I have seen all the Jason
Bourne movies and found them full of action and speeding right
along to an impactful and surprising end. I listened to this
audio with the same interest and enthusiastic anticipation
of a Bourne adventure fan. Unfortunately, this just did not
pack a wallop.
is monotone and dull. The narrator’s voice is not well
matched to the exciting content of the story. The action is
complicated by numerous flashbacks and while viewing on the
big screen, might have been easier to follow. But, because
it was being read, it took more concentration to get hooked.
It lacks that advantage. Listening to a CD that involves many
twists and turns takes concentrated effort. If the reader
does not have use the right tone it can throw the listener
off. This happened to me and I found myself drifting. Although
the storyline is well written, the monotone narration lacks
intensity and modulation.
Bourne is born into action when he rescues an amnesiac from
freezing waters. He is then thrust into an espionage journey
when he meets Rebeka, a Mossad agent. She is determined to
find his identity and together they search for the secret
before they are both killed. Yes, this is reminiscent of previous
episodes in Bourne’s heroic life and it is growing tiresome.
But, if you are a diehard Jason Bourne fan, you may find this
last one a new adventure into Bourne territory or just another
one to add to your shelf. I will let you be the judge.
of other titles in this series
The Bourne Betrayal #5 [book]
The Bourne Sanction #6 [audio]
The Bourne Deception #7 [audio]
The Bourne Objective #8 [book]
The Bourne Imperative #10 [audio]