Really enjoyed listening to this novel. Found myself engulfed on any free moment I had. Highly recommend. Scott Bick is wonderful to listen to and the story keeps you wanting more.
Rollicking action - chases aplenty - shootups, punchups, cockups - Freud meets Fundamentalists. This ain't great literature, but it's good escapist stuff, which rolls out at a frantic pace. Just the thing to make you wish your commute was longer. The narrator, Scott Brick, is one of a kind. If you like this, and want to hear him narrate a superb spy masterpiece, download Robert Littel's 'The Company'.
I found this book to be very boring, so much so that by the time I was almost half way through it I stopped listening to it and gave up. I chose this book because I enjoyed listening to Bourne Betrayal and had read that this book was so much like Robert Ludlum's writing. I think it is nothing like Robert. Ludlum's writing as he was not boring like this garbage. I think if you want to read Robert Ludlum do it, but don't expect that Eric Van Lustbader is anything like him, because he is not most of the time.
Scott Brick delivers an absolutely riveting narration of this expertly crafted novel. Eric van Lustbader continues the spirit of the Bourne character as if it was his creation from the first. Excellent character development of Jason Bourne and more than enough pace, action and characters to keep the storyline racing along. Fantastic read and a must for all Bourne and Ludlum fans.
I could not put this down. It was such a great book, all the hand to hand combats were so well described that you knew exactly what was happening. I listned to The Bourne Ultimatum before this and it was awful! This book is so much better, the narrator has a lot to do with it, Scott Brick is so good! I will listen to books just because he is narrating.
A great stand-alone venture even if you've not read the previous Bourne books. He explains enough background as required to fill in the gaps. Ludlum twists and turns are always enjoyable and Van Lustbader stays in tune with it. Scott Brick is always the perfect narrator for a read involving a lot of characters. Bourne is a more fallable character here than in the movies and the books are always more complex. Enjoyed this as I did Demille's, The Lion's Game.
Lot's of pain -- for the hapless Jason Bourne and unfortunately for the listener as well. This is not real Ludlum. It's so predictable you could listen to the first and last chapters and have it all. I'm sorry I wasted my time with this leaden bomb.
This book is so terrible that halfway through the book I started rooting for someone to kill Jason Bource and put ME out of my misery.
If you must read it, read the abridged version; you won't want to be stuck with this pig any longer than absolutely necessary.
Well, have you ever regretted not downloading the abridged version? That's how I feel about this. The author is just too long-winded in what he probably considers to be character development. I just found it bordering on drivel. Also, two more points: Many of those oh-so-colorful metaphors simply don't work or come across as very forced. And: Get the facts right! Why can't writers research a little bit before they write? With my aviation background, the airplane scenes really are totally ridiculous. "He slammed the door shut" - a cargo door? On a transcontinental, pressurized cargo airplane in flight? Jeeze!
I don't even know what to say, I thought the Ludlum version was boring, now this!