The actual book itself may be good, but this audio version is horrible! Between the music and the reader who sounds like he is reading with a mouth f..Show More »ull of phlegm it was a nightmare to get through the first 30 minutes.
How anyone could like this version is beyond me. My biggest mistake was not reading the customer reviews before purchasing. This listen was brutal! DO..Show More » NOT PURCHASE this book. I agree with other reviews, Ludlum simply cannot be abridged. Audible.com, if you have any influence at all please find/purchase/offer The Bourne series UNABRIDGED. We're starving for it!
Usually, I like Ludlums work, but I've found that you need to hang on to the story to catch all the twists and curves. Unfortunatly, Mr McGavin's spee..Show More »dreading exersize paves over all those elements. Add the cheesy background music and the only ultimatum this work warrents is "bypass this book". The work is less than 3 CD's long, but you'll find yourself wondering if it will ever end.
I accidentally bought the abridged version of this book instead of the unabridged one, but am not disappointed. The story is excellent, and while I d..Show More »on't think it does read like a Ludlum book (even though it IS abridged), it is very good. Lustbader included the perfect amount of action, politics, and emotion to the book. And in the end, Scott Brick does a fantastic narration and keeps you glued to what's happening.
If you enjoyed the previous Bourne books, this one is a must. If you haven't read the previous Bourne books, then beware: the movie is COMPLETELY different from the books, and there will be many confusing elements. I suggest you read the previous books, or at least have someone explain them to you before getting this one. Enjoy!
The book should focus on the story. This book consists primarily of long drawn out descriptions of fight scenes. This type of material may be useful i..Show More »n a movie screenplay, but not in a novel.