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The Athena Project Audiobook

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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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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    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
    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

    Audible is better than TV

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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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    Michael Luong Los Angeles, CA 03-13-14
    Michael Luong Los Angeles, CA 03-13-14

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    "Charlie's Angels"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


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

    It was pretty predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Brian Matthews, NC, United States 02-25-14
    Brian Matthews, NC, United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Are you kidding?"

    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.

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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 Listener Since 2005
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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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