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Publisher's Summary

A team of military contractors fights for its life in this high-adrenaline, full-cast drama from Mark Greaney, author of the Audible and New York Times best-selling Gray Man series.

Josh Duffy is staring into the abyss.

A decorated army veteran turned military contractor, his last mission went sideways, leaving him badly injured and his career derailed. Now, he’s working as a mall cop, trying to keep his family one step ahead of the bill collectors.

So when a chance at redemption - and a big pay day - comes his way, Duff eagerly jumps in.

The job - to ride shotgun on a motorcade of heavily armed and armored vehicles as they roll into Mexico’s cartel country. The mission - to find a notorious drug lord and bring him to the negotiating table with the Mexican government and the UN. 

But Duff’s employer, Armored Saint, has a track record that’s sketchy, at best. And from the moment the motorcade hits the dusty roads, the danger only increases.

It's a suicide run - and for Duff, the violent forces of the cartels may not be the biggest threat.

NOTE: Armored contains scenes of violence and strong language and is intended for mature listeners.

Cast:

  • Robert M. Jimenez
  • Ana Osorio
  • Andrew Call
  • Barrie Kreinik
  • Brandon Dirden
  • Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Dan Bittner
  • Elizabeth Evans
  • Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Gabriel Gutierrez
  • Gregory Connors
  • Jay Snyder
  • Kevin T. Collins
  • Khristine Hvam
  • Lauren Fortgang
  • Neil Hellegers
  • Steve Routman
  • Thom Rivera
  • Alejandro Toro
  • Alex Hernandez
  • Beto Ruiz
  • Eliud Kauffman
  • Gabriel Romero
  • Jalen Gilbert
  • John Mossman
  • Leila Buck
  • Ronald Conner
  • Santiago Ceja Garza
  • Simon Jutras 
©2021 Mark Greaney (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

Mark Greaney on Armored

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About the Creator

Mark Greaney is the #1 NYT best-selling author and coauthor of seven Tom Clancy novels and Red Metal, co-written with Lt. Col. Rip Rawlings. He is also the author of 11 novels in the NYT best-selling Gray Man series, including Sierra Six (Feb 15, 2022). Netflix will release The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and Billy Bob Thornton, in 2022. Additionally, Mark is the author of the Audible Original Armored. In research for his works, Mark has traveled to dozens of countries, visited the Pentagon, military bases, and intelligence agencies, and trained alongside military and law enforcement.
Mark lives and works in Memphis, TN.

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Movie in your ears

I don’t normally bother with these reviews but this production was something else, more like a movie in your ears than anything I have heard for 30 years, not since the last of the radio plays. The story was strong, multidimensional and action packed, hard to put down. The performance’s where excellent. It’s going to be hard going back to a voice reading a book, even Jack Reacher read by Jeff Harding falls flat against this multidimensional production. Treat yourself, it’s a movie in your head and ears, give your eyes a rest and enjoy, and, I dare you to try and fall asleep, not going to happen.

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What you'd expect from Greaney

Full cast productions are written more like a radio show script than a book. If you are expecting the typical dramatic delivery from Jay Snyder you'll be disappointed. He's the best reader on audible and he has a small role here. If a story is well scripted there's a lot to be said about a full cast performance. Most performances here were good. The story is full of tense moments and action. Although there's no central character on the level of the Gray Man, the characters are interesting and the story is full of edge of your seat action. Mark Greaney's storytelling is simply the best in my opinion.

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Disappointed

I bought this because I love the Gray Man stories and the amazing things in the plots. This is a radio serial type delivery, not what I expected and I am sorry I bought it.

I hope Greaney turns out some more Gray Man. I might enjoy reading or listening to a regular delivery of this but am not willing to have it blasted at me like this item does.

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Format used sucks

You said the book was 5hrs and change, listening to nothing and trucks and helicopters did not add to story line. Cast of thousands does not work either

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Absolutely Fuckin Amazing!

As a veteran 11B team leader from OIFIII, this amazing work of art brought so many emotional responses from me. Something that an audiobook never has done. Mark is my favorite author, and he proves why with this. The writing is amazing and accurate. The cast did a perfect job. I've never heard an audiobook that had acting as good as this. All of you should be proud for doing such an accurate and amazing job on this project. You all did a great service to the men and woman of our military with this accurate portrayal. Thank you and I look forward to this new series!

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Surprisingly GOOD!

At first I was not too thrilled with the enactment vs the usual narrative I have become accustomed to over the past 250+ audio books I’ve had the pleasure to hear. The story came alive as the actors came into the light, and the special effects really added a lot to the realism. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes Mark Greaney’s work, its really like being in a big movie theatre!

