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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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    Lynn Lehigh Valley, PA, United States 07-13-16
    Lynn Lehigh Valley, PA, United States 07-13-16
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    "Action, Action, Action!"

    The story was so fast-paced and descriptive! The narrator was great--no complaints there! I can only imagine that this story could certainly be very real, what with all the intrigue and deals fueled by billions of dollars these days, made it all the more believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin B 07-11-16
    Kevin B 07-11-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Warning! Gray Man is Addictive ."

    Excellent story with a perfect blend of good winning out over evil. Mark Greaney puts the Gray Man in impossible situations, then he uses his many skills to make his escape believable. Nonstop entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    twiggray COLUMBIA, SC, US 07-10-16
    twiggray COLUMBIA, SC, US 07-10-16 Member Since 2002
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    "what a find!"

    I've been searching for a book after listening to several of my favorites I took a chance on this one this may become my favorite new character and hopefully series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brad 07-08-16
    Brad 07-08-16
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    "Wanted the misery to end"

    Sometimes you buy a book which starts slow. You always hope it will get better, after all you paid for the book. Don't expect this one to ever get better it doesn't. The gray man has little gray matter.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mequasah tigard, OR, United States 07-06-16
    Mequasah tigard, OR, United States 07-06-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Is Court too likeable?"
    If you could sum up The Gray Man in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, Organized, Interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought that our protagonist was pretty great, there were a few times where I felt that he was almost too likeable but hey.


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

    Court


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nope, nothing extreme, just a fast moving enjoyable read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Greensboro, Georgia 07-05-16
    Ken Greensboro, Georgia 07-05-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Way Over The Top"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Would have been better spent listening to a more realistic story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I thoroughly enjoy this type of story. I regularly listen to books by Flynn, Thor, Child, Silva. And I generally cut their character heroes some slack in terms of what they do and are able to accomplish. But this "Gray Man" book was totally unrealistic. A more realistic story would have been more believable and enjoyable.


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


    Could you see The Gray Man being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Too unrealistic and not believable.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Gruber 07-05-16
    Matt Gruber 07-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Entertaining"

    The story is riveting and the performance provided an effortless and entertaining theater in the mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beverley 07-03-16
    Beverley 07-03-16
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    "Don't waste your time"
    What would have made The Gray Man better?

    A more creditable story


    Has The Gray Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What three words best describe Jay Snyder’s voice?

    Better than OK


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    No one with the Grey Man's injuries could have survived one professional assassin let alone taking out 3 silently.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. Gallagher New York 07-02-16
    K. Gallagher New York 07-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Thank goodness for the Gray Man"
    What made the experience of listening to The Gray Man the most enjoyable?

    After coming off a few sub-par books I really needed an exciting action packed story and the Gray Man delivered. The book started off quickly and the action was non-stop.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Although not entirely original or surprising, the action kept coming and the story was exciting all the way through.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jeh631 06-30-16
    jeh631 06-30-16
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    "Awful"
    What would have made The Gray Man better?

    there was no development of characters. there was a cursory story line & then shoot 'em up sections


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

    Greaney should take instruction from Flynn, Coes, Lincoln & Child.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not bad voices but not enough variation


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The entire story is a disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the starter of a series? i have no interest in the rest of the stories. Gray out the Gray Man.

    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
    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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