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Walter Bobkaitis

Stoughton, MA USA | Member Since 2012

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  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Imperative

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (132)

    The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia. Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad's most feared killer.

    Matthew McLelland says: "Worst Bourne ever"
    "Narrative is plodding."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. While I've been an avid reader of Eric Van Lustbader for years and a fan of Ludlum's Jason Bourne novels, this one just didn't do it for me. I couldn't finish it. Maybe it had something to do with the constant repetition of the Spanish names. The storyline just started to plod along midway through the novel. This is not what I'd consider one of Lustbader's better efforts.


    Has Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Imperative turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What aspect of Holter Graham’s performance would you have changed?

    He was ok.


    Was Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Imperative worth the listening time?

    No. In fact, I just couldn't finish listening about two thirds of the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the Jason Bourne saga has run it's course.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5128)
    Performance
    (2225)
    Story
    (2221)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Wonderful timeline and scope"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Company again? Why?

    There's so much in this audible selection that I have no doubt that I'll listen to it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intricacy of the plot and the interaction between the various characters was plausible and compelling. Scott Brick excelled as the reader.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but I am looking into other novels by Littell read by Scott Brick. He's exceptional in his treatment of the different characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have except that I would have had to take a week vacation.


    Any additional comments?

    A great value, story and reading by Scott Brick. Three thumbs up!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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