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Option to Kill Audiobook

Option to Kill: A Nathan McBride Novel, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Nathan McBride, “the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years” (Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend), returns in the third installment of one of the best new series in thriller fiction.

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits.

In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.

In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.

©2012 Andrew Peterson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Rudy21USU Texas 01-29-15
    Rudy21USU Texas 01-29-15 Member Since 2016

    Love to learn and get lost in a good story! Audible allows me to fill some of my downtime with new experiences, adventures and knowledge!

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    "Looking for the Next Mitch Rapp? Found a Canidate!"
    What made the experience of listening to Option to Kill the most enjoyable?

    Dick Hill is great clear easy to follow and smooth, the story keep it's main characters down to a manageable level. And the author will teach you interesting stuff without trying to impress you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nathan the hero is a flawed haunted honorable man. He makes the decisions you hope you would decide to make. This book really took off in a heartbeat and if you didn't jump on board fast the story was going to pass right by you. I wanted to get swept up in the action and I was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the the part where the vet stepped up and helped another vet. Respect between those who serves resonates with me


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

    It's Coyote Season


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    April Lindsey 01-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Nathan McBride Series are great"

    We really like this series of book. Great characters in each book and good story lines. We hope to see more.

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    Richard Anthony 12-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much 12 year old for me."
    Would you try another book from Andrew Peterson and/or Dick Hill?

    I am now listening to the 4th of this series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Peterson again?

    yes


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

    Absolutely, he's the best!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I think Dick Hill could read you the phone book and make it mildly interesting, this had to be a tough one for him.

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    Richard Carson City, NV, United States 11-17-14
    Richard Carson City, NV, United States 11-17-14
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    "Way beyond reality"
    Would you try another book from Andrew Peterson and/or Dick Hill?

    Yes but...... You must suspend your reality check list with this one. I generally like this type of book, especially Vince Flynn's works. However, this book by Andrew Peterson uses our hero just a little, or a lot, depending on you view, in a very unrealistic way far to many times. I can't point out much without spoilers. Dick Hill is a great reader / performer but in this one he just over does the hysterical parts with a lot of whining by the character.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Drug out and very predictable.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Nathan


    Do you think Option to Kill needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Listen to it and you will know why.


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    PerryMartinBookReviews 09-16-14 Member Since 2010
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    "BEST NATHAN McBRIDE THRILLER TO DATE"

    Narrated by Dick Hill in the same tone and professional manner of all his work, he brings Nathan McBride to life. You listen and think Nathan himself is recalling the story. I have review the first two McBride novels and feel Andrew Petetson has produced his best work to date. I love seeing Nathan's human side opposed to his Marine/CIA side that really can't be separated. 

    When young Lauren texts Nathan saying she has been kidnapped he knows it's no hoax. Lauren gets his attention by using his secret CIA code name. Nathan leaps into action trying to find and protect Lauren. He immediately finds himself in the middle of a situation he doesn't fully understand. But as McBride is never in over his head he heeds the call and the thrill commences.

    Option to Kill is the Best McBride book to date. It is a great listen and makes you want more.
    This book was purchased with my own money for review.

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    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-30-14
    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-30-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Can't Take Any More Dick Hill"

    I've never enjoyed Dick Hill's work...but sometimes the material made it worth tolerating his bizarre tough-guy affect. But the more I hear him, the more he just sounds like a caricature of a human being. And when the writing is as cheesy as it feels in this one, well, I'm just done. I enjoyed some of his Peterson's earlier work, but this felt like paint-by-numbers writing. I made it to Chapter 8...just because I was too busy to turn it off. But, as of now...stick a fork in it...this one's done. *sigh*

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    dr Frank Beaver Falls, PA, United States 08-16-14
    dr Frank Beaver Falls, PA, United States 08-16-14 Member Since 2011

    Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.

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    "Fast paced from the beginning!"
    What made the experience of listening to Option to Kill the most enjoyable?

    Unlike normal 'super hero' books. The story is much different than the others in the Nathan McBride series but with enough similarity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lauren


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

    Amazing ability to display the character as he illustrates and narrates the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughter over some of the statements of Lauren and yes I cried a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    Best in the series!

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    Bill Minnetonka, MN, United States 08-14-14
    Bill Minnetonka, MN, United States 08-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting story, curious performance"

    I thought the overall storyline was interesting, but to have Nathan McBride drag around a 12 year old on his harrowing adventures in constant danger seemed pretty reckless for a trained operative. Be ready to suspend your disbelief.

    I'm not sure if it was the performance or the dialogue in the text, but sometimes the 12 year-old heroine sounded like a 5 year old and sometimes she sounded like she was 25.

    This being the third Nathan McBride audiobook I've listened to, it finally struck me what I find problematic with Dick Hill's performance. He sounds old. Generally I like to think of the narrator in my head as being about how I'd imagine the main character. When I hear Dick Hill do Nathan McBride I hear someone more like an old grizzled detective than a younger, in his prime, special ops guy.

    But, overall, worth the credit.

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    Jerome La Quinta, CA, United States 08-12-14
    Jerome La Quinta, CA, United States 08-12-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Series"

    This is just a wonderful series to listen too. Dick Hill is a great narrator and the storyline is awesome.

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    Dianne 08-07-14
    Dianne 08-07-14 Member Since 2012

    A good listener!

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    "Unbelievable. Really."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Dick Hill is now officially on my "never again" list. His female voices are just awful. And his female child voice is, if possible, worse. There is not one single intelligent human being on this Earth who would interact with a child in the way Nathan did here.

    Enough said.


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