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.
This book was probably my least favorite amongst Brad Thor's work. I enjoyed most of the Scott Harvath series and found them a little more serious and believable.
It was pretty predictable.
This book read too much like a "Charlie's Angles" movie. The dialogue between the female operators on the team felt too cliche' and made it feel more like a teenage drama half of the time. Not believable that trained operatives would have that much catty talk but what do I know.
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
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!
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
Considering that I have a reading disorder, the Audible compamy has quenched a great day of time with Audible as my greatest personal fre
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.
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