Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction (Bourne Series #6)

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction (Bourne Series #6)

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by Eric Van Lustbader
     
 

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After so many adrenaline-soaked years risking his life, Jason Bourne is chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously unknown Muslim extremist sect called the Black Legion. The young man died carrying information about the group's

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Overview

After so many adrenaline-soaked years risking his life, Jason Bourne is chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously unknown Muslim extremist sect called the Black Legion. The young man died carrying information about the group's terrorist activities, including an immediate plan to attack the United States.

In Europe, Bourne's investigation of the Black Legion turns into one of the deadliest and most tangled operations of his double life-the pursuit of the leader of a murderous terrorist group with roots in the darkest days of World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Globe-trotting secret agent Jason Bourne returns in the third installment under the helm of Lustbader, who struggles to captivate as convincingly and effectively as Ludlum did in the original novels. Amid a cheesy prologue that features corny background music to set the mood, Jeremy Davidson speeds through the opening paragraphs at breakneck speed. Perhaps in an attempt to increase tension from the start, Davidson comes off sounding incredibly forced and somewhat uncomfortable. As the story progresses, he slows down but lacks any real authenticity. His characters are flat and uninspired, his performance monotonous and bland. A Grand Central hardcover. (Aug.)

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Library Journal

Lustbader's third continuation of Ludlum's popular espionage series (after The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal ) finds Jason Bourne trying to unravel the terrorist plot of a previously unknown Muslim group. AudieA Award nominee Jeremy Davidson does an outstanding job creating distinctive voices for the multitude of American, British, and Eastern European characters, but their sheer number and the constant switching of settings will test listeners' attention spans, and the musical cues employed during the action sequences are cheesy. Nevertheless, recommended for public libraries owing to the series' continuing popularity.-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Lib.

Chicago Sun Times
"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day."
Chicago Sun-Times
Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.
Entertainment Weekly
Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming.
Publisher Weekly on The Bourne Legacy
"A hearty serving of meat and potatoes action adventure, just the sort of fare that both Ludlum's and Lustbader's fans relish."
THE OKLAHOMAN on THE BOURNE SANCTION
"As twisted, dark and exciting as the others."
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming."
Bookreporter.com on THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
"Lustbader is an excellent storyteller and is not afraid to keep the twists and turns coming in this sequel...This is an explosive addition to a series with an unrivaled heritage and storied pedigree."
ArmchairInterviews.com on THE BOURNE BETRAYAL

"Fasten your seatbelts as the story of Jason Bourne takes off a few seconds into this audio suspense/thriller and continues all the way through. It is an excellently executed and wonderfully recorded book.... Jeremy Davidson has done a superb job....engaging and entertaining."
From the Publisher
"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day."—Chicago Sun Times"

Fasten your seatbelts as the story of Jason Bourne takes off a few seconds into this audio suspense/thriller and continues all the way through. It is an excellently executed and wonderfully recorded book.... Jeremy Davidson has done a superb job....engaging and entertaining."
ArmchairInterviews.com on THE BOURNE BETRAYAL"

A hearty serving of meat and potatoes action adventure, just the sort of fare that both Ludlum's and Lustbader's fans relish."—Publisher Weekly on The Bourne Legacy

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455519408
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Bourne Series, #6
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
642,534
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.58(h) x 1.36(d)

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