I got this for travel time listening and expected a good page turning story that stretches credibility-but not this much. It was mostly predictable and then at the end of the day the plot turns were so unbelievable that I lost all interest. The narrator wasn't bad-not a standout but he certainly didn't get in the way. For the same general idea but better executed go for a Mitch Rapp story instead.
Good storyline with good character development which engages the reader/listener. The tempo made the listening easy going and easy to follow. The nature of the action and background flowed really well and the backstory was just as intriguing as the current plot line.
Yes even though I knew or thought I knew the ultimate outcome of this book because I knew there were more books with the same character published. The action was fact paced and concise in area in which it needed to be and when there was an area in which the author could spend his time creating a overall "battle" scene it is was a good listen.
Are you a good guy Jim? I am good guy who was taught how to do bad things to bad guys.
Yes, I spent several hours just sitting and listening to this book and look forward to the next book in the series.
The Gray Man is so much like characters in Robert Ludlow's books. Tha action never stops!
Loved the relationships that the Gray Man had. Although he is a "tough " guy, he does have principles and cares about innocent people.
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After listening to this I immediately downloaded the sequel.
More development of story. Some personality put into the writing.
I do not think the narrator's performance is at fault here, it was the lack of interest-engaging writing.
After reading much of this book, I just could not go on. It was as dry as sawdust. I do not understand how it could have inspired more books for this character. But I suppose if you just want action, nothing more, no engaging style of writing, then this book is for you.
Would definitely recommend, fun novel
Yeah, the chapters were broken down and written in a way that you always wanted to listen to "just one more"
Whereas this storyline was somewhat gripping, and you certainly do tend to relate to the protagonist, but unfortunately there is only so much physical damage you can do to your main character without coming off like a 12 year old who likes to pull the legs off of grasshoppers.
I listened to the entire book up until the last 10 minutes and then quit in disgust as this author just can not seem to cease stabbing and shooting his hero until credibility is strained to the breaking point.
No More Mark Greaney for me !!
Something to fill the void left by Vince Flynn.
A bit less melodramatic.
Disappointment punctuated by laughing out loud at the quality of the writing.
I prefer books that are written so transparently you don't even notice how the author (and/or narrator) is taking you along for the ride. I'm giving up after 8 chapters because the dialogue and narrative have been so cheesy -- almost campy, even -- that my last three commutes have been made worse, not better, by this audiobook.It's possible that I'm reacting to the way Jay Snyder left his mark on the book, but I don't think so. Snyder brings a wide array of voices to the characters, but in this case, I don't think they had anything to say.
I would not tell anyone this one is a must listen
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It has some possible merit for TV
The narration was very good
The joy of listening to a good book is almost the best experience one can have. In my car on a long drive, sitting on the beach or in the forest, I love listening to books.
I enjoyed this book and the character although the guy is just too over the top.
I wouldn't change the story. The writer did a great job. I sincerely enjoy the story and look forward to other Gray Man books.
I generally don't have a problem with most of the performers on these audio books. They all have wonderful voices.....well most of them and Jay Snyder has a pleasant and compelling way of performing and I enjoyed his work.
I could see the Gray Man becoming a series of movies. The question is, do you want them to be serious films or perhaps with a little humor? You would need someone with a special charisma to play the Gray Man so using any of the younger generation of actors is out. You also don't want Tom Cruise but oddly I could see him in this role.
Gray Man Drinks Gray Goose.