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  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Retribution

  • By: Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, terrible choice for a narrator.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-17-14

Good Story, Bad Narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-14

What did you like best about Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Retribution? What did you like least?

Fast paced, good action. Some unbelievable plot twists.

What did you like best about this story?

Continued where the last book left off.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Absolutely ruined the book. It's not that he is a bad narrator, it's that he tried to do multiple voices leaving all his women (... and some of his men) sounding like they were Tex-mex, even if they where Asian! His other voice sounds like Marlon Brando in the Godfather, which may be fine for one character, but he applies this voice to many different characters. His natural voice, which he used almost exclusively on Bourne, was actually very good. If he would have just read the book instead of trying to do multiple voices I would have rated the book 4/5.