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The Bourne Identity | [Robert Ludlum]

The Bourne Identity

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.
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Publisher's Summary

He has no past. And he may have no future. 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.

But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators - led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him.

©1984 Robert Ludlum; (P)2008 Random House Audio

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    Gina Quiroz East Palo Alto, CA 09-20-12
    Gina Quiroz East Palo Alto, CA 09-20-12 Member Since 2005
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    "An Incredible Story!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the others in the series. I found it interesting that the story line in the books are very different than the movie. As a matter of face there is no similarity at all. The only thing that is similar are the names of the characters.

    Enjoy this fabulous read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Modesto, CA, United States 07-30-12
    Becky Modesto, CA, United States 07-30-12
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    "Dense, but likable!"

    I've never seen the Bourne movies, but I was curious about the first book, so I bit the bullet and got it.

    I must say I am really happy that Scott Brick read it; he's a really good narrator for serious novels.

    The book itself is excellent, and wraps up rather nicely. I don't feel compelled to listen to the second one, which is nice. I like it when books can be a standalone, even if they are part of a series.

    The characters are interesting, although there's some lame love story nonsense thrown in, but it's something that can be ignored.

    My only problem with the book was how dense it was. I couldn't listen to it for hours, and I didn't burn through it. It took me some solid time to get through the story, but I enjoyed it. If you're looking for something quick and easy, this probably isn't the best place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rioux Kennewick, WA, USA 06-19-10
    Rioux Kennewick, WA, USA 06-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Will always be a favorite"

    I loved the movie when it came out, but when i read the series i was hooked and amazed by how in depth it is. Not many of Ludlum's books get my attention as this series (first 3) have. The audiobook didnt disappoint. Scott Brick will be a favorite reader of mine forever, the story is engaging, is not overbearing, and for once the hero can get hurt.
    completely worth it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Krista Wilbur, WA, United States 07-20-09
    Krista Wilbur, WA, United States 07-20-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Better than I remember"

    Read this book a long time ago, and listening to it now was great. The narration by Brick is wonderful- great combination of Ludlum as the author and Brick as the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert E. Scarcelle 08-05-09 Member Since 2008
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    "I am probably in the minority"

    Don't get me wrong I did enjoy the book but feel that this is one of the few occasions that the screenplay and subsequent movie surpass the novel. Also, I am normally a huge fan of Scott Brick (listen to him narrate In Cold Blood) but didn't think he was the best choice for this book. The action sequences didn't jump out and grip me as I expected, it was a bit repetitive at times and could have used a little editing at times. Maybe my expectations were too high. It was enjoyable, just not "edge of your seat, can't wait to find out what happens" enjoyable.

    I also hate spending 2 credits for any one book.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Sean Dundee, IL, United States 01-22-09
    Sean Dundee, IL, United States 01-22-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Voice"

    The speaker did a great job on inflection, pause and his voice could make a lion purr. All in all my only complaint is that he did not record the remainder of the Bourne series.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Will Blairsville, GA, United States 07-29-10
    Will Blairsville, GA, United States 07-29-10
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    "Great book, bad narrator"

    Scott Brick is the most frustrating narrator to this listener. His tonality and inflections are unnatural. Every sentence bore the same cadence that you would expect to hear from a baptist minister during the final remarks of a sermon. I will be more selective from now on - evaluating narrators as well as the book itself before I download.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Patti O. Kreider the great american south 08-22-14
    Patti O. Kreider the great american south 08-22-14 Member Since 2012

    dixie poodle

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    "E Ticket ride"
    What did you love best about The Bourne Identity?

    Mr. Brick's voice


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

    Tarzan, because he too searches for compelling answers to his origins.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Jason Charles Bourne


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Revelations of Jason Bourne


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to reuniting with Mr.Brick in the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 07-27-14
    Amy 07-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Really enjoyed it!"
    Would you listen to The Bourne Identity again? Why?

    I would. Forget the movie because this is much better


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    All of them were good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    WOW! There were moments that I thought' holy cows'!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Rocklin, CA, United States 01-06-14
    Ryan Rocklin, CA, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2012

    Big fan of Sci-Fi. Sometimes I like the Sci and sometimes I like the Fi.

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    "Old and dated. The movies are better."
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    Unfortunately, this book didn't do it for me. It was hard for me to get into. I thought I was going to do the whole series but everything is so outdated it takes the excitement out of it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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