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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective (Jason Bourne, Book 8) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2011
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"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."―Bookreporter.com on THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming."―ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Top Customer Reviews
The last batch of Bourne Novels Suck.
if I am counting them right, there are 5 novels written by Eric and each one is worse than the previous one.
I remember reading a review where they reviewer said it was terrible and that Eric goes on and on about the Nemsis and not Bourne. I thought i would give Eric one last try with the Bourne Objective.
He failed and should be shot. From one novel to the next Bourne is a different person. He no longer ages, he falls in love with women after knowing them for a day or three, yet forgets about his dead wives, he lost son and the children he abandoned.
Bourne in Erics books is terrible. I tried, really tried to like this Bourne and i cant. I hate the Bourne that Eric is writing about and will not buy another book by this author.
Instead I have taken to the Gabriel Alon series by Daniel da Silva. I find those a good enough replacement for the Bourne i was looking for.
Eric, do us all a favour and let Bourne die with dignity. Your novels have a character named Bourne in them, who gets some mention while focusing on several other characters who are boring.
Stop writing Bourne. Do something else, go kill some other series.
Many have chimed in on the 4th Lustbader Bourne novel being not quite up to par (at least with his other books) and while I can accept that, the Bourne Objective was an entirely different Bourne book--especially compared with #4. The storyline was a bit familiar with plots already established by the late, great Robert Ludlum, but I tried to focus on what I liked more than be picky. With that in mind, Bourne #5 became a roller coaster of suspense, and action. Death & mayhem were on virtually every other page, and finally the conspiracy came close to being what our dearly departed author may have come up with...or at least I'd like to THINK so.
For those who simply cannot separate Eric Van Lustbaders writing style from Ludlums, well, maybe you ought to just let this one pass, but if you can judge a book as though you had never read him before, I believe you just may enjoy this one--or at least a whole lot more than you will if you don't...I suppose it really depends on the person ultimately.
Will Lustbader EVER reach the status of Ludlum? My guess is no--not even close...Read more ›
I am done with Bourne, unless of course, Ludlum had some gems locked away for future reading..
The plot must be entertaining, the protagonists and their situation must be plausible, and the mundane details of their surroundings must be consistent. Supposedly set in our present day universe, this novel falls short on all counts.
Pellet-sized ultrasonic screamers that paralyze large rooms of people, files locked using "logarithms", burner cellphones a "local call" then one using a 10-digit number, laptop computers with ejectable drives and netbooks that can be massively upgraded by an agent in the field litter this inconclusive chapter of David Webb's life, conflict with reality, adding nothing except length to the book.
I tried to mentally gloss over these items when I found them, but they were numerous enough that they couldn't overcome the other problem - the quest for the ring's secret wasn't plausible. The story just wasn't that interesting.
Each time I encountered one of these errors or inconsistencies I had to double back to be sure that I hadn't misunderstood what I'd read, and then try to figure out what the author might have intended to say, and why it was in the story.
I never did. I think this is the work of an aging author and/or editor so out of touch with the basics of physics, communication and computer technology that they should change to working on historical novels or science fantasy.
The "Bourne" title got me to pick this book from the shelf, but I'll have to think twice before I invest my time reading another Van Lusterbader/Hachette novel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read with a lot if Jason Bourne action. Suspenseful with lots of twists. Very well written.Published 3 months ago by Dennis Sullivan
As in all the Bourne books there plenty of action with many sub plots.However I was disappointed in the outcome with his arch rival Arkadin dying (if he did) the way he did.Published 3 months ago by Norman Gary Henlin