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The Gray Man

Autor: Mark Greaney
Sprecher: Jay Snyder
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 11 Min.
4 out of 5 stars (74 Bewertungen)
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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.

©2009 Mark Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"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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  • 29.03.2017

A good start of the series - let's listen to more

Exciting story, brilliantly narrated. Maybe our hero is a little bit too cool...I would not continue to do anything if injured by a knife, but people are different ... in fact and fiction. Enjoyable, if not taken too seriously.

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Fast paced but too much

The plot is good, the pace is great and Greaney knows how to write. But at some point it gets too much. Not stretching what injuries a man can bear but becoming absolutely unrealistic. From that point oneards, I felt dislike, even discomfort.

A bit less and The Grey Man would have been a good thriller

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Solide Action, leider etwas steril

Fast würde ich sagen: ein typisch amerikanischer Actionthriller. Aber damit würde man den zahlreichen US-amerikanischen Autoren, die um Klassen besser schreiben, nicht gerecht. Mark Greaney liefert eine solide, spannende Story, ohne sich um die Charakterentwicklung seiner Protagonisten zu kümmern.
Action/Assassin/Crime Thriller-Junkies, die nicht auf einen interessanten Helden mit etwas mehr Tiefgang verzichten möchten, greifen lieber zu anderer Lektüre.

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disappointing

one foreseeable action scene after the next.
only shallow, stereotype characters.
weak and rather simple plot.

I guess if you enjiy 1980/-90ies Steven Segal or Michael Dudikoff movies, that book might be something for you... :-)

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Unglaublicher Blödsinn

Die Welt des Grey Man ist gekennzeichnet durch Unauffälligkeit. Hier gibt's eine lange Blutspur in aller Öffentlichkeit. Der Autor sollte sich ein anderes Thema suchen. Der Grey Man wäre besser ein Deadline man.

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