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On Target Audiobook

On Target: A Gray Man Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Check out Mark Greaney's best-selling previous book, The Gray Man, now.

©2010 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“An action-filled yet touching story of a man whose reason has long ago been subsumed by his work ethic.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Pam Sturgess 07-29-14
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    "This series is spellbinding! I love it!"
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    Book 2 in the series....and I am really loving this author, this narrator and this character. It's so fast paced, so completely out of my experience set and so well written...My only problem with the book is that.I'm not usually a fan of books about the military or the CIA and now that I've written two glowing reviews, Audible is going to recommend a bunch of books I'm not going to want to listen to. Oh well....it's worth it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 03-23-12
    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2016

    Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!

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    "Gray Man + Pain Killers = AWESOME"

    Bravo to Greaney for having the boldness to give his main character a pain killer addiction, and NOT use it the way that EVERY OTHER AUTHOR WOULD HAVE! What I mean is, it's set up so that you think that ultimately Gray Man will suffer enormous harm from his addiction to the drugs, and learn some "valuable" lesson... like an after-school special. I was honestly dreading that moment, and had decided to stop listening to the book if Greaney took that "easy" way out. But, he never did.

    It's refreshing to see an author that actually understands that people can take drugs for valid reasons (like intense pain), and still be able to function on them. Seems like every book I read, where a character has a drug addiction, the author takes every opportunity to preach to me about how bad drugs are. I'm an adult, thanks. I don't need a fiction writer preaching to me about morals.

    Greaney gives you have a character that is so flawed, real, and interesting, that you don't want the story to end. In fact, the character is brought to life so well that you forgive some of the more implausible things that may happen in the world around him.

    Overall, the narrator is top-notch, and the story is captivating. Jason Bourne meets Keith Richards...

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Eric J. Toll 07-11-16

    Desert Aries

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    "Oh please; let's have a little reality"

    This was Greaney's second book, so I'm giving him a one-star handicap for the story.
    Spoiler alert! Some of the plot is going to be revealed, just wanted it disclosed.
    I returned the book.
    Despite returning it, I will give the Gray Man one more shot because of Greaney's generally good work on the Clancy Jack Ryan series.
    I almost returned it when the trucks left Gentry and the whiny, do-gooder, stereotyped female stranded in the Sudan desert.
    I finally returned it when the Nubian shot Gentry with an arrow dipped in a just-happened-to-be- handy-at-his-feet decaying rooster bacteria concoction.
    I'm assuming that since there is still a couple of hours left, all I'm missing is a bunch of bad luck and a happy ending.
    Reading spy thrillers requires a suspension of belief and knowledge that the protagonist is going to run into challenges.
    I don't care what condition Gentry is in, the pace and series of challenges he faces requires physical and mental acumen that lead me to try and suspend disbelief. In the first book, there were some scenes that really riled reality, particularly the knife fight outcome. However in "On Target," it's all summed up by Zack's quote, which I'll change for mixed company, "If it were raining money, Gentry would get hit by an IOU." That's not the metaphor in the book, but children might read this review.
    Greaney sure thinks his readers have about the sale intellect as a child, because Court Gentry moves from one implausible event to the next without respite.
    After running into the desert with one water bottle and a fugitive woman who wants to indict him, they get picked up by a convoy of NGOs heading to a refuge camp. After the expected attack by tribesman -- thwarted by Gentry doing a MacGyver imitation -- there are two trucks left to take the survivors to safety. While the do-gooder cries over the group leader's death, both trucks take off leaving Gentry and the woman in the badlands. Good grief, I saw that one coming three pages ahead.
    When he finally pulls off his assignment after a SNAFU -- it's plausible and well executed -- he then gets nailed by an arrow-shooting teenager. Frogs! That was it for me.
    Skip this one, even if you liked the first book, "The Gray Man."
    Hope #3 is more Clancy-like.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allen Anthony 10-08-15 Member Since 2013

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    "The Gray Man is still on target"
    If you could sum up On Target in three words, what would they be?

    A new twist


    What was one of the most memorable moments of On Target?

