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What disappointed you about Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Imperative?
It's ridiculously and uncharacteristically (for inclusion in the Bourne series) melodramatic (absolutely intolerable at some points), implausible, and silly.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Until there is some compelling reason to believe that Van Lustbader has improved, not any of his books.
How could the performance have been better?
The narrator carries the voice of the women in the story in a single tone of voice: They sound like victims, even if they are ostensibly strong characters.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Frustration. I enjoy Ludlum, and have even enjoyed some of Lustbader. My sense is that publishers thought they could make a quick buck off the Ludlum franchise, intelligence and plausibility be damned. They succeeded.
Bourne is typically not about affairs of the heart nor the body, though they do occur in the novels. It is about the mystery and the thrill: hence the term thriller. This bok has almost none of that and most certainly, the Soraya and Peter relationships are like watching Desperate Housewives.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This yarn was a slow start. I listened long enough to get into the plot although it was not easy. If I hadn't been driving I would have shut it down. The narrator was good enough, the plot was good enough, but Jason Bourne did not seem to be the main character with far too much attention to details unrelated to his character.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful