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.
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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.
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.
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.
The narration was good. Just like all the other books.
I am looking forward to the next book in this series because this one was disappointing.
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.
The humanity of the main characters.
The "No-Nonsense" of Nathan McBride
Always a winner
The ups and downs of the story, the hard hitting and softness of the characters kept me wanting more.
I am a big fan of this genre. I always have a book at the ready. This series of books is the most engaging and attention grabbing of all the rest.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
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.
I highly recommend Peterson's 4th story in the McBride series. It was great to have Harvey back at his side working together.
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.
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!
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.
Totally addicted to Audible.
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.
If you have listened to the other books in the Nathan McBride series, then you know what you are I. For here. Dick Hill does a wonderful job narrating the listener through the story as Nathan and Harvey once again pit their wits against a villain who is oppressing the villagers of a small town and taking advantage of them. If you like the series, you will like this installment.
I don't know what to say about this series besides what I've said in previous reviews. Peterson creates a realistic universe with diverse, three-dimensional characters. He keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
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