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Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Initiative

Narrated by: Holter Graham
Series: Jason Bourne, Book 14
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (181 ratings)

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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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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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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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very disapointing

The story was unbelievable and the writing appeared sloppy compared to all the other Bourne books. I was very disappointed in it.

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Ludlum never fails to impress

Very good listen, I've read multiple soft covers but this is the first ludlum/Borne I've listened to. beyond a few slow parts that made me give it a 4 (were 4.5 available I'd chose that), otherwise can't miss with this one.

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Another great Bourne kept me on edge of my chair.

Another great Bourne which kept me on the edge of my chair and stayed interesting start to finish.

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not much of a story to many personalities

Is there anything you would change about this book?

just about everything, and this is the first negative review of a book.

What was most disappointing about Eric Van Lustbader’s story?

hard to keep up with the times and places.

Did Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Initiative inspire you to do anything?

not buy another and I like Jason Bourne

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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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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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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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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.