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The Gray Man Audiobook

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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    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 12-21-12
    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 12-21-12

    Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.

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    "Fun, Exciting Read"

    A great book to sit down with when you are tired and you want to have a beer and relax. Good series. The book stays ahead of you all the time.

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    Dennis San Jose, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Dennis San Jose, CA, United States 12-19-12
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    "Great read of a thriller."
    Would you listen to The Gray Man again? Why?

    I have listened pieces of the book several times as I tend to leave it on late and eventually have to backtrack to where I left the action.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line keeps you guessing how the Gray man will handle the situation and then hooked you have to keep listening, chores can wait.


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    I liked this reader because he gave the characters life with personality unique to each. The reading was properly paced for my listening.


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    Duck SEADRIFT, TX, United States 12-17-12
    Duck SEADRIFT, TX, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2011

    I love to read espionage and criminal thrillers. My lifestyle doesn't allow time to sit and read so audio books is really an enjoyment.

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    "Down But Never Out"
    What did you love best about The Gray Man?

    This book has moving action from cover to cover


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gray Man
    He is a very good assassin


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but didn't quite finish it in 1 day


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    Christy 12-07-12
    Christy 12-07-12
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    "Wasn't sure I would like it...BUT I LOVED IT!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Gray Man to be better than the print version?

    I prefer the audio version for my busy life style. It allows for me to get to read/hear the book that I would not normally have time to do so with my busy life style.


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I never have listened to Jay Snyder's performances before but this reader is amazing and probably brings a lot more to the book by him reading it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I just can't over how the Grey Man can get himself out of the most dangerous situations. Truly and amazing character!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 12-03-12
    Jim 12-03-12

    I am a Tom Clancey fan. Great write and accurate descriptions of ops equipment.

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    "Outstanding Suspense and Action"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Gray Man to be better than the print version?

    With three hours in the car each day this is a great undistracted way of keeping my sanity! The Audio Book keeps you engaged in a way that the printed book cannot.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot, from a tactical perspective, was engaging. The accurate description of weapons and tactics was stimulating. I found myself identifying with the emotions of the "Gray MAn" and his inner drive!


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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 11-27-12
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Pure Action Packed Adventure"

    If you're a fan of Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp" or Ben Coe's : "Dewy Andreas" then you're going to really get into Mark Greaney's "Court Gentry." Like the other two action heroes this one is always getting into one situation or another and leaving bodies everywhere (These guys really define "An Army Of One" The primary difference in Mark Greaney's writing so far is that he really gets into the action, but doesn't spend any time getting into any big philosophical speeches every now and then like the other two writers seem to do.

    As a trucker I really can chew up the road listening to these Gray Man stories. I hope more get recorded....

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    Cards82 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, United States 11-19-12
    Cards82 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Assassin series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this to a friend. You empithize with the Gray Man, and the action of the story is constant. A great listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cort Gentry. He's a contract killer, but he's also way more than that!


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first Jay Snyder experience. He's a good narrator. He get's into the story and conveys the excitement well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely! I listened to it in 45min to 1 hour increments on my way to and from work, but I could have sat and listened to the whole thing. It's great!


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    psnedeker 11-18-12
    psnedeker 11-18-12
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    "First rate thriller"
    If you could sum up The Gray Man in three words, what would they be?

    First rate thriller


    What did you like best about this story?

    Introduction of a great new character... lots of action and awesome story... look forward to next in the series...


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes... straight forward easy listen...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no... just wanted to listen to whole story end to end...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason J. Sharon Charleston, SC 11-16-12
    Jason J. Sharon Charleston, SC 11-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I can't wait for the next Grey Man book."

    wow. That's all I can say is wow. Why haven't you added this to your cart yet?

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    BJ GRANBURY, TX, United States 11-08-12
    BJ GRANBURY, TX, United States 11-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "OUTSTANDING - a real page-turner"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Gray Man to be better than the print version?

    have not read the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gray Man - he's contemporary yet idealistic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The confrontation with The Gray Man's previous or X-handler


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The same one


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  • Mark
    Silverdale, United Kingdom
    10/30/13
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    "Escapism"

    The narrator really does make a hash of some place names and his accents are hilarious, one Scottish character had several dialects, none of which i would describe as Scottish! The plot is ridiculous but, I actually enjoyed it, I listen to audio books after a hard day at the office whilst walking my dogs, 75% of books i listen to are background noise and i end up calling work colleagues rather than relaxing. The Gray man actually fell into the ultra rare 10% that made me look forward to my walk and actually the last 1/3 of the book made me add extra miles to my walk! Why? I really dont know, as i have said it is ludicrous, but it is a very easy listen and bizarrely you do want to know how it is all pulled together. If you are stressed or have a big project and want to switch off.....dive in, I dont think you will regret it.

