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.
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"A high-powered thriller from a magnum-force writer." (David Dun, author of The Black Silent)
I kept thinking of the beer commercial, "he is the most interesting man in the world". I couldnt force myself to finish it.
The dialogue in the beginning was bad enough to almost make me give up. There are better ways to give a characters background then to have him tell his life story to a girl he???s known less than a couple hrs. No consistency one person stares at his scars he???s offended then next doesn???t mind at all. He???s the best sniper, medic, speaks several languages and fly???s a helicopter Really? And a single person intends to dig up 3 million and walk away, do some research 3 million even in real big bills is more than a duffle bag.
If you like violence this is your book - nothing but senseless violence and no story line for the 1st half hour or more of the book. Just not my cup of tea.
While this is a decent story, the book would benefit from some serious editing. Where 10 words would do, the author uses 100. I was anxious for it to end.
This was slow and stupid. I wasted 4 hours listening to the first half. I finally decided to stop and had more fun watching paint dry.
Maybe I shouldn't have listened right after Lee Child's latest, but this book made no sense to me. The dialog is forced and the character development was improbable. The story itself was too outlandish to be remotely believable.
Couldn't finish it.
If you like this a-- kicking, no holds barred, tough guy anti hero, stick with Lee Child's Jack Reacher. I have listenef to virtually everything in this genre and this is middle of the pack.
The story has a reasonably interesting plot, not unlike others of this genre. The author's descriptions were good and overall story was about average. The absolute worst, however, is the narration. The narrator reads very slowly, clearly ennunciating each word but at such a slow pace that it wore me down trying to listen to it. He lacks any emotive skill whatsoever ruining the drama of almost every scene in the story. My first thought in listening was that he was imitating an old Jewish grandmother in reading this story. I certainly will not get another book read by this narrator.
Not a commuter so listen to audible books when I'm in the car driving on a long trip or at home housecleaning (not as often as I should). Love reading a good book and love the riveting suspense of listening to a good mystery, but hate not being able to race to the end like I do when I read - but it does make a good book last longer.
Nope to both. I listened to Dick Hill do Jack Reacher with a busted nose in "A Wanted Man" and thought that was torture. This narration too, is really no exception. He might be decent doing a non-fiction nature book or something, but his voice just grates, I can't differentiate between the characters and his voice is too old for this. This is another book I made the mistake of getting based on the overall stars as opposed to reading individual reviews. Both books (this and Monster Hunters International) I bought around the same time, so I've learned my lesson. When this book first started I thought it would be a fun, fast-paced action read, especially when Natan said something like "I'm reading to kick some ass..", but then he said it again a few chapters later and turns out I was wrong on all counts. I have yet to discern much of a plot, okay there is one, but it seems like it's filler, just so Nathan can go kick ass. Trite and tiresome. I'm not into the whole torture for tortures sake and that's what this is all about. I will admit it's another that I have not finished (3 1/2 hours in) and have no plans to do so - I don't see the bad writing somehow becoming good. From a former Marine.
Take some writing classes.
Too old, too ponderous
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