Jason Bourne
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  • 1

    The Bourne Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1042)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (685)

    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.

    P. Shuart says: "Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++"
    Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++

    You are hard pressed to find many books that are so descriptive that it requires less imagination than one would think to be right there with Bourne. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2009 by P. Shuart ()
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    The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars, and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life.

    Paula says: "Histrionic performance ruined this book for me!"
    Histrionic performance ruined this book for me!

    I've read The Bourne Identity many times. It's a great thriller - full of excitement, well-paced and well-constructed. It's a little old-fashioned now..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2012 by Paula (Cygnet, Australia)
  • 2

    The Bourne Supremacy

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (355)

    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.

    Bill Kloss says: "Wish I could give it 10 Stars!!!"
    Wish I could give it 10 Stars!!!

    Fantastic listen: Entertaining, Exciting and Captivating. Better than 'Bourne Identity' (didn't think that was possible}. Can't say enough. Don't expe..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2009 by Bill Kloss (Stanton, CA)
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    The Bourne Supremacy: Jason Bourne Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Washington, London and Peking - terror sweeps the globe. The Vice-Premier of the People's Republic has been brutally murdered by a legendary assassin and everyone is asking the same fearful questions: Why has Bourne come back? Who is paying him? Who is next on his death list? But US officials know the shocking truth: there is no Jason Bourne. There never was. But someone has resurrected the name, and if he is not stopped, the world will pay a devastating price. Jason Bourne must live again.

    Amazon Customer says: "Very good interpretation, the story is ok"
    Very good interpretation, the story is ok

    Yes

    Reviewed on December 26 2012 by Amazon Customer (Genoa, Italy)
  • 3

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (238)

    The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdown. At a small-town carnival two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know that the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne.

    Tim says: "Was the Movie supposed to be based on this book?"
    Was the Movie supposed to be based on this book?

    I agree with some of what has been written but I still felt that this was a good purchase for me. There were so many story lines it sometimes got a l..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 04 2010 by Tim (Morristown, TN, United States)
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    The Bourne Ultimatum: Jason Bourne Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    It all starts with a cat-and-mouse chase to the death in a Baltimore funfair: the Jackal, Bourne's age-old antagonist, is back and Bourne is forced from his idyllic retirement with his wife and children to confront his enemy. In Europe, Russia and America there are men and women whose lust for power is disguised by their positions and respectability. Their aim: to gain control at the highest level, to avenge, to destroy.

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  • 4

    The Bourne Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1015)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (334)

    In Robert Ludlum's ground-breaking career, no other character so captured the world's imagination as Jason Bourne. He appeared in three of Robert Ludlum's own best-selling novels, his best-selling works to this day. Now, with the major motion picture adaptation of Ludlum's The Bourne Supremacy, the Ludlum estate has finally acceded to the demands of readers around the world, turning to best-selling writer Eric Van Lustbader to create a brand new Jason Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy.

    Linda says: "It sure reads like a Ludlum book!"
    It sure reads like a Ludlum book!

    The book was wonderful! It was a perfect flow from the other Bourne books. Eric Van Lustbader has absorbed the Ludlum style so perfectly that Bourne h..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2004 by Linda (Leawood, KS, USA)
  • 5

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    Overall
    (769)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (181)

    Jason Bourne takes on a mission to rescue his only friend in the CIA, Martin Lindros, who disappeared in Africa while tracking shipments of yellowcake uranium. Once safely back in America, Lindros persuades Bourne to help track the money trail of terrorists buying the nuclear material in Odessa. But once there, Bourne is hampered by confusing flashbacks, and he wonders: is someone brainwashing him in order to throw him off the trail? Worse, is the man he saved in Africa really Martin Lindros?

    timchi says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    I was hoping for the intrigue and clever plot from past Bourne adventures, but Jason Bourne has reverted to a comic book style character in very famil..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 09 2007 by timchi (racine, WI, United States)
  • 6

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (131)

    Jason Bourne needs to regain his life as David Webb, so he accepts an invitation from his beloved mentor, Dominic Specter, to join the Linguistics department at Georgetown. It's a relief to leave the Bourne identity behind, but Jason soon finds himself in a life-or-death confrontation in which every move might be his last.

    Regan says: "He's no Ludlum!"
    He's no Ludlum!

    On top of the disjointed storyline and too many boring, stereotypical characters, the writing is just atrocious! The metaphors rival those of an aspi..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2008 by Regan (Cedar City, UT, United States)
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    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    For Jason Bourne, forever caught between two identities - mild-mannered linguist David Webb and lethal super-spy - life can never be ordinary. But when his old mentor installs him as head of the comparative linguistics department at Georgetown University, it seems he may have found a measure of normalcy at last. That is, until a hitherto unknown terrorist organisation comes up with a plan to execute a major attack on the East Coast of the United States within a week.

