Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, is back – and once again on the run from old friends and foes.
Four years ago, Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade, Russian arms merchant Sidorenko, returns to force him on a mission against his will: kill Sudan’s President Abboud, the supposed trigger for the Darfur genocide. But the CIA has its own plans for Abboud. With his ruthless employers on one side, his blackmailing former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Gentry would kill just to get out of this one alive.
Every bit as thrilling, informed, and addictive as The Gray Man, and once again skillfully narrated by Jay Snyder, On Target is sure to hit the mark for thriller fans.
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“An action-filled yet touching story of a man whose reason has long ago been subsumed by his work ethic.” (Publishers Weekly)
Yes, starts slow but hard to put down. The characters are interesting but not the best of the best.
I love that he is human, fallible, and not perfect. He screws up and pays for it. He make emotional decisions even if they are not the best tactically.
The escape from the casa grande was great.
He lends a believable voice to The main character and good accents to other characters. The voices are distinct enough to make it easy to follow.
Don't know, I've never read the print version of this book
The part where the squad leader had to kill his own man to save him from torture
I like the fact that jay can put all the proper emotion into each scenario without going to a whisper that I can't hear when I'm driving, as some other narrators do, he has a gift for remaining clearly audible throughout the story and conveying the secrecy of a situation without dropping below audible level. bravo jay!!! Well done!
No, I enjoyed every moment of this story
I will definately pay a lot more attention to who is narrating a title before I purchase it
Action packed thriller.
Excellent narrator. I really like his Gray Man voice.
Yes, I didn't listen to it all in one sitting, but would have liked to. Good suspense!
I'll try not to give spoilers... The 'girl & the airport' was fine, but the end of the 'airport incident' and the turn the story took there went too far outside the realm of believable, for me. Greaney did a good job of making me dislike 'the annoying, stupid airport girl'. I wonder if that was intentional? Compared with Book 1, Gray Man himself just seemed to have gone a bit 'stupid', making mistake after mistake (many not even connected with his painkillers). Even though I didn't like it as much as Book 1, I still enjoyed it and I'm on to Book 3 next.
It's in the top 10
The Gray Man - Court Gentry becomes more human and really fleshes out as a character in this book. He is the best "door kicker" there is, but he does have weaknesses and these weaknesses are brought to light in many different and interesting ways. For instance, as good as he is in battle and with a gun, he isn't that great of a driver. He is constantly frustrated by the people around him in part because they are emotional wrecks and in part because he isn't the best at dealing with ordinary people.
DLR the villian was performed to perfection. He really seems to be an inspired character. I wouldn't be surprised if he's modeled after a real life drug king pin.
When Court manages to come back and save what remains of the Gonzales family from certain death. They thought he abandoned them, but he didn't. It was a pure suicide mission to come back.
It was also moving in another way when we learn of Jerry Flaiger's double crossing. You are absolutely outraged at the little worm.
Awesome book, too bad there isn't another one to read at this point in time. I'm dying to learn more about why the CIA wanted Court Gentry dead in the first place. After three books we still don't know much about this. Greaney has left a lot of people the Gray Man needs to settle up with and plenty of intrigue for his next book. Possibilities abound, a Russian mafia boss, A CIA boss who ordered him killed, and Court picked up a new powerful enemy in Mexico. At least Court is in decent physical shape at the end of this book, albeit scapes, bruises, and electrical burns (did I miss anything? probably).
Great Book I'm looking forward to more!
After the first book in this series, which I rated 5 stars, this one was a disappointment.
The main character, the best assassin in the world, is portrayed as pretty much unstable, gullible, inconsistent, undisciplined, emotional, not at all the strong man he was in the first book.
The plot is thin, the supporting characters are flat and cliched.
The performance was overly dramatic for my taste.
There is enough good and detailed action to keep you reading the whole book but it was a struggle to get through and at the end it seemed like pretty much a waste of time.
Sophomore slump maybe, I will read the next in the series but keep it on a real short leash.
I haven't read the print version of this book. Audio books appeal to me more than print books because they allow me to do other things whilst listening to the story. I'm not restricted to sitting in a chair.
The way Gentry used the contents of the trucks he was travelling in to build a bomb and create enough confusion to escape execution was the most memorable scene in this audio book.
I really enjoy Jay's reading style. The voices he creates for each character assists to create an image of that person in my mind that fits well with the characteristics of the character. I can imagine the image of a character doing the things they do. It's not a mismatch. I think this performance is as good as any other he has done that I have listened to.
An action pacted covert adventure from start to finish, On Target will keep you enguaged through to the end.
If you are interested in easy to listen to action packed adventures this is your book. Not too many characters to remember and a very uncomplicated story makes this a very enjoyable story.
This is my second Greaney book. First being the Grey Man.Didn't like either of them. Problem is the character Court is not likable. Story is fairly mundane. Not much suspense and the climax and ending seem flat.
The story itself wasn't half bad, but I expected better out of the Gray Man, the way he was acting in this story leads me to wonder how he has survived this far. The female character was just down right stupid, I kept hoping she would be killed off and put us all out of our misery. I hope these are not the kind of women in the authors life, if so he has my deepest sympathy. I will read one more novel by him and if there is no improvement will cease to read the series.
Definitely would, but you have gotta listen to, "The Grey Man" first.
Fast non-stop, with twists and turns around every page. Greaney has come up with plots that are extremely original.
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