I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Gentry. During the novel you are led to believe he would not return to help Laura and her family. But.....
He's great. He goes great with The Gray Man series.
The funeral you cry. The memorial times you may laugh and the end you could cry.
In between laughing or crying you are on edge. It is full of action! Great listen!!
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
ahh... a book with pure vigilantism. No need to worry about hearing a lecture, and no trying to figure out if there's a moral here... there isn't. It's simply toe-of-boot (or more accurately tip-of-gun) meets bad guys' heads. Rinse and repeat until only our hero and his girl are left standing.
That being said, however, the ending - specifically, the resolution of the relationship between the hero and his girl - was a bit on the lame side of the fence. Oh well, she was really just in the book so he'd have a reason to blow things up. And that's why we read this kind of book, right? To watch a good guy do bad things to bad guys for a good reason.
Were the bad guys stereotypical? Sure. Were all of the characters other than the Gray Man cardboard cutouts? Sure... does any of that interfere with the butt-kicking action, nope, not at all.
I think it was my favorite of the Gray Man series... it was a smidge over the top how he manages to survive certain things, but not nearly as extreme as the earlier books in the series. There's not much I can compare it to, except maybe Lee Child's Jack Reacher series (though, those are not as violent).
The story is wrapped up within the book, but there are enough questions left about the Gray Man's future that I can see how another book in this series would not go amiss - and if there was one, I'd certainly buy it.
Potential to be good, but the story gets boring because there is always one more gunman, one more unbelievable escape or rescue. About a quarter of the way through I just started saying to myself, really! The narrator, while he reads with goog diction, just makes the story sound like a game show.
to many action seens, tries to have to be an action adventure story
Sounded like a game show
I must confess that I could not get past chapter one, and am considering asking Audible for my money back on this one...
Chapter 1 was a page out of Atari's pre-eminent game 'Pitfall'.
I think that in an attempt to entertain the reader, and move the story forward, we are slung into an "adventure" so fantastic, that I was not able to begin to suspend my disbelief. We were jumping on the heads of Alligators to cross a stream, faster than I could grab my ipod to turn off the power.
Over the road truck Driver listen to books to make the miles go by.
I didn't mind the flashbacks, but too much time and effort went into hashing over the same information; in short beating a dead horse. He dosen't mind mind killing folks off in wholesale lots, but with very little purpose. Much gore meant to shock. Not something I would recommend or wish for more of.
Dumb question, why would I both listen to and read the book at the same time? Does anyone do this? I understand if it was a book I was studying or something, but this book is pure entertainment.
An excellent narration. I hope I he does more in the future
Court Gentry takes on the Mexican drug lords.
What a great book. I have just discovered through his co-authoring of 'Threat Vector'.
I am not disappointed. I enjoyed the whole book, fast and continuous action.
I am listening to the other books in the series.
The narrator Jay Snyder, does a first class job, it brought the book to life, well done.
I would highly recommend this book. It is well written and fast paced. Hard to turn off.
Narrator is good too.
Yes the narrator was excelent. It makes my long commute very enjoyable.
The history of Mexico and the lawless within.
The voices of each character was brought to life in a compelling manor.
This book was great and opened my eyes to what is taking place in Mexico.
I would highly recomment this one.