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Dead Eye Audiobook

Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before.

A killer who is just like him.

Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life - right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it.

©2013 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Keith Johnson 12-27-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Action but no story"

    I listened to half but I had to return this one. Lots of action but very little story to care about.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Robinson 12-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Court Gentry Rocks!"

    I absolutely love this series. I read/listen to a lot of books and many of them are truly outstanding, but there is something about these books that makes them just better. The action starts on page one and just doesn't stop, but Mr.Greaney has given us a character who is more than just a bad ass, which Court Gentry most definitely is. From the first book we know that someone set Court up to take the fall in the past and with each book we get an action packed adventure with a little of this other mystery thrown in. Mr. Greaney has managed to find a way to express Court's confusion and pain about the past without dwelling on it. More than any other book I have read in this genre, Court makes me think of an old world Knight.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 09-20-15
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 09-20-15 Member Since 2012

    Always moving. Always listening. Always learning. "After all this time?" "Always."

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    "Violator Sierra Six"

    I have listened to a couple of books in Mark Gearney's "The Gray Man" series. I've started to imagine what the shadowy rogue agent Courtland Gentry might be like if I saw him at the local 7-11. He'd be wearing jeans and a t-shirt and a black baseball cap; open the door for the elderly woman coming in just behind him; pick out a triangle sandwich, an apple and milk; and make a friendly nod as he pays the young clerk with cash, carefully looking down so his face isn't caught on the security camera. Gentry'd be a wraith, forgotten as soon as he leaves the store.

    If internet rumors are true, I'll find out how some Hollywood director sees Gentry, but probably not as soon as I'd like. I hope the movie's based on "Dead Eye" (2013), because it's really good. This is a thriller and "The Gray Man" is a series, so it's no spoiler to say that Gentry lives. The question is what's his mission; who's trying to stop and kill him, and why; and what technologically innovative way he uses to survive.

    What I really liked is that Gearney developed two really complex characters, including a great female character. She's a kick a** American born Israeli intelligence officer, serving in the legendary Mossad. I'm a chick, and I like to have someone I can identify with. I'm middle aged, and I finally admitted to myself that I'm never going to find myself absorbed in a romance novel, or identify with E. L. James' Anastasia Steele and the (other) Grey man. I'm glad Gearney wrote a woman character I admire in a genre I like.

    The plot was intricate, and it took a long time to figure out what was going on. I could have avoided the suspense by reading the publisher's synopsis, but that would have taken the anticipation out of the listen. What's the fun in that?

    The title of the review is Gentry's CIA covert operator name, and his security access code.

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    13 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    John M. Florida, USA 12-24-16
    John M. Florida, USA 12-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story but a little over the top"

    I would put this book at a solid 4 star rating. The plot was interesting and the characters were well-established. Many of the scenarios were so far fetch that it made it unbelievable. While there were portions of the story that were hard to turn off due to your desire to hear what happens next, there were few.

    All in all I enjoyed hearing the story. I would have no problem recommending this to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. Scott Silverii USA 12-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Won't stop"

    I've raced through the Gray Man series up to Dead Eye and am about to begin Back Blast I'm as fired up for this as I was the first audiobook.
    The series is like Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp on growth hormones and amphetamines!! The only downside is that I've almost read them all.
    Maybe best because the adrenaline surge while enmeshed in Cort's life is intense.
    Great series Mark

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lint Los Angeles, CA United States 12-16-16
    Lint Los Angeles, CA United States 12-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Much Better than the Original!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The original Gray Man book had a lot of potential, but was marred by stereotypical characters, some ingrained homophobia, a too over the top main character, and an announcer-like read.

    Dead Eye fixes these shortcomings and really brings out the potential of the Gray Man character in an action-adventure thriller that grabs the reader and holds on tight.

    The narrator seems to have hit a much better tone in this outing. His declarative style is dialed back and his characterizations are excellent. He does have a bit of a Rod Serling sound and cadence, but it only distracted a few times as I felt like I was listening to a Twilight Zone episode. Oddly, there were several short audio inserts that sounded like they were recorded at a different time, possibly in a closet, with wildly different sound and volume.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to pick one...

    The Gray Man was much more believable this time around, but his psychotic protagonist was an equal match in the narrative. But then there's the pivotal Israeli operative too...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were several memorable scenes, but I think I was most entertained by the chase through the bus and train station. Not wanting to give anything away.


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    Stephen 12-15-16
    Stephen 12-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Predictable"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Greaney again?

    Yes


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, like the author but this book and story took way to long to get to the point on every chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    steamer.ssf Baytown, TX, United States 12-10-16
    steamer.ssf Baytown, TX, United States 12-10-16
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    "Fast paced international thriller"

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening. This was my first in the series and I've already downloaded the first of the Gray Man series.

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    cincin 12-04-16
    cincin 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "the best of the gray man series so far"

    narrator was great and really got me into the story court gentry is becoming more and more developed as a character with each book in this series I can't wait for the next and hope snyder is on board for the narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber D Jarrett Lynnwood, WA, US 12-02-16
    Amber D Jarrett Lynnwood, WA, US 12-02-16 Member Since 2015

    Amber Jarrett

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    "Greaney does a great job"
    Where does Dead Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    7 out ten,this was one I


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I hoped Ruth would of stayed longer


    What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    nothing for me


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  • Rob
    Dubbo, Australia
    12/8/13
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    "Despite flaws still a hell of a ride"
    Would you listen to Dead Eye again? Why?

    Fast paced and engaging


    If you’ve listened to books by Mark Greaney before, how does this one compare?

    While this is not the strongest of the Gray Man series it still has redeeming features and it does still have the engagingly flawed character in Court Gentry


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Court's mission to a Russian dacha was fast & furious that finished to soon. I had to go back and relisten.


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

    While the story and pace generally kept me engaged some of the character inconsistencies and weak spots in the plot stretched my suspension of disbelief. Still it was worth the read.


    Any additional comments?

    Greaney delivers his usual face paced narrative and a wonderfully engaging character in Court Gentry, that for me had echoes of Ludlum's Jason Bourne. Overall I am still enjoying this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R. Atkins
    London, UK
    1/8/17
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    "Gray man back on form"

    After a great start then two slightly lesser outings, this is gray man back on form again. Really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R.B
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    5/22/16
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    "The Best Grey Man Novel so far"

    The Grey man is a special individual. He lives a somewhat sad and lonely existence, constantly trying be one step ahead of those who are out for his blood, while simultaneously working as a hitman, killing those who are deemed to be in the lower echelons of humanity. A hitman with a conscience, if that's possible.
    This book for me, was the best so far in the grey man series. The story line was excellent, and I was not expecting it when I read the blurb. It has plenty of twists and turns, and it brings you along at just the right pace.
    Once again, the downside of this book was the narrator. His accents are not very good, and he makes people sound like they are straight out of a cheesy movie.
    I am already looking forward to the next in the series, as there is a little teaser of what's to come at the the end of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JOHN
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    3/6/16
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    "I really enjoy the series about the GRAY MAN"

    LOVED it as always once u start its hard 2 stop...

    I like the adventurers of the EX Spy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    3/22/14
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    "13 hours 40 mins I will never get back"

    Oh dear - I don't think this was a wise choice for me - contracts for killing, subterfuge and general evil. I haven't read anything by this author before, the synopsis didn't give me the awareness of how thoroughly unpleasant it was. I wasn't really taken with any of the lead characters, and I didn't enjoy the story at all.
    I can understand that some people have enjoyed this book, but it really wasn't for me! What a waste of a valuable credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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