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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 Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jason Bourne Series Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781607882275
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After Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed while in Indonesia, he fakes his death to take on a new identity and mission—to find out who is trying to assassinate him. In the process, Bourne begins to question who he really is and what he would become if he no longer carried the Bourne identity. Across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt—apparently by an Iranian missile—leaving the world wondering if it was an accident or an act of aggression. A massive global team lead by Soraya Moore is assembled to investigate the attack before the situation escalates.

When Bourne’s search for his would-be assassin intersects with Soraya’s search for the group behind the airplane bombing, Bourne is thrust into a race to prevent a new world war. But it may already be too late.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 2/19/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl France | 2/19/2014

    " Great movie and I love the tiurns that the series has taken. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trisha | 2/9/2014

    " Another good Bourne story - though try read these in order. I missed a book or two and was a bit confused at the beginning. The usual shinanigans - lots of fighting and intrigue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 2/8/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 2/2/2014

    " I definitely enjoyed this book but felt it was a little disjointed. I am a Robert Ludlum fan and I think that Eric Van Lustbader is doing a fine job of keeping the Bourne series going. However, I really have to try to not make the comparison between his writing style and Ludlum's. Is it just me or is the style getting farther away from the original with each new book? If I can keep myself from making the comparison I do thoroughly enjoy the Bourne series and will continue to recommend them and read more myself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 2/2/2014

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MepoInc | 1/22/2014

    " It was a good book and follows almost exactly where the previous book left off. Several twists and such, not really too many surprises in this one though. I could have done without the lesbian crap in the book. I saw no need to put this in to forward the story line, and the stuff about the depends / fecal torture, that could have been left out as it had almost nothing to do with the story. I started to feel at several points that the author was spreading the story out in almost too many different ways. If this had been a movie you would get dizzy from them switching from one group of people / scene to another going on somewhere else at the same time. At one time there were five or six scenes going on simultaneously, along with scenes of flashbacks. I had lost track a few times reading this, but it was fairly easy to pick back up as to where you actually were. Because of this I gave it only 3, where I had given most in the series 4. Now onto book 9. ^mepo "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/19/2014

    " This Bourne book was pretty predictable..........not much happened that I totally did not expect. You will like it if you are a Bourne fan like I am, but if not, you might yawn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rudy | 1/13/2014

    " This Bourne installment was the most difficult to follow. So many characters and sub plots, hard to keep them all straight. The ending is so vague and open ended, not sure what to expect from the next volume. I'd be quite interested to learn more about King Solomon's gold, however! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 12/31/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/22/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/20/2013

    " 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie Beck | 12/16/2013

    " A rousing global chase around the world involving a secret organization, a special ring, and deception at the highest points of U.S. government. A great Bourne book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shena | 12/15/2013

    " 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 Aaron Amend | 12/11/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nahdi | 5/8/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 4/4/2013

    " Ok, but very long and confusing to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/13/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dani Meier | 1/11/2013

    " Not as good as he used to be "

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

    " good. Jason just can't catch a break, everyone is after him - the supposed good guys and the baddies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/15/2012

    " Typical Jason Bourne but very enjoyable. Lots of names to keep straight makes it a challenge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 5/14/2012

    " The Lustbader books don't hold a candle to Ludlum. I continue to read them for the Bourne fix, but I find J.B. becoming less and less like the original character. This book is naturally action-packed, but the desired plot twists and intrigue are weak. It's entertaining, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marianne | 4/6/2012

    " I did not finish the book. It was a big disappointment "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Charchian | 3/21/2012

    " Only just an okay book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magnus | 2/22/2012

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 2/14/2012

    " 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 B.R. Stateham | 1/3/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Halloran | 6/27/2011

    " 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 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 6/25/2011

    " Too many characters to keep track of. "

  • 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. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.