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
The ubiquitous pay phone does not diminish the story in the least; highly effective story telling that has not aged a bit.
Good but different. I'm a huge fan of the movie and the subsequent sequels. The book moves at an entirely different pace, much slower. There are a couple of plot elements which are in line with the movie, but the story, the entire story is very different than the movie.
this is one of the rare cases where a screenplay manages to overtake the book. the film is a man vs his own government. this is more spy vs spy. I enjoyed it overall.
I found the moments in the book where things were revealed that made all assumptions about what had happened come into question made the book more interesting.
Performance was good. There wasnt anything distracting or overdone with it.
They made the film, or at least on based on the character and general plot line. I would tag it as if you read the book, you are in for a surprise.
Narrator is excellent. Story is really, really long. It's a great thriller, just long. I'm still debating on whether to listen to the next one in the Bourne series.
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