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Going Grey Audiobook

Going Grey: Ringer, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Ian isn't crazy. Life would be a lot simpler if he was. He's eighteen, on the run, and scared - the shape-shifting delusions he's had since childhood have turned out to be real. He's the result of a dynamic mimicry project intended to help undercover agents "go grey" and blend in unnoticed. Now the biotech company wants its property back, and the only people he can trust are two private military contractors sent to find him: Rob, a former Royal Marine who's struggling to adjust to Civvy Street, and Mike, heir to a wealthy American political dynasty, who only ever wanted to be an ordinary guy. While the company hunts Ian, the two contractors try to help him harness his disturbing ability. But first Ian's got to work out what identity really means - and Mike and Rob have to decide how far they'll go to give him the chance of a normal life.

©2014 Karen Traviss (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Kevin 06/12/2014
    Kevin 06/12/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story - very poor editing"
    What did you like most about Going Grey?

    Good story line


    What did you like best about this story?

    Banter between characters - and being able to listen to their internal thoughts


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Perfect choice in this instance adding good inflection and interpretation adding to the appreciation of the story


    Any additional comments?

    Editing spoilt this book for me - 1 or 2 slips I can handle but this book had many double takes - the corrections had been made but the incorrect sections had not been removed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • David Overstreet
    24/05/15
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    "good story"

    Starts slow but if you can hang on it develops into a good story, Characters take time to develop thier backstories which initially seens superflulos but it pays off as the story develops,

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    Huntsville, Alabama
    24/08/15
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    "Oddly wonderful"

    I am thrilled I bought this audiobook/book. It is a moral tale. as Si Fi often is, told through the eyes of three remarkable men, two of whom are men trained from different forms of military who recognize each other as worthy of respect. The third comes more from a military biological ordinance and still had training as strict, if not as straight forward. Sometimes avoiding spoilers makes things sound bland, and this is most definitely not.

    I am amazed by authors who can weave three different back stories into one tale, especially an action tale driven by characters.

    I do wish the author trusted the reader a bit more. This could have used a bit of editorial cutting in the backstories of the two soldiers and their families. Paraphrasing Hemingway, the excellence of a writer can be seen in the excellence of the cuts. Heck even one of my favorite authors cut the best scene of their book because it slowed the story. (They put it at the end of the book as a short story.)

    Which is to say this is such a great I still committed more than 20 hours to it.



    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shar Blume
    Redondo Beach, CA United States
    21/05/15
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    "Well defined SciFi story"

    I was really happy with this book. it started a little slow but this is needed for character building and a solid back story. My only complaint is with the recording itself. There needs to be a QA as there are numerous sentences which are repeated. Other than this glitch I am looking forward to Book 2

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Brynja
    03/06/15
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    "Unique story, glad I bought it"

    At first I was disappointed that this is a book with multiple POVs, because there is always one character who's view I like best and one or more that I wish I could skip. This is one of the few books where I didn't just get used to the different views, but actually started to like them.
    The story is different and keeps you interested till the very end (and even further, I hope there will be a book 2!) and the characters are well fleshed out and very likable (except for Kinnery and Weaver, but hey, they're not supposed to be).
    The narrator was great also, giving every character a distinct voice and doing a good job of keeping them throughout the different POVs (even keeping the accents! All of the narration in Rob's POV was read with a British accent). Plus, I like his voice, it's a good voice to listen to, even for over 22 hours.

    The only thing that bugged me was the very sloppy editing, as others have mentioned. There are several repeated lines and hickups, and that should not happen in a professional production. So yeah, minus one star for that. Still, this book was well worth the credit!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Maxwell Arter
    17/04/15
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    "good story. Terrible production"

    Good story. Good voice acting. Terrible production. At least 16 bad splice edits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maria M. Tutor
    Dubai
    16/12/14
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    "Interesting Story"
    Where does Going Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed the story and finished the book it's made the grade. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. The book if fully set up for a series.


    What other book might you compare Going Grey to and why?

    Compares to good detective stories.


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

    I haven't heard Euan Morton before - he gave an excellent performance. Good voices and intonation.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R. J. Steele
    10/10/14
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    "Waiting for the sequel."
    Where does Going Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book. It's a bit wordy, but I really don't mind that in a audio book. It reminded my of listening to The Great Gatsby; sometime you just want to get on with the story. However I felt the timing and rhythm held together well and the exposition adds to rather than detracts from the plot.


    Any additional comments?


    There are lots of strong, likable, characters here, with a villain or two thrown in. Not much in the way of moral ambiguity to muddy the waters. The set up for a series is clear, and I look forward to the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jean doe
    DFW
    23/07/16
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    "Science Fiction, Action, and Intrigue.."
    Any additional comments?


    This was a good futuristic science fiction, action packed story filled with intrigue.

    The author did a really good job showing the world that she created as well as developing well rounded characters.

    The friendship between Robert and Mike, the supporting characters, only enhanced the story line and then they finally find Ian, the main lead.

    After years of thinking that he was crazy, he finds out that he was apart of some special "project".

    I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the second one.


    I liked Euan Morton as the narrator, he did really well.

    Note:
    "This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antonio Portela
    13/06/16
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    "A really good story read by a great voice actor"

    I really enjoyed Going Grey. It takes a bit to see where the path of this book is going but that is all character development. So once the story takes on some momentum you are hooked and attached to the character.

    Looking forward to this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Gould
    Glendale, CA USA
    15/05/16
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    "glad I didn't give up on it"

    this book starts out with amazing characters,then gets confused. I almost gave up after an overly stereotypical scene between an overworked divorced mom and her spoiled daughter. however, after a lull, the book returned to great characters. even the mom and daughter are crafted with complexity. now I can't wait to read the rest if the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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