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The Gray Man Audiobook

The Gray Man

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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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    Lawrence Shelton 03-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good listen. "

    Enjoyed the whole book. Performance was excellent and the characters well thought out. will be purchasing the next one in the series

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    Kerri 03-11-15
    Kerri 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Performance phenomenal!"

    Story was very engaging. The hero is injured and we are left feeling his limitations and pain. Looking forward to trying more novels by both the author and narrator.

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    Amazon Customer 03-08-15
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    "Story was okay."

    Narrator seemed to have trouble with accents. The story was okay and the main character went through a lot of challenges that were good, but hard to believe one man could survive so much. The main character was likeable abd I found myself rooting for him, but it was somewhat hats to push through on the storytelling.

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    pat 03-02-15
    pat 03-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great series to get caught up in"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. good characters, great reader, great pace of story.

    looking forward to next book in the series


    What other book might you compare The Gray Man to and why?

    Pike Logan series. similar type of character development and insight into story and the back story


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

    grey man - cort


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    he always gets the job done - no matter what.


    Any additional comments?

    glad I found this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E.J. 02-28-15
    E.J. 02-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrific "read," Greamey is Great!"

    Fun, fast story with action galore. Gray Man's the kind of noble/flawed character a reader can really root for, a la Jack Reacher or Harry Bosch. The over-the-top or incredible scene (or two) couldn't disrupt story. Oh yeah, and Jay Snyder can really act! Thank ya, thank ya!

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    Isa.Nola Baton Rouge, LA 02-19-15
    Isa.Nola Baton Rouge, LA 02-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Intense and very interesting"

    When I started this book I was just looking for a new series with a solid lead character. This surpassed my expectations by far. I can't wait to read the next one.

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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 02-13-15
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Fun Action Thriller"

    I enjoyed this book which reminded me of a James Bond type of thriller. The action scenes are excellent even though the injuries sustained by the Gray Man were a bit much to believe that he could physically continue on to the next attack. It's a fictional thriller, so why not?

    I look forward to reading the next book in the series, "On Target" published in 2010. I hope that in the next book he can develop the main character, Court Gentry, so that we can get to know him better than just a one dimensional action hero.

    The narrator, Jay Snyder, did a great job of narrating except for the voice of the little girl. I don't feel it was necessary for him to try to do a childish type of voice.

    Overall, a great action book to read.

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    Metronav Tempe, AZ United States 01-31-15
    Metronav Tempe, AZ United States 01-31-15
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    "Unbelievable"

    Are you kidding me? This story went so far beyond real that I was laughing through the last several chapters. I like fiction but this pushes way beyond fiction.

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    Ray 01-29-15
    Ray 01-29-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyed this one"

    will listen to other books by Mark Greaney. enjoyed the character of the Gray Man.

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    ES Centreville, VA 01-26-15
    ES Centreville, VA 01-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "an unlikely but good story"
    Would you listen to The Gray Man again? Why?

    no. I never repeat.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loyd. He was such a cardboard and despicable villain.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    kill, kill, kill


    Any additional comments?

    The tale unfolds well through implausible situations. It's formulaic but OK.

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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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  • James
    Dog Lane, Kelsall, United Kingdom
    9/5/16
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    "Great story, just a bit too long!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think the number of fights along the way were a little to many to offer credibility to the story, perhaps shortened version by at least 2 teams... I ended up fast forwarding through the last "two kill teams" sections... Still a great story a first for me with Mark Greaney


    Was The Gray Man worth the listening time?

    Yes, but got a little monotonous :(


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book some great one liners from a very dry main character... Worth A listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. Atkins
    London, UK
    7/12/16
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    "Great book but questionable accents"

    The story is great, but the American narrator's grasp of any accent (Irish, English / other are all over the place which becomes a bit distracting after a time) didn't stop me enjoying the book and have just bought the next in the series.

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  • Tristan
    5/10/16
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    "Entertaining Drivel"
    If you could sum up The Gray Man in three words, what would they be?

    Quite an entertaining story - not challenging in any way shape or form but good background listening when you are doing things around the house.

    An enjoyable listen when you have switched your brain off.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator's pronunciation is dreadful. Annoyed me at first, then made me laugh as it was so ludicrous - listen out for Citroen, Tblisi and Peugeot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    3/24/16
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    "A little ridiculous, but enjoyable too!"

    My only complaint is the super-human main character, whose reputation is beyond legendary and whose feats could humble Arnie... A bit of vulnerability wouldn't go astray, in my opinion.

    Overall, a fast-paced thriller that makes for an easy listen... Just hope the next is a little more subtle!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    3/22/16
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    "Loved it"

    Loved this so much I have downloaded next 2 in the series.
    Nod to rainbow 6, see if you spot it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R.B
    Ireland
    3/18/16
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    "A Great Book But Not So Great Narration."

    This was another book and author that I have avoided for a while, thinking that I wasn't going to like them. I was wrong!

    This isn't a book that will help you to ponder the mysteries of life, nor will it be ranked among the literary greats. What this book is, is entertaining, in bucket loads. The story line, in most parts, is well written, and the characters are well thought out. Yes it is extremely far fetched in places, but I don't mind that. Sometimes I want to read about the hero who can take a tremendous amount of punishment, and still keep going. Who can do things others can't, and who can think on his feet in times of stress. When I do read/listen to a book like this, I want to be entertained, and that's exactly what I was.

    If you like the Jason Bourne type super agent, then you'll love this. If, however, you want a bit more depth to your books, you probably won't like it. And if, every once in a while, you want to read something action packed, and entertaining, don't do like I did and avoid this book, go get it.

    Now the bad points:

    The narration in this book is far from good. It wasn't bad enough to put me off, and when the narrator, Jay Snyder, was doing the main character, Court Gentry, it was actually pretty good, which is what saved the book for me. The problems start when the narrator tries to do foreign accents. They are dreadful. He made almost everyone else sound like Sean Connery, which you might just about get away with if every one was Scottish, but it's not what you want when the character is meant to be German, or Eastern European. If he didn't make them sound like Connery, he made them sound like a mix between Australian, Irish and Scottish, which I suppose in itself is a sort of skill, but definitely not called for in this book. Also, his pronunciation of some words plainly showed a lack of research. Even if you didn't know how to pronounce a word,a simple 60 second Google search would help.
    Also, sometimes the writing was a little choppy, but it is kept to a minimum.

    Overall, although the narration isn't great, the book is, which is why I was able to stay with it. Usually bad narration would ruin a book for me, but with this one, it just made it a little less great. I know that the same narrator had been kept on for the next book in the Court Gentry series. I hope he does a better job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • d
    peterborough, United Kingdom
    8/9/14
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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 .

    1 of 1 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

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