The audio edition is always better than the print edition when you have a good narrator. And especially when you find the right narrator, and use he/she consistently through the series. The Gray Man novels are no exception--an intense and believable storyline combined with a talented narrator, make for a great listening experience. These novels are on par with the Jack Reacher series for sure. I've listened to them all, and I can't wait for the next one. Thanks Mark Greaney and Jay Snyder!
Obsessive reader, 6-10 books a week, chosen from Member reviews. Fact & fiction, subjects from the Tudors to Tookie, Harlem to Hiroshima, Huey Long to Huey Newton. In-depth fair reviews - from front to BLACK!!!
Court Gentry is his usual "Bad To The Bone" self but he seemed to lose steam in this installment of "The Gray Man" series. As a result, I found nothing which I could characterize as an "interesting aspect". But the "least interesting" one was the female "love interest" who was temporarily introduced into the storyline. Her addition made no sense at all. There was no emotional or physical interaction at all between the woman and Court. Then she was eased out and never heard from again. I found it all to be very disconcerting. I don't care for mushiness with my assassins!
Yes. I listened to the other three of "The a Gray Man" books prior to this one. Mr. Snyder gave a masterful performance in all four.
The beauty of the books in this 4-book series is that they can each stand alone or be enjoyed as a set. The follow-up to this book is already available. It is called "Dead Eye" and it is much better than this one. I gave "Dead Eye" 5 stars.
"On Target" is my least favorite of the 4 books. It was all over the place with unnecessary and/or unexplained additions like women and drugs thrown into Court Gentry's life. The love/sex angle was never fully developed and only made Court make stupid moves and poor decisions - very uncharacteristic for him. The drug use was valid since Court was a chronic pain sufferer as anyone would be from jumping out of planes, helicopters and yachts, being shot, stabbed, beat, electro-shocked, and tortured within an inch of his life EVERY DAY! However, for some strange reason, the author once again fails to fully develop the prescription pain medication use. Court Gentry doesn't really abuse the pain pills although he does obsess over them when he's denied the drugs either by voluntary detox or unavailability. One reviewer complained that he or she was appalled by the graphic language and "drug abuse" . Hey, this is not Dr. Seuss! The book is not called "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" - more like "The Grinch Who Stole An AK-47 And Killed Every Who In Whoville While Looking For a His Baby Mama Who Ran Off With The Cat In The Hat"! Court Gentry is a top rogue ex-CIA assassin who kills 100 other assassins every week. What is he supposed to say when he reduces an attackers head to "a fine red mist": "Oh! Golly gee! Sorry there, guy."? Or takes a bullet in his leg while neutralizing 7 assassins armed with "Shoot On Sight" orders for The Gray Man: "Darn it! I've been hit and it hurts like heck!"? I DON'T THINK SO!!! I like my assassins with a little "thug life" in them! What did that reviewer expect in a book full of killers and guns? A Bible story? Get real!
Did not enjoy as MUCH as I did the Gray Man..............took me over an hour to get into it
Love the second book almost as much as the first. Great series so far. Narration is perfect and exciting. Story is full of good twists. However, author tends to push the limits on what is realistic sometimes. For example, had a hard time believing one part where severe infection set in within hours of a weird wound. Moving on to the third book now...
This series is one of my favourites, action story about a bloke with a job to do and off he goes and does it, he has a clear moral compass and he doesn't agonise or overthink his emotions they don't make em like the grey man very often.
Driving long miles across Wyoming can be soooo boring , but ever since I founds Audible my wife and I love to travel !
Yes, the book is action packed and the hero of the story actually has emotion.
Gentry's ability to come back from the brink of death to save the day!
Nothing extreme but it was very exciting . Had me routing for the hero the entire time . No lack of action.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
I cannot compare but...great listen!
Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, is back – and once again on the run from old friends and foes.
Four years ago, Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade, Russian arms merchant Sidorenko, returns to force him on a mission against his will: kill Sudan’s President Abboud, the supposed trigger for the Darfur genocide. But the CIA has its own plans for Abboud. With his ruthless employers on one side, his blackmailing former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Gentry would kill just to get out of this one alive.
Every bit as thrilling, informed, and addictive as The Gray Man, and once again skillfully narrated by Jay Snyder, On Target is sure to hit the mark for thriller fans.
The ending...the Gray Man is always suspenseful and delivers.
Yes, he is ALWAYS fantastic!
It is intense and almost 'prophetic' as the things written (several years ago) are actually happening now. Think Libya...
This is an action packed, thrill ride. Violence and only a bit of strong language which is unusual (and welcome) for this type of book-no F-bombs with every page.
Intelligently written. Action packed. no fluff. Highly recommended, better than Reacher books, Clancy, etc.
Geaney writes the Clancy books now, which have become nonsensical in my opinion. The president's son doing that stuff? give me a break.
The Reacher books are ok, but after reading a gray man book they almost put you to sleep. You can tell Geaney just puts a lot more thought into his books and keeps the plot moving forward, rather than spending a lot of time on unimportant detail, which adds little to the plot.
Please stop wasting time on the Clancy books, and focus on Gray Man....
Yes, they are entretaining
That point where he is getting sawn while driving. Wow, it was like Chuck Norris/Rambo...