• Going Grey

  • Ringer, Book 1
  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Series: Ringer, Book 1
  • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-16-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (340 ratings)

Regular price: $34.94

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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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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 08-24-15

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.



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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Brynja on 06-03-15

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!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 12-06-14

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

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