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  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Robert Ludlum
  • English
  • 16 July 2019
  • 9780752858494

10 thoughts on “The Bourne Ultimatum

  1. says:

    After three grueling months I finally finished reading this book You may ask yourself If it was so grueling why did he finish it at all? Good uestion After reading the first two books in the Bourne trilogy I felt compelled to finally see the final confrontation between Jason Bourne and Carlos the Jackal Now I will admit that The Bourne Ultimatum was not nearly as boring and convoluted as its predecessor The Bourne Supremacy However I'm fairly certain that Robert Ludlum took a class on writing ridiculously bad exposition dialogue before completing the series The characters never say anything the least bit natural or believable in the entire book and every conversation seems to include one character saying to another I'm not following you after which the speaker tediously explains their prior explanation about unexplained government conspiracies in an inexplicable fashion Hey Robert if your characters need the dialogue re explained so that your reader will have the slightest clue what the hell's going onmaybe it's time to write better Of course Ludlum's dead so we know he can't read this Just like I could barely read his book If the book had been about 400 pages shorter it would have at least been fast paced and fun but at over 660 pages it was incredibly overblown and repetitive It's a real shame because I loved The Bourne Identity Without the mystery of who Jason Bourne is and why he knows how to be such an amazing super spy there's nothing to draw you into the story Stay away unless you are a hard core Ludlum or spy thriller fan


  2. says:

    The third and last by Ludlum entry in the story of Jason Bourne If your only exposure to Bourne are the Matt Damon movies then you don't really have an idea of the story This as these cases usually do ruined any enjoyment of the movie for me I always wonder why bother to buy an authors title and then write a screen play that doesn't even resemble the novel? Oh well nothing I can doMy suggestion? Get the first book and read all three They may not be the best Ludlum ever wrote but they are outstanding novels and in my opinion far better then the recent movies


  3. says:

    The first few Bourne books were page turning barn burners This is probably the last one I read as I was getting Bourne burnout but it was still a great read


  4. says:

    What can I say? It was intense a little too intense for me By about the middle of the book I wanted to shoot Carlos myself just so that the insanity would end The plot in this book seems even complex than in the other two and is impossible to comprehend Nevertheless I cared about Jason Bourne enough as a character to stick out the whole grueling story with him but I felt almost as beat up and emotionally raw as he did by the time it was over Overall not a pleasant reading experience but if you're a die hard Bourne fan you can't really pass this one up


  5. says:

    As the Ludlum portion of the Bourne series comes to an end with this book I must say that this is surely a very thick in all its senses book filled with great nuances Completing the original trilogy at a time when spy games were all about actual deception and sleight of hand rather than technology and the information highway makes these books stand out for me That said Ludlum is as he is accused of being overly verbose in some areas and really could have watered down the description and yet still come out with a great book While Bourne comes up against his greatest nemesis yet the famed Carlos the Jackal the book has the reader traipsing all over the place to ensure the Bourne family is safe and then hunting the Jackal until he can be found The excitement near the end made up for sections of very slow reading and kept me from putting it down While I admire Ludlum for his creativity it was at times a little too muchLudlum’s classics do portray Jason BourneDavid Webb in a certain way that will surely be hard to replicate in an era when technology is the key to the game Eric Lustbader the author who has taken over the series will surely be placed in some large shoes and it is now up to the reader to determine how well they are filled That said if we are to be realistic here Bourne was around 50 years old when this book took place set in 1990 so he is surely aging over that time I suppose we shall see if the reader must suspend reality and allow Bourne not to age over the 14 year hiatus or whether Lustbader will pick up in the early 1990s surely harder to do with technology being what it is in the espionage game these daysOne small thing I must mention in this book being a proud Canadian I picked up on Ludlum’s continual use of Mrs Webb Marie in all three books as being part of the Canadian Government She is in Book 1 from Ontario and lived on a farm In Book 2 she magically was growing up in the farming communities of Saskatchewan yet was still a Francophone Those who know their Canadian even Prairies geography will see the issue Then in this book we are back to tossing hay in Ontario Keep those things clear as there is surely a group of us who can tell and do pay attentionI must admit the use of numerous languages does bring the book alive The French is accurate and I can only assume that the German and Russian is also up to par Makes the reader feel as though we are actually IN these places that are being discussed There my asides are completeKudos Mr Ludlum and thank you for setting the foundation for a great series I do wonder if Lustbader will Hollywood ise your work from now on That said I am eager to dive in to see how the post Ludlum BourneWebb holds up


  6. says:

    I love the book than the movie


  7. says:

