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Ready to Kill: Nathan McBride, Book 4 | [Andrew Peterson]

Ready to Kill: Nathan McBride, Book 4

When a mysterious note referencing a top-secret US operation is tossed over the wall of the embassy in Nicaragua, Nathan McBride and his old pal Harv are called out of retirement by CIA Director Rebecca Cantrell and sent to Central America. Cantrell wants the situation resolved quickly and knows that Nathan is the man to do it; after all, he has a history with the place. The jungle he and Harv are about to land in is the same one that Nathan barely escaped with his life decades before, an ordeal that left him physically and psychologically scarred.
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Andrew Peterson is back with a heart-stopping fourth installment of his wildly popular Nathan McBride series.

When a mysterious note referencing a top-secret US operation is tossed over the wall of the embassy in Nicaragua, Nathan McBride and his old pal Harv are called out of retirement by CIA Director Rebecca Cantrell and sent to Central America. Cantrell wants the situation resolved quickly and knows that Nathan is the man to do it; after all, he has a history with the place. The jungle he and Harv are about to land in is the same one that Nathan barely escaped with his life decades before, an ordeal that left him physically and psychologically scarred. To make it out alive a second time, Nathan will have to face down his own demons and square off with a ruthless killer who learned from the best, Nathan himself.

©2014 Andrew Peterson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-14-14
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-14-14 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Action packed story"

    The Nathan McBride novels are written from the soldier’s perspective, with the kind of detail that keeps you in the action. “Ready to Kill” has a lots of sniper psychology in the content of the story. The book is well-written, action packed with lots of suspense.

    The CIA Director, Rebecca Cantrell, request Nathan and Harv go on a covert mission to Nicaragua. No mission will test Nathan like this one. Nathan is asked to return to the area he was tortured and almost died. He has spent years fight the demons of that ordeal. This assignment will test Nathan further and harder than ever before. Nathan and Harv have to hunt down and stop a sniper turned killer. This is a man that Harv and Nathan had trained when they had previously been in Nicaragua.

    The author provided as background a review of the history of gold mining in Nicaragua. I always enjoy it when the author tosses in some real history or information into a fictional story. Dick Hill has been the narrator of the entire series. He is great at narrating this type of book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 06-21-14
    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 06-21-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Outstanding"

    To me there is a great deal of similarities between Andrew Peterson and Lee Childs writing style. Each of their main characters are very similar. I found I like Peterson and his McBride character better. If you have not listened to Peterson and you like writers like Childs, Silva, and Coonts I think you will like Peterson. Give the McBride series a try I don't think you will be disappointed.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mimi Dawsonville, GA, United States 06-27-14
    Mimi Dawsonville, GA, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Really enjoy Nathan and Harve"
    Would you listen to Ready to Kill again? Why?

    Yep, though my Hubby probably wouldn't just because he doesn't. Action packed, good story, great relationship stuff, flawed hero. The problems of the miners are sort of global, though this takes place in Nicaragua. Other geopolitical issues are as compelling...hate to give too much of the story away. As always, Nate and Harve are up to their necks and not sure if their predicament is deliberate or an accident on the part of their higher up.


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

    You figure Nathan will probably not die, but nothing else is sure. Hard to know who to trust. Peterson does his research and the situations and locations seem very true.


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

    Always like Harve and Holly.


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

    Good Training is Hard to Overcome


    Any additional comments?

    Keep 'em coming, Mr. Peterson!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Roger United States 06-20-14
    Roger United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Why are these not in Hardback?"
    What did you love best about Ready to Kill?

    Characters, and the no nonsense way of dealing with terrorist


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

    Vince Flynn series


    Any additional comments?

    Good read, you need to first read the others in the series but not necessary to understand this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Krystal North Carolina 06-06-14
    Krystal North Carolina 06-06-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Can't wait for the next Nathan McBride!"
    What made the experience of listening to Ready to Kill the most enjoyable?

    It's a toss up between the author and the narrator! I've listened to all of the Nathan McBride novels. Andrew Peterson is a very talented author. His characters are interesting and the action is well thoughtout and described. The relationships between the characters definitely win me over as well - very believable!

    And then there is Dick Hill. I will listen to ANYTHING that he narrates - his narrating abilities are stellar! He makes each character truly come alive, his timing is phenomenal, his accents are well done. No one else could be the voice of Nathan. Or Harv. Or even Holly.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gabe 05-18-14
    Gabe 05-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not the strongest outing of the four books."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    At times the story was engaging and enjoyable. Other times I found myself wanting the next chapter to begin to get past the sluggishness of the story.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was good. Just like all the other books.


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

    I am looking forward to the next book in this series because this one was disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    It's hard to describe. I just found myself bored most of the time. I read a great deal of books in this genre, maybe that was the problem. The first 3 books were great. This was the weakest of the 4. I would give the first 3 books in the series 5 stars.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    C. Martinez California 05-05-14
    C. Martinez California 05-05-14

    Book Buff

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    "I don't know what other's are thinking-I loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend Peterson's 4th story in the McBride series. It was great to have Harvey back at his side working together.


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

    I loved the final scenes when Nathan and Harvey are tracking down the bad guys. Peterson's books always keep me up at night as I can't stop listening as I wonder what's next. Once that final chase scene opens, I can't stop.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm really not sure what the other reviewers were expecting, but Mr. Hill does a superb job reading the story and bringing the characters to life. The characters have stayed true to form throughout the entire McBride series.

    Some of the negative reviewers just sound like miserable people in general. It's a shame they can't find one single thing they liked about this book, which is revealing in itself.

    Overall, it was an entertaining book and I look forward to listening to Mr. Peterson's next McBride adventure. Thumbs up!!! Keep em coming!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Coraopolis, PA, United States 09-04-14
    Frank Coraopolis, PA, United States 09-04-14 Member Since 2005

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    "The best of the series!"

    When I listened to book three, I thought it was the 'best' in the series until I listened to this book. Nathan McBride reminds me of a modern day comic book hero but much more believable and engaging in the action. This is one of those books that kept me engaged through the end and would make a tremendous movie for many reasons. Although the other books in the series were great, this is the best with a tremendous story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Awesome Series"

    This is one of the best series I have listened to in a long time. Dick Hill does an unbelievable job narrating the story. I recommend this series to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Elkins Park, PA, United States 07-27-14
    Mary Elkins Park, PA, United States 07-27-14 Member Since 2007

    An avid listener of Audible whether I'm driving, cleaning or cooking. My children are frequently telling me to remove my earbuds!

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    "Nathan & Harv - A Great Friendship!"

    You are always waiting for the next twist and turn in the story, but the relationship between Nathan & Harv is one of the strongest points of this series. Their relationship is the underpinning of each story reflecting strength of character, trust and loyalty. The addition of Holly adds an extra special twist. Dick Hill is the absolute best when it comes to a narrator! He makes every character come alive.
    If you have been following the series I don't think you'll be disappointed. You can read this book as a stand alone, however, you'll enjoy it more if you understand the relationship between Nathan & Harv.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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