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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©2009 Mark Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"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)
I didn't get far into this book. I found the offensive language to be unnecessary. In the first six minutes there were 3 f***, a sh**head and a sh**storm. It isn't that I am opposed the use of these words in books, it just seemed over the top and unnecessary this early in the context of the story. It may be a very good book -- I just didn't make it past the first six minutes. There are other books for me to spend my time with.
This book has lots of action but the plot is so improbable that it spoiled it for me. The plot has many twists but was so unrealistic that I had trouble taking it seriously. Also, the ending is pretty obvious.
I was expecting more than a 10 hour reading of a pre-teen comic book with comic book characters.
1 - Run
2 - Fight
3 - Take a hit
4 - Kill 'em
5 - Recover
6 - Go to 1 (infinity)
I stuck through the entire book waiting to see if it ever had any twist, suspense, character development, or plot. It didn't.
The hype is true, this is 'The Bourne for the 2000's. Read it, listen to it.
Without a doubt
There were several. It's tough to rank them.
I've read and listened to all the Grey Man novels. I highly recommend that others do to.
Not really...a bit far fetched and simplistic. If one guy could do it all...it is the Gray man. A bit overdone for me and I like action books.
Matthew Reilly Fan
I offer my highest recommendation of Mark Greaney's, The Gray Man. Our hero is one busy guy. I loved the brisk pace of the book and the shrewdness of Court Gentry. His world is intense and you're gonna cheer for him, big time.
The Gray Man is a bit like Joe Pike on full auto.
The Gray Man of course is my favorite character because of his attitude, created quite effectively by Jay Snyder.
In the book there ware a few times I chuckled, other times I winced; and yes, Court's nobility and fierceness make him a worthy hero.
After reading this first introduction to a great character I was hooked. I've read the first three and am about to order the fourth. Buy this book.
Make the protagonist even remotely logical.
Tone down the hard boiled speech. Talking like a real person is more compelling.
Constant frustration with the protagonist and disappointment in the narrative.
I don't know how this story has received so many positive reviews. That character is completely unbelievable as a world renown assassin, At every turn he makes the worst decision possible and never makes a strategic or tactical choice that makes sense. Gentry is a laughable badass who drops trite one-liners. The worst book I've listened to on audible.
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