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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Van Lustbader Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Braverman Shaw, Bravo to his friends, always knew his father had secrets. But not until his mysterious death does Bravo discover the enormity of his father's hidden life as a high-ranking member of the Order of Gnostic Observatines, a sect founded by followers of St. Francis of Assisi and believed to have been wiped out centuries ago. For more than 800 years, the Order has preserved an ancient cache of documents, including a long-lost Testament attributed to Christ that could shake Christianity to its foundation.

As its latest keeper, Bravo, an accomplished medieval scholar and cryptanalyst, must follow the esoteric clues his father left behind while outsmarting the Knights of St. Clement, a secret society sponsored by the Papacy that has been after the Testament since the Crusades. Bravo has become both a target and a pawn in an ongoing war far larger and more deadly than any he could have imagined. From New York City to Washington, D.C., Paris, Venice, and beyond, the race is on for the quintessential prize...the Testament.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pa | 2/15/2014

    " A rather violent tale of religious conflict (rather similar to the DaVinci Code, but not as well crafted). Not a bad read, but too many implausible events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Graeme Stokes | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting, however no Bourne Novel. "

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

    " Good writing but the ploot was stretched a bit too much for me. Have read it twice now "

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

    " who needs Dan Brown! good mystery, and not quite so negative on the RC church... "

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

    " Again...audiobook. This was long and took forever to complete. It was interesting from a religio-historical perspective (is that even a term?!), but the plotline was predictable, and not particularly inspired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/23/2014

    " An interesting and fast-paced thriller with that one-man-must-save-the-world quality to it. The historical elements of religious crusader types and possible outcomes resulting from their battles reminded me somewhat of Dan Brown's novels. Sometimes muddled. Worth a read, especially if you like intrigue, spies, deception, and similar elements in your stories. Not Eric Van Lustbader's best work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Imageseer | 1/17/2014

    " fun, but painfully predictable. I mean, I know i'm not really embracing fine literature with most book in this genre, but this was overtly bad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edward Glapthorn | 1/16/2014

    " One of the worst books I've ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Mann | 1/13/2014

    " Very nice story by a talented author. Thriller with good pace, interesting characters and proper settings. A perfect weekend book by the lake w/ a glass of (add adult bev or your choice here). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 12/27/2013

    " Amazing. At first I was concerned it was going to be too much like the da Vinci Code..NOT. Every so often I'd turn a page and go "Holy $hit!" Lots of twists and turns. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 12/4/2013

    " These books always make me want to be a spy / assasin - think it would be a great career. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 10/24/2013

    " The testament is a good action adventure based around ancient christianity. Well written fast paced and typical of what one might expect from Eric Van Lustbader, who has written some of the Jason Bourne novels for the Robert Ludlum estate. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James Osborne | 9/29/2013

    " Meh. Boring, never grabbed my attention. Had to struggle to finish it so I could move on to something else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 5/27/2013

    " I have read many of this author's books, including his Bourne ones, and I can't quite figure out his writing style(s). This one is in a "DaVinci Code" kinda vein. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 4/25/2013

    " I enjoyed the adventure and action throughout the story. There were a few details left hazy or rushed but overall a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie Lewandowski | 2/5/2013

    " if you liked the Da Vinci code, you would enjoy this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 6/30/2012

    " a good read, similar to Brown's Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code, biblical background. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brian | 4/12/2012

    " I just couldn't get into this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven | 3/28/2012

    " The ending was not bad but the bulk of this novel seemed formulac, the writing was mediocre, and the characters stiff. I have enjoyed the authors other novels more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina | 11/21/2011

    " Good enouf to read twice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff Gore | 8/20/2011

    " Took me a littel while to get into this one. At first I was surprised given the author is such a big name that in fact in the early stages it seemed pretty cliche, but I kept persisting and it got better as it went along. In the end I really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 DebZ | 6/16/2011

    " Rather disappointing, especially considering how much I have enjoyed many of his other books. Along the Catholic- conspiracy lines of the DaVinci Code, there is plenty of action, but the story seemed predictable and the characters were not well-developed enough to hold my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Reeder | 5/25/2011

    " was a fun read several subplots to follow which kept me wanting to not put it down. read last 150 pages nonstop "

  • 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 "

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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

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters.