The Bourne Sanction

by Robert Ludlum

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


The Bourne Trilogy Series Collection Robert Ludlum 10 Books Set (The Bourne Imperative, The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Objective, The Bourne Sanction, Deception, Betrayal, Dominion)

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 – March 12, 2001) was an American author of 27 thriller novels, best known as the creator of Jason Bourne from the original The Bourne Trilogy series. The number of copies of his books in print is estimated between 290 million and 500 million. They have been published in 33 languages and 40 countries. Ludlum also published books under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd.

Average Reader Rating

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

5 reviews for The Bourne Sanction

  1. 4 out of 5

    “Amazing Reading”

  2. 4 out of 5

    In the past, Eric Van Lustbader has given us some great novels which were full of action and were very well written. However, particularly in this book, I feel that he has overdone what Robert Ludlum started. Ludlum’s plots were fairly direct with twists at just the right moments; Mr. Van Lusbader’s storyline is just frenetic. There are too many subplots, and I found that some of the more violent sections seemed to be there more to sell books than because they were integral to the story. Althogh Ludlum did not shy away from violence, he did not make it the focus of the story, which Van Lustbader seemed to do. Although I love the Bourne novels, I would not rate this as one of the best.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Another great Jason Bourne novel…. I, and speaking for myself, do not understand why so many reviewers dislike Eric Van Lustbader’s Jason Bourne novels. These novels, now under a new author, have much more action and each page flows like a river. The book, at least from my perspective of reading, was very hard to put down. I was completely immersed in the action of the novel and was intrigued and compelled to find out where the character Jason Bourne is going to take his adventures next.

  4. 4 out of 5

    I know a number of folks did not speak very highly of this book or of others that Lustbader wrote. With the exception of one novel, I’ve read all of the Bourne books up to this one. I think this story fits in line with the series. The one annoying thing I can say about the book is the authors over-use of similes in the first half of the story. Literally every other page contains at least two or three overly used similes to describe the scene.A good bit of the book does deal with the primary antagonist to Jason Bourne, but I thought that contributed depth to the storyline and did not distract from what we know of Jason Bourne.As some other reviewers have already said, open this book looking for a good thriller and you will not be disappointed. Open this book and compare it to the master works of Robert Ludlum and you are bound to be disappointed – just like you would be disappointed if that was your mindset when opening up any other thriller or adventure novel published today.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Globe-trotting secret agent Jason Bourne returns in the third installment under the helm of Lustbader, who struggles to captivate as convincingly and effectively as Ludlum did in the original novels. Amid a cheesy prologue that features corny background music to set the mood, Jeremy Davidson speeds through the opening paragraphs at breakneck speed. Perhaps in an attempt to increase tension from the start, Davidson comes off sounding incredibly forced and somewhat uncomfortable. As the story progresses, he slows down but lacks any real authenticity. His characters are flat and uninspired, his performance monotonous and bland. A Grand Central hardcover. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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