Jason Bourne
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  • 1
    The Bourne Identity: Bourne, Book 1 | Robert Ludlum

    The Bourne Identity: Bourne, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Darren McGavin
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    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.

    Awful

    I loved the film and I'm sure the full book is great but this version is badly edited, scenes are cut short and the plot doesn't flow at all. Add to t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 August 2007 by CC ()
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    The Bourne Identity | Robert Ludlum

    The Bourne Identity

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    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.

    An awful mess of a story

    Not what I expected at all. No depth. No ingenuity. Obvious twists. Too many characters, undeveloped. Annoying narration with faux-French and German a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 June 2015 by D. Wilkins (London, UK)
  • 2
    The Bourne Supremacy: Bourne, Book 2 | Robert Ludlum

    The Bourne Supremacy: Bourne, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Darren McGavin
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    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.

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    The Bourne Supremacy | Robert Ludlum

    The Bourne Supremacy

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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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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  • 3
    The Bourne Ultimatum: Bourne, Book 3 | Robert Ludlum

    The Bourne Ultimatum: Bourne, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Darren McGavin
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    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.

    Keep your money or buy the book

    Hard to describe just how shockingly bad this is. Perhaps the book's fantastic, but I'll never know because everything - the 1980s production values, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 July 2006 by Peter (LondonUnited Kingdom)
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    The Bourne Ultimatum | Robert Ludlum

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    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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  • 4
    The Bourne Legacy | Eric Van Lustbader

    The Bourne Legacy

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    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.

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  • 5
    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal | Eric van Lustbader

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Eric van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
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    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.

    Good story ruined by being abridged

    If you're listening to the series book by book then you've no choice other than listen to this abridged version as its the only one available.
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    Reviewed on 27 August 2015 by Bim ()
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    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction | Eric Van Lustbader

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
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    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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  • 7
    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception | Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception

    • ABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
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    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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  • 8
    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective | Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
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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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    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion | Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
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    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.

    Enjoyed this!

    I have really enjoyed the Bourne movies but I found Ludlum's books okay but rather complicated and yes boring which is not what Bourne is about. I ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Pammy (England UK)