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)
This book is exciting from beginning to end!! I found myself taking the long way home because I didn't want to stop listening. What a riveting new character!
I think I would compare it to the David Baldacci series with the "Shaw" character or the Mitch Rapp books. The badazz hit man that you root for.
Too many to name just one and as I write this review I'm not even finished the book. But so far my favorite is the scene where the guys came to his "hideaway" to kill him and he blew the place up. Awesome!
I think the famous Omar quote from "The Wire" sums it up perfectly: "If you come at the King, you best not miss"
This author is up there with the greats: James Patterson, John Sanford, Vince Flynn. I can't say enough good things about this book. And let's not forget Jay Snyder. He was PHENOMENAL. I enjoyed every word that came out of his mouth. Not since Frank Mueller have I been this impressed with a narrator.
I am a senior citizen in birthdays but a inquisitive,thrill seeker,and lover of mysteries. My favorites are John Lutz,John Sandford,Craig
Loved the Gray man. I miss Vince Flynn so I was glad to find The Gray Man. There is a similarity between Mitch Rapp and this new found hero. Keep him going!
Naturally..the Gray Man
The final meeting between Clara and the Gray Man
How very smart The Gray Man is and his lightening speed thought and actions
Unstoppable, never quits
There was never really a dull moment, the whole book was memorable.
He does voices very well and made the listen interesting!
No extreme reaction, Very good book but I don't think guys are going to listen to an action book and start crying, LOL.
This book was definitely one of my favorite books and I have listened to MANY books.
I got this for travel time listening and expected a good page turning story that stretches credibility-but not this much. It was mostly predictable and then at the end of the day the plot turns were so unbelievable that I lost all interest. The narrator wasn't bad-not a standout but he certainly didn't get in the way. For the same general idea but better executed go for a Mitch Rapp story instead.
Good storyline with good character development which engages the reader/listener. The tempo made the listening easy going and easy to follow. The nature of the action and background flowed really well and the backstory was just as intriguing as the current plot line.
Yes even though I knew or thought I knew the ultimate outcome of this book because I knew there were more books with the same character published. The action was fact paced and concise in area in which it needed to be and when there was an area in which the author could spend his time creating a overall "battle" scene it is was a good listen.
Are you a good guy Jim? I am good guy who was taught how to do bad things to bad guys.
Yes, I spent several hours just sitting and listening to this book and look forward to the next book in the series.
The Gray Man is so much like characters in Robert Ludlow's books. Tha action never stops!
Loved the relationships that the Gray Man had. Although he is a "tough " guy, he does have principles and cares about innocent people.
The Gray Man
After listening to this I immediately downloaded the sequel.
More development of story. Some personality put into the writing.
I do not think the narrator's performance is at fault here, it was the lack of interest-engaging writing.
After reading much of this book, I just could not go on. It was as dry as sawdust. I do not understand how it could have inspired more books for this character. But I suppose if you just want action, nothing more, no engaging style of writing, then this book is for you.
Would definitely recommend, fun novel
Yeah, the chapters were broken down and written in a way that you always wanted to listen to "just one more"
Whereas this storyline was somewhat gripping, and you certainly do tend to relate to the protagonist, but unfortunately there is only so much physical damage you can do to your main character without coming off like a 12 year old who likes to pull the legs off of grasshoppers.
I listened to the entire book up until the last 10 minutes and then quit in disgust as this author just can not seem to cease stabbing and shooting his hero until credibility is strained to the breaking point.
No More Mark Greaney for me !!
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