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Publisher's Summary

A killer with no face, no identity, and a name the world wanted to forget: Jason Bourne....

Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. 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. This time there are two Bournes...and one must die.

©1987 Robert Ludlum (P)2008 Random House

Critic Reviews

"A killer of a thriller." ( USA Today)

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I thought the book was horrible. I’m sorry. I wanted the book to be awesome; really did. It dragged on. It was boring. I ALWAYS think the books are better than the movies. Not this time. The films are so much better than the books. The books don’t follow the movies at all....I dunno. My opinion only but not a fan.
And I’m not a fan of the narrator either; so boring and he puts me to sleep. Terrible

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Graphic violence

I very much enjoyed the Bourne movies so wanted to read the books. The Bourne Identity was good, this one had so much swearing in it it's disappointing. The story itself is good, though, with good narration.

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The movie and the book r so so different

Loved it definitely worth the credit. Don't think that just because you've watched the movie you know how the book goes cause there nothing alike

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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 expect to hear what you saw on the screen (two different stories - both unbelievable). If I sound like a Bourne enthusiast, you're right. Wish that Ludlum were still alive and writing.

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always at the top of the game

The original books are some of the best ever written. Way ahead of any one else

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Love It

I love these books. they have all the spots covered; love, mystery, action and suspense. I will continue to listen to the rest of the books.

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Where did the Movie come from????

If you could sum up The Bourne Supremacy in three words, what would they be?

Different but Astounding

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I loved the book but Marie drove me up the wall. I know why the movies killed her.

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A nonsensical story with overwrought narration

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story would have to be very different for this to be a better listening experience.

Has The Bourne Supremacy turned you off from other books in this genre?

It has turned me off, a little. I love this genre of fiction, but a lot of poor writing seems to be forgiven even when the stories are not so great.

Did Scott Brick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I had no trouble distinguishing between the characters during the narration.

What character would you cut from The Bourne Supremacy?

I would probably cut Catherine Staples.

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This story is just implausible, with the U.S. government engaged in overcomplicated manipulation of people to achieve dubious ends, and the urgency of the crisis is unconvincing. Jason Bourne in all his personas is ill-tempered and emotionally unstable (traits that are particularly evoked by the narration). Why would Marie (his wife of one year) be so attached to this man? Early in the story he is easily fooled several times, then somehow a brilliant tactician when it suits the narrative. I read and enjoyed the first book, and enjoy this genre, but this book put me off the rest of the series and probably the rest of Ludlum as well. I'd rather blow my credits on less hacky works.

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I remember reading The Bourne Identity a number of years ago and enjoying it immensely. Writer good, narrator good, but in this case I found the combination so irritating I was unwilling to struggle through to the end. I can only stand so many lines like “Oh my darling!!” The way he says “Jason Bourne” gets like fingernails on a blackboard after a while. Must just be me because I almost never give a 1 star rating. I usually give at least a 2 or 3 star rating in recognition of the effort that went into the production,

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Really long listen

Scott Brick was fantastic as usual. The second book in the Bourne series is really, really long. It was like Robert Ludlum's brain shorted out and went into overdrive. It's a great story but overly complicated, and for as long as it is, the ending is rather anti-climactic.

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