Get ready for white-knuckled listening. Greaney's debut novel - and future feature film - introduces the enigmatic and elusive Court Gentry, a former CIA operative and a legendary hired gun. With a terrifying ability to vaporize targets and a strict moral code, he stalks the gray margins of the world, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, then fading away. When his government and former employers turn on him, there is no safehouse to run to, no way to lie low. In a constant state of escape and pursuit, Gentry tears through the Middle East and Europe in a riveting life-or-death race against time.
Fast-paced, well-researched, and fun, The Gray Man is already being adapted for a movie by the company behind Tom Cruise's Knight & Day.
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"Through the carnage, Gentry remains an intriguing protagonist with his own moral code. Comparisons will be made to Jason Bourne, but the Gray Man is his own character. The ending screams for a sequel, but it will be difficult to maintain the intensity level of this impressive debut." (Booklist)
"Hard, fast, and unflinching – exactly what a thriller should be." (Lee Child)
"Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins)
If you're into these types of action novels, as I am, this is worth a listen. It was entertaining while driving and doing things around the house. However, it was somewhat generic. Tough guy gets chased by bad guys. Tough guy gets hurt bad and should be dead. Tough guy kills bad guys. There's even the "have to save the innocent little girls!" thrown in. Again, entertaining, but just not what I expected given the other projects the author has been involved with. Certainly sets up a series, and I'll likely listen to at least one more to see where it goes.
In the world of the covert operative, it's always handy to be able to be able to save the damsel in distress even though you are trapped in a room with no apparent exit, and have two broken bones, have lost so much blood that you look like a zombie, and are recovering from a bullet to the thigh, not to mention the six inch blade still in your abdomen.In summary, that is the general idea of this story. If you like that stuff, this is for you. If you appreciate some semblance of reality and/or plausibility, then I do not suggest you purchase this book.I also have little tolerance for performers who apparently have never seen a word in a foreign language, and couldn't pronounce it even if they had.
Exciting story! Several great twists and turns!
Have not heard Jay Snyder before, but he was terrific! He did so many different accents and voices he was a great choice for a novel with an international flavor!
on the trail
Jay Snyder did an amazing job narrating this book. His ability to use different accents was superb. The suspenseful plot keeps the listener on the edge of his seat.
If you like killing and high drama thriller action, Mark Greaney has written a book for you. Although some of the story lines in the book are implausible it's a great listen as long as you're willing to overlook some of the unlikely sub stories.
Bloody righteous hero
Clare having so much trust and believing in Jim.
Jim, of course.
No laughing or crying but parts were touching, all else was bloody and righteous. A good listen.
Boring. Poor, or rather, no character development & predictable outcomes. Non stop graduitous violence. No plot development. Perhaps in a movie where one could see maneuvers performed it might be less boring. Don't bother.
Gentry is a blend of James Bond, Rambo, and Clint Eastwood. Interesting character. Stretches reality a bit but a good listen. Narrated is excellent except when he is trying to be an 8 yr old girl. Overall very good. Will move on to next Book in the series.
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