Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identity, a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price.
To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage, an exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliances, all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past. This time there are two Bournes...and one must die.
©1987 Robert Ludlum; (P)2008 Random House
"A killer of a thriller." (USA Today)
Fantastic listen: Entertaining, Exciting and Captivating. Better than 'Bourne Identity' (didn't think that was possible}. Can't say enough. Don't expect to hear what you saw on the screen (two different stories - both unbelievable). If I sound like a Bourne enthusiast, you're right. Wish that Ludlum were still alive and writing.
Science, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Military History, Thrillers, Great Courses, Horror, and anything with a good story. Please forgive errors.
Different but Astounding
I loved the book but Marie drove me up the wall. I know why the movies killed her.
Definitely, I would love to see the actual Ludlum storyline used in a remake of these movies! Completely shocked me to see the extreme difference between the movie and this story!
Have listened to all of the first three bourne books and he does a great job!
If you are on the edge of listening or reading, listen! Nothing compares!
I look for long books that will keep me entertained while at work. Mostly Sci-Fi/ Fantasy is my interest.
if you are expecting the same story from the movie you will be disappointed. But this is a good action packed story worth listening to
Loved it definitely worth the credit. Don't think that just because you've watched the movie you know how the book goes cause there nothing alike
I love these books. they have all the spots covered; love, mystery, action and suspense. I will continue to listen to the rest of the books.
The Bourne Identity held my interest pretty tightly throughout because of the personal urgency I felt about Bourne. I wanted him to succeed, and with each wave of adversity, I was rooting for him.
In Supremacy, it started out the same way but then Ludlum tries to paint with a larger brush of international intrigue, and suddenly, or rather, bit by bit, I began to care less. It's as if Bourne steps a bit into the background, giving way to a host of less interesting characters.
I still recommend the first one and I won't go for the third one. I'll watch the movies a fifth time instead.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
Robert Ludlum has done a great job showing of the dangers of the CIA doing something so dangerous that miss information and manipulations of David Webb will lead to a mess.
when someone is pretending to be Jason bourne the real jason is tricked into hunting the old jason down. bring him in and find things out. but when the CIA is to scared to ask David for his help they kidnap his wife. bad move. so now David has to go to China and hunt down a man trained to kill just like bourne would pretend to kill.
but the CIA have things go wrong very fast and so disaster strikes all over.
I wanted to give this book 2.5 stars. I rounded up out of respect for the author.
It is rare that I think a movie is better than the book, but it's true here. I listened to the first book, The Bourne Identity, and felt the same way. I was disappointed, but thought maybe Ludlum was just figuring out where he wanted to go with the character, so I bought the second book with the same result. I was looking for a series to fill the void until the next book in the Mitch Rapp series is released - I'll keep looking. I thought the characters were too over the top and that it was too much of a love story. It got old really fast listening to Bourne talk to himself saying things like "Oh, God, Marie. My dearest love, Marie" and saying it in a way that made him sound like a high school student who just got dumped. I don't think this was the narrator's fault.
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