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Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Initiative Audiobook

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Initiative

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Publisher's Summary

Jason Bourne returns in this stunning new thriller from Eric Van Lustbader, continuing Robert Ludlum's classic series.

General Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead. But Karpov has reached out from the grave with an unstoppable cyber operation he conceived before his murder, aimed at the heart of the United States - a way to steal the president's nuclear launch codes. Who has taken over the operation? Karpov trusted only one man: Jason Bourne. But can Bourne be working against his own country? The US government is convinced of his treason and is doing everything in its power to kill him. Flushed from cover and gravely wounded, Bourne's only hope is to join forces with his bitterest enemy: a powerful Somali terrorist named Keyre and his protégée, the Angelmaker. If he hopes to survive, Bourne has no choice but unravel the mystery of Karpov's last legacy - a weaponized code that may bring about the unthinkable: a violent end to America.

©2017 Eric Van Lustbader (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    Agata 06-26-17
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    "Disappointing."

    lt is a pity that author copies class B action movies instead of develooing the full potential of this exceptional character. I know how difficult it must be to compete with the real world, which became a thriller itself. Nevertheless, one expect from Bourne novels more than a dummy Bourne and a plot, which is artificial, predictable and devoured of true emotions.

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    Lewis San Antonio, TX, United States 09-17-17
    Lewis San Antonio, TX, United States 09-17-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Terrible narration"

    Holter Graham ruins this book. Foreign accents are muddled. Womens voices too soft to understand. Will not buy another audio book that he reads. Had to turn volume to the max to have a chance but still couldn't understand most of it

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    Sls 08-25-17
    Sls 08-25-17
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    "Best Bourne Book Ever!"

    Narrator excellent. New characters intriguing from beginning to end (quite literally sometimes), storyline clarity as well; even if this is someone's first Bourne novel, its easy to follow and compelling enough to make you want to start from Bourne's beginning novel to clarify the back story on a few characters from Bourne's other adventures. I felt Bourne's character was also fleshed out a bit more as well; he's complex and multifaceted to the nth degree. Looking forward to the next adventure with the groundwork set for a new character in place now. Would make excellent movie and, in my opinion, the characters and storyline would not need to be as frenetic in action with too many superfluous characters flooding the screen as filler leaving it hard to follow.

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    Ellwood T. Bear 08-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Only One Word..."

    EXCELLENT, Fantastic, wonderful, good, great. Hope that they make a movie from this. You will not be disappointed.

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    Philip Rovner PhilipsIPad 08-04-17
    Philip Rovner PhilipsIPad 08-04-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Read"

    Bourne gives the reader the thrill of escapism. He prevails under any and all seemingly impossible situations. We live through his exploits and dream of what we might have been and the relish in knowing and loving the life we enjoy.

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    Brian M Erickson 07-19-17
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    "Hard to listen to"

    I love the Bourne movies and was excited to give this a listen. The story was pretty solid and the plot intriguing. My challenge was that the reader seemed a bit removed from the storyline. Also, the tone and cadence of the voice he used for the main character was flat and almost hard to listen too. I gutted it out and didn't return it, but there are so many better picks out there. I will listen to the previews more closely next time to make sure I don't have to go through that again.

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    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 07-07-17
    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 07-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The series just keeps getting better."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, because this is just one book in an excellent series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was so fast paced, I could not stop listening. I had so many questions, I just had to keep listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like all of the killing scenes, but the one that stood out was the final scene when Bourne burns the torture lab.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book only brought a little sadness to me, because There was no redemption for the angel maker.


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked this novel, I would recommend the rest of the series.

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    Kindle Customer 07-06-17 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointing"

    I found the story extremely hard to follow. It jumped around without proper segways
    Disjointed .

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    Tom Leonard South Pasadena, California United States 06-18-17
    Tom Leonard South Pasadena, California United States 06-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Bourne Initiative"

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    Good thing I have a dog to walk !!

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