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Ballistic Audiobook

Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.
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Publisher's Summary

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried.

Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted. But in this war, there are no sides - only survivors....

Listen to another Gray Man novel.

©2011 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)

"The story is so propulsive, the murders so explosive, that flipping the pages feels like playing the ultimate video game." (The New York Times)

What Members Say

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    MIchael Australia 09-05-12
    MIchael Australia 09-05-12
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    "Still catching my breath"

    The Gray Man is never dull and motionless. He never falls to uncountable enemies or tight situations and in this regard he is Greaney's version of Jack Reacher. A Teflon Hero.
    If you like your action novels fast, violent and just a little mindless then this is for you. I didn't expect anything else and so I was pleasantly surprised by the story. Just hang on and enjoy the ride.

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    Holly HOWELL, MI, United States 09-03-12
    Holly HOWELL, MI, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the Gray Man!"

    A great Gray Man book! Loved the story lines, the action and the fact I was guessing different aspects throughout. Love Jay Snyder's narration!

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    Frank S. Jakubecz 09-03-12

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    "Enjoy the Gray Nab"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys Bourne escapes and activities.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gray Man because he can get out of any situation


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Great voice and the tone fit the story


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had enough of a reaction that I bought other books in the series


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    Chaplain 08-20-12
    Chaplain 08-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Story"
    What did you like best about Ballistic? What did you like least?

    Cort Gentry lives a pretty dark life.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Greaney? Why or why not?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Not quite Clive Cussler. A little unrealistic to think a person can hide from all of those agencies, legal and illegal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 08-20-12
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Who do you want in a foxhole with you"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ballistic to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    non stop action, bigger than life hero al la Mitch Rapp .. I admit it, I'm a sucker for a rousing cave man tale


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first chase scene comes to mind ... crocadiles/killer bees/fully automatic rifle fire... and that kind of tells the whole story


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Cmon..who wouldnt be moved by our hero sliding across a phone line over the heads of a crowd in panic, accurately shooting bad guys on the other side while dodging bullets and keeping track of some innocents he was protecting


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    Nancy 08-10-12
    Nancy 08-10-12
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    "Same old"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Books and Crannies Recycled New Hartford, CT, United States 07-24-12
    Books and Crannies Recycled New Hartford, CT, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Worth the $6, maybe not a credit"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    MazzanoBlue 05-26-12
    MazzanoBlue 05-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Jason Bourne & Jack Bauer's cousin -- The Gray Man"

    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.

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    Suzanne 05-26-12
    Suzanne 05-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Series"

    Loved this book, the character, the concept, very well written and of course Jay Snyder does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life.

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    Chris Mildura, Australia 05-24-12
    Chris Mildura, Australia 05-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excelent"
    Would you listen to Ballistic again? Why?

    This is a book that you dont delete. There is plenty of action and great story line


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ballistic?

    This is a book with plemty of action so to say there was a moment would be difficult. I enjoy action books so for me this was a perfect choice


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first experience of Jay and I am very happy with his performance of delivery.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didnt laugh or cry but I could not turn it off. I try to extend the listening time of books but it was difficult to turn this one off.You know you are enjoying it when you sit in the driveway and listen to more.


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  • MikeP
    Tadley, United Kingdom
    5/13/15
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    "Court Gentry never disappoints"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ballistic to be better than the print version?

    Not read the print version, but it is unabridged so should be identical


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ballistic?

    The restaurant scene in PV where the grey man shows up to torment his target with a severed head, explosives and daring


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    He delivers great drama, and puts a lot into the different speaking parts


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "A one man solution to the war on drugs"


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, faced paced and totally compelling. I find with the Grey Man novels that I go out of my way for extra listening opportunities

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