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First to Kill Audiobook

First to Kill

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Publisher's Summary

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. He's the only man with the skills necessary to get the job done. But almost as soon as Nathan reluctantly accepts the assignment, he finds himself caught in the middle. On the one side is a ruthless adversary with a blood-chilling plan - and on the other are agents who will stop at nothing to see their own brand of justice done.

Also listen to the sequel, Forced to Kill.

©2008 Andrew Peterson; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A high-powered thriller from a magnum-force writer." (David Dun, author of The Black Silent)

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    "Good action story"

    Good hero, great action, really good narration (as always from Dick Hill). Can't wait listen to the rest of the books in the series.

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    Donald Astarita 08-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent action"

    Kept the focus on the action. Great periods of fast pace kept me listening.

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    Cassandra Atlanta, GA 07-25-17
    Cassandra Atlanta, GA 07-25-17 Member Since 2010

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    "The worst book I've gotten from Audible."

    I can't say much good about this book. The characters were not interesting, and the plot completely predictable. What a huge waste of my money and time.

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    Kate 07-23-17
    Kate 07-23-17 Member Since 2017

    My favorite listens are solid murder-mystery, action and legal genres, and spy thrillers.

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    "Love the character and the narrator, BUT"

    I like the main characters, especially McBride & Harv. And of course, superbly narrated, as always, by Dick Hill. I also liked the character development and the relationship between McBride & Harv. However, the book was a disappointment for me, as the plot simply failed to engage. FBI and special agents chasing after bad guys with Semtex, domestic terrorists, etc. Although this is a recurring plot in many books, it could have still worked, but it failed to engage me in this book. I just didn't care, since I knew McBride would be OK anyway. Maybe the story just had too many words? Not sure I would try another book by the author, although he's obviously very popular. Only reason I didn't return it is because i bought it on 2 for 1 credit sale.

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    David W Cochrane 06-27-17 Member Since 2016

    The picture is of my cat Beansy. I have problems seeing well and Audible is a wonderful and affordable service. Thank you!

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    "It is fun but quite predictable."

    It seemed as if I read this book before. It was well written which saved it from being a 2 star overall.

    Dick Hill as always was great, As usual.

    It was fast and action packed. But really no twists and turns. If you like things blowing up and sniper action this is the book for you.

    I am planning on continuing the series.

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    Nancy L Forbes 06-26-17
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    "Great Story"

    Loved it! Full of action a d suspense. my favorite Andrew Peterson book so far.

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    TDigs 06-21-17
    TDigs 06-21-17
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    "Action keeps going!"

    The story moved well and kept your interest to the very end. The characters were interesting and the plot moved right along. Well worth you

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    jaki 06-16-17
    jaki 06-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "cliche character, annoying narration"

    struggled to finish. The narrator had an annoying way of pronouncing t and c sounds often which sounded slightly cough like or breathless. The writing was over the top, so the character that could be cool was really unbelievable. I found this book really irritating. if I hadn't bought as a 2 for 1 special I would have returned it for a refund. story line was the saving grace.

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    Seneca 05-30-17
    Seneca 05-30-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Dick Hill should stick with Reacher"

    I bought this because Of Hill. A real disappointment in addition to a predictable story. Couldn't decide if it was the narrator or if the dialogue was really that schmaltzy.

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    Meg E Dobson United States 05-28-17
    Meg E Dobson United States 05-28-17 Member Since 2014

    Avatar by The Domestic Goddess at allavatars

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    "Females Weak and Predictable"

    There's an honest to God FBI Head of Station playing dumb cheerleader? What the what? Luckily, author did not include sexual interlude in detail. It would have been agonizing. It could be a fun drinking game for every stupid thing the author has her say. Guys, it's really obnoxious.

    Everything else isn't too bad for debut novel. Think of it as Lee Child's light but has Tom Clancy technical details down pat.

    Mixed feelings whether 3 or 4, gave author a break w 4 and hope someone knocked his head to get it right in later books. Not sure I'll read the next. And only if it's on special sale on Audible, like 3.95. Not worth more at this point.

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