This book reads like it was written by a teenager who read and then tried to replicate Barry Eisler's John Rain series. Its so corny its almost funny. Here is an example: the main character, the gray man, is described by the narrator as having motivations beyond simple comic book stimuli, and in the next sentence the gray man's motivations are summarized to the effect that "some dudes just need to die". I don't know what all the other reviewers are raving about? Maybe I'm too old at 42, but I do really like action thrillers. This one is just ridiculous. If hearing the 36 yr old main character and supposed top assassin in the western hemisphere repeatedly call people "Dude" bothers you, than look elsewhere. If that doesn't bother you, maybe you'll like this.
I understand unrealistic plots and expect them in this genre of books. I want to be a little wowed by the characters amazing ability to get out of a situation, but this book took it to a level that made it hard to stay in the book. I get the want and need for non-stop action, but by making the hero take as much damage as the author did, I spent too much time questioning the premise and ability of him to continue rather than enjoying the plot.Switching Characters also doesn't mean you switch writing style for those characters. Just because you are writing about an 8 year old girl, doesn't mean you have to write every line dedicated from her perspective. By switching to the words "Mommy and Daddy" whenit wasn't even clear that it was from her perspective as well as other colloquial aspects of an 8 year old the author pulled me out of the story mentally.
Not sure yet
Yes, the Narrator did a great job
great listen,the reader is excellent.cant wait for the next one
jack reacher ,hes another loner and hes good
i dont know
just a good listen
Abetter narrator and consistent story line. The writer builds the character and then contradicts his portrayal.
Very little. If you can "overact" an audio book, he has achieved that
The title showed promise
I can't see this one ever making the best seller list. Thankyou to audible.com for allowing me to return it
This book didn't work for me at all. I found the writing pretty juvenile and the story not at all believable. The narration was the only saving grace. I hung in until the end but I just wanted it to be over.
I suspect the people who like this book are pretty young and this is the equivalent of an audio action game where the hero can never die.
I hardly ever write reviews and when I do it is usually that I felt compelled to praise a book Not the case this time. I see that many liked it and good for them but not the way I feel.
Yes, excitement never stopped
Constant action, liked the Gray Man character, and the villain
I have not.
Yes, it was hard to do it in parts.
Will continue with the series.
Audible allows me to fill my mind with something so much better than TV.
Intriguing Exciting Delivers
From the beginning I was trapped into listening every chance I had and then some.
Not Scott Brick
Oh yea but impossible
It was stated that it was first in a series. Should have mentioned that it was the following story from Locked On that Mark Greaney co-authored with Tom Clancy. It was hard to swallow that this guy just appeared from nowhere. I thought in the beginning it was part of the Gray Man or a ghost to the world, that until now, was privy only to others working in the deep dark secret underbelly of espionage we all know exists but refuse to omit. Yet all along his beginning lies elsewhere in Locked On.
The story held our interest right to the end. We enjoyed the European setting and terrain. The Gray man is a character to follow.
Loved the ending. The story was very intense right up til the end.
Jay Snider is enthralling to listen to.
We have purchased all 3 audiobooks and will intersperse with others in our library.
Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!
I've "read" several of the Gray Man novels. This one just had too many impossible situations for our protagonist to overcome in too short a time. While there are great action scenes it became too implausible and I gave up about two-thirds of the way through the book.