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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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    Coach B Texas 02-15-17
    Coach B Texas 02-15-17 Member Since 2016

    Those of Philistine Thought will fail to . . .

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    "nothing gray about it"

    the storyline, the presentation are all vintage gray man. the twists will keep you on board throughout the story. outstanding

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    Verdann J. Rose 02-12-17

    DJ

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    "Fantastic"

    Couldn t stop listening. I hope to see this become a movie! It would be box office gold

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    Dave Southwesern Ontario Ca 02-02-17
    Dave Southwesern Ontario Ca 02-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good book, could hardly turn my ears off"

    Really enjoyed listening. The book kept moving. Would make a great movie but I would probably be so caught up in it that I wouldn't eat my popcorn.

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    Bob E. 02-02-17
    Bob E. 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "exciting but not realistic"

    the story is corny because it is so improbable. the ending is predictable because everyone lived happily ever after except the bad guys.

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    ayodeji 01-31-17
    ayodeji 01-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "interesting read"

    very nicely put together almost like am watching a season of the TV show 24..hope I get more credit to read more ..thank you

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    frank 01-30-17
    frank 01-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic"

    another author I will be following. Very captivating stuff... could not stop listening until it was done. the gray man is a cool customer.

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    Da plumber 01-30-17
    Da plumber 01-30-17
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    "Action and suspense from beginning to end!"

    Great listen! Can't wait to start the second book. My take an 11 hour drive around California just to listen! ;-)

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    Donna Ruffer 01-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"

    The Gray Man grabbed my interest from the first paragraph & didn't let go! Well written & captivating, it was one of the best books I've read in a very long time!

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    Kurt Schwoppe Alexandria, VA United States 01-29-17
    Kurt Schwoppe Alexandria, VA United States 01-29-17 Member Since 2015

    My rating scheme: 3 stars - give it a try, 4 stars - well written & entertaining, 5 stars - best in genre.

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    "Pure Entertainment - Buy the Entire Series"

    From the start of each Gray Man book you pretty much figure out what is going to happen, BUT you desperately want to know HOW it is going to happen. Each book is a hero's quest that has you marveling how the main character overcomes his many obstacles with brilliance, fortitude, marksmanship, and a bit of luck (of course the Gray Man makes his own luck). The Clancey-esk technical accuracy is the part I like best; from weapon systems to autopilots, to geopolitical situations. Greaney's great knowledge of all these things is infused throughout his books, and it is this level of factual realism that lets you believe that the Gray Man really can do the impossible. So look out James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Jack Ryan there's a new modern man of action on the street, and he's living large in the Gray Man novels.

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    kristine 01-28-17
    kristine 01-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love It!!!!!!!!"
    If you could sum up The Gray Man in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, relate able, riveting


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

    When he demonstrates compassion for the bad guys acknowledging they were still human in that it is enough to kill or mane and not necessary to slaughter or mutilate the bad guys.


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

    The performance was terrific which in an audio book can make or break it! Absolutely perfect with all the characters.


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

    movies only ruin books!


    Any additional comments?

    Love all the characters, totally fell in love and related to the gray man as a human in that he was not invincible. Love that the book is long and full of wonderful characters, really enjoyed his exCIA handler helped gray man; he was so damn funny. Book has it all, excitement, mystery, suspense, deceit, love, and sadness!

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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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  • 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 .

    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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