We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
First to Kill Audiobook

First to Kill

Regular Price:$24.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (5420 )
5 star
 (2172)
4 star
 (2073)
3 star
 (806)
2 star
 (212)
1 star
 (157)
Overall
4.1 (4289 )
5 star
 (1865)
4 star
 (1557)
3 star
 (604)
2 star
 (161)
1 star
 (102)
Story
4.2 (4288 )
5 star
 (2171)
4 star
 (1357)
3 star
 (509)
2 star
 (129)
1 star
 (122)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jason 01-27-17
    Jason 01-27-17 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great introduction novel, can't wait for the next."
    Would you consider the audio edition of First to Kill to be better than the print version?

    Not sure, just did the audible thing...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First to Kill?

    Good character building, non-stop.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Not a huge fan. He does an ok job. He's got Boston or NE accent. Like other reviews his female performance is mediocre. Sorry Dick.


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

    Good throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    Although not my favorite narrator, the story grabs you and keeps you in it. Hope this series follows through. As far as the writing A+, I could become a fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chardonay Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-30-16
    Chardonay Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-30-16 Member Since 2016

    Chardonay

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    Overall
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Terry 12-08-16
    Terry 12-08-16 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    watch commander atlanta 11-29-16
    watch commander atlanta 11-29-16 Member Since 2017

    lovetoread

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    OliviaOnline 11-15-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Caroline1 11-01-16
    Caroline1 11-01-16 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Denise Blackburn San Angelo, TX United States 09-30-16
    Denise Blackburn San Angelo, TX United States 09-30-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    dave fay 09-28-16
    dave fay 09-28-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    208
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hate the narrator"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David 09-26-16
    David 09-26-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kim the Music Lover USA 09-02-16 Member Since 2015

    Kim

    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.