Customer Reviews for

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative (Bourne Series #10)

Average Rating 3.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I have read all of Ludlum's books and Eric Van Lustbader's books

I have read all of Ludlum's books and Eric Van Lustbader's books. I must say this is a fast read and one of Van Lustbader's better books.

posted by 18159846 on June 26, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

There are so many characters in this novel, you should like at l

There are so many characters in this novel, you should like at least one of them, right? But instead a tiresome series of fights occurs, multiple plot lines must be learned, and nothing that resonates in reality is there for the reader to be concerned about. We know tha...
There are so many characters in this novel, you should like at least one of them, right? But instead a tiresome series of fights occurs, multiple plot lines must be learned, and nothing that resonates in reality is there for the reader to be concerned about. We know that Bourne will win all of his fights, so reading the details of the battles seems a waste of time. Plenty of people die, but not one you care about. Well, maybe Rebeka. But the plot as it is is so wispy that the reader doesn't know what the stakes are. And the book is badly edited. "Her said" when "he said" is appropriate. Take a look at Chapter 28. Bourne is uncomfortable in the cockpit of the military plane:
"Bourne shifted his satphone from one ear to another...he was riding up in the cockpit. The Mirage fighter jet...wasn't comfortable..." (Page 398)Problem is, Bourne isn't to the fighter jet yet! He has just been picked up in a car the page before, and a turn of the page has him in that car, not the cockpit, riding to a boutique hotel. He doesn't go to the jet until page 405.
But does it matter? It only emphasizes what a mess this novel is. Give me a plot with a sense of purpose and some characters to care for, throw in a good writer and I will have a good read. This one wasn't.

posted by KenCady on July 8, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 9 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Good read

    I have enjoyed reading all the Bourne novels. I gave this four stars because of the characters. It is kind of hard keeping up with them all. Still a great read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Classic Bourne

    A great read

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    This is a very fast moving book and it holds your attention even

    This is a very fast moving book and it holds your attention
    even after you put it down

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1