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  • don
    peterborough, United Kingdom
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    "worst book i've ever had"
    Would you try another book written by Mark Greaney or narrated by Jay Snyder?

    he only seems to be able to co-write books .Having just read support and defend (Tom Clancy) I was shocked and disappointed with this rubbish .Even Jack Reacher would not have survived this .It was so unbelievable.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Greaney’s story?

    starting it


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jay Snyder’s performances?

    doubtful


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger


    Any additional comments?

    How someone who co-wrote Tom Clancy books could write such utter drivel .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wickerman49
    Sompting, West Sussex United Kingdom
    4/21/14
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    "Outstanding series any Lee Child fan would love."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a book where you would be best allowing yourself a whole day free, as once you pick it up, you will have great difficulty putting it down again. Court Gentry is the main character whose survival methods are ......... ( I won't say anymore as I do not want to spoil the content of the book ). Just for all the Lee Child fans I can sum this book up in just FIVE words - IMAGINE JACK REACHER ON STEROIDS !!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Court Gentry as he does not believe in the word NO.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Too many to pick one particular scene.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The only reaction I had to this book was to buy the other three in the series released so far the next day.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the books in order as there is a vague theme running through them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rita
    HORSHAM, United Kingdom
    4/20/14
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    "non stop action thriller"
    Would you listen to The Gray Man again? Why?

    no, as in most thrillers the pace is frantic and the writing ok but not the sort of prose to linger over


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gray Man?

    The scene with the veterinary nurse, it is the first true human interaction from the gray man


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but the acents were not at all authentic. The various assasinss all gravitated to Irish or African with very little to differenentiate.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    assassins from across the globe against one man wirh a mission


    Any additional comments?

    Suspend disbelief and its a good fast paced yarn, I am looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Madam Dragon
    Norfolk, UK
    4/8/14
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    "Gripping Stuff"
    What did you like most about The Gray Man?

    Resourceful-ness !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gray Man?

    How exhausting it was!


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favourite?

    Court Gentry
    The old man in Paris! his old CIA comrade.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt dreadful for him. I felt his pain!


    Any additional comments?

    Rollacoaster of a book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    Loughborough, United Kingdom
    12/10/13
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    "Fantastic first book"
    What did you like most about The Gray Man?

    Fast moving, wonderfully descriptive and leaving you wondering what would happen next


    What did you like best about this story?

    You felt as though you were watching the action


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favourite?

    Claire was my favourite as she's a plucky little girl who clearly loves her family


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Parts of the book make you smile, whilst others feel anxiety for what will happen to the characters, and some sadness at man's ability to be so inhuman to another.


    Any additional comments?

    A real must-read book. Hard to put down, and I look forward to reading more of these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stella
    UK
    12/8/13
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    "THRILLING READ"

    NOT MY USUAL READ AT ALL! IN FACT AS IT STARTED I WONDERED WHY DID I BUUY THIS BUT WHAT A GREAT BOOK. WELL WRITTEN AND WHILST THE PLOT AT THE END WAS A LITTLE FANTASTIC SO WAS THE WHOLE BOOK AND THE BETTER FOR IT.
    REAL ESCAPE AND ENJOY JUST GO FOR IT AND HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT
    PERFORMANCE WAS GOOD AND WHILST AT FIRST THE VOICES OF THE SMMALL GIRLS WERE DIFFICULT TO ACCEPT IT IS HARD TO PULL OFF AND WAS SOON FORGOTTEN IN THE RUSH OF EXCITEMENT AND THRILL OF THE CHASE!
    THE CHAPTER BREAKS WERE GOOD AND THE CHARACTERISATION WAS CONSISTENT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard Lawson
    Grantham, England
    12/1/13
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    "As good as Tom Clancy"
    Would you listen to The Gray Man again? Why?

    Probably not, good for one listen only really. A 2nd listen and you would already know all the plot twists.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very good story, developed well & plenty of twists to keep you hooked.


    Did Jay Snyder do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    He had very good unique accents for each character, although it took me a while to get used to his meter.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it was too long for that, but I did find myself looking forwards to driving so I could listen some more.


    Any additional comments?

    As good as Tom Clancy, listened to this because of their collaboration on the later Jack Ryan novels. The Grey Man stories get better throughout the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Godalming, United Kingdom
    10/26/13
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    "Far fetched, but fun!"
    Where does The Gray Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    somewhere in the middle


    Has The Gray Man put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    What aspect of Jay Snyder’s performance might you have changed?

    None, he did an admirable job and I shouldn't laugh at the american for his pronunciation of Peugeot (poojo) or Citroen or, indeed, aluminium!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a bit far fetched but overall it was entertaining. A bit like a Jason Statham film, you kind of know what you're getting but it jogs merrily along.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Rayleigh, United Kingdom
    10/24/13
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    "Worse thriller I have ever read!"
    What disappointed you about The Gray Man?

    The unbelievable plot


    What will your next listen be?

    The next Jack Reacher book by Lee Child


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Awful accents and wrongly pronounced place names


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The first chapter, which showed promise


    Any additional comments?

    This book should have been placed in the comedy genre as I had a good laugh over the awful accents and mispronounced names

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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