a good Reacher substitute.

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    Richard Anthony 12-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great introduction to the Peterson characters"
    If you could sum up First to Kill in three words, what would they be?

    Good, fast, action.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting characters, interesting story.


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

    Yes, he's the best. Sure sounds a lot like a Reacher performance but that's not a bad thing.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    First to kill.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm listening to the 4th of this series now, I think it's going to be increaseingly difficult to keep these fresh.

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    Amazon Customer 12-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Horrible writer and horrible narrator"

    Not sure what everyone else was reading! I bought the audible based on the glowing reviews on both Audible and Amazon. Those reviewers obviously have never read a DECENT action book if they thought this was good. The writing of this book was awful. The author used 25 words when five would be sufficient. Dialog and internal monologues were ridiculous and more than once in the first three chapters I rolled my eyes. I say three chapters because that's as far as I could get before turning it off. The narrator over-acted even the most basic of descriptions, I think to make up for the terrible writing but ultimately it just made it worse. Don't waste your money on this audible!

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