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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Van Lustbader Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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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.

The trail will lead him through layers of conspiracy to a vicious Russian mercenary, Leonid Arkadin, who was also a graduate of the Central Intelligence training program Treadstone. A covert course designed to create ruthless assassins for C.I., it was shuttered by Congress for corruption. Yet before it was dismantled, it produced Bourne and Arkadin, giving them equal skills, equal force, and equal cunning.

As Bourne's destiny circles closer to Arkadin's, it becomes clear that the eventual collision of these men is not of their own making. Someone else has been watching and manipulating them. Someone who wants to know, Who is the more deadly agent?

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B.R. Stateham | 2/17/2014

    " As a Jason Bourne novel goes it's . . . . well, okay. But nothing to shout to the world about. "

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

    " It was ok, but not Ludlum's Bourne. It was something much less "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 2/9/2014

    " I love the Bourne stories. I love the Bourne movies or is it Mat Damon? A summer would not be a summer without reading one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 1/21/2014

    " Did not finish, too hard to follow, too many car chases. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe Corbin | 1/18/2014

    " The worst of the Bourne series. Too many characters to keep track of, poor story, and NO action! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tiddle | 1/14/2014

    " Fast paced, as expected. Plots overtly convoluted. Lots of loose ends. "

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

    " I discovered Ludlum in the 80's as I recall. I read all the Bourne novels except for this one which I believe was written after Ludlum died...will be curious to see if anyone I know has read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tareque Ismail | 1/12/2014

    " Robert Ludlum's knack for writing engrossing spy stories continues "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magnus | 12/31/2013

    " This was by far the toughest Bourne book to read. Had a hard time being engaged. Might be the last I read in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/18/2013

    " It was good, but not as good as the original Robert Ludlum books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jewel | 11/30/2013

    " I learned that Lustbader cannot equal Robert Ludlum's writing in the 'Bourne' novels. I won't read another of his 'Bourne' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shena | 11/18/2013

    " Pretty good - just like all the Bourne books. But, of course, gave me nightmares at night because I am way too impressionable. (= "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 10/21/2013

    " this book is a mystery. in my opinion this was not as good as some of the other bourne books. i could not seem to put my finger on what was bothering me about this. i gave the book three stars and i recomend it i also hope you enjoyed it more than i did "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/14/2013

    " Eric Van Lustbader's style is a bit different from Ludlum's but I enjoy his writing as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Halloran | 7/8/2013

    " I have loved the previous bourne stories, but I missed the previous book and I feel like I missed something huge. It felt like I was reading a book but missed the first key chapters. So... my bad rating may be more about that than the story. I liked it overall though. I would love to see it in film "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva María | 6/7/2013

    " I liked more Carlos as Bourne enemy, Arkadin was good, but Carlos was the best "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimmie G | 3/5/2013

    " It was the first one I tried to listen too and there is too much going on to listen and drive. I like the movies better-will wait for this one on DVD. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy Riva | 1/28/2013

    " This book does not live up to Robert Ludlum''s legacy. I was interested in Bourne but found the story a repeat of other Bourne storylines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 12/26/2012

    " Ok not as good as the others - kinda a weak ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Amend | 12/19/2012

    " The book isn't badly written but it, like all of Lustbaders Bourne books, doesn't live up to the first three books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramanatha | 8/30/2012

    " Looks like Jason does not die! But that is OK with me as I like the series. Quite thrilling and fairly believable scenes. Not as good as the Ultimatum, but still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 7/2/2012

    " I liked the book somewhat but plot was too typical of previous Bourne stories. It is time to give Jason Bourne new assignments/plots. Perhaps have Jason recruited by Pamela Landy under some special circumstances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/16/2012

    " Excellent continuation of the series. I really like Van Lustbader's switch to more complex plots and more complex characters (beyond Bourne-who is certainly less complex than Ludlum's Bourne). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 12/16/2011

    " I miss Ludlum. This is formulaic and boring. I read it all because I just kept hoping it would get better. I like the movies much better. Lustbader must have been hired to churn these out for $$ more than quality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Hubenthal | 11/16/2011

    " The language is exceptionally awful--fair warning. I think I keep reading the series only to somehow cling to what I like about the movies. This book series overall is the only example I can think of where the movie is so much better that the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 11/6/2011

    " Keeps the action up and the reader wanting more. On to Dominion!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 8/14/2011

    " Arkadin, the antagonist in the last three novels changed quite a bit in this installment. His personality changed. I had a hard time believing this was the same character from the previous two books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Harvey | 5/8/2011

    " I was lost in the florid descriptions and name dropping. I hate to read a book where the author lists people without establishing a character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 4/30/2011

    " Lustbader's best in a while, but still not as good as his first Bourne book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 3/11/2011

    " I liked the book somewhat but plot was too typical of previous Bourne stories. It is time to give Jason Bourne new assignments/plots. Perhaps have Jason recruited by Pamela Landy under some special circumstances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/31/2011

    " ok, really - not that great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geni | 1/17/2011

    " Typical Jason Bourne unbelievable mayhem. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 12/8/2010

    " Yikes, either this was way worse than the other or else the terrible writing is just made glaringly obvious by the audio version. Either way, I'm glad its done! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tiddle | 12/5/2010

    " Fast paced, as expected. Plots overtly convoluted. Lots of loose ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennica | 11/29/2010

    " really really good for a thriller/mystery/spy book. I'm a huge fan of the Bourne series, and although this guy didn't create Jason Bourne, I think he does a great job of continuing the story line. i'm going to read all of his books... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 9/22/2010

    " Basic Bourne book that continues where the last one left off. Basic read...nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/20/2010

    " Eric Van Lustbader's style is a bit different from Ludlum's but I enjoy his writing as well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 9/20/2010

    " This is one case in which the movies are better than the books. This book jumped every few pages from location to location and from character to character. Just not engrossing for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddie | 9/10/2010

    " This was another Jason Bourne adventure. About as good as could be expected. The movies were better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xicanodan | 8/27/2010

    " It was okay. It seemed rushed, and not enough action scenes for me. It still kept me reading though. If you like the Bourne series, and are familiar with the characters, it's a good one to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janice | 8/19/2010

    " The readers objective is to get to know the characters and follow along with them in the plot. In this book, there are just too many characters for the reader to keep track of, so it makes it a tough start for a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 8/16/2010

    " As odd as this sounds, I like the Bourne novels by Eric Van Lustbader better than the originals by Robert Ludlum. This is the best one yet. "

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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

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense.