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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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    Kevin Cavalier, ND, United States 05-21-14
    Kevin Cavalier, ND, United States 05-21-14

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    "GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO JACK REACHER!!"
    What did you love best about First to Kill?

    The whole story just seem to keep me wanting more. It was hard sometimes to turn it off and go to bed or work because I just wanted to keep on listening.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I just loved the book and it makes me want to listen to the rest of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love the Jack Reacher novels then I can pretty much be sure you will love these books as well. With Dick Hill reading this I had to remember it was not a Reacher novel, but that being said the story is well worth a credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Martha chATTANOOGA, TN, United States 04-15-14
    Martha chATTANOOGA, TN, United States 04-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't get past the second chapter."
    Would you try another book from Andrew Peterson and/or Dick Hill?

    Not buy another of these. The character is superhuman and proves it over and over and over.


    Has First to Kill turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Answer: No, I like mysteries.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    Over exaggerates simple sentences.


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

    This is my limit of comments.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cheezus Christ 04-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I didn't like it, though I do own a Camaro"
    What would have made First to Kill better?

    I just don't think it matches the kind of story I'm looking to read. It's probably nothing to do with the book itself.


    What was most disappointing about Andrew Peterson’s story?

    I felt like I should be an American redneck to enjoy this.

    And I do own a Camaro.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    I think he is an excellent narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    Please never put this kind of book in front of me again. I might want to kill myself.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimber 03-09-14
    Kimber 03-09-14
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    "Only 3 books to this series, start here & hold on!"

    A little more violence, torture than I am comfortable with, but wowzer!

    [SPOILER ALERT] I started with the third/last book, and was glad I did because I
    knew that some of my favorite people from this first book made it to the end, and I wasn't sure they would! Phew!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Buffy 01-08-14
    Buffy 01-08-14
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    "It's Great!!!"

    I'm always looking for an author that challenges my mind. I listen to 2-3 books a week... What a great book! Of course Mr. Hill is a master.

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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 01-04-14
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Story.....But"
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    This is an ok novel, but not really one that grips you and keeps you glued to it. Part of that might be the reader used. This reader has a tone that would be great for old dective and ganster type books, but here it just sounds out of place. Maybe if someone like George Gidall read it the book would have seemed far more interesting. I found myself struggling with ignoring the tone so I could get into the story.....Book listening shouldn't be that much work...Especially going down the road.

    Otherwise it was a good book for the most part. So if you like action packed books then this is ok. Nothing like a Vince Flynn or Ben Coes that has so much action that you sometimes feel like you just stepped off a rollercoaster after listening for awhile, but still it does have some pretty good action and grizzly outcomes from some local baddies who go way over the top with their being bad asses.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jerome La Quinta, CA, United States 11-20-13
    Jerome La Quinta, CA, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book"

    This is a great read. Action all the way through the book. Great story line that keeps your attention all the way through. Nathan and Harv make the book excellent. Love how the book goes into detail on every scene and action the pair goes through. Dick Hill uses many voices to make each character come alive.

    Can't wait to listen to the other two in this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DocDVM Virginia 10-22-13
    DocDVM Virginia 10-22-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Nathan McBride a great character"
    Would you listen to First to Kill again? Why?

    Yes. This was my introduction to Nathan McBride and I listened to all three books in the series in short order. I enjoyed the plots and the characters. The author's character development makes them both interesting and sympathetic and compelling.


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

    Option to Kill and Forced to Kill, for obvious reasons. I haven't found another character that is reminiscent of Nathan but the narrative reminds me of Lee Child's Reacher series.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love Dick Hill's delivery...he brings color and depth to the character.


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

    Learning about the torture Nathan underwent and the compassion he feels for the victims he saves


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Bristol, PA, United States 09-12-13
    Joseph Bristol, PA, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyed"

    Great storyline, narrator, a nice blend of believability with a fast pace and few slow areas.
    I really want to listen to more from this author.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Morgan Hill, CA, United States 09-04-13
    Timothy Morgan Hill, CA, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "If you like Jack Reacher, you will like this book"

    Having listened to all of the Jack Reacher books, and love Lee Child's writing style, I gave this book a try and found that it very entertaining and the story kept me guessing. I am now on the second and will be purchasing the third.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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