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)
great listen,the reader is excellent.cant wait for the next one
jack reacher ,hes another loner and hes good
i dont know
just a good listen
Abetter narrator and consistent story line. The writer builds the character and then contradicts his portrayal.
Very little. If you can "overact" an audio book, he has achieved that
The title showed promise
I can't see this one ever making the best seller list. Thankyou to audible.com for allowing me to return it
This book didn't work for me at all. I found the writing pretty juvenile and the story not at all believable. The narration was the only saving grace. I hung in until the end but I just wanted it to be over.
I suspect the people who like this book are pretty young and this is the equivalent of an audio action game where the hero can never die.
I hardly ever write reviews and when I do it is usually that I felt compelled to praise a book Not the case this time. I see that many liked it and good for them but not the way I feel.
Yes, excitement never stopped
Constant action, liked the Gray Man character, and the villain
I have not.
Yes, it was hard to do it in parts.
Will continue with the series.
Audible allows me to fill my mind with something so much better than TV.
Intriguing Exciting Delivers
From the beginning I was trapped into listening every chance I had and then some.
Not Scott Brick
Oh yea but impossible
It was stated that it was first in a series. Should have mentioned that it was the following story from Locked On that Mark Greaney co-authored with Tom Clancy. It was hard to swallow that this guy just appeared from nowhere. I thought in the beginning it was part of the Gray Man or a ghost to the world, that until now, was privy only to others working in the deep dark secret underbelly of espionage we all know exists but refuse to omit. Yet all along his beginning lies elsewhere in Locked On.
The story held our interest right to the end. We enjoyed the European setting and terrain. The Gray man is a character to follow.
Loved the ending. The story was very intense right up til the end.
Jay Snider is enthralling to listen to.
We have purchased all 3 audiobooks and will intersperse with others in our library.
Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!
I've "read" several of the Gray Man novels. This one just had too many impossible situations for our protagonist to overcome in too short a time. While there are great action scenes it became too implausible and I gave up about two-thirds of the way through the book.
Yes. Performed really well and kept me engaged throughout - wanted to read more about the Gray Man when I was done.
He's performance drew me into the story more fully.
Very near the top. It's really a toss up among the best of Vince Flynn and John Grisham
Fast paced story that never slows down.
On the mini sub when Court's former CIA buddy won't give him the directions to steer the sub even though he is going to his own grave along with Court when the sub is sure to crash. Court convinces him with the perfect logical argument. I won't give it away, but it is intense.
It certainly was difficult to stop listening sometimes, but honestly I can't sit still that long even when driving.
Court Gentry might be the Gray Man, but he never chooses the "Gray" option. My only complaint is he is always getting horribly injured at the start of his missions. By the end of the book he basically needs to be admitted to the ER and given a blood transfusion or else he will simply keel over dead. I usually go through about one book a month. I have gone through two Gray Man books in two weeks and I'm starting on my third as soon as I finish this review. Give us more Gray Man Greaney! Please!
Sure, it may be a little over the top, but it's a cool story and a cool character. The world's top assassin is on the run. He is a mystery to most, legend to others, feared by all. The hit-man with a conscience. He kills people, but they were all bad.
Really, this is worth it. However, it is probably the best in the series, don't wish too hard for sequels as good.
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