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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Always like Harve and Holly.
Good Training is Hard to Overcome
Keep 'em coming, Mr. Peterson!
Characters, and the no nonsense way of dealing with terrorist
Vince Flynn series
Good read, you need to first read the others in the series but not necessary to understand this one.
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.
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.
The plot was interesting but not with the action that one would be use to from the other books in the series
Always a good listen with Dick Hill
Memories of my past, by Nathan McBride
I hope that book 5 is more explosive then book 4
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.
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!
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