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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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    David Kirby 05-13-16
    David Kirby 05-13-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Total crap"
    What disappointed you about The Gray Man?

    I guess I was looking for more of a Bourne type story here. Instead, I endured a totally implausible tale of a "super" hitman who takes on and defeats single-handedly a contingent an all international allstar hit team. That allowed ridiculous dialog like, "The Saudi team was overhead. The Libyan were two minutes out. The Bolivians and Indonesians were enroute." Every bullet the hero fired was true and hit its target. Every bullet fired at him "just missed". Battle after battle, same thing. Very tiresome. Add to this some ridiculously stereotypical villains breathlessly spouting overheated dialog and you have a very unenjoyable read. I can't for the life of me figure why I stuck it out to the end.


    What could Mark Greaney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Burn the manuscript.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jay Snyder?

    Whoever does the voice of Bart Simpson these days.


    What character would you cut from The Gray Man?

    The waiter in the restaurant in Geneva was fine. Everyone else should be edited out.


    Any additional comments?

    Dreck.

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    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-26-12
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    ""Indiana Jones" cloned with "Mitch Rapp"! WOW!!!!"

    There's a new hero in town, and his name is "The Gray Man". There is a new top espionage writer in town, and his name is Mark Greaney(look out Vince Flynn). There is a new top narrator in town, and his name is Jay Snyder(look out Mr. Guidall). I bought two of the three books in the series after having read another reviewers praise of the "Gray Man" Series. I have now finished the first 2 of 3 books and am nearly finished with the 3rd. If you like the action Mitch Rappp character in the many Vince Flynn books as well as the non stop action epitomized in the Indiana Jones series, you will love this series. However if you plan to get to sleep at night, don't plan to listen to just 30 minutes before bed. You will lose hours of sleep in this extraordinary action thriller. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

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    J T. 02-26-12
    J T. 02-26-12 Listener Since 2004
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    "New find for me."

    Never heard of Mark Greaney prior to seeing his name on Audible. One of the most enjoyable listening I have had. I look forward to downloading more of his work.

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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-05-12
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-05-12 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

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    "a enjoyable listen"

    My first by this author. It wasn't deep but it was an enjoyable, entertaining listen. Kind of Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp like. This guy couldn't catch a break. I'll listen to the author again.

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    Renee L Williams Harrison, AR 12-21-11
    Renee L Williams Harrison, AR 12-21-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Plot, Great Narration"
    Would you listen to The Gray Man again? Why?

    Yes, not for the plot, but I enjoy listening to Jay Snyder's voice. He could read The Farmer's Almanac and I'd like to listen to him. Gentry is the good/bad guy. He must have nine lives because no normal man could sustain such damage and STILL accomplish his mission.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Greaney? Why or why not?

    Maybe. I'm not really into espionage and spy thrillers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of them would be when he managed to escape from the well. You just knew he had to survive because Gentry is the main character in the story, but you didn't have a clue how in world he would accomplish this escape. Pretty ingenious idea. Kind of like Mygyver. Two paper clips and a rubber band kind of escape.


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

    I was moved by the scene when he contacted the man who had trained him years ago as a last ditch attempt to rescue the kidnapped family, and his trainer volunteered to serve as a deterent at the cost of his own life, which allowed Gentry to make his escape.


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    Emily 11-23-11
    Emily 11-23-11

    A good book and chocolate...

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    "Great frist book."

    I enjoyed this book. It was a little different from what you usually find in this genre, but kept to much of the basic formula as well. Great first book. The other books in the series were not quite as good, but still entertaining.

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    Robert Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 11-13-11
    Robert Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 11-13-11 Member Since 2004
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    "good action thriller"

    Great book some unrealistic survival sequences and a little predictable but over all a good fun read.

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    S. M. Teevan LA 10-22-11
    S. M. Teevan LA 10-22-11 Member Since 2006

    nanerbug

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    "Not my usual kind of book"

    This was like a Bourne adventure, and I don't even remember buying it! But I must say that I couldn't stop listening to it once I started. I even went and bought the next two in the series!

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    Paul A. Baldassarre Orange, CA 09-21-11
    Paul A. Baldassarre Orange, CA 09-21-11 Member Since 2013

    Paul B.

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    "Great!"

    The only warning I would give is to make sure, before you start this book, that you have 11 hours of listening time available because once you start it you won't want to stop.

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    Jean Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada 10-26-10
    Jean Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada 10-26-10
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    "Intense from begining to end!!!"

    The Gray Man caught me from the beginning and held me until the end, it was non-stop pulse pounding action like few others!!!

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