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Forced to Kill Audiobook

Forced to Kill

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Publisher's Summary

Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride. He’s never backed away from danger, and he’s not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago.

When a mutilated body is discovered in a remote Utah lake, it ignites a chain of events that forces Nathan to face a dark chapter from a past he’s worked hard to forget. Could his Nicaraguan enemy be active again? On American soil? The evidence is clear, but the stakes are higher than Nathan can know. In a showdown that will test Nathan’s understanding of justice and mercy, he’ll have to make a life or death decision that has the potential to expose and destroy people at the highest levels of government.

©2011 Andrew Peterson (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"An absolutely bone-chilling thriller. Equal parts Stephen Hunter and Thomas Harris. Imagine Bob Lee Swagger going after Hannibal Lecter and you will have only scratched the surface of this intensely exciting novel. Forced To Kill will haunt you long after you read its last brilliantly plotted page." (Brad Thor)

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    "Entertaining mystery thriller"

    Good action and good characters. Some merry places but the story flows well and I like the character development

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    Patricia 10-18-15
    Patricia 10-18-15
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    Struggle to finish. Too much sex and not enough of a story. Won't get sequel.

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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 10-01-15
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 10-01-15
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    "Nathan's backstory, his torturer, and some twists!"

    Not all is as is seems, but evil is still evil. But maybe not as evil as you thought. Governments deal in convenience, and are often in bed with former enemies. Nathan's Nicaragua torturer is back and working in the US!

    We get some backstory here, and a real sadistic torturer to hunt and hate. Nathan confronts and exorcises his demons (at least in part), and guess what is the most important thing in the world! No spoiler here; you should be able to guess, but gotta read the book.

    Although Dick Hill reads to the last squeezed-out molecule of air, his voices are great and add depth to the relationship between Nathan and Harv that probably wouldn't come through in print. The Latino side-kick cliche is even discussed in the book, but you can't do better than Harv when you need someone on your six, or even your twelve. Harv is a hero himself after all.

    The writing is thin, however, in the totality of these two men's lives. Every once in a while you are slapped in the face that Harv has a wife and 2 sons; what? I thought he and Nathan were inseparable buddies with no room for others. And Nathan has dogs, super well-trained dogs. When did that happen?

    I wish Holly would stop gushing that Nathan isn't like anyone she's ever met before. Of course he isn't; everyone who went through half of what he did is dead. And I don't get what he sees in her. Sure, she's an FBI SAC, but she is not that strong a character.

    This is a series I really like despite all my complaints, so there is still something there to grab you. There's good action, tough men, good men, and some redemption.

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    Shirley in Oshcosh 08-31-15
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    "Excellent!"

    Second of the series and just as captivating. Andrew Peterson is excellent in the way he presents his storyline. Often the reader will kill the efforts of the writers, Dick Hill lets them shine!

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    Mike T. 07-06-15
    Mike T. 07-06-15
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    "Liked the first one better, still a good buy."

    A strong but at the same time frail and haunted hero. He feels like a real person, not just a unbeatable caricature. Very likeable "supporting" characters. And a chilling foe - one that actually makes this a disturbing read at times.

    Story progression somewhat weak though. Still, if you want to get your adrenaline pumping, this is a well spent credit.

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    Edward C. Cox Seattle 12-28-14
    Edward C. Cox Seattle 12-28-14

    Mr. Ed

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    "Very good read!"

    Good series for those who like Jack Reacher type of characters... Will try other books by this author!

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    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 11-12-14
    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 11-12-14
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    "It had potential that it never lived up to."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Some extreme editing and another narrator.


    What was most disappointing about Andrew Peterson’s story?

    If you like stories about nonstop torture, this is book for you. Most of us would like the good guys to not be outsmarted the entire book.


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

    I get tired of that tremulous voice and the female voices are just bad.

    I know it must just be me because I've read reviews where people think he is great.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes. I'm a San Diego native and the locations were fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 09-28-14
    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 09-28-14

    audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world

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    "Action, adventure, thrilling story telling"
    What made the experience of listening to Forced to Kill the most enjoyable?

    Nathan and Harv are such a great characters. The story telling is amazing and the action is heart pounding


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

    The whole series is a must, Andrew Peterson can write and Dick Hill is a master of his craft.
    If you like Tom Clancy's campus, or Jack Ryan you will enjoy this. if you like David Baldacci Robie series again you will like this.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't pick just one so i will say the Comradery of nathan and Harv. The thrilling writing will have you wanting more and more


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! I could not stop reading this series, and then I could not stop listening to this whole series. Thrilling story telling


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said Action, it has that, Adventure it has that, Thriller hell yes. Characters it has that. Listen or read this whole series you will enjoy it

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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 09-16-14
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 09-16-14
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    "Good Series"
    Any additional comments?

    I really like the characters in this series. I generally stay away from anything that Dick Hill reads because his style gets under my skin from time to time. Somehow this series his style isn't that irritating to me. Good stories with what seems like a lot of good knowledge about things like sniper tactics.

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    Ann 08-26-14
    Ann 08-26-14
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    "This audiobook has it all!"

    Fantastic narration, great characters and a action packed thrill ride make this audiobook perfect! Love this series, very reminiscent of the Jack Reacher books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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