This book has everything: GREAT plot, wonderfully complex hero, fantastic dialogue.
I've found I LOVE books about assassins and killers. BIG ran of John Rain, Jack Reacher, Lawrence Block's Hit Man, and others. But The Gray Man has taken top spot on my favorites list.
Greaney uses a perfect mix of action and internal dialogue and character development. You don't just want to find out what happens, you want to know more about Gentry.
I absolutely LOVED the narrator's performance. Excellent and subtle voice changes for each character brought them to life.
It took me a little while to get into this but then I really enjoyed it.
The series by Matt Reilly.
His narration is flowing and his characterisations of the voices are great.
No, but I kept coming back for more.
I've bought the series.
the narration on this by Jay Snyder I believe his name was was terrific I played a lot of voices and did the mall realistically sometimes the story of the grey men became a little unbelievable under the circumstances but in the end it was a good read that captivated me until the very end
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.