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The Bourne Identity Audiobook

The Bourne Identity

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He has no past. And he may have no future. 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.

But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators - led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him.

©1984 Robert Ludlum; (P)2008 Random House Audio

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    Jsus 08-16-16
    Jsus 08-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved it"

    If you are listening to this because you like the movie beware because this is very different. It's more intricate and it's also awesome.

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    BlessedRenea 08-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mesmerizing story"

    About 40%, i almost abandoned this one. It had become so complicated I felt I lost too many connections. Thankfully, backed up and carried forward. So glad I did.

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    Patrick Belmont, CA, United States 08-10-16
    Patrick Belmont, CA, United States 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible barration ruined it for me"

    I love the Bourne series. Have read some of the books and seen the movies. Unfortunately the hire Scott Brick to narrate the aufio version. I unfortunately didn't check the narrator before purchasing the book. I tried to get oast Bricks hortible intonations and breathy delivery but after three hours am giving up and returning the book. So sad a great story is ruined by such a horrible orrformance.

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    zac collins 08-09-16
    zac collins 08-09-16 Member Since 2017
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    "do not like the fake french "

    hookers okay the narrator did not have a good fake French accent can you grow peanuts

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    Julie 08-08-16
    Julie 08-08-16

    Retired rancher and avid reader with a wide range of interests

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    "Over the top melodrama"
    Would you try another book from Robert Ludlum and/or Scott Brick?

    Yes, because I have heard other Brick narrations that are less melodramatic than this one and other Ludlum books after he got over his inexperience and learned to edit his work.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I never know what will appeal next but probably not something in this vein. Definitely not something with a screeching heroine who constantly screams at everything.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Both were absurdly melodramatic. Brick tried to infuse the story with drama but much of his effort was wasted and it got annoying. As for the "pace of the story" it was excruciatingly slow, cluttered by way too much detail and badly in need of editing to tighten it up.


    Do you think The Bourne Identity needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I know there are other books and have read a couple. Some of the reviews made me think this would be a good background for them and in a way it is, but after hours of characters making stupid decisions based on hysteria, and WAY too many screams from Marie, who is one of the most annoying female characters anywhere, I had to bail out.


    Any additional comments?

    Brick is good sometimes and not so good sometimes. This entire book had an air of the first book ever written by Ludlum, who is in love with his words, and the first one narrated by Brick, who thought it was up to him to infuse drama and emotion. It came across as clunky.

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    Todd 08-03-16
    Todd 08-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Nothing like the movie!"

    It's hard to believe that the movie comes from this book, his name and the lose of his memory is pretty much the only thing that can be taken from the book to the movie. If you're a fan of the Bourne story then you must listen to this book.

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    Rick 08-03-16
    Rick 08-03-16 Member Since 2016

    I look for long books that will keep me entertained while at work. Mostly Sci-Fi/ Fantasy is my interest.

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    "Not what I was expecting"

    Don't expect the story of the movie. this is the story of the original Jason Bourne. still a very good story well worth listening to.

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    dana 08-02-16
    dana 08-02-16 Member Since 2008
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    "No more scott brick please"

    I have listened to over 400 audiobooks. This is my first written review.

    Scott Brick lacks subtlety and thoughtfulness in his work. He is highly overrated. Authors, please don't ruin anymore of your work. Please stop using this pretentious narrator

    I tried him again and became annoyed within minutes. I will unfortunately be returning this one. I really wanted to listen to this as an audiobook. So disappointed.

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    M. Bush nashville, tn 07-29-16
    M. Bush nashville, tn 07-29-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Don't expect the movie..."

    ... Or anything resembling it. Very good story. Nice to hear some of the background that the movie was unable to delve into.

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    James A Bridges 07-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "That was my very last Scott Brick book!!"

    Story was great but the reading is major over acting, drama when not called for, voice inflection at wrong times.

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