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Ballistic

A Gray Man Novel
Written by: Mark Greaney
Narrated by: Jay Snyder
Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried.

Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted. But in this war, there are no sides - only survivors....

©2011 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the critics say

"Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)
"The story is so propulsive, the murders so explosive, that flipping the pages feels like playing the ultimate video game." ( The New York Times)

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great action packed read...

enjoyed this 3rd installment of the grey man...court gentry knows how to take care of himself in impossible situations.

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  • Ed
  • Saint Augustine, FL, United States
  • 2017-10-30

Comparable to the first in this series

When I first read The Gray Man I was blown away. I thought I had found a "hero" comparable to Jack Reacher who has been very non-Reacher-like in recent Lee Child novels. Then I listened to the second in the series (On Target) and suspected that Mark Greaney and Child had been colluding to produce mediocrity. Well, Greaney redeemed himself with Ballistic. Enough said.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Vicky
  • Woodstock, GA, United States
  • 2011-11-01

The Gray Man only slows down for Red Lights

Ready and action and more action - no cut here. Could not have been written or read any better. Absolutely ready for the next Gray Man Novel. If I had to wait 2 years I would still order it today. If you have read the other Gray Man novels then get ready to see his true resolve. This was a great book and I have already seen the movie thanks to the Mark Greaney painting the picture and Jay Snyder playing all the characters. Thanks guys...

35 of 38 people found this review helpful

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  • Here at the moment
  • 2012-02-29

There Aren't Enough Gray Man Novels

What made the experience of listening to Ballistic the most enjoyable?

Jay Snyder the narrator. Absolutely the best!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Court Gentry, the main character of the book. The obstacles he faces and how he tackles the challenges at any given moment.

What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

Mark Greaney continues to put out thrilling and riveting novels about the Gray Man. I hope he writes more. Court Gentry is a sensitive, strong and intense man and throughout the entire novel narrowly escapes impossible situations. Exciting.......

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nothing. Jay Snyder is one of the best narrators and will keep your attention throughout the entire book.

Any additional comments?

Mark Greaney and Jay Snyder are an incredible team.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 2011-11-12

Action Packed

Mark Greaney wrote a fast paced action packed story. Court Gentry seemed to go from one impossible to escape situation to another. It was exciting to listen to how he got out of each situation. Greaney description of modern day Mexico may be very accurate from other books I have read. Mexico appears to be reaping the harvest of centuries of corruption. The Gray mans travels through Latin America, Central America and Mexico was like an exciting travel guide. Jay Snyder did a good job reading the story. This book makes an nail biting escape from today's problems, story good for a boring commute.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 2016-09-19

Get this novel while it on sale for $4.95!

For those who have not listened to audiobooks in the Gray Man/Court Gentry series by Mark Greaney you are missing what is possibly the best espionage thriller series written by the author who is at the very top of his art. I listened to Ballistic almost 5 years ago but have not reviewed it until now. Ballistic is novel #3 in the 5 novel series. I strongly recommend all books in the Gray Man series. Back Blast, the February 2016 release, is in my opinion the best thriller released this year. Narration of all 5 novels is by Jay Snyder who is superb.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • SUNEET
  • Malaysia
  • 2012-01-03

An enjoyable Greaney

Would you listen to Ballistic again? Why?

I could, actually! It's nice and mindless, and I'll probably remember very little of it in a few days.

What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

He has a pleasing voice. The Gray Man sounds satisfyingly gray. Snyder's marvelous with voices, in my opinion.

Any additional comments?

Greaney has written another book that should do well. It’s the Gray Man vs the drug mafia. Court Gentry gets involved for all the right reasons: honor, payback, courage, etc. The action is well described in the first half of the book, not so well in the second half. The morbidity is a little more than I would have preferred, but the morbid passages are thankfully short. The romance is minimal, and is just right. Though I think the first two Gray Man books were better, I liked Ballistic, and was sorry when it was finally over. Gentry is almost superhuman in his skills, but one can enjoy the action after turning down one's intellectual thermostat. I’ve downloaded Locked On just to have another go at a Greaney. Jay Snyder is an excellent reader.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • North Hollywood, CA, United States
  • 2011-11-08

Action-Imagination

Mark Greaney is a new writter for me but his actioon packed Grey Man series is a great find.
Coourt Gentry, the Grey Man, is in and out of sittuations that seem impossible to get out of but Mark Greaney writes them in a way that makes the impossible posssible.
If I was reading the book I would say it is hard to stop. But listening is the same. You will find a teriffic series in the Grey Man novels.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Terri
  • Colorado
  • 2012-03-09

"I'm Not Trained" - ROFL

This is an utterly enjoyable action series by Mark Greaney with an excellent narrator, Jay Snyder. A wonderful full action thriller with lots of great twists & turns and a lead character who tries to be such a tough guy but who really has a soft spot for the innocent & those in need.

I swear the author has me laughing, crying, cringing and ducking all at the same time. One of my favorite parts is when he finds himself alone with the female lead in a compromising position and says "I'm not trained". Laughed myself silly.

I am looking very forward to future books in this series. Definitely in the top 5 authors I will keep an eye on.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • WendyUK
  • Newark, NJ, United States
  • 2011-10-14

Good for commuters

Loved it. This series has been awesome to listen to on my commute - give them a try if you like Lee Child or Tom Clancy.

24 of 29 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • Wichita, KS USA
  • 2011-11-08

Another Greaney winner

What can I say? I appreciate having stories that don't insult my intelligence or make me listen to a bunch of stilted, cliched dialogue. Couldn't put it down!

18 of 22 people found this review helpful