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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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    Jim 03-06-17
    Jim 03-06-17
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    "Excellent narrations. One of the best"
    What did you love best about The Gray Man?

    The narrations and voicings. Perfect.


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

    Latching onto an almost dead guy and launching out of an airplane with him to use his parachute. Classic. Just a good flow and storyline, no real stand out spectactular moments.


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Everything, this guy is a master at voicings, Asian, spanish, good guy, bad guy, russian all of them.


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    ElCid2002 03-04-17
    ElCid2002 03-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Too Bad"

    I like Greaney in his continuation of the Jack Ryan series. That's why I took a shot on his series The Gray Man. Unfortunately, there is no context to the character to care about. That may be the point, but unlike Gregg Hurwitz "Agent X" you never identify with the protagonist. Gave up after a couple of hours.

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    Tim Jacobi 03-04-17
    Tim Jacobi 03-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "not very good. very predictable . "

    don't listen to this but if you are over 18 years old. it was too unbelievable .

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    rhonda brouder 03-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome never-ending action!!"

    loved it from start to finish!! fast paced and action packed!!amazing character in the grey man.

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    Golfingfool 03-03-17
    Golfingfool 03-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Are you kidding me?!?"

    Good reader and the story started strong. But towards the end I was baffled by the implausibility of the story line. I can suspend disbelief with the best of them but expecting us to believe after being stabbed in the gut like that he could sprint then fight like he did is an insult to the reader's intelligence. Won't buy another by this author! Ridiculous.

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    DLB Pittsburgh, PA USA 03-03-17
    DLB Pittsburgh, PA USA 03-03-17

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    "The Gray Man is nearly great!"

    I really enjoyed The Grey Man. The audible performance was great. The story, while good was a little too over the top in some areas. The family relationship added some much needed humanity. I also liked the old spy contacts, which reminded me a little of the movie Ronin. A touch of love interest, or something else added in probably would have earned 5 stars. I will read/listen to the next one in the series.

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    Nancy 03-02-17
    Nancy 03-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Gray Man"

    If the rest of the series is this good, I think I just found a new favourite author - a great and exciting read...now I can't wait to get the next book in the series.

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    Jennifer Willadsen 03-01-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Cliche' and cardboard"
    What would have made The Gray Man better?

    I don't even know...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn or Stephen King


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

    Dick Hill


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Gray Man?

    All of them. The author needs to read "On Writing" by Stephen King for tips and guidance.


    Any additional comments?

    From the start, this story has cardboard cut-out characters, is overly dramatic when it doesn't need to be, and the names, oh, the names. It seems like a 13 year old boy picked the main characters name. No nuance and for a book called "The Gray Man" (this means you are supposed to blend in and be unnoticed) this character is the most famous and best assassin in the world!?! this is the opposite of invisible, unnoticed and ignored.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas A. Fisher Silver Spring, MD, USA 03-01-17
    Thomas A. Fisher Silver Spring, MD, USA 03-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Improbable"

    What happened to the Greaney of Jack Ryan Jr.? Plot is a barely disguised ruse to get from one improbable action sequence to the next. None of the well researched detail of technology, politics and psychology of the Post Clancy books. Very little of the fascinating views a of a situation from the different opposing characters. Just another well written super man novel that draws you on and on to the lame ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    daddysgirl1919 02-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "my mistake."
    Has The Gray Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I didn't like spy novels before I listened to this & it didn't change my mind. purchased in error.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    he was not at all hard to listen to


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I manager to buy a genre I don't enjoy (a spy story), it is just not my thing. if I'm stuck hearing implausible it should be about Jack Reacher, Spenser, Elvis Cole, Harry Bosch or Lucas Davenport.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • d
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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 .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wayjor
    1/14/17
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    "Not for me."

    For years I've enjoyed the Tom Clancy novels - having learned to bypass the politics and enjoy the main characters' romps. Given the collaboration between this author and Clancy I anticipated enjoying this book. Not the case. It's written as a series of film scenes, designed for some über-action man to show how tough he is. I love fiction, be it thrillers, adventures, science fiction, fantasy, so I have no expectation of "real life"; I live real-life , thank you! The exploits depicted here, however, beggar even suspended dis-belief. I don't like dissing writers, who are at least putting pen to paper, their money where their mouths are, etc, unlike me, an untalented non-writer, but reviews are requested and these are my honest opinions. Obviously a talented writer, this author should write either a screenplay or a novel and not try to combine both under one heading; concentrate on story rather than merely linking overly contrived events, thus ensuring the reader's involvement rather than seeming determined only to catch the eye of the movie-makers. (W's Missus.)

    1 of 1 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!

    1 of 1 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

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • G. H. Lewis
    5/26/17
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    "Unbelievable!"

    Would have been more enjoyable if the story didn't get increasingly implausible as it went along. I made it to the end though, so it wasn't _too_ bad. Narrator had good style, but obviously hasn't done his pronunciation homework!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR P K PROCTER
    4/21/17
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    "very fast and entertaining"

    not the most intelligent book, but is totally riveting! leads well in to the rest of the series which is a blend of Bourne and Reacher, will be a good movie someday

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Dobell
    Romford, Essex, England
    3/1/17
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    "All action"

    A great listen. Action packed crime romp. Court Gentry is a believable character. a menace with soul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    2/23/17
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    "Review of the Gray Man"

    I enjoyed this audio book, quite a thrill a minute ride. It was clear however, even from the spelling of the title that it was written by, narrated by and intended for an American audience. UK listeners may wince at some of the errors in the detail and some of the narrators accents were distinctly dodgy. My only other slight criticism was that it was clear some break were made in the recording. I understand this is essential as the narrator cannot be expected to get each chapter in one 'take' but these were quite obvious and jarring.
    All those niggles aside I may give the next book in line a listen at sometime.
    PJ

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colin Tester
    2/9/17
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    "good story"

    My first purely Grant book.
    Good story fast moving action.
    performance disappointed. Set in Europe but read by an American who cannot pronounce Englush or European words correctly such as Kalashnikov properly nor Bayeux....pronouncing it Bi-yoo. Lots of other such use of language which to me was annoying and spoilt it. I still recommended you listen. I will try the next in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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