Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit: the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.
The novels will follow an elite team of female warriors from their recruitment as top-level athletes, through their training, to their deployment on some of the most exciting and dangerous international assignments the fiction world has ever seen.
Brad Thor's listeners will be electrified as he employs his vast knowledge of covert operations and military intrigue to bring to life his most heart-pounding, globe-trotting thrillers yet.
©2010 Brad Thor (P)2010 Simon & Schuster Inc.
OK, I'm a Mitch Rapp, Scott Harvath, Alex Hawk, Jack Ryan, James bond fan. Yes, this book does not compare to those, but I believe the Project has promise. These ladies were introduced in "Foreign Influence" by Thor, so you should read that if you want more info on the new characters. I enjoyed the new addition to Harvath's circle of friends. I will definitely give this group of ladies another chance when Thor releases the next volume.
I'm a big Thor fan but I wish I would have listened to the other reviewers and passed on this book. This one lacks the realism of his other books. Character development is lacking, there is zero suspense, his females operatives don't come across as professionals with all the discussion of who's dating who, fashion choices, etc. It's just....not good, and not a representation of Thor's usual ability.
I have listened to over 400 audiobooks, most of them thrillers. This is a great start to a new series (hopefully). As with most, the narrater makes the book and Marvel is great. I look forward to book #2 of The Athena Project.
It was ok I guess - I hoped it would go into the selection and training of the unit but it didn't. The action got a little sci fi there for a bit.
If you like Cussler you'd probabbly enjoy this
This was an okay listen, although it seemed pretty formulaic. The "all ladies team" was an interesting idea, but the author's understanding of how women interact with each other is very, very limited. The story was fine and the narration was fine. One thing: although this is unabridged, it sounds abridged to me. It has odd little jumps and if it truly is unabridged, then it has some editing issues.
Well after months of waiting for another heafty dose of Thor, we get this female alomost thriller. Why?
It was an alright story but come on Brad, hows about a little meat next time please.
Still a fan in Houston.
While I generally like Brad Thor's books, this one was a joke. The dialogue between the main characters was juvenile and at times laughable. The plot, or attempt at multiple plots was confusing and hard to follow. None of the characters were very well developed. I could not recommend this book as a read for anyone.
This book was so totally implausible, that I could not even finish it. It was like a bad imitation of an old Charlie's Angels script. The narrator was just not able to convey the shoot 'em up scenes with anything approaching convincing detail. She has a nice voice, but just not for an action book. I have been a very avid fan of Brad Thor, but this book does not measure up at all.
There was just a cliche on every page....all hot women...all chipper dialogue....all deadly shots....all close calls....four women with pistols overpower and kill a force of professional security specialists with machine guns...all without a scratch or messing up their make-up.... It was more like a comic book plot than a novel.
She has a lovely voice, but just not for an action novel, and especially not one where she had to narrate for a known protagonist.... Once you get used to a reader like George Guidall being Scott Harvath, it is just not possible for a woman to do him justice, no matter how good she is.
Everybody is entitled to an off day. I'll just pay closer attention to the plot line if I give Thor another chance.
Maybe teenage to early twenties females.
Just a huge sag in Thor's books. Felt as though he just threw it together. Wish Harvath and Tracy Hastings weren't associated with this one in any way.
Good narration but a lacking story. Not her fault. By no means George Guidall.
Absolute disappointment. Can't get those hours of my life back.
Yes, the story is similar but with the twist of female operatives and thus new characters
The interaction of the "man's comand" being pushed by women doing a job without the typical chain of comand
Good control of voices for specific characters makes it easy to know who is talking
can't pick one over the cast
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