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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Thor Narrator: Elizabeth Marvel Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781442335790
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The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. 
Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments. 
When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. 
In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport. 
As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Misha | 6/21/2011

    " Politically correct nonsense. Verbal "junk food" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbsfaculty | 6/15/2011

    " Exciting Story - terrorism, female counterterrorism unit, hidden U.S. government operations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/14/2011

    " Not quite as good as his Scot Harvath series, but still very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patsy | 6/8/2011

    " This was a quick read and pretty enjoyable. I could easily see it as a "Charlie's Angels" type movie, with the accompanying humor, chases, gunplay, etc. The heroines are 4 female anti-terrorists. The plot involves stopping a transporter-type device that our enemies have developed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven | 5/31/2011

    " I think this book was severely rushed, especially when compared to the other book Thor published in 2010, "Foreign Influence." The characterization came off as minimal to me. The plot was interesting, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 5/29/2011

    " A fun read. A gift from inlaws
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 5/23/2011

    " I couldn't keep the four main characters straight. I hate to say it but...possibly a case of poorly writen female characters by a male author? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 5/20/2011

    " Quick read (full of action and some interesting thoughts on teleportation) but predictable plot and flat characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/18/2011

    " This was a fun quick read. The beginning was so great...but then it just ended really quickly without going into some of the really interesting topics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doran | 5/10/2011

    " The Athena Project, a recent novel by Brad Thor, is a good contemporary political thriller. The main characters are a group of female special operations team members (hence "The Athena Project.") I enjoyed the sci-fi element in this story as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/28/2011

    " An interesting plot, and I like the idea of an all-female spec ops team. I just wish the author had a better ear for female dialogue - too much of this reads like a frat boy's fantasy of what a team of women is really like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 4/28/2011

    " I have been a big fan of Brad's books, and while this one was good, it did not match the excitement of his past ones I have read. I like his hero better, Scot Horvath, even though I am female. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 4/28/2011

    " I enjoy Brad Thor books and this one was written in the same style as the others I have read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 4/20/2011

    " I did not like this book. I thought it was boring and predictable. Which was a surprise b/c I have read this author before and enjoyed his books. Oh well... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/17/2011

    " I found this one to be cheesy. "

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About the Author
Author Brad Thor

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence, Blowback (recognized by NPR as one of the 100 Best Thrillers of All Time), and numerous others. He is a member of GBTV, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and other programs to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today. In 2010 he was featured in the Speed Channel’s “Executive Protection” episode of their Dangerous Drives series.