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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)

What Members Say

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    emily Encinitas, CA USA 04-20-17
    emily Encinitas, CA USA 04-20-17 Member Since 2016

    emily

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    "AWFUL"
    Would you try another book from Andrew Peterson and/or Dick Hill?

    NO


    What could Andrew Peterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I can't imagine what would help. The hero was sickeningly great.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Boring.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not listen to the complete book and should have returned it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy in DC WASHINGTON DC 04-15-17
    Peggy in DC WASHINGTON DC 04-15-17 Member Since 2014

    PegshipDC

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    "Good character development a lille drawn out."

    i enjoyed the book,but did not love it the way i love other suspense/action novels. it was just OK.

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    BluntForce Krma USA 04-11-17
    BluntForce Krma USA 04-11-17

    Barbarian Texan

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    "Hard Boiled Sniper. Two Thumbs Up."

    This is audible was an excellent surprise. I highly recommend it. If you like tough guy characters and detailed action, this is a good choice.

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    susane 04-05-17
    susane 04-05-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Very well narrated, great plot, plenty of twists"

    Loved the characters, descriptive without sounding like filler and of course Dick Hill makes every word worth waiting for

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    Rich 03-23-17
    Rich 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Just Couldn't Get Into It"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    As much as I wanted to like this book I couldn't finish it. I was forcing myself to listen to it.


    Has First to Kill turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

    I have listened to other books by him.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointing for sure.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse 03-22-17
    Jesse 03-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not horrible, but..."

    The performance was fine and the overall story wasn't horrible, but I really had a hard time getting into this series. It seems too cliche and almost forced. I tried to finish it a few times, but I just couldn't connect. Maybe it's just me.

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    don lowe 03-20-17
    don lowe 03-20-17
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    "Very great read"

    My first Peterson novel but not my last compelling story,great narration. Dick Hill is the best. From inside the mind of scout snipers inside the moral fiber the author truly has researched and developed the characters as well as the techno abilities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark PEORIA, AZ, United States 03-17-17
    Mark PEORIA, AZ, United States 03-17-17 Member Since 2017

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    "If you like toy army men, you might like this book"

    I spent the entire book rolling my eyes or gagging. Stilted dialog and cardboard characters sums up this book. I wanted to like Nathan, except he wasn't believable.

    I'm trying to decide if I can get through the next few hours, or if I should just return the book. It's just awful.

    I love Dick Hill... and that's really the reason I got the book. Oops.

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    David Quist Madison, WI United States 03-17-17
    David Quist Madison, WI United States 03-17-17 Member Since 2001
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    "Great new characters to sink your teeth into!"

    If you are a fan of Jack Reacher, Bob "The Nailer" Swagger", or Court Gentry then you will love Nathan McBride. Great depth of character and solid plot building.

    Great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terrell 03-08-17
    Terrell 03-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, but terrible narration"

    This was a great story with a lot of we written drama and suspense, but the narrator choice was awful. The person reading sounded like a senior citizen and really didn't do the main characters justice when he spoke as them. It made it much more difficult to envision the characters and really get into the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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