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The Gray Man | [Mark Greaney]

The Gray Man

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Check out the latest Gray Man novel, On Target, now.

©2009 Mark Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    dumbclub Penland, NC USA 02-12-13
    dumbclub Penland, NC USA 02-12-13 Member Since 2014

    Reader, Listener, Optimist

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    "Just another predictable superhuman"

    This genre demands a lot from the reader/listener - not just a suspension of disbelief, but also a willingness to accept a bankrupt morality that doesn't exist in real life.

    From the beginning, we know that no matter how hairy it gets for our hero, he's going to find some extraordinary way to get through the mess he's in, only to find himself in the next even more incredible predicament that he will once again will find a way to annihilate his opponent, and so on.

    In The Gray Man, our badass ultradude is just another cardboard cutout superman who's deeper motives are never challenged and whose character is never examined in detail. He simply goes his everyday assassin way, killing everyone who's trying (unjustly) to kill him first.

    On the plus side, you can casually listen to this book and not miss a thing. We know that he's going to make it to the next book, so we don't have to pay close attention to the shallow plot.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Suzan Boise, ID, United States 09-28-10
    Suzan Boise, ID, United States 09-28-10 Member Since 2011
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    "This is for men or Action Lover."

    Am a women but I lived with three "HE-MAN" types so I loved this one. Court is everything you want in your "Action Hero" type, the suspense was none stop.
    I liked the voices and the music, Audible is better then ever.
    The only thing missing is a little romance.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 03-09-12
    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2015

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.

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    "A real life superhero"

    I completely enjoyed this book and promptly went on to read the others in the series. Yes it is very improbable that 1 person could survive even the first attack let alone all the others and then go on to best the villains and rescue the victims but the character that Mark Greaney weaves and the narration by Jay Snyder makes it a "can't put down book" or in this case "can't remove my headphones book".

    I really enjoyed the parts when he knows he needs to get out of "Dodge" so he can save his own life but after some entertaining inner consternation turns around and helps out those in need.

    Since my parents are 90 & 89 and not used to audio books (I have tried) I bought them the paperback and they both tore through it. Dad's statement was "improbably but very entertaining & enjoyable" - he finished in the book in under 2 days. It would have been 1 but we dragged him away from it to do a few real life things. Mom loved it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dash New Jersey 11-04-10
    Dash New Jersey 11-04-10
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    "Really Good!"

    I wasn't sure if I would like this book, but to be honest, I LOVED IT! It kept me glued to my iPod non-stop. I couldn't stop listening. Really great story - very different than the usual spy thriller. I definitely recommend you try it. I'll be getting his other Gray Man title next!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda Snyder 09-06-10
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    "Wow"

    Great book !! I have a new author to look forward listening to again. This was fast paced, never slow, well narrated and well written. Mark Greaney is the best new author I have read in quite some time. I can't wait to see what The Gray Man does next.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    John 09-05-10
    John 09-05-10
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    "Good story"

    Well narrated, realistic enough enjoyable book.
    4.5 stars for end of part1
    looking forward to part 2

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    Meena Newark, NJ, United States 09-02-10
    Meena Newark, NJ, United States 09-02-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Good one"

    A very good book. Well narrated. Thanks to Audible for having this in their store.

    24 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Sturgess 07-29-14
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    "Couldn't turn it off!"
    Any additional comments?

    What a spectacular book! Finished it at 2 am and bought the next one at 2:01. It's exciting, action-packed, wonderfully descriptive of the place and people, and not at all preachy. I'd write more but I'm going to buy book 3 now.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier 04-26-12
    Xavier 04-26-12 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    ""Indiana Jones" cloned with "Mitch Rapp"! WOW!!!!"

    There's a new hero in town, and his name is "The Gray Man". There is a new top espionage writer in town, and his name is Mark Greaney(look out Vince Flynn). There is a new top narrator in town, and his name is Jay Snyder(look out Mr. Guidall). I bought two of the three books in the series after having read another reviewers praise of the "Gray Man" Series. I have now finished the first 2 of 3 books and am nearly finished with the 3rd. If you like the action Mitch Rappp character in the many Vince Flynn books as well as the non stop action epitomized in the Indiana Jones series, you will love this series. However if you plan to get to sleep at night, don't plan to listen to just 30 minutes before bed. You will lose hours of sleep in this extraordinary action thriller. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-05-12
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-05-12 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

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    "a enjoyable listen"

    My first by this author. It wasn't deep but it was an enjoyable, entertaining listen. Kind of Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp like. This guy couldn't catch a break. I'll listen to the author again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • iris
    chelmsford, United Kingdom
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    Would you try another book written by Mark Greaney or narrated by Jay Snyder?

    when writing about other countries,,please get facts !!!right,,,the channel tunnel does not go under the north sea


    What could Mark Greaney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    it is realy just a vague copy of the bourne legacy books


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    not different


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

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    Any additional comments?

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