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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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    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.

    6 of 7 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 6 people found this review helpful
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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.

    6 of 8 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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    Perry albany, OR, United States 09-30-14
    Perry albany, OR, United States 09-30-14 Member Since 2010

    Perry Martin is an American Audio Book Reviewer. I listen to 3-4 books a week as a long haul truck driver. I review so you don't have to.

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    "Can you retire when the CIA has you on speed dial?"

    Ready to Kill Is the 4th book in the Nathan McBride series. Once again Dick Hill is a master narrator and expresses every emotion and action with a clarity few narrators can do today. This and all of Andrew Peterson's McBride Novels are must listens.

    It's said once a Marine always a Marine, this must be true for the CIA as well especially if they have your number on speed dial. It seams Nicaragua and Nathan can never get away from each other. Harv and Nathan may be getting older but they are not dead, not yet anyway. Once again Nathan must confront his past and use all his skills to track down a sniper he trained in the past. 

    This a great audiobook and rivals the other McBride books in story quality 
    and as an edge of your seat thrill ride. I wait in anticipation of the next McBride Adventure.

    This audiobook was a gift for an honest review.

    1 of 1 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 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roger 06-20-14
    Roger 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 4 people found this review helpful
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    Krystal 06-06-14
    Krystal 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 7 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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    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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