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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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    Mary Grieshaberwilliams monterey, ca 03-02-17
    Mary Grieshaberwilliams monterey, ca 03-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent audio"

    This excellent audio kept my attention all the way through. the reader was great also

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    Burt 03-01-17
    Burt 03-01-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Amateur Hour"
    What was most disappointing about Andrew Peterson’s story?

    The writing reminds me of a high school assignment. Over-written and superbly boring.


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

    Boredom, when I could past the pain of even listening to the horrible writing.


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    Amazon Customer 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining action thriller"

    1st to kill is an action thriller in the Jack Reecher vein. If you are in the mood [I was] to be simply entertained by a good shoot em up action plot you will enjoy this book.
    Doing accents is not the narrators forte and at times these accents are distracting.
    Still overall it's a good listen.

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    Olive 02-25-17
    Olive 02-25-17
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    "Plot?"

    What book is everyone else listening to? After almost four hours I still do not know the plot. Dick Hill is always great but he must have been bored out of his skull.

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    MJDAVEY 02-24-17
    MJDAVEY 02-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Too Graphic Torture"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, too disturbing


    Would you recommend First to Kill to your friends? Why or why not?

    As above, too disturbing


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Love Dick Hill's narration, as also in all Lee Child's "Reacher" series. Great selection of voices.


    Did First to Kill inspire you to do anything?

    Stop reading / listening.


    Any additional comments?

    The book starts with a graphic torture sequence, which continued to plague my mind whilst continuing to listen. I had to stop. After listening to ALL Lee Child and Vince Flynn, I was trying a different author. My mistake. The rest of the book may be interesting, I'll never know. Although Child and Flynn are similar genre, they are more "comforting/acceptable" than First Kill.

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    Joe Clark 02-24-17
    Joe Clark 02-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Get a woman to do a woman's voice! Yuck!"

    The story is very good. Dick Hill narrates many books and he can't do a woman's voice. His women,as portrayed by his voice, sound as though they have been beaten with an ugly stick. This book had a very ugly woman throughout!

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    italiansrock22 02-22-17
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    "Intense"
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    This book was intense and kept me guessing. Some of the scenes, even just listening, were a little much for me but I do get scared easily. This is a book for adults most definitely. I enjoyed the main character's brass and take no crap from no one attitude. If you like spy/assassin/james bond type books and movies you will enjoy this book.

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    a b 02-21-17
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    "Bravo!"

    phenomenal stories of two coworkers, both finest in respectable fiends of espionage and agent behavior.

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    Jason 01-27-17
    Jason 01-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great introduction novel, can't wait for the next."
    Would you consider the audio edition of First to Kill to be better than the print version?

    Not sure, just did the audible thing...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First to Kill?

    Good character building, non-stop.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Not a huge fan. He does an ok job. He's got Boston or NE accent. Like other reviews his female performance is mediocre. Sorry Dick.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Good throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    Although not my favorite narrator, the story grabs you and keeps you in it. Hope this series follows through. As far as the writing A+, I could become a fan.

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    Chardonay Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-30-16
    Chardonay Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "reader ruins the book for me"

    i haven't finished reading the book. so far it is interesting and well written, but since my review is on the audio book, and i can't listen beyond part way through chapter 3, it's been enough to form my opinion. The voices he gives the characters in the book are so bad, it is beyond description. I am going to just read from this point on. I am just thankful, I bought the kindle version at the same time.

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