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The Athena Project Audiobook

The Athena Project: A Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    "This story could d have been much better."

    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.

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    PointTeacher 05-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Read"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Seattle Washington 04-06-15
    Amazon Customer Seattle Washington 04-06-15 Member Since 2011

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    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.

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    Audrey 04-01-15
    Audrey 04-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, interesting characters, entertaining"

    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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    jgkeegan 03-30-15
    jgkeegan 03-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Worst ever"

    Terrible, boring, sexist. Worst audible book I have purchased in more than a decade. Don't bother.

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    stephen Haverhill, Ma, United States 03-27-15
    stephen Haverhill, Ma, United States 03-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun book to listen to"

    I thought this book was entertaining. Not quite as heavy as some of his other books. Just a fun listen

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    kathcaid 03-25-15
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    "Better off watching Charlie's Angels"

    What a waste of time and production effort. Please don't bother with this "book". It is too pitiful to actually review

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    Joshua P. 03-21-15
    Joshua P. 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not your typical Scott Harvath"

    The narrator was not as good as I had expected made it hard to tell when what character was speaking in extended dialogues. There was a lot more joking and poking at character jest fully which was a change of pace. Over all a decent read but a different narrator would have made a world of difference.

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    Amazon Customer London 01-25-15
    Amazon Customer London 01-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "liked it"

    Not his finest work but I completely enjoyed the story and the characters. he has developed into a fine thriller writer and one of my favorite authors. read everything he's written and enjoy the ride.

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    David Saint Charles, MO, United States 04-09-14
    David Saint Charles, MO, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Concept Not Fully Developed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the book, but it was a spin-off that did not stand on its own. If this had been the first Brad Thor book I had read/listened to I would not have looked for more of his work.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was fine.


    What three words best describe Elizabeth Marvel’s voice?

    Great voice/voices


    Was The Athena Project worth the listening time?

    It was worth listening to but raw.


    Any additional comments?

    Brad Thor does a great job writing about a hero with a supporting cast. The Athena project had a team of heroines without a central heroine. There just was not enough depth to warrant a team. The conflict situations moved too quickly for team action. The characters were not developed well enough to hold your attention in team action.. The dialogue between team members was minimal.

    With a team I think every character must has a singular awesome purpose. While some characters on the team are said to do this or be better at that, none really demonstrated their hero status in any situation. I actually found this better demonstrated in the Athenas in another Brad Thor book with Scott Harvath as the protagonist.

    When I first started listening to the book there is a very kick-butt scene, and I thought Brad Thor had nailed it, but other than that one scene there really was nothing else.

    All of Brad Thor books that I have read/listened too have been popcorn and peanuts hero, action, intrigue. This book is no different, and it is fun from that stand point, but none of the characters were as well developed as Harvath or Nicholas. This means that they were not as interesting.

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