Hold on Tight!
Court of course, he's a bad a** and is human after all.
He makes you really feel like you are living this adventure/hell of a ride right with Court.
We've got your newest action hero here...
I really like the feel that the narrator put into Court and he rest of the cast, his accents were good and I liked how he set the tone of the book.
I wish I could have listened to it all in 1 sitting... It was really engaging and I had a hard time putting it down.
The high pace action and well crafted ballet of wits and survival instincts make this book really addictive. I enjoyed the story, the awesome narration... And knowing that I had 2 more sequels to look forward to make me a happy camper.
This book was a slow climb up Calgary Hill as insurmountable yet apparently easily vanquished foes inflict injury after injury on our unstoppable hero. I was initially excited to start in on book one of a new series, but this soon turned into a comic book for me; I just could not in any way find this tale credible. There were a few wry laughs along the way, but the biggest one was unintentional, I'm sure: A woman who had helped our hero witnesses him kill, and from then seems to consider him "an animal" ... by which the author means she was distant, maybe disgusted, but this woman was A VETERINARIAN'S ASSISTANT, she *loves* animals!
OK, your mileage may vary with this book and its series. I'm giving up on it. The guy just runs along like a video game character, blasting left and right, with dumb luck playing such a major role. If you're into assassins and you want to start an interesting series, I'd recommend skipping this and jumping into Barry Eisler's series about John Rain. Rain is also kind of super-human, but the books are filled with tactics, planning and intelligence.
However, please read the other reviews. The author has obviously made a career out of writing books in this series, so there must be people who like this type of story. I just know that I'm not one of them.
I enjoyed listening to the narrator, he was very clear. The storyline was a new one for me. I doubt anyone could surrive all the problems but it was must enjoyable trying to out guess what would happen next. I'm definitely going to check out the authors other books
Not much to say here. This book is aimed at the testosterone driven adolescent reader. I'm quite sure I would have enjoyed it 40 years ago. Not recommended for anyone over the age of 18.
I definitely love the audio version, as Jay's voice is the perfect fit for the Gray Man and the book as a whole. He gives the Gray Man the voice you'd imagine a hardened, highly trained assassin would have. I especially like all the voices Jay is capable of portraying, you're never lost in the dialogue. I'm glad he narrated the other two books in the series!
I haven't read the Bourne series yet, but the Gray Man series feels like an action movie and is what I'd imagine a more badass Jason Bourne to be like. There's no silly romance or too many threads; it's just straight up awesome action scenes that keep you entranced. There are times when you are just like,
Every action scene is my favorite, I love the detail Mark gives on how Court is thinking; it's like the equivalent of quick cuts in a movie. The pace of the action is excellent, it's not overwhelming and it's not tedious at all. It's literally like watching a movie, you can see it so clearly. It may be unrealistic, like many action movies, but it's believable given the training and skill that's described for the Gray Man. I really hope it gets turned into a movie; as long as it's the same Gray Man and not some Tom Cruise womanizing equivalent.
I had never listened to an
This is Travis McGee as a super agent/killer. The book would have been fine for a flight across the country, but is hard to take word by word. It got to a point where the next injury was beginning to draw a laugh.
Certainly fast paced, but too slow as an audiobook
This is the worst crap I've read in a very long time. It's so packed with clichés that in the end it became funny instead of exciting.
The story is great. Simple but good. A real action hero story. With many and great action scenes. No dull moments.
This is a book in the line with the writer Andy McNab. I like the genre
The narrating by Jay Snyder is fabulous. What a great voice. He can do al different kind of characters. He really puts an extra dimension to the story.
The main character is luckier than Rambo.
There are other problems. For example, the head of a major security firm that conducts assinations, does not have any personal security and is completely unable to protect his family -- he has to rely on one man to help.