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  • Forced to Kill

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326

Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride. He’s never backed away from danger and he’s not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awsome sequel!!!

  • By 1BookJ on 11-02-12

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Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-11

Full disclosure: I served as an editor for both of Andrew Peterson's novels, so I'm not an impartial reviewer. No surprise, then, that I disagree with Fritz's literary-based(?) assessment of FORCED TO KILL. I personally find Andrew Peterson's work refreshing, in that it delivers sophisticated thrills along with unforgettable female characters. Nathan and Holly's relationship in particular demolishes the usual "guy book" cliches. Also, since we're talking about an audio edition, it's worth mentioning that the fantastic Dick Hill does a masterful job of telling this story and inhabiting Andrew Peterson's characters. If you like your thrills smart, timely, and full of emotion, you should love this book.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • First to Kill

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,434

When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Vida T. Yancy on 07-12-09

Sniper thriller par excellence

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-09

It's hard to find a sniper thriller these days, much less one that manages to feel technically authentic while having 3-dimensional characters. This novel does all of that, and it also avoids recycling typical terrorist or serial-killer thriller plotlines. This is an original, well worth the price.

41 of 43 people found this review helpful