The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1 by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1

byRobert Ludlum

Kobo ebook | August 14, 2012

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His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. Even his name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators—led by Carlos, the world’s most dangerous assassin. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill him.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Supremacy.

Robert Ludlum was born May 25, 1927 in New York City. He enlisted in the Marines at the age of eighteen and received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1951. He began acting professionally at the age of sixteen in the 1943 Broadway production of Junior Miss. He also had roles in summer stock and appeared in over 200 television dramas f...
Title:The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307813789

ISBN - 13:9780307813787

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fell in love with the movie. Fell head over heels with the books Absolutely a page turner. WAY BETTER than the movies. You literally had to ripe the books out of my hands to make me do something else. Would give it 10 stars if I could
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much more content than the movie 4.5 stars This book is the epitome of the 'book always has more substance than the movie' thing. I loooved the movie, but it really only encompasses the first quarter of the book. If you've already seen the Bourne Identity movie and are thinking "I don't need to read the book because I already know everything that happens", ohhhh boy are you wrong. There are so many amazing scenes and mind-blowing plot twists that don't happen in the movie. Overall: Pros: - Book Marie is such an amazing character - SO much more content than the movie - Great action - Super suspenseful - oH lORd the PLoT TWisTS (almost none of which were in the movie) Cons: - Can be a bit slow-pased at times (although you'll figure out later that these slow scenes are actually super important) - Switches points of veiw a lot - Written very matter-of-fact-ly (with very little of what is going on in the characters heads and more like "this character did this and this was the result.") #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way better than the movie! This is one of my favourite books and every couple of years I reread it. To me it seems like it is a completely different story from the movie, and I much prefer the storyline in the book! I would recommend this book to everyone!
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book, good movie More detail of course than the movie , so very exciting.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ehhh I mean it wasn't bad but I'm pretty sure I zoned out for like half the book, but the part I did pay attention to was enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not enjoy. I picked it up because I liked the movie series. I think the movie is actually better, which is a rare circumstance. Usually the book is better. Just my opinion, I'm not a big fan of this one.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bourne Identity Exciting, action packed. Loved the book!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting Thriller Exciting story, classic book.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Book! I love the movies! and when I found out there were books, well obviously I had to read them! and I am thankful I did. Amazing books!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it If you like the movies you'll love the books :)
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking The move is incredible, and the book is incredible - but completely different. A thrilling, engaging read, to enjoy as a separate story to the film.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The book that launched Ludlum's only trilogy This is the first of a completely riveting trilogy, by a master of his craft. Ludlum had a few odd-ball novels, this was NOT one of them. His Bourne character is well-rounded and true to Ludlum's spy novel prowess. A must read!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not like the movie at all! I went into this thinking of the Bourne movies and was thrown way off course at the start. Once I got back on track and started with a fresh slate I really enjoyed it. Sometimes the action was so fast packed I would have to stop and go back sure I missed something. Loved the book, was much better than the movie!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Typical Robert Ludlum Since his first novel, published many years ago, all of Robert Ludlum's novels, and stories are based on convoluted scenarios and counterplots on top counterplots. His characters and plot developments make it practically impossible for the reader to reach the climax, without wondering what all the verbiage and this whole repetitive reading merry-go-round, back to square one, was all about, from chapter to chapter.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A True Spy Novel! In the first novel of the Bourne series, Jason Bourne has lost his mind and finds himself floating on the ocean before he his picked up by some fisherman. Unsure of his past, he tries to put the pieces together while a secret agent firm is doing all they can to shut him down. The Bourne Identity is a true spy novel for intellectual plot fans. Ludlum's novel also shows action scenes and makes us want to learn more about human-weapon Jason Bourne as he retrieves slowly his memory and his past life.
Date published: 2012-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Novel This book is outdated, with references that you are unsure of at times. The only similarity between this book and the movie is the opening scene, when Bourne is found floating in the Mediterrian Sea with a chip encoding a bank-account # inserted into his hip.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Bourne Awesomeness The first book in the Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Identity" introduces the reader to Jason Bourne, by far the most psychologically complex and interesting espionage character Robert Ludlum has invented. With an inescapable attention to detail, he quickly reveals a world that once engaged, is entirely inescapable. A person needs not to be a fan of espionage novels to be utterly absorbed and captivated by the depth of the plot and the complexity of the characters and the description and the attention detail done by Mr. Ludlum. Personally I read this book as an assignment for school and it has paid out as more than that as I have gone out and read the rest of the series in pure interest of the character Jason Bourne or not… well not to ruin the book for others but it is a good read but don’t look to the movie for a good re-enactment because you will be thoroughly disappointed. The characters I felt did not fulfill the characters and the story although decent still did not live up to Robert Ludlum’s story. The bad movie aside I feel the book just picks you up and whisks you across the English country on action packed 600 pages that just wowed me. I feel it is the perfect way to introduce readers to this assassin fill world that even the assassin could not compete with.
Date published: 2011-01-17