    The desert scene while traveling in the truck caravan, creating a defense in limited time with an untrained but willing assistance.


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

    Great voice inflection and timing in his delivery of the story.


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

    The death of his young partner in the desert battle with the pirates of the deserts


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the addition of a female bleeding heart liberal, that is full of meaningless threats.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Starkville, MS, United States 08-25-15
    Lynn Starkville, MS, United States 08-25-15 Member Since 2011

    As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!

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    "Enjoyed the development of other characters"

    The book is exhausting! I adore Court Gentry! And want him to ultimately find justice.

    The book did not end as I anticipated. Left me wanting more, however I need a break. Began this book right after the first and I didn't have the energy for more suspense! Had to wait a while before starting this book.

    Anyone enjoying action and grueling death defying escapes will enjoy this book.

    Spoiler alert: I didn't like
    1. when Gentry made the choice to shoot up morphine while on an op...not consistent with the character
    2. Ellen's desire to take the horrible wounded killers who had just slaughtered the group with whom she was traveling...to get them help! Come on!

    All in all, I was waiting for Gentry's foils to suffer the consequences their actions and betrayals. I guess we have to wait for another novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 07-10-14
    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 07-10-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Getting Jaded"
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    On Target was worth the listening time but I'm not certain the books are getting better. The Pain Killer trip '6' took on morphine was not realistic - while the addiction was. The shoulder wound as described was debilitating but after he got off the submarine it was never mentioned again. I think that was a lapse - the number of days he was out from the requested morphine and aboard the ship would have caused an infection to have killed him if left untreated. And yet, after getting aboard the ship it didn't even get a comment again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 03-11-14
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 03-11-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Another winner"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It kept me wanting to find out how much trouble the main character was in and how he would escape.


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

    I listened to the first Gray Man novel and I liked it so I went on to purchase all 4 books that are out and I have enjoyed all of the performances.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes the author stays in the same place too long in all four books but the way the action unfolds keeps you hooked.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HIII 12-01-13
    HIII 12-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Part II"

    For me, The Grey Man ended with unanswered questions so I went right into Book II. In this bigger than life adventure Court Gentry ends up as part of a team with the nickname Six. I think my favorite part of this book was his interaction with his team and his going from being a one man show to part of the team and not being the leader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julius Butcher 09-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I discovered Grey Man"

    Sometimes I discover new authors, I mean they are new to me. One of them is Mark Greaney. I have never heard of him before, but I'm glad I've bought his book.
    On Target is about an "independent contractor", meaning assassin called the Grey Man. At first it was strange to see a bad guy as a protagonist, but soon I learned that he is more like a surgeon: cutting out tumors from the body of the society. He is after the really bad guys, which makes him somewhat a good guy.
    The story got me from the beginning, and kept my dopamine level high: cool, what's next? The idea of kidnapping the Saudi president is crazy on it's own, but when following the story, it's completely logical. Which doesn't make it less dangerous, because something always go wrong. Planning is necessary, but plans are always turn into mess at the end. It is so in On Target. The Grey Man has to adapt and improvise right from the beginning to be able to accomplish the final goal. And at the end it's still not what he wanted. Ok, I may sound a little cryptic here, but I don't want to spoil the story, in case you haven't read it yet.
    This is the second Gray Man book, I believe, and sometimes I missed some backstory (what happened in the first book), but there were enough references to enjoy this story.
    The book is well written, and I could immerse in the story forgetting that I'm listening to a book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John Columbia, TN, United States 05-06-12
    John Columbia, TN, United States 05-06-12

    I'm a daily commuter who squeezes every penny and minute out of each book. Audible gives that much needed break from my busy schedule!

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    "True entertainment!"
    Where does On Target rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in my top ten.


    What other book might you compare On Target to and why?

    American Sniper, Lone Survivor. Both of the previous books are based on true events and included a lot of detail. On Target is so well written and studied I felt as if everything the Gray Man experienced came straight out of a top secret file stolen from the desk of the director for the CIA.


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

    Definitely helps develop the charters, his performance provides tons of detail that I would not have been able to provide for myself.


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

    I wanted it to last longer, and went straight to the next book in the series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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