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The Athena Project: A Thriller | [Brad Thor]

The Athena Project: A Thriller

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.
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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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    Ed from Virginia Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, US 07-28-13
    Ed from Virginia Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, US 07-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Who is trying to impersonate Brad Thor???"
    What disappointed you about The Athena Project?

    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.


    What could Brad Thor have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


    What aspect of Elizabeth Marvel’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Everybody is entitled to an off day. I'll just pay closer attention to the plot line if I give Thor another chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shelby Collinsville, OK, United States 05-03-13
    Shelby Collinsville, OK, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Ouch!!!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe teenage to early twenties females.


    What was most disappointing about Brad Thor’s story?

    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.


    What didn’t you like about Elizabeth Marvel’s performance?

    Good narration but a lacking story. Not her fault. By no means George Guidall.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Absolute disappointment. Can't get those hours of my life back.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas 12-18-12
    Douglas 12-18-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A Different Direction"
    Would you listen to The Athena Project again? Why?

    Yes, the story is similar but with the twist of female operatives and thus new characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Athena Project?

    The interaction of the "man's comand" being pushed by women doing a job without the typical chain of comand


    What about Elizabeth Marvel’s performance did you like?

    Good control of voices for specific characters makes it easy to know who is talking


    Who was the most memorable character of The Athena Project and why?

    can't pick one over the cast


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ray United States 11-05-12
    ray United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "it was...cute."
    Would you try another book from Brad Thor and/or Elizabeth Marvel?

    Absolutely. Brad writes amazing books and the performance wasn't bad.


    What was most disappointing about Brad Thor’s story?

    The characters were not strong supporting roles in the previous books, and their spinoff story was quite weak.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    She reads well and does voices that are distinguishable well. The southern accent always lacks from any performer.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yeah, they kill terrorists. And women did it, which really pisses the Muslim overlords off.


    Any additional comments?

    Please pick another character to spinoff. There are so many that are so hard!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 08-06-12
    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Ok if you like rambetes"

    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

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 07-08-12
    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 07-08-12

    Considering that I have a reading disorder, the Audible compamy has quenched a great day of time with Audible as my greatest personal fre

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    "Nice try"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William D. Pendleton Woodbridge, Va 06-18-12
    William D. Pendleton Woodbridge, Va 06-18-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Not one of his best"
    Would you try another book from Brad Thor and/or Elizabeth Marvel?

    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.


    What could Brad Thor have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More action less trivial BS about getting laid


    What three words best describe Elizabeth Marvel???s performance?

    Overall very good


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel New Braunfels, TX, United States 02-20-12
    Rachel New Braunfels, TX, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2007
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    "A Man's Story About Women Warriors"
    Would you listen to The Athena Project again? Why?

    I rarely read the same book twice, but I will read more Athena Project books.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Thor? Why or why not?

    Yes! I am a big fan of Brad Thor. He's a great teacher of world politics as the backdrop for exciting stories.


    What does Elizabeth Marvel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Athena Project and why?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Pearland, TX, United States 12-19-11
    Bruce Pearland, TX, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book-miss Scott Harvath"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Athena Project to be better than the print version?

    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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ron 11-29-11
    Ron 11-29-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Thor is great"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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