Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Athlete” as Want to Read:
The Athlete
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Athlete

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"A great paced read, with a compelling lead character and a great plot." Ann Abrams.
"Simply brilliant, couldn't put this thriller down." Beth Boyd
"A page-turner with great tension and real suspense." Chris Child

Since having to give up his college dreams of an athletic career following an injury, Michael has worked as an agent provocateur for The Company, a powerful but
...more
Kindle Edition, 171 pages
Published September 2013 by Not So Noble Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Athlete, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Athlete

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-44
Average rating 3.33  · 
Rating details
 ·  15 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Athlete
Eric Neill
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Motive is a key factor in crime investigation and in life.

Sometimes events in life seem normal, but coincidental in effect and results. Most people just react to the moment, but some charismatic leaders can manipulate and spin the situation to their advantage without being noticed or without concern. This ability to control is often expressed through family responsibility, psychological pressures, religious requirements, emotional manipulation, or simply love/hate relationships. This ability to
...more
Ira
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is very well written with great descriptions of an imaginary city that will look familiar to many, skillfully intertwined with the protagonist's inner states, flow of consciousness and unexpected development. You can wander the streets of the city and its suburbs imagining the places that inspired them, and lose yourself in the protagonist's repressed anguish at his own predicament and perceived lack of control. Full of interesting and mysterious characters, the plot will fill you with ...more
L S
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Immediately pulled in to a reflective and somewhat passive main character who's involved in a situation seemingly beyond his control. The natural unfolding of events were only interrupted by abrupt climaxes that kept me on my toes - I stayed up well past a reasonable hour to turn "just one more page." Fast, unfolding of events - well worth the read!
Jjamieson1
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has great pace and tension. Well worth reading.
Erik Empson
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, pacey and engaging.
Marianna
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got to read a review copy of this short novella. Really enjoyed the pace and the etherealness of the text.
Candice Mckinney
rated it liked it
Feb 12, 2017
James-H
rated it did not like it
Sep 06, 2016
Fred Campbell
rated it it was amazing
Oct 29, 2016
Ryan
rated it liked it
Feb 04, 2016
lisa hinton
rated it did not like it
Mar 18, 2017
Caroline Robins
rated it liked it
May 15, 2017
Patrick Jones
rated it did not like it
Nov 22, 2014
Lynn Morrison
rated it liked it
Feb 23, 2016
Tiffany
rated it did not like it
Aug 06, 2015
Helen
marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2013
Waunaknit
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2013
Michael
marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2014
Ali
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2014
Steph Moyer
marked it as to-read
May 11, 2014
Jeanette
marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2014
Taylor
marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2014
Sukanta Nath
marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2014
Claudio Boezio
marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2014
Brian
marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2014
Twilightwatchers
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2014
Kristen
marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2015
Albert Frier
marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2015
Shawna
marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2015
Debbie Lindsley
marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2015
Sheila
marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2015
Phil Williams
marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2017
Lezli
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2017
Diana
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2017
Mimi
marked it as to-read
May 08, 2017
April Pierce
is currently reading it
Jun 25, 2017
Lynne
marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2017
Teniqua Hodges
marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2017
lorraine obrien
is currently reading it
Apr 22, 2018
Jerry Walch
marked it as to-read
May 02, 2018
Dave
marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2018
David
marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2018
Lynn T
added it
Nov 08, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »