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 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.
I thought this book was entertaining. Not quite as heavy as some of his other books. Just a fun listen
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.
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.
Audible is better than TV
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.
The ending was fine.
It was worth listening to but raw.
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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