Hey Abbott Family
Scott Brick was great. The story was great, but the ending... could've been better. If you read the first 2 this is a must. But for me the final climax was over a bit too quickly and cleanly for the world's two greatest assassins. Still Ludlum tells a great story with a lot of twists to build up to the climax... Maybe too good... for this climax.
I love to listen to many novels in the star wars series,Stephen king novels, history, and biographies as well.
This book doesn't come close to any other book I have listened to. This book by far has more twists and turns, you just can't stop listening.
I love Brick's performance of Bourne and his handler.
I liked the story but by the end of the book I was getting tired of every line be delivered so dramatically. the series is great and I will continue with it but I find I need a break between books .
So strange to think, but the main character is a first class whiner. Everything is so overwrought. He is constantly astonished or amazed. His wife is always lied to and protected by men. And of course the assorted criminals and victims have their sad back stories. Did I mention all the racist depictions of black people? Sheesh!!!
I've read and seen them all (at least 4x's). The "real" Jason Bourne - So much better than the others and the movies!! The "real" Jason Bourne was devised to kill "Carlos the Jackal"!!
The Bourne identity followed the book, but after it strayed completely off course.
Only after going through to the end do I realize why the screenplay was different than the book. The is confusing and not well written.
The movies were good but because they were written by a better offer. The acting was still pretty bad.
What a writer. We lost one of the best without him writing any more. Each story adds to what you know about Jason Borne and you never want to stop listening. There aren't many who can keep you going like Robert Ludlum. Scott Brick is superb in his story telling.
Ludlum and Scott Brick capture the perfect balance of plot, cast, pace, narration, and captivity. You tend to really get to know each of the characters and develop a fond familiarity with good characters and a mixture of hate and respect for the evil characters. Although I recommend listening to the other books first, this book does a good job of filling you in on the past events from the previous books. Great action throughout the book in many different areas of the world.