The Bourne Trilogy

The Bourne Trilogy THE BOURNE IDENTITY He has no past And he may have no future His memory is blank He only knows that he was fished out of the Mediterranean Sea his body riddled with bullets There are a few clues evid

  • Title: The Bourne Trilogy
  • Author: Robert Ludlum
  • ISBN: 9780752860398
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE BOURNE IDENTITY He has no past And he may have no future His memory is blank He only knows that he was fished out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets There are a few clues evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face, a Swiss bank account containing four million dollars, and a name Jason Bourne But he is marked for death, racing for suTHE BOURNE IDENTITY He has no past And he may have no future His memory is blank He only knows that he was fished out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets There are a few clues evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face, a Swiss bank account containing four million dollars, and a name Jason Bourne But he is marked for death, racing for survival through the layers of his buried past into a world of murderous conspirators led by the world s most dangerous assassin, Carlos And no one can help Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him THE BOURNE SUPREMACY In a Kowloon Cabaret, scrawled in a pool of blood, is a name the world wanted to forget Jason Bourne The Chinese vice premier has been slain by a legendary assassin World leaders ask the same fearful questions Why has Jason Bourne come back Who is the next to die But US officials know the truth there is no Jason Bourne The name was created as cover for David Webb on his search for the notorious killer Carlos Someone else has taken the Bourne identity and unless he is stopped, the world will pay a devastating price So Jason Bourne must live again THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM The world s two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdown.Two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne Only they know Bourne s true identity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne s mortal enemy, Carlos, the world s deadliest and most elusive terrorist And they also know that he wants a final confrontation with Bourne Now David Webb must do what he hoped he would never have to do again assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne.

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  • Robert Ludlum

    Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty seven novels, each one a New York Times bestseller There are than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty two languages He is the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum among others Mr Ludlum passed away in March, 2001 Ludlum also published books under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd.Some of Ludlum s novels have been made into films and mini series, including The Osterman Weekend, The Holcroft Covenant, The Apocalypse Watch, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum A non Ludlum book supposedly inspired by his unused notes, Covert One The Hades Factor, has also been made into a mini series The Bourne movies, starring Matt Damon in the title role, have been commercially and critically successful The Bourne Ultimatum won three Academy Awards in 2008 , although the story lines depart significantly from the source material.


  • The books are great, and I really enjoyed them. Don't try and confuse them with the movies, because they are completely different. When the screen writer wrote the screen play for the first movie he/she stayed pretty close to the book, but the next two movies he/she decided to do whatever they wanted which wasn't staying true to the story line, but oh well I like the movies, I just want people to understand that they are completely different.

  • Really enjoyed the Bourne books - read them again recently - so much better than the films. Matt Damon does a good job of playing Bourne, but they changed the storeylines far too much for my liking

  • Overall, the book could be entertaining. There were times when characters were speaking in French. Since I don't speak French and these conversations were not translated, I have no idea what they were saying at the time. Personally, I found this annoying. I also find it annoying when characters are professing their undying love after knowing each other for two days. My ability to follow action in the written form is limited. So I found that I would skip through a lot of these parts. Ultimately, [...]

  • Anthology containing:The Bourne Identity by Robert LudlumThe Bourne Supremacy by Robert LudlumThe Bourne Ultimatum by Robert LudlumThe Bourne Identity: Who is Jason Bourne? Is he an assassin, a terrorist, a thief? Why has he got four million dollars in a Swiss bank account? Why has someone tried to murder him? Jason Bourne does not know the answer to any of these questions. Suffering from amnesia, he does not even know that he is Jason Bourne. What manner of man is he? What are his secrets? W [...]

  • The Bourne Identity160minutes7 wordsMan, mystery, lost memory, action, secret, Woman, escapeQuestions1. In this book, the main character lost his memory because of accident. He never remember even his name. So, he seek who he is. If you lose your memory, what are you going to do? I think I am very confused if I lose my memory. But I think, same as main character, I want to know who I am.2. The main character tried to escape from someone because he was aimed by someone who knows about accident. I [...]

  • Well I'm glad I took this is a holiday read, I think this would have taken twice as long if I had to fit it around normal everyday life.The first starts out very similar to the film with a man found in the sea who doesn't remember who he is, and that's about it. The plot is very different to the film so I think you have to judge them as separate from one another. I actually enjoyed both versions. For me the first on the trilogy was the best, followed by the last with supremacy bringing up the re [...]

  • Being a big fan of the Bourne movies I thought I would give the books a read as well. I am glad I did not read the books first as they are vastly different from the movies.Plot, characters, era that they take place, are all different. The story in the books, is a story during the cold war. None of today's technology but rather the tech of the 70's and 80's. The story is very good and the books kept my attention throughout. The pacing was good, as well as the writing. I found the repetition of so [...]

  • Probably some juvenile imprinting left over from when I first picked these up as a pubescent reader more intent on devouring what my dad - a Green Beret- referred to as "that trash". Ha! He was always trying to tempt me with some non-fiction historical tome or technical manual. I however would not be swayed from my deliciously escapist guilty pleasure of this tragic hero assassin trying to piece together his life in the midst of betrayal all around him. My first introduction to Ludlum. As with a [...]

  • If I know that there's a movie based on a book, I'll try to watch the movie first. Reason being, for me anyway, is that the book is always better and it might jade my thinking and I'll be disappointed in a movie that I otherwise might've liked. The movie credits where Ludlum is mentioned is what actually turned me on to the Bourne novels. The books and the films differ, but I thoroughly enjoyed each respectively. I've seen the films countless times and it never gets old to me. I really enjoyed t [...]

