I would not tell anyone this one is a must listen
The Gray Man
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.
The gray man has become a new hero to follow. Unlike Jack Reacher who hardly ever gets hurt, this hero gets battered and bruised but keeps pushing on. The story line is different in a good way with regards to being looked for by the CIA. It is a great first book to the series and the following books are great as well. Check it out.
A great book, in the top half dozen
Court, a real tough guy
Loved the new series, The Gray Man, this could be as good as Vince Flynns " Mitch Rapp series "
Have just started the second book an so looking forward to it.
I don't give 5s a lot. Throwing 5s around makes it harder for others to distinguish what was good from what was great. For me 5s = top 2%.
The book was at times entertaining, but it seemed like amateur writing other times. I can't recommend the book.
There were too many parts that were just unrealistic. Wounds that seem to vanish (like a deep foot wound), hit squads that seem to be new. The worst part was that this "secret" assassin was seemly known to everybody. Quotes like: "I presume it was you that did the job in Syria, because you were the only one who could have done that" or "I can have anybody killed in 24 hours.. except the greyman". Please..The author was over the top in many cases.The greyman go well out of his way to secure a fake passport, but something happens and he doesn't get the passport. Nonetheless he somehow proceeds to drive across the borders of several countries as if the author completely forgot that he didn't secure the credentials. Sorry but they don't just let you drive across a border with no passport and guns in the trunk.Anyway a bit more realism would have made the story better.
The scene where he meets up with his former instructor, Maurice.
Not a thing, sorry.
The narration was well done.
It had some really good parts but others which are so ridiculous you just want to get past them and hope the story returns to normal.I can't say I would recommend the book as there are a ton of lone wolf assassin books on the market which I'm sure are better reads.
I just finished listening to the entire Mitch Rapp series which I thought was fantastic. I wanted something in a similar genre and found this book. I thought the narration was robotic and terrible. The book might be good but the narration really helped pull it down.
I also disliked how the author would continually switch back and forth referring to him as Court Gentry and in the next sentence the Gray Man. I found that both confusion and annoying. Pick a reference point for your story telling and stick to it.
Finally the story itself had some pretty thick plot holes.
All in all it is a decent story with really bad narration from whoever Jay Snyder is. He does not get a cookie.
I would not buy another book from this author.
By hiring a different narrator. That would make it better.
The urge to hit the refund button.
I have been a member for over 11 years and this was the first book I could not finish. Maybe it is just me and old age but these supermen who soldier on with gunshot wounds, knife wounds and multiple broken bones is just too much. I have completed migrated over to the Scandinavia authors who are much more realistic and their plots are more complex and better constructed. The reader was very good and the descriptions about Switzerland seemed correct.
Super hero character and plot
The escape in the ole town of Geneva
Highly trained assassin on the side of good against evil. Could understand why the title is so appropriate.
I already enjoy spy, CIA, intrigue and the gray man di dn't let me down.
Amazingly the nonstop action is just right and not overkill. (Pun on overkill).
Nothing. Very good
Narrator. Up there with Scott brick.
There was once a very scary character in Robert B Parker's Spenser novels who was referred to as the Grey man. Maybe that's why I decided to give this one a try. Greaney doesn't deserve to be mentioned with Parker. There's nothing original here. Everything about this story is familiar and completely preposterous. Don't bother.