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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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    Don LELAND, NC, United States 04-10-11
    Don LELAND, NC, United States 04-10-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Nice spin-off, good listen"

    OK, I'm a Mitch Rapp, Scott Harvath, Alex Hawk, Jack Ryan, James bond fan. Yes, this book does not compare to those, but I believe the Project has promise. These ladies were introduced in "Foreign Influence" by Thor, so you should read that if you want more info on the new characters. I enjoyed the new addition to Harvath's circle of friends. I will definitely give this group of ladies another chance when Thor releases the next volume.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James Woodbridge, VA, United States 12-19-10
    James Woodbridge, VA, United States 12-19-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Just Not Good"

    I'm a big Thor fan but I wish I would have listened to the other reviewers and passed on this book. This one lacks the realism of his other books. Character development is lacking, there is zero suspense, his females operatives don't come across as professionals with all the discussion of who's dating who, fashion choices, etc. It's just....not good, and not a representation of Thor's usual ability.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Tucson, AZ, United States 12-03-10
    Scott Tucson, AZ, United States 12-03-10 Member Since 2008
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    "The Athena Project"

    I have listened to over 400 audiobooks, most of them thrillers. This is a great start to a new series (hopefully). As with most, the narrater makes the book and Marvel is great. I look forward to book #2 of The Athena Project.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Schmidt Mid-America 11-25-10
    C. Schmidt Mid-America 11-25-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Only okay"

    This was an okay listen, although it seemed pretty formulaic. The "all ladies team" was an interesting idea, but the author's understanding of how women interact with each other is very, very limited. The story was fine and the narration was fine. One thing: although this is unabridged, it sounds abridged to me. It has odd little jumps and if it truly is unabridged, then it has some editing issues.

    4 of 5 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 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lesley Houston, TX, United States 11-24-10
    Lesley Houston, TX, United States 11-24-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Athena Harvath lite?"

    Well after months of waiting for another heafty dose of Thor, we get this female alomost thriller. Why?
    It was an alright story but come on Brad, hows about a little meat next time please.

    Still a fan in Houston.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jamier 04-24-15
    Jamier 04-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Thin and unsatisfying plot ending and characters I"

    No. There just wasn't enough to be good. My first Thor. Sorry it was so weak. Save your credit. Hump

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    TulleyM 04-10-15
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    "Eh ok"

    Couple twists kept it interesting enough. Not great not terrible. Not a typical Thor book. Filler for long drive and it was ok

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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