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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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.
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.
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.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Adrenaline rushes as Nathan and Harv return to Nicaragua, where Nathan barely escaped with his life decades earlier . . .and now it looks like Raven, a sniper that Nathan trained years ago, may have gone rogue . . . called back into duty by the CIA, Nathan and Harv team up with Estefan, another operative they trained in Nicaragua, to track down and find the man who killed Estefan's father, the local pastor. Drug cartels, seedy hotels and dirty officials . . . and plenty of action follow Nathan and Harv as they try to find Raven and learn what is behind the murder of the pastor. Excellent narration, great story line, great resolution . . . . bottom line . . . you can't go wrong with Andrew Peterson's Nathan McBride series . . .
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.
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 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!
I love the adventure and story lines that this story had. I found the struggle Nathan went through in the mine showed me a lot of what our veterans might be going through. the friendship with Harvey is so real and deepens with each adventure. this book kept true to that same consistancy
"My least favourite McBride bu still a good 'un"
This story is a different approach for our "scarred hero" away from the safety of US soil against a seemingly equally skilled opponent.
The story felt a little 'forced' (sorry cannot elaborate) in places but the usual detailed battles ensue and it has become all to easy to spot the likely outcomes.
I think I felt there was more potential for this story to play out and the end was tied up all too quickly for my liking.
But.......... Overall another engaging McBride episode with many of the usual suspects tagging along for the ride.
I've already decided that Damian Lewis should play him in the movie!
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