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.
I have been reading the series from the beginning and just finished The Athena Project. I listened to the entire book but never got into the characters or storyline. The readers voice was very boring and I couldn't wait for the book to be over. I rated all the previous books as a 5 star but could not in good conscience rate this higher than a 2.
I've read many / almost all of Brad Thor's work and while in any books of this genre you need to ignore the significant incorporation of actions which defy belief that was not the problem with the Athena Project. Of course the usual suspending belief was there.
The problem was with the endless petty dialogue between the heroines about romance or lack of it, men or lack of them, their mutual fan club for each other's good looks, etc.
These are supposed to be an elite hit squad on a mission to save life as we know it, but still the corny female gossip and chit chat can't take a break.
l stuck with it but definitely would not recommend it.
the story is absolutely beyond reason. Action sections very unrealistic. My wife would find it degrading to women. I have read many of his books and this is by far the worst. It must have been a filler and after thought for the series. Now I am not sure about reading the remaining books.
Stayed with the series.
Story reads like a comic book of super Herod. I don not know what happened as I have enjoyed his other books.
This was a laborious exercise compared to hos other books and those of his Contemporaries.
The narrorator, while having a nice voice and plating the parts well, was a bit too soothing. Better suited to bedtime stories and meditation.
Enjoyable. I think the ending was too quick. Not as much detail as the rest of the story almost an..."okay let me end this now" feel. It tied it up, but it was weak. Not throw the book away weak...just a come on, you've done better.
Characters not believable, plot thin, readers did not hold interest . Sorry I waisted my money on it. I purchase because of the author but this one fails meet expectations.
I enjoyed reading about the interesting group of characters. The author did a great job with character development. The narrator did a good job with the recording. I look forward to reading more in this series. The book was DEFINITELY with the credit used to download the story.
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