Books from the Backlog #308

Posted March 7, 2024 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #308The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
Narrator: Jay Snyder
Series: Gray Man #1
Published by Audible Studios, Berkley Publishing Group on August 30, 2010
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes
Pages: 464
Source: Purchased
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The first Gray Man novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney.

To those who lurk in the shadows, he’s known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always.

But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. In their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.
But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive....

Why did I add The Gray Man to my bookshelf?

I picked this book as a freebie from Audible back in 2013 and I have to admit that I forgot about it. It happens. This has become a rather long-running series that seems to be pretty popular. The reviews appear to be overwhelmingly positive and I noticed that there is a movie adaptation on Netflix featuring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. It sounds like it should be worth a try.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #308

  1. Yeah the TBR books that have been on my pile for 10+ years makes me sad. Every time I try to get them something comes up where I need to read something else for some reason. Hence why I’ve a stack of Borders closing sale books that I still haven’t gotten to, plus books from RT conventions…it’s crazy! I wish I didn’t need sleep then I wouldn’t have this problem! Lol. Hope you are able to get to this one soon!

  2. I have read this one and I liked it. Though I didn’t read any of the books that followed. It has that action/thriller vibe similar to a Jason Bourne movie.

  3. This looks good! I had to stop getting freebies because even though they looked really good I never ended up reading them!