Well, Greaney has done it again. This time, his hero, Court Gentry, ends up in Mexico, where we discover the appalling corruption going on there. And, once again, poor Court is being hunted ??? this time by multiple entities wanting him dead. As in "The Gray Man," and "On Target," Greaney puts his protagonist in an impossible situation, out of which Court must extricate himself at enormous personal sacrifice. Because Mark is super-human, he manages to save himself and almost all the good guys, while eliminating all the bad guys. But we can't help but wonder how much longer Court can continue taking all this physical abuse. If you haven't yet listened to the previous two novels, I would recommend listening to them first. Each one of them can stand alone, if necessary; but they refer to previous events, so that you will enjoy each one more fully if you listen to them in order. The reader, Jay Snyder, does a truly professional, excellent job of performing all the characters. I recommend this audiobook unconditionally to all thriller-lovers.
The Gray Man is a great character but a little to hard to believe; however I enjoy this fiction very much . . . YOU WILL TOO!
For this book to be better, the author would have had to scrap the entire thing and write another book.
Absolutely. I don't plan on reading another Gray Man Novel.
I don't know if the fault lies with the narrator, who's Spanish pronunciation was atrocious, or the producer/publisher who, quixotically, seemingly could not seem to find one person who had even heard the language speaking to review the work. The problem is that Snyder's pronunciation was so bad that I actually had trouble understanding what he was saying from time-to-time and it was bad enough at time to pull me out of the story.
Overall this was a pretty good book. Not as good as the first two. A little heavy handed on the machismo (or, as Snyder pronounces it, "makismo") and I think there were a few areas where Greaney departed enough from trade-craft to be distracting; but overall it was a good enough story to get me to purchase the next in the series.
I got the first of this series for free. It was so good I had to continue on. Very fast moving, The author's not afraid to make the Gray Man a little tough and hard to like sometimes. All in all, a great book. I'll move on to the next one.
Nothing really stands out. pretty average book when the expectation was so high. Maybe a second read required.
Yes, This is the only one so far that has been below par.
Narration good, but the story was just not that strong.
I will give it a second chance before judging it too harshly.
Wow, what a great story. Narrator was amazing. I think I lost five pounds listening to this book as I stayed on the elliptical way longer than expected each time I went to the gym. I couldn't stop listening. Just when you think you've hit the climax of the story, hold on, because you're in for more of a ride. Without a doubt, I will be listening to more from Mark Greaney and his gray man character.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
I read this book over the course of one long sick day. Great way to pass a day stuck on the couch! I like Gentry a lot. He is complex -- a vulnerable kick-ass man; protector of children who can kill without remorse. I am sad that there is only one more book in the series for me to read right now.
I would absolutely listen to this book again. The story line carries you along. Courtland Gentry is becoming more interesting and complex by the book.
The exciting fight scenes are extremely well done.
Jay Snyder IS the Gray Man. He brings the story to life.
Would have like to listen to the entire book at once, but you have to sleep sometime!
Audible gave the first book in the series away for free and I'm hooked for life. I hope Mr. Greaney writes fast. From some of the other reviews, it seems they waited a long time for book 4. I read (listened to) the entire series in about a week mostly in 10 hour sittings. I am dying to know what happens to Court in the U.S. Come on Mr Greaney give us a break and write.
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!