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, Robert Ludlum, Jeremy Davidson
     
 

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Jason Bourne returns to Georgetown University and the mild world of his alter ego, David Webb, hoping for normalcy. But after so many adrenaline-soaked years of risking his life, Bourne finds himself chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor.

Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor, Professor Specter, asks for help investigating the murder

Overview

Jason Bourne returns to Georgetown University and the mild world of his alter ego, David Webb, hoping for normalcy. But after so many adrenaline-soaked years of risking his life, Bourne finds himself chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor.

Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor, Professor Specter, asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously unknown Muslim extremist sect. The young man died carrying information about the group's terrorist activities, including an immediate plan to attack the United States.

The organization, the Black Legion, and its lethal plot have also popped up on the radar of Central Intelligence, where new director Veronica Hart is struggling to assert her authority. Sensing an opportunity to take control of CI by showing Hart's incompetence, National Security Agency operatives plan to accomplish what CI never could—hunt down and kill Bourne.

In Europe, Bourne's investigation into 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-all while an assassin as brilliant and damaged as himself is getting closer by the minute...

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600242960
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Series:
Bourne Series , #6
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of twenty-one novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. He is the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series--The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum--among others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March, 2001.
ERIC VAN LUSTBADER is most widely known as the author of twenty international bestselling thrillers including The Ninja and Black Heart. He is also the author of two successful and highly regarded series of fantasy novels, The Sunset Warrior Cycle and The Pearl Saga. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village. He and his wife, Victoria, have been residents of the South Fork of Long Island for more than fifteen years.

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StrangeCloud More than 1 year ago
Eric Van Lustbader is not Robert Ludlum, and though he tries to maintain the Ludlum style in the latest Bourne thriller, it doesn't quite match up. It is a good book with a typically complicated Bourne plot, but it starts slow and takes quite some time to grab your attention. And while it finally takes off and develops into a solid story, the resolution is rather abrupt. While I did enjoy it, and would recommend it to any fan of the Bourne series, I think Van Lustbader can do better.
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Each book adds to the adventures and thrilling activities of Jason Bourne.
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Terrific is hardly adequate. I am hooked on this series. Especially since I never saw any of the movies. Will be reading them in order and checking out the next one soon. Rapid Reader
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One of those books once you start you cant put down
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Mauka71 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a Eric Van Lustbader book in years but I still remember Angel Eyes as one of my all time favorite books. Mr. Van Lustbader keeps a reader on their toes as his sytle moves quickly for character to chacacter and back and forth between past and present, which is something I really enjoy. Many years ago I had read Robt Ludlum's Bourne trilogy and I was hesitant to read another Bourne by a different author, but since it was Van Lustbader I had to give it a go. I was very pleased and plan to read the rest of the series that he has written or co-written. As always, the book was almost impossible to put down once you were reading. You can go wrong with this book!
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