I love the Bourne series. Have read some of the books and seen the movies. Unfortunately the hire Scott Brick to narrate the aufio version. I unfortunately didn't check the narrator before purchasing the book. I tried to get oast Bricks hortible intonations and breathy delivery but after three hours am giving up and returning the book. So sad a great story is ruined by such a horrible orrformance.
Yes, because I have heard other Brick narrations that are less melodramatic than this one and other Ludlum books after he got over his inexperience and learned to edit his work.
I never know what will appeal next but probably not something in this vein. Definitely not something with a screeching heroine who constantly screams at everything.
Both were absurdly melodramatic. Brick tried to infuse the story with drama but much of his effort was wasted and it got annoying. As for the "pace of the story" it was excruciatingly slow, cluttered by way too much detail and badly in need of editing to tighten it up.
I know there are other books and have read a couple. Some of the reviews made me think this would be a good background for them and in a way it is, but after hours of characters making stupid decisions based on hysteria, and WAY too many screams from Marie, who is one of the most annoying female characters anywhere, I had to bail out.
Brick is good sometimes and not so good sometimes. This entire book had an air of the first book ever written by Ludlum, who is in love with his words, and the first one narrated by Brick, who thought it was up to him to infuse drama and emotion. It came across as clunky.
It's hard to believe that the movie comes from this book, his name and the lose of his memory is pretty much the only thing that can be taken from the book to the movie. If you're a fan of the Bourne story then you must listen to this book.
I look for long books that will keep me entertained while at work. Mostly Sci-Fi/ Fantasy is my interest.
Don't expect the story of the movie. this is the story of the original Jason Bourne. still a very good story well worth listening to.
I have listened to over 400 audiobooks. This is my first written review.
Scott Brick lacks subtlety and thoughtfulness in his work. He is highly overrated. Authors, please don't ruin anymore of your work. Please stop using this pretentious narrator
I tried him again and became annoyed within minutes. I will unfortunately be returning this one. I really wanted to listen to this as an audiobook. So disappointed.
... Or anything resembling it. Very good story. Nice to hear some of the background that the movie was unable to delve into.
Story was great but the reading is major over acting, drama when not called for, voice inflection at wrong times.
The book is completely different from the movie - except the title. Good story if you are not trying to match up the book and the movie.
Really boring...RL just unable to make the action/story translate well. Some authors can pull off writing fight scenes but RL just couldnt make this one pay off.