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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (473 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Van Lustbader Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jason Bourne Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781611134513
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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. Do the answers to these mysteries lie back in southeast Lebanon, in a secret encampment to which Bourne and Rebeka escaped following a firefight weeks ago?

The complex trail links to the mission given to Treadstone directors Peter Marks and Soraya Moore: find the semi-mythic terrorist assassin known as Nicodemo.

In the course of Bourne’s desperate, deadly search for a secret that will alter the future of the entire world, he will experience both triumph and loss, and his life will never be the same.

Now everything turns on the amnesiac. Bourne must learn his identity and purpose before both he and Rebeka are killed. From Stockholm to Washington, DC, from Mexico City to Beijing, the web of lies and betrayals extends into a worldwide conspiracy of monumental proportions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] action-packed thriller…The unrelenting action in the novel clearly shows how this series has become so popular both in print and on the screen.”

    Suspense Magazine

  • “Van Lustbader pulls readers through the story with gusto…For series fans, a solid continuation of Bourne’s story.”

    Booklist

  • Thriller addicts who love intricate webs of conspiracy mixed with an adrenalin rush of action and global adventure will snap this one up. Library Journal on The Bourne Objective
  • “Slickly paced…All-consuming.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • This novel rocks-it's filled with action, adventure, and has plenty of plot twists and turns . . . an entertaining, thrilling roller-coaster ride you won't want to end . . . a heart-pounding, adrenaline-inducing, action-packed novel that fans of the Jason Bourne franchise should eagerly embrace. It's a great novel, really, whether you are a longtime fan, or are relatively new to the series . . . an excellent novel. BestsellersWorld.com on The Bourne Objective
  • Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
  • As twisted, dark and exciting as the others. THE OKLAHOMAN on THE BOURNE SANCTION
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 2/20/2014

    " Fast paced and exciting. Easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/18/2014

    " A quick read. But I have to say i really prefer the Bourne films. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 2/17/2014

    " Reading books in the Bourne series became addictive sometime ago. The Bourne Imperative seems stale. It is a story but the characters do not really develop. This was obviously written just to keep the series alive; you wouldn't understand much of the story without having read the previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amit Chaudhari | 2/9/2014

    " I am starting to loose interest in the Bourne series. The plot is interesting right from the start and keeps you engaged . I feel the end could have been better . I wonder sometimes whether we really to drag the story to make the size of the book bigger "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 P.e.lolo | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, the charcters were thought out. The story was fast paced moved right along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassi | 1/16/2014

    " I think this is the second Bourne book by Van Lusbader I've read. They way the story flows it seems as though Ludlum is still writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anni | 1/12/2014

    " Typical, thrilling, action-packed Bourne story. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the many characters, but as always, Van Lustbader pulls it together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerri | 1/4/2014

    " I enjoyed it more after the set-up of background and setting all the components in place. It became quite frightening when looking at the world today. Was not necessarily surprised by the ending. Even saying all of this I enjoyed it. What's not to enjoy...it's Jason Bourne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Spiegel | 1/2/2014

    " Not my favorite. Lots of threads...very choppy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Johnson | 12/21/2013

    " After Van Lustbader's last 2 Bourne novels I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this as they had been a little hard to follow and seemed to be slower than usual. However, this one is much more like Ludlum's original Bourne novels with a lot of action and surprise twists to the very end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Bergq | 12/13/2013

    " Ver good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Howell | 12/12/2013

    " Jason Bourne is back in the newest installment of the Jason Bourne series. It's a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 9/20/2013

    " Oh so hard to read. It was difficult to follow and it was boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Davis | 9/7/2013

    " This book turned out to be a good read. From the arid landscape of Lebanon to the streets of Mexico City, Jason Bourne is one person who does not forgive. This was action pacted with several sub-plots. I enjoyed the intrigue. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Fleming | 6/5/2013

    " Gave up halfway through. It was slow and had some timeline issues that drove me crazy because they really should have been caught in editing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Embert | 5/6/2013

    " The plot was complicated and hard to follow at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milton Moon Louie | 2/28/2013

    " I think i may be missing something here. Seems like there were too many characters in this story. But overall Jason gets things done. And the bad guys get their. B "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/9/2013

    " Easy, fast paced read -- typical Bourne story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Kennedy | 1/30/2013

    " Another book in the Bourne Series. While Van Lustbader tells a good story, they are no where close to the first three that Ludlum wrote. It will be interesting to see how long Lustbadercan keep the series going because it seems like every book he is killing off 2 to 3 characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 1/5/2013

    " Enjoyed the audio version of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 10/25/2012

    " This was an okay book in the series. The beginning was a little slow and confusing for me but as it got going it got a little better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Parmjit/montanaridge | 10/13/2012

    " Which Jason Bourne book don't i like.. it will take a while to figure this out. A ruthless killer but has loyalty and compassion. Just don't get in his way if your doing wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian Darby | 7/11/2012

    " Pretty standard for Van Lustbader. Slightly hard to follow but enough pace and twists to keep me interested. Plus, it's Bourne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 7/8/2012

    " Lustbader writes another engaging Bourne novel that takes you around the globe. "

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About the Author
Author Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five bestselling novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Ninja and The Testament. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. He has also written several novels in Robert Ludlum’s highly successful Bourne series, including The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, and others. Before turning to writing full-time, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education. 

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.