Grey

  • by Jon Armstrong
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Michael Rivers, life is perfect. He is tall, handsome and worshipped by billions of fans around the globe. He is wealthy beyond measure, the heir apparent to one of the high-tech corporations that controls the world. He is fashionable, setting trends with his wardrobe of immaculate designer suits. And Michael is in love with Nora, his beautiful, witty and equally perfect fiancée. When an assassin's bullets pierce Michael's body before the cameras at a press junket, everything changes.
Forcibly separated from Nora, his illusions shattered, Michael seeks to uncover the reasons behind the attempted assassination. Michael delves deep into his past, finding that all paths lead to a time when he was the golden boy, dancing furiously to the beat of notorious all-night Rage parties thrown by his father.

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What the Critics Say

"[This] playful take on fashionistas of the future is diverting." (Publishers Weekly)
"Grey is a legendary book waiting to happen. It's a mad, stylish, trippy, endlessly inventive romp through the biohazardous wastes of post-genre literature. Jon Armstrong is a genius, with an umlaut, to the fifth power." (Michael Chabon)

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Customer Reviews

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Listeners "Be Ware"

This listen was the most disgusting piece of "I don't know what" that I have ever listened to. Filthy depictions of characters eating, wearing, and playing with explicite, human,body parts.... gross. I am so disappointed that "Audible" would even allow this in their reporatoire that it temps me to disconnect my subscription with Audible. The introduction of this book in no way warns the listener of the filth they are about to invade their mind with. If Mr, Armstrong used his. grotesque, twisted mind and exuburance for imagination and put it towards the positive, he would be brilliant. The narrator is the only one getting a star from me.
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- Jodi

Imaginative, revolutionary, original.

If you could sum up Grey in three words, what would they be?

Imaginative, revolutionary, original.


What other book might you compare Grey to and why?

It's the first book of it's kind I've listened to. But in terms of vision and innovation I put it up there with Neuromancer, Snowcrash, or Ender's game.


Which scene was your favorite?

I love the opening scene with Michael and Nora on their last date on board of the super-luxury Bee Train. It sets the mood for the rest of the book. If you enjoy the first chapter you'll love the rest of the book. In-fact even the first sentence of the book is a great indicator of where things are going.


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

Grey had me completely captivated from the opening scene. I had a hard time putting it down. I am listening to it for the second time and once again, I am completely engrossed in it.


Any additional comments?

While I enjoy many books it isn't often that I come up against one that breaks new ground. Grey did that for me. It is set in an amazingly well imagined world that with strong characters that, while completely crazy, are also internally consistent. This book is definitely on my top 10 list of all time best.

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- Karel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios