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Option to Kill Audiobook

Option to Kill: A Nathan McBride Novel, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Nathan McBride, “the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years” (Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend), returns in the third installment of one of the best new series in thriller fiction.

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits.

In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.

In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.

©2012 Andrew Peterson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    fingerpickerguy 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I struggle with Dick Hill as a narrator."

    I enjoy these books, but I really struggle with Dick Hill as a narrator. His characterizations of females make my ears hurt. He makes the tough guys he portrays (he also does Lee Child's books) sound old and fragile. Takes the tough right out of them.

    Other than the narration and a bit of overdramatize writing to wrap up the book, the story is pretty good.

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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 10-09-15
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 10-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Good action, not completely believable"

    If you like Nathan McBride, then this is a good addition to the series. A 12-year-old girl starts the action rolling, and it just snowballs into smuggling and the killing of orphaned girls. The background slowly comes out and combines to form a complicated whole. The girl doesn't tell all she knows and sometimes what she does tell isn't quite the truth. Nathan does some philosophizing about how a series of small decisions and actions lead to the tip of a pyramid. Any minor different choice along the way could have changed the outcome.

    The first book added a girl friend. The second book added dogs. This book really adds more, but you won't hear what from me! It will be interesting to see if this follows through into the next books.

    There are some inconsistencies in the characterizations, but the story is fine if you like this set. That young girl knows stuff she shouldn't know for her age, but then doesn't know other things that she should if she really knew the first stuff!

    But, we like that the bad guys get theirs, and Nathan and Harv go home whole, or almost. It might have been better if Harv had been there but he was vacationing in Turkey (?) and all the action was over before he could get back.

    We like that Nathan doesn't like killing. He only kills out of necessity, and still feels remorse about it. I enjoy the stories, so I am getting the next one.

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    Amazon Customer 08-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely awesome. Best one ever"

    this was an exciting, awesone, continually moving book. I found the girl to be a bit outside of normal kid, then again her Mom had taught her to think in terms of survival so maybe not. being 12 is a real difficult age so I get the fear and the need for the closeness. I found this book to be as action packed as the others and with the added element of the human factor on this relationship level VERY exciting. thank you. you did it again Andrew

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    Mike T. 07-22-15
    Mike T. 07-22-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Grabs you from page one and never lets go."

    A different book from the first two McBride novels. Focus is kept on the two main characters throughout. The developing relationship between McBride and Lauren is interesting, sad, harrowing and at times even (yes) hilarious. Arm yourself with a little "suspension of disbelief" at some of McBride's decisions, and you will love this book. Way more enjoyable than the last one.

    A brutal story, yes. But also al lot of emotions that fits the McBride/Lauren theme.

    Dick Hill - great as always.

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    Amy W. 03-20-15
    Amy W. 03-20-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Best one so far"

    This one has great characters. I'm a huge Lee Child fan, and Nathan McBride is refreshingly more realistic / human than Reacher. This book has some great characters in it, and a non-stop storyline. Not as predictable as the Reacher books have become.

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    LL Columbus,Ohio 02-25-15
    LL Columbus,Ohio 02-25-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Good series, like Jack Reacher, kinda."

    Look forward to the next book in the series hopefully this year. Easy to listen to.

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    The story was fast moving but too detailed at times. I think a person who is interested in weapons would be okay with those details. There were surprises throughout. Nathan is a great character. I thought the narrator did a terrible job at the female voices. Plus they all sounded alike to me. He was good with men's parts.

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    R2D3 Texas 01-29-15
    R2D3 Texas 01-29-15 Member Since 2016

    Love to learn and get lost in a good story! Audible allows me to fill some of my downtime with new experiences, adventures and knowledge!

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    "Looking for the Next Mitch Rapp? Found a Canidate!"
    What made the experience of listening to Option to Kill the most enjoyable?

    Dick Hill is great clear easy to follow and smooth, the story keep it's main characters down to a manageable level. And the author will teach you interesting stuff without trying to impress you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nathan the hero is a flawed haunted honorable man. He makes the decisions you hope you would decide to make. This book really took off in a heartbeat and if you didn't jump on board fast the story was going to pass right by you. I wanted to get swept up in the action and I was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the the part where the vet stepped up and helped another vet. Respect between those who serves resonates with me


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's Coyote Season


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    April Lindsey 01-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Nathan McBride Series are great"

    We really like this series of book. Great characters in each book and good story lines. We hope to see more.

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    Richard Anthony 12-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much 12 year old for me."
    Would you try another book from Andrew Peterson and/or Dick Hill?

    I am now listening to the 4th of this series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Peterson again?

    yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    Absolutely, he's the best!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I think Dick Hill could read you the phone book and make it mildly interesting, this had to be a tough one for him.

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