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FANTASTIC AUDIO PLAY!!

As an avid Mark Greaney fan, I was excited to listen to a new original work. This was my first time listening to an audio play with multiple characters. Takes a sec to adjust to this new format, but beyond worth it!! Fantastic action packed ride that fans of Greaney are sure to love!! HIGHLY recommend!!!

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Trendy has done it again.

WOW !!! what a great listen. Best format I've ever heard. A must listen everyone was great.

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Excellent story and presentation

As usual, the research for this story was impeccable! The portrayal of operations and battle for private security forces was believable and moving. The characters were realistic and the story definitely held my attention. I highly recommend!!

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What a ride

Every action/thiller needs to be performed like this. Like another company says "A movie in your mind" Please audible, have other books performed in this manner.

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  • Principatus
  • 12-29-21

Super

Listen to the entire thing in a day. Love the multi cast performance. Wish it was longer.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-21-21

Great listening

Well worth listening too. If you like his grayman series you will enjoy this.

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  • 12-11-21

Top notch drama

Great production and atmosphere, plenty of ambience and action throughout. If you like this sort of thing, you can't go far wrong with this one.

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  • 07-24-22

Not UpTo Grey Man standards but OK.

Not UpTo Grey Man standards but OK. The ending was rather Hollywood and a bit
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  • 06-17-22

Very Enjoyable

I have listened to several full cast audiobooks recently. This type of audiobook certainly adds something extra to the experience. I look forward to enjoying more audiobooks presented in this format.

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  • 06-09-22

The A team meets Rambo.

Enjoyable easy listen. Predictable story line and ending. Listening to full cast book made a change.

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  • 05-30-22

Old School Radio Play

An etertaining, kick-ass non-stop old skool type of presentation reminiscent of when peopke used to sit around and listen to Orson Wells and the BlackMask.

Updated for modern audiences to include a bunch of military guys down on their luck who nevertheless come out on top of drug cartels and various other corrupt operators.

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  • 05-18-22

Entertaining yarn

Felt like the old school men in the jungle films. It won’t win awards for reinventing the wheel but had enough wee twists and turns to keep it engaging.

Narration was good, couple of wobbly ones with the ‘gruff’ type ones in particular not sounding quite right. Some background noises / music was distracting for me at only limited places, a short talk and walk in the jungle in particular had strange footstep crunching noises merging with poor music that took me out the scene.

Given it’s short length it all moves are a super brisk pace with seldom ‘dull’ movements.

I have most of these type of full cast dramas to be a bit cheesy and prefer standard narration to keep this as similar to actually reading as possible but this is one of the best audibles of this type I have come across.

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  • 02-12-22

Poor production

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  • 02-08-22

a bit plonky but easy listening

A bit plonky with the cast sign-posting the story so heavily. But lots of action and fun once it gets going. more like a radio play then a novel with many voice actors playing the parts.

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  • 04-28-22

Strange format

I didn't realise this was a play and not a narrated novel so I didn't find it descriptive enough for my liking. Also it took a while to get use to the jumping from one setting to another.

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  • Juan
  • 03-26-22

different good

the performance is fantastic. the plot entertaining . tha characters well developedl. Overall Just Great!!

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  • Marcus
  • 03-18-22

armored review

Quite a lot different from usual book tapes. Felt like l was part of the action with all the realistic sound effects. Storyline a little weak, though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-22

a waste of money

awful. a waste of money. can I get a refund, it's worse than a b rated performance. can't stand to listen to rest of story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-22

Action packed adventure

I enjoyed it so much that I didn't want to stop listening to it. An enjoyable adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-22

Struggled to keep going

I have loved all of Mark Greaney books, but this has taken a turn for the worse. I listen to books being read, but I didnt sign up for a movie sound track. The sound effects are great but leave no room for my imagination. I hope that Mark does not go this way in any of his future books.
I thought the story itself was good but I couldn't finish!
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  • Mark
  • 12-24-21

It was like being inside a movie with my eyes closed

The only thing missing with this story was the cinema photography and cgi effects .. nicely put together by everyone involved ..!!

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  • Stephen Kearney
  • 12-23-21

Great action and a compelling plot.

This book played like an action movie and was hard to stop listening to from the start. likable and not over the top characters, plot was pacey but not convoluted.

I hope this isn't Marc Greaney's last gotay into this format.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-21

Loved it

I’ve read and listened to all the Grayman books, twice. At first I wasn’t sure about this format, but I loved it. If you ever need an Aussie voice,,,,, just sayin’