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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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    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.

    4 of 4 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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    A GENEVA, NY, United States 06-01-14
    A GENEVA, NY, United States 06-01-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Nathan is back"
    Would you listen to Ready to Kill again? Why?

    If I had not read the previous books in the series, I would have been a bit more disappointed. Not one of the better books in this series.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The plot was interesting but not with the action that one would be use to from the other books in the series


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Always a good listen with Dick Hill


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

    Memories of my past, by Nathan McBride


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that book 5 is more explosive then book 4

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marco 05-16-14
    Marco 05-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very nice read! beyond just a sniper read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would Highly recommend it, I read/listened to all of his books and he keeps progressing as an esteblished writer, I can't wait for the next one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mr Peterson is able to create real life characters, not just super heros but real people from flesh and blood with their own demons. Even the bad people are not pure evil.


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

    Dick Hill is a master of bringing the story. when you close your eyes you are in the story (no closing the eyes while driving).


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

    The last chapters where the story becomes human between hunter and hunted


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 05-02-14
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Not my favorite"

    This book was certainly not bad and it held my attention but it was my least favorite of the series. Nathan does face some demons but there is just not nearly as much emotion or personal interaction as I like. It was a total opposite of the last book. Oh well - maybe the next one will be better. Still love Nathan McBride.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    TJCounihan Eastern USA 05-09-14
    TJCounihan Eastern USA 05-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "ANOTHER WIN... for Peterson, McBride, and Hill"

    Let me first say I LOVE this series! These were the some of the first audiobooks I've listened to and love the genre as a whole.

    Story wise it was light at times, but I liked a lot of the back and forth between the main characters, actually laughed in places. The end was a nice emotional addition to the series too.

    Of course being an audio book the narration can make or break an otherwise decent book. I personally love Dick Hill and think he does an excellent job with the different accents, and genders, but I think it's a polarizing topic (you either love or hate him)

    Of coruse now the down side is waiting for the next release, but it's worth it in my view!

    One request PLEASE DO NOT SWITCH NARRATORS. This happened with another series where the author changed narrators after the first few books and it really ruined the rest of the series... just my 2 cents!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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