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Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Enigma

By: Eric Van Lustbader
Narrated by: Holter Graham
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Publisher's Summary

Jason Bourne is back in this "rollicking roller-coaster ride of spy games" as a riddle leaves Bourne with less than four days to prevent a cataclysmic international war" (BookReporter.com).

On the eve of Russian general Boris Karpov's wedding, Jason Bourne receives an enigmatic message from his old friend and fellow spymaster. In Moscow, what should be a joyous occasion turns bloody and lethal. Now Bourne is the only one who can decipher Karpov's cryptogram.

He discovers that Karpov has betrayed his sovereign to warn Bourne of a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has only four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it. The trail Karpov has been following leads Bourne to Cairo and the doorstep of Ivan Borz, the elusive international arms dealer infamous for hiding behind a never-ending series of false identities, a man Bourne has been hunting ever since he abducted former Treadstone director Soraya Moore and her two-year-old daughter and brutally murdered Soraya's husband.

Bourne must travel to war-torn Syria and then Cyprus as he chases the astonishing truth. The clock is ticking, and Bourne has less than four days to solve Karpov's riddle - and hunt down Borz - if he hopes to prevent a cataclysmic international war...

©2016 Eric Van Lustbader (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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What happened to this character and who wrote this book????

Jason Bourne is nowhere in this book. I can't even follow the way this story. I can't even finish it. The dialogue is terrible. I am so disappointed in this book. It doesn't have the right to be called a "sequel" to the Bourne series.

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I Miss Robert Ludlum!

Jason Bourne in this novel is not the character created in "The Bourne Identity." While that is not necessarily bad, I found this book frustrating to follow and the characters absurd. The narration was worse than I thought possible, with every character virtually indistinguishable from every other. The narrator chose a deliberately choppy style, inserting pauses between 2- or 3-word bursts, which quickly becomes irritating on a novel of this length. It may be that my irritation with the narration has colored my impression of the characters and plot in this book, but this is one with which I wish I had not wasted my time.

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The Worst Listen

After 200 Audible listens this is the worst. Deleted a 1/3 of the way. Horrible. Want my money back.

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Bourne Enigma is a well done story. I enjoyed it

Bourne Enigma is a well done story. I enjoyed it immensely while driving.

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A Robert Ludlum book should not need an X rating

What disappointed you about Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Enigma?

I have read and listened to many, many Ludlum books over the years. What idiot decided the stories would benefit from gratuitous scenes of masturbation, rape, incest, including between thirteen year old twins, and sexual torture? Ludlum's stories have always been able to stand on their own without a need for shock value or pornography that add nothing at all to the story.

What do you think your next listen will be?

It will be one of the Covert One books I have already downloaded.

Have you listened to any of Holter Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any of his other performances.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If you leave out all the inappropriate scenes, the story is a good one, but there are so many other Robert Ludlum books and authors that I would skip this one in favor of any of the others. I will avoid this author in the future.

Any additional comments?

No.

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well perfect plan for not selling another book

Written as if the author wanted to be a soft porn writer. Narrated in such a staccato way that it detracted immensely from the book. Bad enough that the producer should have killed it by end of first chapter. Could possibly be worst all around story, narration and production performance I have read.

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Nothing good in this book!

I did not like the bad language or the explicit sexual lines of the book. I did not even finish it. I will never recommend it to anyone!

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Could not listen to narrator long enough to finish

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I do not know if the story line got any better after the first chapter but the narrator is terrible. He is all wrong for the book.

Has Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Enigma turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not so much.

How could the performance have been better?

Different performer/reader.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Absolute disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I will get my money back and delete the book.

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Awesome action and adventure!!!

The story was very suspenseful, full of twists and great action sequences!!! Loved it!!!

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Horrible Narration

Has Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Enigma turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes if they continue with this narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Holter Graham’s performances?

Probably not. He speaks as if he can only read three word groups.

Any additional comments?

No

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