    I am uite the fan of the Bourne film series Matt Damon's incredible performance as amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne really refined the vulnerable yet brutal everyman action hero that many action films have tried and failed cough uantum of Solace to emulate since his debut Both Damon and his directors understood what made the character of Bourne great He is a sympathetic man that will turn into a monster during dangerous circumstances but always fight for the good cause and in this book Ludlum really nails Bourne's imner conflictIt has been 13 years since Jason Bourne woke up with memory loss on a beach in France and discovered his true identity as David Webb an undercover CIA operative in pursuit of the dangerous terrorist Carlos the Jackal Since then he has lived a happy life with his wife and kids as a professor of Asian languages in Maine but when Carlos the Jackal makes an attempt to kill David's friends Alex Conklin and Dr Panov he must once again become Jason Bourne and continue the hunt in order to protect his kids While setting up a trap for Carlos the three friends end up stumbling on a conspiracy that has members in the highest levels of the American and Soviet governmentsMy relationship with the Bourne books has always been a bit strained The first one had an interesting mystery but felt very long and tedious and the climax was extremely underwhelming The second book was a lot better; it dealt masterfully with the split personality disorder showing us a Bourne in his prime as a trained killer but also some chapters about David's wife that were a chore to read and a uite convoluted plot This book however has it all A great plot with many twists and turns a fascinating and ruthless villain exciting locations interesting side characters and an amazing climax at a KGB training facility All this serves to tell the story of a man on a reluctant uest for peace; a man who must either reconcile two conflicting character traits or plunge into madnessThis is definetely the first Jason Bourne book I really enjoyed and it serves as a great farewell to the story and characters Ludlum introduced in The Bourne Identity I am excited to see what author Eric van Lustbader will do with the story of Bourne but I honestly think this book will be hard to top This is without doubt one of the most positive surprises I have had this year and I warmly recommend reading this action packed thriller even if that means dragging yourself through its uite subpar predecessors


  8. says:

    To be honest I was disappointed with this one I felt like finishing it and the original trilogy was an obligation after only a few pagesThe dialogue is ridiculous nobody and while I'm not familiar with American government institutions and their employees I'm pretty sure this covers them too speaks in such a manner Every conversation is overly convoluted and then as if for the sake of an uneducated audience explained again as part of the same dialogue Not only that but the way in which the characters speak to eachother with regard to their feelings toward the other I used the word 'ridiculous' already but it appliesThe plot isn't too bad It's actually something that could make a really good novel revenge mixed in with international conspiracy and psychological trauma was indeed the stuff that made the first two novels bloody good reads However when you mix in the poor dialogue and easy fixes seriously everything that could be a problem from CIA euipment millions of dollars in funds incognito international travel is so easily sorted out and available it just lacks anything resembling substance The Bourne character really the only reason I stuck with it to see it's original conclusion has sadly become a poor imitation of itself in this book Predictable trite and frankly a bit of a let down A shame a real shame


  9. says:

    In this third of the Bourne Trilogy there is the ultimate showdown between two spies Both of these spies are given telegrams to go to a carnival in a small town Each of them witness a terrible murderOne of the men given a telegram in David Webb a professor in the northeast USA He is a husband and a father and must now do what he wishes he'd never have to do again become Jason Bourne a known terrorist and assassinThe other is Carlos known as the Jackal who is an international assassin himselfTo make sure the real baddie is trapped and brought to justice the real goodie must make himself available to a group called the MedusansThis book is a great read but i believe the Bourne identity was the best in the trilogy and this is not that great but still worth reading and of course if you started the series you got to read this one Its mandatory ;


  10. says:

    My rating is perhaps a little unusual for meas it's not really based on literary merit Indeed I found myself upon this reread a little shocked at how often Bourne makes mistakes and is mentioned to be getting old Still it's one of the first adult novels I really read and got into and for that it has a special place in my heart William Dufris's narration of this work so enthralled me at the time that I played the tapes several times over no small thing considering they ran for over twenty five hours and even reading it myself now I find I hear his voice and his charactersI especially liked the way Ultimatum made homage to Identity the section back in France was very nicely done if a little rushed And again I can only further iterate that the way Bourne's age is brought up time and again makes the subseuent novels even pointless than many have intimated The final sentence of the novel ends the trilogy perfectly and as far as I'm concerned that's how the series should have remained


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The Bourne Ultimatum

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He would never have to do again assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne His plan is simple to infiltrate the politically and economically Medusan group and use himself as bait to lure the cunning Jackal into a deadly trap a trap from which only one of them will escape. In this third of the Bourne Trilogy there is the ultimate showdown between two spies Both of these spies are given telegrams to go to a carnival in a small town Each of them witness a terrible murderOne of the men given a telegram in David Webb a professor in the northeast USA He is a husband and a father and must now do what he wishes he'd never have to do again become Jason Bourne a known terrorist and assassinThe other is Carlos known as the Jackal who is an international assassin himselfTo make sure the real baddie is trapped and brought to justice the real goodie must make himself available to a group called the MedusansThis book is a great read but i believe the Bourne identity was the best in the trilogy and this is not that great but still worth reading and of course if you started the series you got to read this one Its mandatory ;

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The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdownAt a small town carnival 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 mess. The third and last by Ludlum entry in the story of Jason Bourne If your only exposure to Bourne are the Matt Damon movies then you don't really have an idea of the story This as these cases usually do ruined any enjoyment of the movie for me I always wonder why bother to buy an authors title and then write a screen play that doesn't even resemble the novel Oh well nothing I can doMy suggestion Get the first book and read all three They may not be the best Ludlum ever wrote but they are outstanding novels and in my opinion far better then the recent movies

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Age from Bourne's mortal enemy Carlos known also as the Jackal the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist And further they know that the Jackal wants a final confrontation with BourneNow David Webb professor of Oriental studies husband and father must do what he hoped. What can I say It was intense a little too intense for me By about the middle of the book I wanted to shoot Carlos myself just so that the insanity would end The plot in this book seems even complex than in the other two and is impossible to comprehend Nevertheless I cared about Jason Bourne enough as a character to stick out the whole grueling story with him but I felt almost as beat up and emotionally raw as he did by the time it was over Overall not a pleasant reading experience but if you're a die hard Bourne fan you can't really pass this one up