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  • The Bourne Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (952)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (604)

    His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initials: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne.

    A User says: "Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++"
    "Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++"
    Overall

    You are hard pressed to find many books that are so descriptive that it requires less imagination than one would think to be right there with Bourne. Scott Brick is one of my favarite narrators and does a wonderful job on this long awaited recording of the Unabridged novel.

    Beware lover's of the Bourne movies: There is little in these books that you can relate to the Hollywood productions. There is so much more.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Worthing Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (746)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (320)

    It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every 10. Some created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built.

    Lisa says: "Early Work of a Master"
    "Not for the Lover's of Ender"
    Overall

    First, I love this book. It has a few lulls where multiple story lines are tied up (IMO Nedded if not a little boring).

    Second, DO NOT buy this book if you just finished breezing through the Ender or the Shadow books. Yes I know they are fantastinc but, that doesn't mean that this book is for you. Worthing is clasic Card. Like some of his early short stories where he tried to jam deep meaning and some of his religion into every work.

    If you loved the kind of book that Ender and the Shadow books are, Worthing is not that type of fiction. This book is not about the sci-fi. It is about Jason Worthing and all of the lives his touched for good or ill.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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