  • Great plots, good characterization (though with some parts that seem out of character), but the writing is very poor. Too long-winded (especially the first book, The Bourne Identity), poor pacing at times, repetitious in places, particularly in the interior monologue, which doesn't come across as authentic. Tries to give a sense of what the amnesia is like, but fails.I almost gave up on it part way through the first book. If anyone but a big name author had submitted it, it never would have seen [...]

  • Seriously having some issues getting into this trilogy series. I absolutely love the movies and the books are totally different of course. I have some mixed emotions so far, I'm hoping this will change as I get deeper into the trilogy, but at the moment I feel cheated by the movies and yet greatful at the same time. "The Bourne Identity" has been great in some parts and painfully tedious at others. I can't help but think to myself, is this really necessary for me to know this much detail? But I [...]

  • Much dryer than the movies, but somehow retains the action and intensity. If you are a Bourne loyalist you should give this a chance, but be prepared for quite a challenge. The vocabulary is not difficult, but as stated previously, it can get as dry as The Counte of Monte Christo, another paradox where the movie is fantastic and the novel is impossibly dull. Side tracking for a moment, if anyone reading this has plans of reading The Counte of Monte Christo, I would recommend you attempt reading [...]

  • I'm not even done with all 3 books yet but I'm definitely in love with Jason Bourne.It was kinda weird for me, trying to reconnect what I watched in the first movie with the book initially. It's somewhat different but still having all the possible connections to Bourne, Marie, etc.So far, I'd say a must-read for Jason Bourne-fans, not just the movie but the character itself. A book I cannot put down and a book I'll re-read again.

  • The movies are so good I thought the books must be better, but they aren't. In all fairness, they're post-cold war era and the technology is about 30 yrs out of date, but I could barely stand to get through them. A man's book for sure. Women only show up to round out the story a little and only as needed to make the hero look better. Though I have to say I prefer that Marie doesn't die in the books, as in the movies. That's about it.

  • Very nice series. I only wish that they could have taken the movies to the extent that the books went. I really like the depth that Robert Ludlum was able to bring to the characters, not only the main character, but the others as well. Nice to see that the main character is also flawed and has to struggle through that in the later books, and that he didn't "get the bad guy" at the end of the first story. Would recommend to anyone.

  • This series is a good read. Ludlum writes a good page turner. If you read these after watching the movies, you may be a little confused because the only real similarities are the character names. Set in the cold war and in a time before Hong Kong's turn over to China, the stories have a very different plot than the movies. The movies were good, the books are better. Jason Bourne is a character created by the government who is much more troubled then we first believe.

  • The Bourne Identity: 4 and a Half stars - As far as I can remember, I really liked it.The Bourne Supremacy: 2 or 3 stars - Can't decide. It definitely wasn't as memorable as the first book, but there were a lot of good points.The Bourne Ultimatum: 1 star - I struggled for ages to complete this book. It felt extremely round-about, redundant and convoluted.

  • This trilogy later ended with a fourth book tells the story of one Jason Bourne and what he went through. These books are not at all like the movie trilogy that was created not long ago, they are much much better. I advise caution to those who don't enjoy reading foul language and violence. Other than that little disclaimer these three books were amazing.

  • The first book is definitely the most entertaining, but all are good reads. I like how Ludlum portrays government officials and bureaucracies. Its amusing. You can definitely tell that these books were written during the cold war. Yes, these books are better than the movies. Yes, the movies are different than the books.

  • Make sure you have time when you start these books. It is highly technical and descriptive, not to mention bloody, violent and tense. They do NOT follow the movies. The movies are just based on the behind the novels. Still very good. I saw the movie first and then began the novels after the 2nd Bourne movie came out.

  • Great books to read, even if you have seen the movies, as the plots are completely different. Well, except for the early part of Book 1. The writing isn't that great, but you don't read these books for Puliter Prize writingyou read them because you want to hang out with Jason Bourne, the greatest human weapon and badass, ever.

  • As a real fan of the movies, I was really excited to read the books. They were excellent, and I really like this author's style. Of course, they're very action-packed and fast-moving. However, don't expect them to be like the movie at all. It's basically a completely different story with the same names. I kind of liked that, since I didn't ever know what was going to happen next.

  • Iloooove all books written by robert ludlum! they are a "racy" read! the bourne series are my favorites! and was amazed when they FINALLY made a film out of it! Because I read most of my ludlum books back when i was still in college and the early years when i started working (late 80's to early 90's). he has a lot actuallytarese cirle trevayne, holcroft covenant.c etc. read them all!

  • Amazing series. For anyone hoping to find the movies in written format, you will be disappointed. The stories start with the same idea (a highly trained weapons expert who has no idea who he is) but form there the stories head in opposite directions. The details and thoughts that Ludlum puts into these make it all the more real. Not an easy read, but well worth the effort.

  • I don't just LOVE Jason Bourne, I want to BE Jason Bourne : ) These are the greatest books that aren't in the literary canon that I've ever read. And there's so much detail in them that they're good for at least several reads. And the movies. Don't get me started on the sheer awesomeness of the movies : )

  • These were always some of Dad's favorites and after the first two films, I decided to read them. They were so well written and totally intense. I had a hard time getting through them because of the grit and the explicit nature of them, but they're really good. SOOOO much better than the stories they used for the movies.

  • So I loved these books! If you have seen the movies and you liked them you should definately read the books. They are much better than the movie and the story line is actually quite different. Another author picked up the Jason Bourne character and kept writing after the original author died. Those are also pretty good. I will post them as well!

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