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 espionage thriller
the Gray Man of course...
The narrator was competent in reading and pronunciation, which may sound like it should be a given, but it isn't. I hear narrators miss pronunciations and especially phonetic pronunciations of acronyms. The narrator really struggled to emulate foreign accents. The German character sounded British with an occasional slip into a bit of a German accent. The South Africans were not even close. Not even sure what they sounded like, but I know it didn't sound like the British-influenced dialect of the various South African nationals I went to college with. The only accents that were spot on were the British and American characters. The Belarusian sniper was fairly close.
It didn't make me laugh or cry and I wish Audible would remove this question. The genres I read don't typically evoke this type of reaction and better and more relevant questions could be asked.
Hopefully Jay Snyder's narration will improve in subsequent books as I noted he is the narrator for the entire Gray Man series by Mark Greany to which I plan to listen.
Own a small business and travel about 50,000 miles a year. Spend most of that time listening to Reacher, Scully, Colt Gentry, Bosch, etc...
Wonderfully written and performed. He should write more often than he does.
Even the hard to believe parts seems so tense.
Again, another exciting story line that kept me deeply engaged. So many familiar places, including small towns in Switzerland. Very vivid. Simply thrilling.
Not terrible. But there is no way anyone could survive everything that happened to The Gray Man. Much less continue with his mission. I love a good thriller. But this verged into the absurd after a while.
Not much more to say. I've read the last & now the first & I have books 2 & 3 of the series down loaded & ready to go. Mark Greaney you'd better hurry up with book 5 ready ASAP. Or if it's already written audible needs to move it along.
I get it, intrigue novels are supposed to be about people escaping crazy situations but one man escaping 12 TEAMS of special forces type assassins is absurd. The car ride with the veterinary nurse was the last straw for me. There's lots of action so if that's your primary draw to a book you will love this one.
No, not if his other books are as absurd as this one.
Jay Snyder is an excellent narrator. Too bad he was given such bad material.
Wore out my eye muscles rolling my eyes so much.
The Gray Man is nonstop action.
The Gray Man
Favorite scene was in the beginning when Gentry offed the extremist who was about to behead a US solder.
Sure if you can take the stress!
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