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)
Fast, fast pace - hard to stop listening
The Ghostwalker series by Feehan; Brad Thor's work; Both suspenseful and full of alpha heroes
No - will look for him now! He was great, voice overs were 90% perfect until he tried to impersonate an 8 year old little GIRL - that didn't sound too great, BUT she didn't have much of a speaking part so it was okay!
The whole thing was great - too many to make note on just one
If you need an assassination expert, you contact the best; a man known and feared by all as ???the Grey Man???. THE GREY MAN aka Court Gentry is a legend in the black ops business, a former CIA operative until someone ???burned??? him - he is now a freelance operator who takes his contracts from one man. Unfortunately, his latest hit has caused a huge conglomerate to want his head and money is no object; Court has a $20 million bounty on his head to be delivered in a cooler!??????
*** I really love to discover new authors, and after reading THE GREY MAN by Mark Greaney you can bet, I have found a new favorite and am going to follow this author very carefully. Right from the get go Greaney had me on the edge of my seat and kept it up throughout. Just as our hero Court had no time to rest fighting numerous ???wet??? squads as he traveled to save the lives of two 8 year old twin girls, (granddaughters of his one time friend) there was no rest for the reader as well. It is a great thing when either listening or reading a book you begin to feel the stress your hero goes through right along with them. ??????Back to the plot -our hero Court is a killer, but with a moral code in that he believes the person he has killed leaves the world a better place after their demise. Court, an American, was once a CIA operative and until a ???wet??? job went so bad, he believed that what he did, was for the good of his country. Unfortunately, now the CIA has a shoot on sight order on him in which the author uses to emphasize just how alone, Court is in his life. ??????
The conglomerate that is after Court is all-powerful and has billions at stake should they not be able to bring Court???s head on a platter to the brother of his last assassination target. The different characters Greaney created who were the villians in THE GREY MAN were expertly crafted in that this reader really, wanted to jump into the story and give one of them a whack - he was that nasty!
??????Bottom Line: Author Greany created in THE GREY MAN an incredible new hero, who survived numerous teams of killers intent on eliminating him as well as probably the one person he trusted the most in the world. Thrills, chills and high explosive suspense was the order of the day and Greaney provided it in abundance in this impressive debut! Highly recommended - this is an author to watch!
This book was fun to read, reminded me of the "Ryan verse"! Mark Greaney also Co-wrote the lates "ryan verse' book Locked on.
I most likely will not get another book from the author. Ridiculous story and the main character is a super human that cannot die. It left me more annoyed than entertained.
I have both the print version and the audio version of these books. Both are good, but the audio really brought the stories to life.
Very disapointed the narration was kids stuff and left after one hour.Will pass on the rest of the seies
The twists and turns at the end were good. The insight to the darkness that's part of a police investigator is interesting. The depressing circumstances of aging are well written.
This book will be made into an action sooner or later. The action is nonstop, intense, and violent. I am glad i listened to the audible version instead of reading it. The narration is first-rate. This is an adrenaline rush from beginning to end. If you are looking for entertainment that you can get lost in, and you enjoy this genre, you cannot go wrong with this book.
Very edgy, technical with amazing characters. Makes you laugh and also keeps you so on the edge of your seat that you may be tempted to pause the story to catch your breath.
Lloyd!! He is an immature, adolescent bully...no one with his temperament would be in his place of authority!
Just way too unbelievable....
The Gray Man is a unique character-no friends, no family, a true loner-it makes you root for him even more.
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.
"worst book i've ever had"
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.
How someone who co-wrote Tom Clancy books could write such utter drivel .
"Outstanding series any Lee Child fan would love."
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 !!!!!!
Court Gentry as he does not believe in the word NO.
Too many to pick one particular scene.
The only reaction I had to this book was to buy the other three in the series released so far the next day.
Read the books in order as there is a vague theme running through them.
"non stop action thriller"
no, as in most thrillers the pace is frantic and the writing ok but not the sort of prose to linger over
The scene with the veterinary nurse, it is the first true human interaction from the gray man
No but the acents were not at all authentic. The various assasinss all gravitated to Irish or African with very little to differenentiate.
assassins from across the globe against one man wirh a mission
Suspend disbelief and its a good fast paced yarn, I am looking forward to the next one.
How exhausting it was!
The old man in Paris! his old CIA comrade.
I felt dreadful for him. I felt his pain!
Rollacoaster of a book!
"Fantastic first book"
Fast moving, wonderfully descriptive and leaving you wondering what would happen next
You felt as though you were watching the action
Claire was my favourite as she's a plucky little girl who clearly loves her family
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.
A real must-read book. Hard to put down, and I look forward to reading more of these.
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.
"As good as Tom Clancy"
Probably not, good for one listen only really. A 2nd listen and you would already know all the plot twists.
Very good story, developed well & plenty of twists to keep you hooked.
He had very good unique accents for each character, although it took me a while to get used to his meter.
No it was too long for that, but I did find myself looking forwards to driving so I could listen some more.
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.
"Far fetched, but fun!"
somewhere in the middle
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!
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.
"Worse thriller I have ever read!"
The unbelievable plot
The next Jack Reacher book by Lee Child
Awful accents and wrongly pronounced place names
The first chapter, which showed promise
This book should have been placed in the comedy genre as I had a good laugh over the awful accents and mispronounced names
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