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.
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
Absolutely. Brad writes amazing books and the performance wasn't bad.
The characters were not strong supporting roles in the previous books, and their spinoff story was quite weak.
She reads well and does voices that are distinguishable well. The southern accent always lacks from any performer.
Yeah, they kill terrorists. And women did it, which really pisses the Muslim overlords off.
Please pick another character to spinoff. There are so many that are so hard!
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I am a "Die Hard Thor Fan". I listened to this because of my devotion to Thor Novels. It was Painful. I do however see the effort behind the disaster. The "Idea" of the All Women Army is a good one yet the result was painfull. Switching between whiney, glamour girls to ace shots and "adequate" hand to hand combate the Athen Group fails at all levels. Even as being able to be held in a secretive cloak and unkown to the eliment of Bad Guys this novel fails. I can not see women of such beauty not surviving scruteny after video, escaped enemies and more being able to tell the tail.
I recomend it as a reading book with the inflections left up to the reader.
I cant even say the narration was bad, because how else could you narrate this type of story line.
I will buy the next "Harvath" novel series in a heartbeat but I am done with goofy "Super Assasines" changing clothes and whining throughout the whole novel.
The therom was good, but the story was weak. I would have preferred to have more Scott Harvath and less sexual innuendos tossed around amongst our heros.
More action less trivial BS about getting laid
Overall very good
I rarely read the same book twice, but I will read more Athena Project books.
Yes! I am a big fan of Brad Thor. He's a great teacher of world politics as the backdrop for exciting stories.
Ms. Marvel keeps the characters distinct, the energy level up, and the story moving. I could listen to her and do other work with my hands without losing track of the story.
Cooper. She was more like the women warriors I've known, less concerned with looks than with her mission. Accepting that manipulating men by looking good is part of the mission is not easy for her.
It's tough for a man to write from a woman's point of view. I applaud Brad Thor for doing it as well as he did, but he does male characters better. He inspired me to think deeply about what ordinary people can do to resist the unsavory changes happening in our culture and government. We all have innate gifts, valuable skillsets and much-needed resources to contribute.
The Athena Project is a great new venue for Brad Thor with the same suspense and action details that marks his styel. It as good as any of his previous books. However, I wished Scott Harvath could have been more involved. I like that character. It was, however, a bit challenging for me to keep track of all of the members of the Athena Project and after a while I had trouble differentiating betweeen them
I loved the new characters. Thor has a unique ability to introduce new characters & draw you in from the very beginning. I love his Scot Horvath books but the girls of Athena were right on par with him. A great book that I highly recommend.
The story of 4 female super US agents that are in the role of black op agents. They make more mistakes and still tell how great they are. The narrator with her diff. voices does an ok job, but the plot is thin and the girls sound like a bunch of Class B actors. A book I for sure would had never bought if I had known the story line and players. I hope all of Thors books are not like this, although I think I had bought another one his books and it was just as bad.
I'm a big fan of Thor's Scott Harvath novels. And I loved the women from the Athena team in the last Harvath novel. So I was looking forward to this story too. What a mistake!
This book suffers from a long list of ills. To mention just a few:
1) The strong resourceful women of the Athena team, first seen in the last Harvath novel, have turned into a bunch of gossipy catty airheads who seem to be more interested in talking about romantic conquests and makeup than actually focusing on their mission, 2) There are multiple plotlines, which is fine, but some of them end up not actually going anywhere. A good editor could have cut 30% of the fat out of this story, and it would not have mattered to the overall outcome. 3) SPOILER ALERT.... The core storyline is absurd. Nazi scientists who figured out how to teleport matter, back during World War II??? Modern physicists that can't figure it out themselves, having to recreate the Nazi experiments???? Come on. This doesn't even pass the giggle test.
Two other family members, without any prompting from me, have called to ask "Did you read The Athena Project? Did you think it sucked as badly as I do?"
Yup. I did.
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