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. He must utilise his murderous skills. But this time the will to survive is not enough. This time Bourne must reign supreme...
©1986 Robert Ludlum (P)2008 Random House Audio
Book 2:- narrator cuts the mustard as usual.
Plot:- Bourne gets into many death defying situations, but they were not overcooked. The motivation behind his current situation is once again borne out of manipulation, but with his split personality he thrives on death and destruction as Jason but on humanness as Webb...must be dreadful to be so conflicted.
Rather more swearing in this one, but most of it did reflect the emotion of the moment.
I was ok untill the last 3 chapters a bit repetitive of the story.
Ok but will listen to the next book, and hope to not be to dissatisfied with the whole of the story.
The book that keeps on giving.
Action from start to finish.
This is my third listen to the series :)
If you haven't read the trilogy you are missing out!! I've read the books 3 times now and I'm still on the edge of my seat whilst reading them, fantastic writing by Ludlum!
The narrator in this book is undoubtedly superb. But I do ask: why should anyone need a psychiatrist, when they know who and what they are, irrespective of their doubts.
"Much better than an already good movie"
Firstly the book and movie are almost separate entities and seeing/reading one should not exclude doing the other. The book is nicely structured with a rare level of dramatic irony playing out believably. The narration is good, creating different personalities for each character allowing for conversations with multiple characters to be easily followed but not pulling you out of the story with some over dramatic tone or accent. The story tends to be quite intense though and a fair level of concentration is required to follow the diverse number of characters.
"Best of the series"
Action, politics, psychology, complexity. Great story, keeping it tense until the end. Solid story telling from the performer.
"Another gripping story."
An excellent continuation from the Bourne Identity as Jason hunts down his imitator........the major from MI6 proved to be a fascinating addition to the overall plot.
"Very good interpretation, the story is ok"
It's a nice reading
the asian characters are very well represented: the accent and the way of speaking is perfect
actually, the book didn't move me; personally I prefer the first book
"Class and just as exciting as the read"
The story is told just as riveting as reading it when I did. really enjoyed this.
It is just a well told story with many twists and turns that make sense. If you like the political thriller with intrigue, you will love it.
great again, only Marie's accent not quiet there but it is a women's voice so that is understandable.
I could feel my anticipation and 'edge of seat' tension many times through out.
Highly recommend if you are a Bourne fan or fan of this genre
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