I liked Scott Brick's reading of "The Lion Game" but how he butchers "Bourne Identity" is simply beyond belief. He reads in a voice as if reading an emporer's decree after running a 100m dash, never really finding any ground in any sentence he utters.
I find it impossible to listen to for longer periods of time. Ah well, $23 completely down the drain... I did notice my fellow reviewers giving it 4-5 stars. Long story short: the sample you can listen to is exactly what you get. I thought it was more of a joke (my fault). If you like the sample then by all means go for it!
If, on the other hand, you find the sample as ridiculous as I did do not buy - this is exactly what you're going to get!
"The Jansen Directive" by Robert Ludlum is one of my favorite books, and I loved the Bourne movies, so I had high hopes for this book. Ultimately, I was disappointed and feel this is one of the few times the screenplay is better than the book. Scott Brick's smooth reading style didn't quite fit the character or the story, but was otherwise acceptable. I won't purchase the next two in the series without carefully reading those reviews first.
While I did find parts of this book enjoyable, ultimately, the story never engaged me. I did not find any of the characters endearing. I had been looking forward to the entire series, but have now decided to forgo the others.
It was nice to have a little bit of insight on the characters, and more of Jason Bourne's backstory, but to be honest, there was too much detail in all the wrong places. settings were really hard to keep track of, and one on one dialogue had no identifiers. In all reality, I feel the movies have a better plot line.
I could be convinced to. I hear he has written loads of novels.
I liked Marie, the way he did her French accent was really nice, and definitely set her apart from the other voice parts.
Yes. It should have Matt Damon, and Jeremy Renner. But there would also need to be more guns, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with offhand items like ball-point pens and rolled-up magazines, car chases, and corruption in Washington/Langley.
I was excited to listen to this book when it was recommended to me by a friend who read it. It is so technically detailed that I think it would be a fantastic read but it got to be too tedious for me to listen to. I couldn't skim over the repetitive areas like I may do when reading a novel. Normally I am a huge fan of technical stuff (Dan Brown, Michael Crichton) but not in this case.
For years I have heard that I MUST read the Bourne Identity. It may be a great story, but the melodramatic reading by Scott Brick buries its worth in sappy sentiment. It's unbearable. I've removed the sequels from my wish list and regret that I wasted 2 credits on this awful book.
someone else narrating
no just Brick cant listen
DISAPPOINTMENT I was looking forward to this book, but the Narration!!! oh Boy!!!
It was a pretty good read, however its not worth spending 2 credits on it. I would rather get my credit back and listen to something else
Yes, to take the rest of the series off my wish list, just not worth the 2 credits
One of the few times in over a decade of listening to Audible, that I felt that I had wasted my money.
WOW! How rare is it that Hollywood does the story better than the book?
Brooding by Bourne that drones on and on, unbelievable decisions by characters and nearly zero literary technique equals a big waste of 2 credits! I know you are curious but don't say I didn't warn you...