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The Bourne Deception | [Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader]

The Bourne Deception

Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.
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Publisher's Summary

The Bourne Deception picks up where The Bourne Sanction left off. Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.

Meanwhile, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt by what seems to be an Iranian missile. A massive global investigative team is assembled to get at the truth of the situation before it can all escalate into an international scandal. Jason Bourne's search for the man who shot him intersects with the search for the people or the group that brought down the airliner, which leads Bourne into one of the most deadly and challenging situations in his entire life.

With the threat of a new world war brewing, Bourne finds himself in a race against time to uncover the truth and find the person behind his assault, all the while being stalked by his unknown nemesis.

Take another thrill ride with Jason Bourne.

©2009 Myn Pyn, LLC; (P)2009 Myn Pyn, LLC (Cright); Hachette Audio (Pright)

What the Critics Say

"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day." (Chicago Sun Times)

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    Nitin Hong Kong, Hong Kong 08-14-10
    Nitin Hong Kong, Hong Kong 08-14-10
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    "A fair book IF you are a Bourne series fan"

    I'm a pretty big bourne series fan so naturally i got this book without a second thought, should have known though that Eric Van Lustbader is no Robert Ludlum. Its a half decent book but i'm kind of tire of ALL themes being the same, especially in the last 2 books. Eric Van Lustbader needs to come up with some new ideas!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mario Warwick , RI, USA 12-23-09
    Mario Warwick , RI, USA 12-23-09
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    "Not as Good as The Bourne Betrayal"

    but certainly 'not the worst book ever'

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 08-14-09
    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 08-14-09 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Deception alright...terrible writing!"

    Lustbader is no Ludlum. Did RL have ANYTHING to do with writing this book? The writing swings from adequate to terrible and the characters make such stupid decisions and are so slow to figure out what is going on that they would all be dead long before they make it into the plot! A real disappointment.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Fred Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada 07-08-09
    Fred Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada 07-08-09
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    "A long, disappointing wait..."

    The Bourne Sanction, Lustabder's previous Bourne novel, is quite possibly the best audiobook I have ever heard. So, to be fair, coming up with something equally as a good as a follow-up would be nearly impossible. This audiobook was disappointing to me after such a long wait for it, not because the writing was bad or the plot too fantastic - but because this installment didn't keep pace with the other ones in the series. We learn a lot about other characters but very little about Bourne himself, which is odd considering he is the title character. We learn far more about Bourne's arch-nemesis, which is interesting enough, but when we finally arrive at the climatic confrontation between these two characters the meeting is, well...anticlimatic.

    The production value of the book is good, though probably not worth two credits. The action scenes, though sparse in comparision to the Sanction, are well-written and well produced. Lustbader's writing is nearly on par with previous installments and he weaves the story well, even if it is a little hard to digest. And, as always, Davidson's narration of the book is utterly fantastic. This guy makes you identify with the characters simply by the voice he has created for each of them, so much so that you know who is speaking before the author identifies them.

    In the end, though, I was expecting more and although I understand Lustbader is writing another Bourne novel, I wanted something of more substance with this book, especially an epic showdown between the two main characters which didn't really happen.

    I think this is a worthwhile purchase if you want to see how some of the characters progress, although you will learn nothing really new about Bourne which is a shame. I enjoyed the listening experience, it was a decent purchase in my opinion, but for two credits and a legendary character, I was really hoping for more. Maybe with the next installment.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laura MIAMI, FL, United States 08-24-09
    Laura MIAMI, FL, United States 08-24-09 Member Since 2009

    RETIRED LIVING IS WONDERFUL

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    "Worst audio book ever recorded"

    The writer is a no talent hack THIS BOOK STINKS

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    James Hamden, CT, United States 07-12-13
    James Hamden, CT, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Weak"
    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The only one of Lustbader's Bourne books I liked was the Bourne Legacy...That's it. The series has turned into as soap opera of sorts...use your credits elsewhere...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 01-19-13
    Dan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2011

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    "A little hard to follow."
    What did you love best about The Bourne Deception?

    None really.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bourne. A little hard to believe but maybe people like this do exist.


    What does Jeremy Davidson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A well done narration with enough voice variety to keep you interested.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    You really have to pay attention and listen to the series in order. I found it a bit "fractured" if you didn't know the whole Bourne legacy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sean Ocoee, FL, United States 12-11-12
    Sean Ocoee, FL, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Read"
    Where does The Bourne Deception rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Another story in the Bourne books that keeps you engaged in the story and the challenges that the super-spec-ops Bourne is forced to face.


    What other book might you compare The Bourne Deception to and why?

    It fits nicely into the Bourne Thrillers. But when is he going to age and have a real vacation?


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    One of my least favorite performances all-around.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Winter Haven, FL, United States 11-18-11
    Jane Winter Haven, FL, United States 11-18-11 Member Since 2011
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    "reader ruined it"

    The reader mispronounced several words. And he frequently put the emphasis on the wrong words. For examble, "He held her head as she vomited into the barf bag which he had PULLED from the SEATBACK in FRONT of them." The emphasis being on the least important part of the sentence rather than the most important. It was exhausting to listen to. I would not purchase this reader again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Elk Grove, CA United States 10-12-11
    Amazon Customer Elk Grove, CA United States 10-12-11 Member Since 2001

    jacklodi

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    "Robert We Miss You"

    "Illegal Waterboarding". This is used so often that one can only surmise that Eric Van Lustbader is the pen name of Chris Matthews. Espionage is apolitical. This book is not. If you want an extremely left wing biased worship of poor state department policy please read this book otherwise move on to another author. We miss you Robert, you wouldn't confuse entertainment and intrigue with misinformed political tripe. What a waste of money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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