It was very good, but a little hard to believe. I did enjoy it and will listen to the rest of the books in the series. I went back to this aurthor because of the Tim Clancy series. Hugh fan of the Clancy books. No one better
Well, yes. I like this genre. Am hoping the sequels are better--they do garner better ratings it appears.
Court Gentry totally fails to live up to his own reputation, and only survives, he admints, by pure luck. He's supposed to be a genius at his craft--the very best at what he does. Why then, doesn't he act like it? He doesn't seem to sense traps; he makes senseless unnecessary phone calls; he can't muster a decent disguise knowing hundreds are hunting him; he can't even climb through a broken window without cutting the crap out of both feet! Throughout the story, I kept wanting to scream "do this, don't do that!"--things that don't even occur to him. Where's the genius that he's supposed to be?
I'm hoping the sequels will show a little more craftiness on the part of our hero.
The premise and character are sound. The story is good. The way that The Gray Man overcomes adversities that are so extreme as to not be possible except for Superman is just too much to ignore. Couple that with themes and similar scenes I've seen in the Jack Ryan novels, and I felt like I was reading a recycled story. Lastly, and most important, the narrator is horrible! Overly dramatic and not very good at it. I would consider proceeding with this series except for him. I would recommend reading this one rather than listening to it.
No, the narrator is horrible!
Overly dramatic, annoying, awkward cadence.
An even remotely believable protagonist
Maybe if you are a fan of action video games you might enjoy the absurd action sequences that make up this book. The hero dies death again and again with increasingly more improbably high jinx. I like a good action story but this was just ridiculous.
What a super-sonic ride! From the first page, the action was non-stop. A solitary good guy up against insurmountable odds in international hot spots. I loved it and the main character. Can't wait to see the movie!