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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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    Matthew 02-21-17
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    "Good Overall"

    Enjoyed it from beginning to end. Was well written and entertaining. i am going to download the next book.

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    Amazon Customer 02-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "the gray man bled a lot"

    the story was alright gray man made a lot of mistakes got hurt a lot and he was the best not

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

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    5 of 6 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

    4 of 5 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
  • E-book worm
    UK
    11/7/17
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    "Hmm don't believe the hype"

    I can see where this author is trying to give us a new Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne but sadly is failing miserably. I note the book already has film rights and that Mr Cruse is frothing at the mouth to play Court Gray. I can see why he was attracted to the role I just hope the movie comes over better than the audio book.

    I digress, the gentleman reading it sounds like a computer reading - maybe this was the issue but I think not. The author has a writing style that borders on childlike.

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  • nigel
    10/19/17
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    "Awful."

    I am not familiar with Mark Greaney, but the fact that he has worked with Tom Clancy suggested that he should be good. This book was awful and so far removed from the likes of Frederick Forsyth, Andy McNab, Gerald Seymour etc that this was probably made for TV, such is the pointless puns. I hated this book and had it refunded. The narrator made a bad book worse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sue
    SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    10/17/17
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    "Like being spoken to by your satnav"

    The narration kills an already dodgy story. The accents are impenetrable and incorrect pronunciations are downright irritating. Who knew we had a tunnel under the North Sea !! One of the glaring mistakes. Can’t believe I listened to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Macon
    10/14/17
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    "Rubbish"

    Bad story badly narrated.
    Other much better examples of this genre can be found. Not recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James G. Hartman
    UK
    7/26/17
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    "Lacks Depth and Performance"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. In the highly-trained-assassin genre there are other authors who manage to imbue far greater depth in their protagonists. The Grey Man is two dimensional and ridden with cliche.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was so implausible. I know the genre relies on a certain amount of implausibility, but this was taken too far. Much of the character's success was down to blind luck or, frequently, the convenient location of pal with a stash of arms.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The accents were truly terrible. The English accents were appalling, the German characters sounded French, the French sounded like a generic European accent plucked from the air, and the French towns and street names were butchered. As so much of the novel is set in France, it seems daft not to hire a voice artist who can handle the pronunciation. Having said this, he has a great voice and paces the narration well. But the narrator should stick to American characters in books set in America.


    Was The Gray Man worth the listening time?

    Just. Kept me entertained as I did the housework.


    Any additional comments?

    Still looking for a rival to Mark Dawson's John Milton series. This wasn't it.

    0 of 0 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

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