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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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    Genny Baltimore, MD, United States 07-27-16
    Genny Baltimore, MD, United States 07-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "predictable and overwrought"

    Terrible storyline, overly dramatic narration, and utterly unbelievable scenario. As a fan of Lee Child's Jack Reacher thrillers, I was eager to find a new series that would fill the same need for a kick-ass hero. The Grey Man utterly lacks the wry charm and sly humor of the Reacher novels --- it is just flat and frankly annoying.

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    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 07-27-16
    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 07-27-16 Member Since 2010

    With more than 1600 audio books to hitchhike along with, I've realized only now that I started "reviewing"...boy I need to catch up!

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

    World racing, action packed, with hidden leathal innocense - simply awesome!


    Any additional comments?

    Soo much happening right off the bat! The intense fight for innocense throughout the entire book...series, is just awesome to follow! Assasin being on EVERYONES target list is bound to have you jumping out of planes, running accross snow covered buildings in the dead of night, and sewing up your own gunshot wounds...I mean come on, what else do you expect?!?!

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    JAmes B. 07-25-16
    JAmes B. 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesomeness!!! well done!! loved it!!"

    riveting from the first and continued to get better and better. highly recommend!! get it now!

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    Mike 07-23-16
    Mike 07-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "action packed"

    I enjoyed this book a great deal. I will definitely be continuing this series. I highly recommend this book.

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    stephanie baguley 07-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic book!"

    from the first chapter to the last there was a Non-Stop excitement while reading this book, looking forward to the next book..

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    Steve Dalby Strijtem Belgium 07-14-16
    Steve Dalby Strijtem Belgium 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fast moving, great characters"

    A new book for me and I do not find new authors easy but this book has everything I personally appreciate. Great characters making the right, real, decisions and a very fast moving storyline that cannot be put down because the brilliant production

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    Jeff 07-13-16
    Jeff 07-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "I was entertained from start to finish"

    The book was great! Action from start to finish with both Dynamic heroes and villains.

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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.

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    Kevin B 07-11-16
    Kevin B 07-11-16 Member Since 2017
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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.

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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!

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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.)

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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