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  • 7

    The Bourne Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    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.

    Lanny says: "Disappointed"
    Disappointed

    I was looking forward to the next Bourne Novel and grabbed this one. Sorry I did! I miss Robert Ludlum. It seems like the entire novel is a series ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 12 2009 by Lanny (Broussard, LA, USA)
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    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 8

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (98)

    Facing down mercenaries in Africa, Jason Bourne witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton. Her killing dredges up snatches of Bourne's impaired memory, in particular the murder of a young woman on Bali who entrusted him with a strangely engraved ring­­ - an artifact of such powerful significance that people have killed to obtain it. Now he's determined to find the ring's owner and purpose. But Bourne never knows what terrible acts he'll discover he committed when he digs into the past.

    Philip says: "The Bourne Inanity"
    The Bourne Inanity

    Silly sound effects and inappropriate background music and a narrative so convoluted you need GPS to find out where you are in the story. Pure torture..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2010 by Philip (Thousand Oaks, CA, United States)
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    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Readers and listeners were first introduced to Jason Bourne's nemesis Leonid Arkadin, a brilliant Russian assassin and fearless international mercenary, in The Bourne Sanction. His girlfriend was killed during a fight for which an enraged Arkadin blames Bourne. In The Bourne Deception, Arkadin hunted Bourne to take revenge and kill him. Bourne, in a fight for his life, learned that Arkadin's skills mirror Jason's because he received the same original CIA Treadstone training.

    A.J. says: "Overall disappointing"
    Overall disappointing

    Maybe I over-enjoyed the previous Bourne's. Maybe the moon wasn't right. Maybe Scott Sowers' enthusiasm and funny accents finally began to irritate me..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 01 2011 by A.J. (tholen, Netherlands)
  • 9

    Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Dominion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (210)

    Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources. He needs the help of his long-time friend, General Boris Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2. Karpov is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne.

    Kenneth says: "A Lesson Learned"
    A Lesson Learned

    It is fairly rare that a series continued by a ghost author is as good as the original. Bourne Dominion is a case in point. It's long and a spook st..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2011 by Kenneth (United States)
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    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Of all Robert Ludlum's bestsellers, the Bourne novels remain among his most-read, most listened-to, and most-loved. Re-enter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin like no other, in this latest fast-paced, action-packed instalment that shows why Ludlum still remains the unsurpassed master of the genre.

    Steve says: "Overwritten - tries too hard"
    Overwritten - tries too hard

    I was very disappointed with this book, although as another reader has suggested the Bourne books make better films than a good read. The plots are a..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2012 by Steve (Westleigh, Australia)
  • 10

    Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Imperative

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (126)

    The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia. Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad's most feared killer.

    Matthew McLelland says: "Worst Bourne ever"
    Worst Bourne ever

    I'm not sure where to begin - the reader, the story line, the writing - they have slowly been getting worse but this book is an absolute disaster. Bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2012 by Matthew McLelland (Lookout Mountain, TN)
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    The Bourne Imperative

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When Jason Bourne pulls a drowning man from a lake, he discovers that the man is not only freezing - but bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He wakes as an amnesiac, with no memory of who he is or why he was shot - and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own past. Meanwhile, Mossad agent Rebekah is so determined to find this man that she's gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and risks a summary execution if caught by her former colleagues.

    Susan says: "Expecting a lot better, unfortunately"
    Expecting a lot better, unfortunately
    Reviewed on August 13 2012 by Susan (miles, Australia)
  • 11

    Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Retribution

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Yadin needs Bourne to investigate. Bourne agrees, but only because he has a personal agenda: Ouyang Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared about - murdered.

    Gary Craze says: "Great story, terrible choice for a narrator."
    Great story, terrible choice for a narrator.

    Have always loved Ludlum novels, especially the Bourne series. However, a great story was ruined by changing to a new narrator that, frankly, sounds ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2014 by Gary Craze (Houston, TX)
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    Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Retribution

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Yadin convinces Bourne to investigate. Bourne agrees, but only because he has a personal agenda: Ouyang Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared about - murdered.

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  • 12

    Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Ascendancy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    In this thrilling and absorbing new novel Jason Bourne is faced with an impossible mission. He has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit meeting in Qatar, shielding the minister from any assassination attempts. Suddenly, armed gunmen storm the room, killing everyone but Bourne. Their target, however, isn't the minister Bourne impersonates...it is Bourne himself.

    Barbara says: "I can't believe how lame this book comes off."
    I can't believe how lame this book comes off.

    The narrator is terrible. A narrator can really ruin a good story.

    Reviewed on June 22 2014 by Barbara (DUBLIN, OH, United States)