I am not sure. The first in the series was more of a thriller. Not great, but pretty good and plenty of potential... The second was tedious and contrived. I saw the great reviews, but I have to wonder if these folks read the same book.
I am going to try the third in the series. If it is like the second, I will move on...
The Grey Man is the classic character of a good man having to deal with bad things happening to him. A brilliant assassin, who has been trained by the best, but rarely gets away unscathed - he is obviously the best anyone could hope to be without being superman. This is the best action hero I've seen since Ludlem's Bourne character. The hype is true, this series is the Bourne for the 2000's.
Baldacci's Will Robie series and Thor's Scot Harveth series. All three writers give good reads, but I'd give Grey Man the top honors, followed by Baldacci's Will Robie and then Thor's Scot Harveth. My reasons all revolve around character, character and character. Read or listen to the books, and make up your own mind.
He seems to be able to read the book as the author intended. I read the book first, and then listened to it. I couldn't tell any difference between the way I read it and the way it was read to me. That's a good test in my opinion. You decide.
The tension was so well laid out, that after finishing the book, I simply had a feeling of being completely satisfied with the experience.
I highly recommend that everyone buy the book, and buy the audio as well. If your a Kindle user, you can do emersion reading for maximum effect. I've read all the Grey Man novels, and would like to see more.
I absolutely loved the fast paced, no-nonsense action and the gripping suspense of The Grey Man. This sequel does have a lot of action but the plot is meandering and uninteresting. I am more than half way into the book right now and, after giving it many chances, I have decided to stop listening and return it. I rarely return books even when I am not completely delighted with the reading. In addition to the weak story, what really made me turn it off in the middle of a sentence and delete it from my iphone is that I just couldn't go on listening to the author's portrayal of the only female character Ellen (a main character) as being consistently stupid, illogical, helpless, and whiny. None of the characters in the first or second book are exactly subtle, but I was disturbed that even a six-year-old child character speaks and thinks more intelligently in this book than Ellen, an adult female lawyer.
I have not read the print edition, so I have no opinion.
Yes it did. Without giving up too much information, the way the Gray Man "adjusted" his mission on the fly.
He has a great delivery style and keeps the listener focused.
The climax, which kind of goes without saying.
The author is one of the best in this genre.
Good story. It keeps you listening. Mark Greaney came through on this book. The Gray Man finally shows some personality.
The tremendous storytelling ability of Mark Greaney.
This book matches most of the Baldacci series for storytelling and suspense.
The performance would be enhanced if a female did the female characters.
If you like chewing gum for the mind (and I do for fun) this is that; but it is somewhat dried out, old flavorless chewing gum. The character is a hopeless mess making absurdly bad decisions. The other cast members are weak but not as pathetic.
The reader is excellent - brought real life to each character he narrates.
No - not even if it was free to get in and someone drove me there and back.
This book was disappointing on so many levels. Superman protagonists are quite common in this genre (and The Grey Man is no exception), but normally the Supermen make fairly good decisions and do not make a hopeless mess out of everything they touch.
His pain killer addiction while an interesting aside does not explain the heroes inability to do anything right. And I mean anything.
Superman surrounded by a mountain of kryptonite would have been in better shape than Mr Gentry.
I would pass.
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
I would have made less mistakes by the villain in the story and by the hero. Some of the trouble that Court Gentry gets into is too apparent, for the author. It is a good follow up to the first book, however, there were just some short comings for me.
Thought provoking, yet there were annoying questions that weren't answered. Obviously it forces you to want to read the next books looking for answers... like what did Court do that got him burned, and he becomes this lone wolf.
Saving the lady in distress at the airport customs.
Well, duh.. there are already 4.
Its a good series if you aren't faint of heart for violence.
Unlike the first novel of the series, this one took place entirely in the Middle East. There is more action in the story with secondary characters than with the Gray Man. I guess I am not into this kind of book, but I did listen to the whole thing, and then bought the third novel in the series.