I really like the book cama some of the situations felt more was needed. obviously it's going to be a continuation in order to tie up some loose ends.
In the top 25%
Six of course
His deep voice makes it more intriguing.
I laugh a lot at his dry humor.
If you are into action books or action movies, this is an audiobook for you.
This Gray Man novel takes the hero to Africa in a kind of "Black Hawk Down" story line but with no Black Hawk :-). Mark Greaney does a good job at building tension and creating an action packed story.
Jay Snyder is once again stellar. He has a remarkable range in voice characterizations.
The flaw in this story is the necessary profanity. I can take some profanity by a character in the story line as a means of communicating the characters personality, But, when profanity is used as part of the narration I get really put off by it as it seems a weak method of describing a scene. I hope this is the standard in Mark Greaney's writing.
So, this is a good story but beware of the necessary profanity in the story line.
The only thing missing from the first book in the series was a female love interest, which the author tried to accomplish in On Target, but in my opinion he fails miserably. For some reason The Gray Man is portrayed as some kind of nervous nerd when it comes to women instead of the alpha man he is. This causes the middle of the story to be downright annoying, and I almost bailed entirely. Luckily the book finishes strong, so overall I would recommend it.
Gray Man would do well and become a more robust character with just a little Shibumi in his life but I like him nonetheless. I'm hoping as I go forward that the author adds additional dimensions to him. His operational skills are beyond question and clearly established, I'd love to see him balanced with a tinge of something that brings him happiness or peace and thus putting more at stake than the life we know the author can't take from us. Greaney tickled on it in this one so I'm excited and hopeful he decided to evolve this side of the Gray Man. This book topped the first, I'm hoping the trend continues!
If you read any other books in the series the author is finding his feet in this one! But it's the beginning and it will serve you well to familiarise one self with his many characters and back stories in the series