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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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    James Woodbridge, VA, United States 12-19-10
    James Woodbridge, VA, United States 12-19-10
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.

    3 of 3 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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    11-24-10
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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.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bernard W Dannenberg 06-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Charlie's Angels"
    What would have made The Athena Project better?

    Take the fluff out. I was tired of reading how beautiful the four women are and how they strut their stuff. I thought it would have carried the same weight as a Scott Harvath novel.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

    Yes as long as it isn't about women.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing it was the writing.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Athena Project?

    Bantering is fine but the endless preoccupation with their clothes and beauty was more than redundant. Expand on the story and suspense.


    Any additional comments?

    Stick with the men.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 05-12-15
    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Missing Scot Harvath"

    It does not feel the same to me when "Amazonian Women" do the dirty work Scot Harvath used to do. Some of the torture was already hard to swallow under Scot but when women do it does create another level of sour taste to me. That aspect aside I always like the mystic or science element and the story behind the story in Brad Thors books and I read many of them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Horace Friend NY, NY USA 08-08-15
    Horace Friend NY, NY USA 08-08-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Great but..."

    The natrator and the story are GREAT. but too much sexual innuendos from the ladies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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