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.
Enjoyed the last one as much as the other two. So much going on in this book. Jason is older and wiser - but so are his enemies. Great narration again by Brick - after the first two, could not imagine anyone else as Jason- or even any of the other characters that Brick is able to deliver.
David H. Israel
This was a good narration. I truly enjoyed it. The narrator has a way of making the story and making the motivation believable. There were some slow points but that is not so much of a detractor as these periods gave the listener relevant detail that amplify the intrigue of the story. Many say a typical Ludlum and I agree. There is a certain amount of closure to the Jason Borne story as we learn of his past and present. A great book for a real fan!
I have read / listned to the Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum in the space of about 4 weeks. This by far had much more (too much more) detail. There were points that were driven home 5 times, in 5 chapters, when once would have done (especially given the history in the 2 previous books). That said I liked the book. Not as good as the first 2, but I liked it and would recommend it. I put my MP3 Player on 2X speed. Made the slow talking narrator easier to handle. I couldn't have done it other wise. Narrator talks way to slow.
This book is about 3 hours of pseudo story wrapped on 23+ hours of gibberish punctuated by plodding and banal dialogue. I couldn't wait for this book to be over. The story was uninteresting, not credible and barely existent. Scott Brick's French accent was grating as it sounds like his Russian accent. And the writing was as if it was cobbled together by multiple 7th graders who couldn't figure out a cohesive plot or how it should be developed. I generally think books are better than the books on which they're based, but in this case, see the movie and don't ruin it by reading this book.