Jason Bourne

18 books in series
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The Robert Ludlum Value Collection Publisher's Summary

The Bourne Identity: He is a man with an unknown past and an uncertain future. A man dragged from the sea riddled with bullets, his face altered by plastic surgery - a man bearing the dubious identity of Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life, the target of professional assassins, at the center of a maddening deadly puzzle. Who is Jason Bourne? To answer that question, he must find the secret buried deep in his own past. And the only one who can help him is a beautiful stranger - the woman who once would do anything to escape him.

The Bourne Supremecy: The Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China is brutally slain in a Kowloon cabaret, and all the clues point to the legendary assassin, Jason Bourne. But Bourne never existed! The name was created as a cover for ace agent David Webb on his search for the notorious killer Carlos. Now someone else has resurrected the Bourne identity, and Webb is forced to use his murderous skills to stop him. Because once again, like a nightmare relived, the woman he loves is suddenly torn from his life. To find her, to trap his own imposter, Webb must launch a desperate odyssey into the killing fields of international espionage.

The Bourne Ultimatum: Thirteen years have passed since David Webb was last forced to assume the alias of the assassin Jason Bourne. Thirteen blissfully peaceful years: time enough to raise a family with his wife Marie, time enough to begin to put the violence and betrayal of the past behind him. Now with one phone call Webb is thrust back into the madness. His greatest enemy, Carlos, is hunting again - determined to stalk and eliminate the one man whose reputation as an assassin approaches his own, a determination that promises pain and death for David Webb and those who mean the world to him.

©2005 Robert Ludlum (P)2005 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1-3

    • The Robert Ludlum Value Collection

    • The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum
    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Darren McGavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The Bourne Identity: He is a man with an unknown past and an uncertain future. A man dragged from the sea riddled with bullets, his face altered by plastic surgery - a man bearing the dubious identity of Jason Bourne. The Bourne Supremecy: The Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China is brutally slain in a Kowloon cabaret, and all the clues point to the legendary assassin, Jason Bourne. The Bourne Ultimatum: Thirteen years have passed since David Webb was last forced to assume the alias of the assassin Jason Bourne. Now with one phone call Webb is thrust back into the madness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a disappointment

    • By Gail on 08-25-16

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  • Book 1

    • The Bourne Identity

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Darren McGavin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86

    He is a man with an unknown past and an uncertain future. A man dragged from the sea riddled with bullets, his face altered by plastic surgery - a man bearing the dubious identity of Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life, the target of professional assassins, at the center of a maddening, deadly puzzle. Who is Jason Bourne? Listen to the sample below to hear Ludlum explain how an event in his life gave him the idea for The Bourne Identity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Then Bourne Identity

    • By Franklin on 12-09-03

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    • The Bourne Identity

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

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  • Book 2

    • The Bourne Supremacy

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Darren McGavin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    The Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China is brutally slain in a Kowloon cabaret, and all the clues point to the legendary assassin, Jason Bourne. But Bourne never existed! Listen to the sample below to hear Ludlum talk about writing The Bourne Supremacy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy Metal

    • By Mike on 03-16-06

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    • The Bourne Supremacy

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
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    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.

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  • Book 3

    • The Bourne Ultimatum

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Darren McGavin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Thirteen years have passed since David Webb was last forced to assume the alias of the assassin Jason Bourne. Now, with one phone call, Webb is thrust back into the madness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ultra Abridged

    • By Mark on 09-08-03

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    • The Bourne Ultimatum

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Ken on 07-23-12

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  • Book 4

    • The Bourne Legacy

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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
    • Abridged version is excellent

    • By Harish Ramachandran on 08-02-04

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  • Book 5

    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal

    • By: Eric van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Jason Bourne takes 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By andy on 02-28-14

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's Bourne but it ain't Ludlum.

    • By Doug DePaul on 10-15-17

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  • Book 6

    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By Michael on 05-15-18

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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, Professor Spector, 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: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read

    • By odinaka on 09-11-13

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  • Book 8

    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • what?

    • By Koutsunis on 06-09-10

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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. Now, in The Bourne Objective, Jason will turn the tables and target Arkadin. Hunter will become hunted.

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  • Book 9

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Dominion

    • By: Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    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
    • Waste of Time

    • By Boyd on 03-12-12

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion

    • By: Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Of all Robert Ludlum's best sellers, 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.

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