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This seemed so interesting and since I do not like to start book in the middle of a series I wanted to read the first book. Little did I know that in 2013 I purchased the firs one. Fortunately, after revisiting the first book, I know this is not be for me.
Yes, the middle was all fighting with no plot change. I actually skipped a few chapters and feel like I missed nothing
No. Same reason
I liked the beginning where the plot was established
Excellent book where you really get into the characters and the story... It truly takes you into the world of Gentry.
I've just downloaded ballistic...
Something was missing in this Gray Man book which made the others so good. It was a little disjointed with rough transitions. Still a good listen with the always-excellent narration by Jay Snyder.
I'm a Cardiac Anesthesiologist with two college aged children. I used 2 check my kid's books for appropriateness & now enjoy those books 2.
This series is good. It is not great. I do enjoy the books. If you want a superhuman killing machine from the black ops division of the CIA, this is a good choice. Mr. Greatest has good plots and he follows his plots with nice flow of story lines. His characters are a bit unbelievable but they are supposed to be unbelievable. These guys are the top of the top and we wouldn't read these books if we didn't believe there is a guy like "The Grey Man" out there.
It's a good book. Enjoy.
If you're looking for a suspenseful thriller or spy novel, look no further. I'm not exactly sure how this series escaped my notice, but I sure am glad I found it. The characters are solid, the plot is well thought out, and the series itself is consistently good with excellent production and narration. Recommended!
I wouldn't say I regret listening, but I will say that I'll be returning this one. Greaney weaves a very intricate tale for his character much like his work with Clancy's Jack Ryan series, but Greaney's own characters lack a drive and direction that he is able to write into Clancy's.
Something along the same lines (spy/intrigue/espionage/suspense/mystery) but likely not with the Gray Man.
Narration is good, but at times the saliva in the narrator's mouth is VERY apparent and detracts from the overall experience. To be fair, it only happens in certain parts when the narrator is whispering in an accented voice.
Does it need one? No. Does it deserve one? If it is as well-researched as the first two books and if Greany decides to add some charisma and drive to his character, then yes.
After reading the first book and listening to the second, 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. In the first book he spends most of the time mortally wounded, making his mystique hard to believe. In this second outing he follows his ideals to rediculous lengths, and still somehow comes out on top.
The author needs to decide if Gentry is a badass, ruthless assassin or an idealistic operative with mediocre skills and a golden horseshoe.
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A new twist
The desert scene while traveling in the truck caravan, creating a defense in limited time with an untrained but willing assistance.
Great voice inflection and timing in his delivery of the story.
The death of his young partner in the desert battle with the pirates of the deserts
I enjoyed the addition of a female bleeding heart liberal, that is full of meaningless threats.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
Another non-stop thriller. “On Target” starts at 99MPH and just goes up from here. Moving from fight to fight the Gray Man does what he can to keep the good alive and deliver punishment to the evil. The book is well written allowing the reader to enjoy the action and without over complicating every move. I guess if I have to say something negative about the book it would be that the characters are a bit one dimensional and static, but that’s not why you listen to this book!
Jay Snyder does a wonderful job with the narration from the change in characters and accents to his pacing. He really adds to the enjoyment of the story.