Non-stop, highly unrealistic action. I loved it.
Now here is a Man's Man. Would make a good action movie.
Been looking for a good series to read so tried out Gray Man. It is pretty unbelievable that this main character overcomes the entire world coming after him. So unbelievable I didn't want to read another story. Very disappointing.
I am such a sucker for the tough, intelligent spy/assassin/killer who is moral but dark. This book is about The Grey Man, who is such a character. He kills and is haunted by the bad things he does, but only does them to bad people. And in this story we see other good people reduced to treachery because of terrible circumstances. In the end, the story wraps up with a very satisfying conclusion. If I had one complaint, it was the epilogue. Not my favorite part. Overall, I highly recommend the book. Cheers!
It is unfair to say that this is not a good book, Mark Greaney is a good writer and Jay Snyder delivers a good performance. However, I didn't like it. To me it feels like the script for a teenager-oriented action movie. The baddie is bad, really, really bad. The unstoppable good guy is good, really, really good. At least that is what the storyteller repeatedly tells us although it is not quite evident in his actions. Anyway, if you like non-stop action where you can't put the book down, this may be for you. On the other hand, if you expect a semblance of credibility look somewhere else, perhaps in the direction of Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva or even Andrew Peterson.
Just a curious guy who travels the world.
You'll love this. Great real world action, with a character you can get behind, and some clever and entertaining dialogue. I'm a fan ... excited to have three more books in the series.
Performance is terrific as well.
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
Yes. It was like watching a high energy spy movie. The book rolls along at high speed from beginning to end and while Gentry is not fully developed as a person he is a spy reminiscent of Jason Bourne. I almost picture Matt Damon while listening. I hope the books continue to explore the backstory -- I especially liked the exploration of his relationship with Claire. I would much like to learn more about his time in the Navy and in the CIA. These stories will allow me to know his character and invest in him. In the meantime though, if the plot lines continue at this pace I will enjoy the ride while waiting for those glimpses into his past.
In my opinion, this book is not worth the purchase price. The story is akin to Superman playing a secret agent performing unrealistic feats of strength, agility, pain tolerance, and escapes. The narrator voices the hero in a tone reminiscent of Christian Bales Batman voice. I did hang in until the end only to see what unbelievable conclusion the author came up with.
Over. The. Top. This is obviously written by someone with an obsession of Special Operations and high-end weaponry (which is pretty obvious from Mr. Greaney's website). Greaney could learn a lot from Ludlum about sublety.
Might go back to some Richard K. Morgan. I had put those down because they were a bit outlandish, this story softened me up for that style of writing.
Greaney has done very well with the most recent Tom Clancy novels. Hopefully, after Mr. Clancy's passing, his editing team will keep Mr. Greaney reigned in if he is offered any future Jack Ryan novels.
Fantastic action better than any movie! The characters are well sculpted and tangible. I would want to listen again - like I would rewatch a good movie but, alas, I have now downloaded book 2 in the series and I need to go !!!!!!!
Definitely! The suspense never ceases.
The portrayals of Gently and Justine as they interacted.
I'm afraid I needed to sleep and be part of the world I live in but - I could have easily listened all in one sitting.
Hold onto your seats - your in for a great ride!
No, I would not buy another book by Mark Greaney. Jay Snyder gets another chance.
My disappointment in Mark's book is probably not his fault. I tried a new author in the hope of finding a good one, and this book may have cured me of this approach to selecting books. I kept waiting for the book to finish so that I could get onto something less predictable and more interesting.
I don't pay a lot of attention as to who is narrating, except that I'd listen to almost anything done by Will Patton. I don't know if I've heard Jay Snyder before, but he was not the problem with this book. In fact, his ability to make the characters distinct by altering his voice was excellent.
Not for me. I never want to read another one.
I wish I had known in advance how juvenile this book was. Not really worth my time.