Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Legacy (Bourne Series #4)

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Legacy (Bourne Series #4)

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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Legacy (Bourne Series #4) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
nprfan1 More than 1 year ago
Eric van Lustbader's plot moves along like a house on fire. It doesn't miss a beat and there are no skips in the story. But when you compare this story to the original trilogy by the late Robert Ludlum, it's like looking at a piece of paper instead of a block of wood - there's just no "there" there.

I had no problem with the character of Khan and who he turned out to be - Ludlum's plots always required you to suspend your belief in the logical and the ordinary, so that didn't matter one bit. But van Lustbader doesn't flesh Khan out at all, and makes too big a deal out of his reason for pursuing Jason Bourne. And unlike in Ludlum's books, there are no characters in this story with any redeemable values whatsoever.

If I want to visit Jason Bourne's world again I think I'll open one of Ludlum's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is terrible for 3 reasons. 1. If the author is going to use a well known and loved character from previous books, then the history of that character should be incorporated into the book, and the long-term story should be advanced. This book does not do this. A good example of a book that does this is 'The Godfather Returns' by Mark Winegarder. 2. Do not make the FBI, CIA, KGB, or the Mob into mental midgets. In this book, a lone assassin outthinks Bourne, and the CIA and FBI are clueless in terms of chasing him. 3. Some of the plot points in this book are far fetched. For example, Bourne is being held by the bad guy in a room. This room is secret, and gaurded by some advanced security measures. A character rescues Bourne, and how do they escape. The drain for the blood, is big enough for two men to jump in and it leads to a river. Why would a drain be that big, it should be the size of a bathroom drain. And if for some reason, it had to be, why not have bars or some other type of security measures at the end of the tunnel. Another example is a man is thrown out of an airplane that is taking off. This man is not injured at all. I don't know how fast a plane needs to go to lift off, but to land on on a concrete pavement, going that speed will either kill you, or put you in the hospital for a very long time. This book is just terrible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a devoted fan of Ludlum's Bourne series, so I was excited to discover that the Bourne estate had approved the continuation of the series. Although I wasn't familiar with Eric van Lustbader, I was eager to read this book. The Bourne Legacy disappointed me on many levels. Some of the characters may have shared names with Ludlum's characters, but the resemblance didn't go far beyond that. One of the things that bothered me the most was that van Lustbader's characters are emotionally binary: zero or volcanic. What character development was there seemed two-dimensional and unbelievable. I was willing to plow beyond the first few chapters in the hope that things would settle down, but I finally had to give up. The poor writing quality was too much for me. I can't recall the last book I read where I kept saying to myself, 'I can write better than this!' Honestly, I'm not being arrogant here -- I just felt like going through the text like a high school English teacher, marking the awkward dialogue and the klunky use of metaphors. Van Lustbader's later Bourne books may be better than this one, but I'm going to have to see some awfully good reasons to give them a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to read a book whenever possible before seeing the movie. This book and the recent movie with the same title have nothing to do with one another, so do not bother if that is your purpose. Additionally, the book is poorly written. If you know that you already enjoy the author's work from previous novels, then have at it. Otherwise I would advise you to stay away from this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so absurd i threw in the trash after 90 pages.He surely is no ludlem! our hero now in his sixties can defeat supermab-batman-the incredible hulk- plus chinese army with a switchblade. Problem is theres no credible explanation of how he does it! this book is absolute waste of money!
danm68 More than 1 year ago
Read the first 3 Bourne book this is a little disappointing. Not very believable or realistic. Don't think I would try another in Bourne series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
AWESOME READ.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Good read in the spirit of Ludlum. Looking forwardto continuing the series
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Keeps you glued from cover to cover
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Eric Van Lustbader truly captures Robert Ludlum's Bourne character in this thrilling tale. I would recommend the entire Bourne series to those who love a good spy novel with intricate details and surprises.
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PENIS!!!!!!!!
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CaryReader More than 1 year ago
Van Lustbader is an accomplished writer, but the story line doesn't quite have the depth that Ludlum put into the original three stories. I did like this book enough to start the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could go into great detail about why this is a terrible book. Suffice it to say that if you have ever actually read the original Ludlum books, this is so bad that it will give you a headache. Don't bother.
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Loved the story line.
Nancyhmb More than 1 year ago
A thriller ride roller coaster read I could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as fast paced as the movies but enjoyable.
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