Extended Audio Sample

Download The Bourne Legacy Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Bourne Legacy Audiobook, by Eric Van Lustbader Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,076 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Van Lustbader Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jason Bourne Series Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781593975548
Regular Price: $19.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $15.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Timed to coincide with the feature film release of The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon, comes a new novel in the bestselling tradition of Robert Ludlum’s beloved Bourne series 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 #1 bestselling novels, his bestselling 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 bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader to create a brand new Jason Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy. Jason Bourne, international assassin of deadly repute, was an identity assumed by covert agent David Webb. Retired from the CIA and now a professor at Georgetown University, Webb’s life is finally his own-until he becomes the target of an assassin and is framed for the murder of his two closest associates. Fighting for his life against unseen assailants, the Bourne identity asserts itself, leaving Jason Bourne in control. Barely a half-step ahead of his nemesis and the CIA, who believes he has gone rogue, Bourne finds himself a pawn in a larger, far deadlier game.

Download and start listening now!

BK_AREN_000383

Quotes & Awards

  • Lustbader remains a fine choice to fill Ludlum's large shoes, and he has delivered a work worthy of the Bourne legacy. USA Today

  • “It's a hearty serving of meat and potatoes action adventure, just the sort of fare that both Ludlum's and Lustbader's fans relish. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/10/2014

    " More nuanced plot than some other books of this genre. Fast paced, well written and thoroughly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/23/2014

    " Van Lustbader picks up exceedingly well where Robert Ludlum left off. So often shadow writers who try to follow a great genre or series with their own sequels provide mere pale imitations or worse. Not so with this book. Ludlum fans will devour the fast action, intrigue and multiple paths this book provides so well. The aithor has used Ludlum's Bourne novels rather than the popular movies as his background for this story. As is so often the case the movies are great but Ludlum's original novels are SO much better! Some of van Lustbader's supporting characters are not overly developed and now and then the reader experiences a "yeah sure - as if that could really happen" moment but this is fast moving adventure not extraordinary literature. As an action adventure novel this one excels. A fantastic read for pure enjoyment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 1/14/2014

    " Quick read and fits well in the spy genera. However, fans of the original Bourne series, as written by Ludlum, will be a bit disappointed. I give it a 2 1/2 out of 4, whereas the original series easily gets a 4 out of 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shireen Idroos | 1/14/2014

    " Ahhhh. This delivered from beginning to end. Looking forward to reading the next two. Hope movie plans for this next trilogy move forward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 1/10/2014

    " Reading this series out of order, though I know the basic story-line. This was a good read, and I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/1/2014

    " This is an execrable airport novel I only finished because I hate myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Sagirs | 12/19/2013

    " Not as good as the original trilogy, but better than expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 10/12/2013

    " I've only seen the movies so I can't compare it to Ludlum's original books. This is written by another author (the Ludlum estate appears to be franchising the Bourne brand). It's an easy read and kept me engaged, though the plot wasn't as complicated or as deep as other spy/action/thrillers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davin | 10/11/2013

    " It was okay. The author puts Bourne in situations in which he routinely gets his butt handed to him, which is a little out of character, but I guess that's okay. The action was also a little lacking compared to the original trilogy, but overall it's not a bad story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Childofhate | 9/2/2013

    " A blot on the legacy of Robert Ludlum. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsty Smith | 6/30/2013

    " This was the last book my dad recommended to me to read. if you the bourne series you will like this, there are a few parts to the book which differ from the filsm which i found confusing at the start but good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/26/2013

    " Another nice twist at the end - I thought someone was going to have to die, but he allowed both to live and worked it out nicely. Tons of twists and double crosses!! I would read more of this author. "

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

    " Didn't like it that much as the Ludlum ones, still very entertaining, someone from the past comes to make Bourne's life more 'complete' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 5/24/2013

    " Not impressed. I could only suspend disbelief so long before it was too much. The basic storyline was good but the execution was flawed in many different ways. As a writer you are told to "show, don't tell." This book didn't follow that rule and POV was all over the place. Glad to be done with it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slacker | 4/27/2013

    " Overall better than Bourne Ultimatum. But not as good as I had hoped. The different author has a different style and the story moved decidedly different. I am not sure I will finish the series at this point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Loftus | 3/25/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, it was a light and exciting spy thriller. The Bourne character is a good vehicle for this type of thing and the author channels Ludlum very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 2/6/2013

    " This is the first in the new series of Jason Bourne novels written by Eric Van Lustbader at the request of Rober Ludlum's estate. I very good Bourne novel for all Jason Bourne fans "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma Scott | 8/30/2012

    " It has taken a long time to finish this book, it was hard work due to the fact didn't like the way it was written nor did i get to know the characters as I did with Robert Ludlum's books. I won't be reading anymore of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teddy | 8/8/2012

    " Good, but kind of took forever to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Ruff | 6/21/2012

    " Well written sequel by Eric Van Lustaber to Ludlum's original Triology "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Waddell | 6/11/2012

    " I absolutely love the Bourne novels. Even the later non Ludlum novels are superb. The plots are first rate and this one is no exception. The Bourne Legacy is an exciting griping read perfect for a holiday. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kassandra | 12/21/2011

    " I think i generally just don't like it when new writers take story lines from other authors and perfectly good characters and make major changes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Snyder | 12/20/2011

    " It feels strange reading a book about Jason Bourne written by someone other than Ludlum. Not my favorite of the series for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemel | 9/18/2011

    " Mind-provoking. Lustbader has Ludlum's kick! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 5/21/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It was full of action, intrigue, and the little spy tricks of the trade that made Jason Bourne such a popular character to begin with. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joeri | 5/1/2011

    " Only read a few chapters of this very disappointing sequel to a brilliant trilogy. In the first chapter interesting characters of the original series die and the story and writing didn't seem to captivate me at all. To me this book isn't worthy of the Bourne name. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 2/26/2011

    " I really like the Bourne series. While this one was ok, I really prefer the Ludlom books. Van Lustbader's attempt was a little too long and had more details than I wanted to know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nneka | 1/12/2011

    " Amazing. I just could not put it down. Eric Van Lustbader I duff my hat for you "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 1/4/2011

    " I just don't care for Lustbader's writing, can't seem to get into any of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arun | 12/30/2010

    " unputdownable.. khan vs bourne.. lustbader at his best "

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

    " I did not like how he treated the character as just another CIA operative. I did not like that he had joined/merged the Bourne/David personalities prior to the traumatic event at the end that would have accomplished it. This new series is pale and tepid compared to the originals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 10/15/2010

    " This is the first in the new series of Jason Bourne novels written by Eric Van Lustbader at the request of Rober Ludlum's estate. I very good Bourne novel for all Jason Bourne fans "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 9/28/2010

    " Not as good as 1st 3, but an action packed good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauro | 9/13/2010

    " Doesn't compare to Ludlum's Bourne books, but still a nice novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley.h | 8/26/2010

    " This was my favorite out of all 8 or 7 books.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 8/24/2010

    " Didn't bother finishing. The plot was transparent and the writing very awkward. This is the second novel I have tried of a dead author's character brought back to life by a ghost writer, and hated both. Are any worth reading? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/27/2010

    " * same review for series.

    Good series, I love the old school spy crap like how they have to use pay phones and faxing is all high-tech.

    Nothing like the movies don't expect them to be.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 7/21/2010

    " First read of the bourne series from this author, took a lil getting used to, but he followed Robert Ludlum closely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 7/14/2010

    " Well written sequel by Eric Van Lustaber to Ludlum's original Triology "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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 Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.