Jason Bourne

24 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 9,183 ratings

The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Series, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars, and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne.Now he is running for his life.

A man with an unknown past and an uncertain future, the target of assassins and at the heart of a deadly puzzle. He's fighting for survival and no one can help him - except the one woman who once wanted to escape him...

©1980 Robert Ludlum (P)2008 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Series, Book 1

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars, and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Histrionic performance ruined this book for me!

    • By Paula on 05-07-12

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  • Book 2

    • The Bourne Supremacy

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I could give it 10 Stars!!!

    • By Bill Kloss on 02-27-09

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    • The Bourne Supremacy: Jason Bourne Series, Book 2

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Washington, London and Peking - terror sweeps the globe. The Vice-Premier of the People's Republic has been brutally murdered by a legendary assassin and everyone is asking the same fearful questions: Why has Bourne come back? Who is paying him? Who is next on his death list? But US officials know the shocking truth: there is no Jason Bourne. There never was. But someone has resurrected the name, and if he is not stopped, the world will pay a devastating price. Jason Bourne must live again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than an already good movie

    • By sjouke on 09-20-15

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  • Book 3

    • The Bourne Ultimatum

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951

    The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdown. At a small-town carnival two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know that the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was the Movie supposed to be based on this book?

    • By Tim on 02-04-10

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    • The Bourne Ultimatum: Jason Bourne Series, Book 3

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 29 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    It all starts with a cat-and-mouse chase to the death in a Baltimore funfair: the Jackal, Bourne's age-old antagonist, is back and Bourne is forced from his idyllic retirement with his wife and children to confront his enemy. In Europe, Russia and America there are men and women whose lust for power is disguised by their positions and respectability. Their aim: to gain control at the highest level, to avenge, to destroy.

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  • Book 4

    • The Bourne Legacy

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 741

    In Robert Ludlum's ground-breaking career, no other character so captured the world's imagination as Jason Bourne. He appeared in three of Robert Ludlum's own best-selling novels, his best-selling works to this day. Now, with the major motion picture adaptation of Ludlum's The Bourne Supremacy, the Ludlum estate has finally acceded to the demands of readers around the world, turning to best-selling writer Eric Van Lustbader to create a brand new Jason Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It sure reads like a Ludlum book!

    • By Linda on 07-21-04

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  • Book 5

    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,053
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 430

    Jason Bourne takes on a mission to rescue his only friend in the CIA, Martin Lindros, who disappeared in Africa while tracking shipments of yellowcake uranium. Once safely back in America, Lindros persuades Bourne to help track the money trail of terrorists buying the nuclear material in Odessa. But once there, Bourne is hampered by confusing flashbacks, and he wonders: is someone brainwashing him in order to throw him off the trail? Worse, is the man he saved in Africa really Martin Lindros?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Yves on 06-19-07

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  • Book 6

    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 767
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 318

    Jason Bourne needs to regain his life as David Webb, so he accepts an invitation from his beloved mentor, Dominic Specter, to join the Linguistics department at Georgetown. It's a relief to leave the Bourne identity behind, but Jason soon finds himself in a life-or-death confrontation in which every move might be his last.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • He's no Ludlum!

    • By Regan on 08-24-08

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    For Jason Bourne, forever caught between two identities - mild-mannered linguist David Webb and lethal super-spy - life can never be ordinary. But when his old mentor installs him as head of the comparative linguistics department at Georgetown University, it seems he may have found a measure of normalcy at last. That is, until a hitherto unknown terrorist organisation comes up with a plan to execute a major attack on the East Coast of the United States within a week.

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  • Book 7

    • The Bourne Deception

    • By: Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • should have read the reviews

    • By Patrick on 07-02-09

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Jason Bourne's nemesis, Arkadin, is still hot on his trail, and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.

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  • Book 8

    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    Facing down mercenaries in Africa, Jason Bourne witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton. Her killing dredges up snatches of Bourne's impaired memory, in particular the murder of a young woman on Bali who entrusted him with a strangely engraved ring­­ - an artifact of such powerful significance that people have killed to obtain it. Now he's determined to find the ring's owner and purpose. But Bourne never knows what terrible acts he'll discover he committed when he digs into the past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very hard to follow.

    • By Bob Larive on 06-12-10

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Readers and listeners were first introduced to Jason Bourne's nemesis Leonid Arkadin, a brilliant Russian assassin and fearless international mercenary, in The Bourne Sanction. His girlfriend was killed during a fight for which an enraged Arkadin blames Bourne. In The Bourne Deception, Arkadin hunted Bourne to take revenge and kill him. Bourne, in a fight for his life, learned that Arkadin's skills mirror Jason's because he received the same original CIA Treadstone training.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Overall disappointing

    • By A.J. on 02-01-11

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  • Book 9

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Dominion

    • By: Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources. He needs the help of his long-time friend, General Boris Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2. Karpov is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Lesson Learned

    • By Slide01 on 08-08-11

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Of all Robert Ludlum's bestsellers, the Bourne novels remain among his most-read, most listened-to, and most-loved. Re-enter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin like no other, in this latest fast-paced, action-packed instalment that shows why Ludlum still remains the unsurpassed master of the genre.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Overwritten - tries too hard

    • By Steve on 05-19-12

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  • Book 10

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Imperative

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia. Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad's most feared killer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Leave this "fish" in the water...

    • By Michael Davis on 06-24-12

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    • The Bourne Imperative

    • By: Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When Jason Bourne pulls a drowning man from a lake, he discovers that the man is not only freezing - but bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He wakes as an amnesiac, with no memory of who he is or why he was shot - and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own past. Meanwhile, Mossad agent Rebekah is so determined to find this man that she's gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and risks a summary execution if caught by her former colleagues.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Expecting a lot better, unfortunately

    • By Susan on 08-13-12

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  • Book 11

    • 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 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    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

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Retribution

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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 convinces 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.

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  • Book 12

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Ascendancy

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    In this thrilling and absorbing new novel Jason Bourne is faced with an impossible mission. He has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit meeting in Qatar, shielding the minister from any assassination attempts. Suddenly, armed gunmen storm the room, killing everyone but Bourne. Their target, however, isn't the minister Bourne impersonates...it is Bourne himself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe how lame this book comes off.

    • By Jim on 06-22-14

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