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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Jeremy Davidson Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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The Bourne Deception picks up where The Bourne Sanction left off. 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.

Meanwhile, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt by what seems to be an Iranian missile. A massive global investigative team is assembled to get at the truth of the situation before it can all escalate into an international scandal. Jason Bourne's search for the man who shot him intersects with the search for the people or the group that brought down the airliner, which leads Bourne into one of the most deadly and challenging situations in his entire life.

With the threat of a new world war brewing, Bourne finds himself in a race against time to uncover the truth and find the person behind his assault, all the while being stalked by his unknown nemesis. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/13/2014

    " The book was good - fast paced and exciting. But I don't like how it ended. I hate it when the ending is just a set-up for the next book. I felt like something was missing at the end and there were too many loose ends. "

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

    " I thought this was a good book until the ending. I hate the way it ended. Too many things were left unanswered. Not sure if they're going to be addressed in the next book.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tomoaki | 2/2/2014

    " I don't think I will read this seires with this author. I did not feel excitement when I am reading through this book. I may try some other books with Robert Ludlum's. I thought this book was written by him since his name was written on top of the cover, but I was wrong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 1/30/2014

    " Not a bad read. For me, the jury is still out on a new author taking over as writer of the Bourne franchise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Lloyd | 1/25/2014

    " Very good book. Action packed page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 1/21/2014

    " Mediocre. Eric Van Lustbader is not Robert Ludlum! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 1/19/2014

    " Shadowy master assassin Jason Bourne spends too much time offstage in bestseller Lustbader's cliche-ridden fourth thriller in the Ludlum franchise (after The Bourne Sanction). Having pushed his latest archenemy, Russian Leonid Arkadin, off a tanker into the ocean, Bourne assumes his foe must be dead. Not long after, Arkadin ambushes Bourne, hitting him with a rifle shot that would've killed a normal man. Seriously but not mortally wounded, Bourne decides to keep his survival a secret. The duel between the pair gets submerged in a plot line about a corrupt U.S. defense secretary's efforts to use the downing of a civilian airliner in Egypt by an Iranian missile as a casus belli. The action sequences and inevitable betrayals are old hat. Clumsy prose doesn't help ( She was dead, but he could not forget her, or what she caused in him: the tiniest fissure in the speckled granite of his soul, through which her mysterious light had begun to trickle, like the first snowmelt of spring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 1/18/2014

    " I great thriller, I loved the political undertones that it had throughout. If you like the Bourne movies you will love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Sosis | 1/1/2014

    " good read so far and a breathtaking (if slightly predictable) ride. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 12/27/2013

    " slim pickings in the audio book section... but we learned our lesson last time we did the 2 day drive to telluride - Corman McCarthy is some tough listening while driving so trying something fluffier this time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Birk | 12/20/2013

    " Not nearly as enjoyable as the movies. I don't know if it's Van Lustbader's inability to copy Ludlum's style, but it was certainly not a can't-put-it-down book like some of the other Bourne books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 12/3/2013

    " Hmm...maybe it would have been better if I had reread the preceding book since it did very little recapping. But it seemed to me it didn't so much end as set up the next book and I felt like I just wasn't getting something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suby | 12/3/2013

    " The plot is excellent in the same old Robert Ludlum style. Only the narrative style is somewhat deficient. If only Eric Van Lustbader could match original Robert Ludlum in narrative creativity then this could have ended up as another of the great espionage novels ever written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magnus | 7/26/2013

    " OK Bourne book, but it isn't Robert Ludlum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malia | 7/15/2012

    " One of the best of Bourne, reads. Bourne must have 28 lives. That guy does have a death wish... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace Lockridge | 6/24/2012

    " The latest novel in the Jason Bourne series. It kept my attention to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy | 2/20/2012

    " Typical Jason Bourne thriller---makes you wonder just how much of the Iran controvesy protrayed in this book is real???? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 8/26/2011

    " This was a poor effort and not up to Ludlum-Bourne franchise standards. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Samie Foster | 3/27/2011

    " Will post a detailed review later "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay Connor | 3/20/2011

    " Can't recommend "The Bourne Deception." International texture, intrigue of Ludlum, but sadly Jason descends to a masochistic stick figure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Peder | 11/25/2010

    " 2.5 actually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 9/26/2010

    " slow read but a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 4/5/2010

    " I read this book while on summer vacation and it was ideal - light enough to read while at the beach and entertaining enough to keep me turning pages. I enjoyed Van Lustbader's writing style and would read another of his Bourne books if the opportunity presents itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/14/2010

    " Amazing that another author can so capture Ludlum's style; but he's dead on! It's like my favorite college author is still with us. Jason Bourne lives on! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edb | 12/29/2009

    " Pretty good story, but nowhere near as good as the earlier Bourne books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbierandall1 | 10/10/2009

    " Never-ending action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/1/2009

    " Van Lustbader is doing a gallant job of keeping Jason Bourne alive and I did enjoy the book. But I miss Robert Ludlum. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (1927–2001) was the author of twenty-five novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. His works include The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and, perhaps most famously, the Jason Bourne series—The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum—among others. The Bourne novels were the basis for three blockbuster films. Born in New York City, Ludlum received a BA from Wesleyan University, and before becoming an author, he was a United States Marine, a theater actor, and a producer.

About the Narrator

Jeremy Davidson played the role of Master Sergeant Chase Moran for five seasons in the television series Army Wives, and has guest-starred on numerous shows, including Brothers & SistersCold CaseWithout a Trace, and Boston Legal. He has appeared extensively onstage, including opposite John Goodman and Brenda Fricker in the Geffen Playhouse production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. An Earphones Award–winning narrator, he has also given voice to a number of bestselling audiobooks.