awesome book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat all the time. Keeps you on the edge of your seat all the time. I usually listen to books just before going to sleep, this one kept me up most of the night.
Primarily the way the main character handles situations. Court Gentry has the potential to be a very dynamic and engrossing character, but the author seems to be indecisive about how he wants the character to be. He is introduced as the Gray Man, a near-mythical force in the world of espionage and assassination. However, everything that the character does in the story does nothing to prove to the reader that he is as lethal as his reputation says he is. For such a lethal and proficient killer, Gentry spends most of his time injured or running from one bad situation to the next.
Court Gentry, as the main character, is still the best in the book. Chock full of holes overall, Gentry nonetheless is still a character that is well-researched with a convincing backstory. However, it is this same convincing backstory that proves (for me) to be his undoing.
There are times when the narrator has some very obvious sounds of saliva in the mouth that is very distracting. It is only at certain times, most notably when the story calls for a whisper or a quck switch between accented voices, but it nonetheless detracts from an otherwise solid performance.
Probably yes, because the movie version would likely change the Gentry character to more fit with the "badass untouchable killer" backstory.
Firstly, I am a big fan of Greaney as related to the ongoing Ryanverse stories done for Tom Clancy. However, in this solo effort I feel like Greaney is reaching for a John Clark-esque character with Court Gentry, but falls short. Gentry is touted as a mysterious, skilled assassin but seems to stumble his way through these adventures. I've also listened to the second book and the flaws in this are only magnified in his sophomore effort. Greaney has a lot of potential, but he needs to decide if Gentry is a badass, ruthless assassin or an idealistic operative with mediocre skills and a golden horseshoe stuffed into his tactical vest.
Edge of seat story telling. Let's hope they get the movie right. Good action reminiscent of Vince Flynn novels. Not quite as good as Vince or Clancy but faster in pace for the new short attention span generation. Narration fantastic.
This is one of those super assassins...just won't die stories. The story line is ok if a bit overkill but the narrator was good and the action nonstop.
OK so you expect the Gray Man to pull off some amazing escapes and kill a bunch of bad guys but this plot line stretches belief way beyond breaking point. The plot is not helped by poor narration, once again the street, car and place names are butchered, but the icing on the cake had to be the South African accent, which was truly awful. If you can't do accents don't try!
I enjoyed the narrator and the author did a fantastic job of writing the story. There were many time where the end seemed so near yet the author kept it going without seeming forced.
Kind of disappointed. I would sum it up as "the powerful are too powerless." It will make sense when you listen to it.
I can listen while i drive.
The only thing i did not like about that story is that the protagonist seems way too good. Sort of like someone turned on the God Mode cheat.