could not turn the book off
the final chapters
the correct emphases for the story
no just very enjoyable
This is the second book I have read (listened to) by Mark Greaney. In my opinion he has the writing skills of the greats like Clancey, etc..
How? Greaney focuses on the ongoing plots rather than waste pages with junk.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
The grey man series is great if you are into action and espionage style of books. I don't know how the author manages to get all his grey man series with so much action in them. Never a dull moment. The narrator is really good too
Ever get the feeling that "our hero" is the only character that is worth a spit? Why is it that I feel everyone else, except maybe the love interest, is either useless, helpless, or just plain annoying? Ever come across someone who knows a bit of Spanish and inevitably it's mostly curse words? I didn't hate this book mostly because it started strong...but then it just settled into mediocre. The writing, especially the dialogue, seemed forced...not very natural. The narrator was decent. He's got a good, strong deep voice, but maybe that doesn't lend too well to female voices. Unfortunately, like the dialogue, not very natural. He's got the Spanish accent down pretty well, but what bothered me about the performance is that the narrator sounded a bit too dramatic or affected at times.
If Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer (24) had a cousin - the Gray Man would be it. This is a series that packs a great punch. The action starts and all hell breaks loose. I like it when he has to think on his feet and figure out what to do when something goes wrong.
I have read snippets of a possible movie - interested as to who will be cast as the lead.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
Pain....."Lancelot" in the character of "6" endures pain. Yes, he is an assassin. But he is an assassin who only wants to kill bad people....."Lancelot"....the "Impossible Dream"("to fight, for the right, without question or pause, to....")...I enjoyed the three book series. At times, some of the scenes were hard to endure(torture). But.....I had no regrets. I will reread(listen) to all three books in the trilogy in about 6 months. Our hero is a patriot and a modern day Lancelot. I enjoyed the series immensely
Having read this genre from other writers, I am aware that we have to put reality on a low flame at times. With this book I had to turn the flame to Off! I struggled to get through Part 1 and by the time I began Part 2 I had purchashed 'Split Second' and 'Death Wave'. And I was done with Mark Greaney, well at least for now. Since this is the first time I have read any of Greaney's work, perhaps I just picked on of his lesser works to start the series.The narrator of this book tried his best to redeem this book but the material just was not there. Sliding down a telephone wire while a Drug King Pin is addressing a crowd of thousands and an assination squad is trying to kill Eddi's pregnant wife on stage !? Oh Pluzzzzzzzeeeeeee!
This was a decent potboiler which had in its favor some interesting foreign locales. Alas, the reader seemed uninterested in learning basic Spanish pronunciation--about the simplest system there is--and butchered 75% of the Spanish words in the text. How he managed the 25% correct without sensing that maybe there was a better-than-random system for figuring out foreign words says a great deal about the quality of this clownish reader.
Having listened to the first Gray Man book and read the second I had high hopes for the third, but was disappointed with the story line - a bit "same old, same old" and try too hard for my liking.