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The sequel to The Rookie, The Starter is a star-spanning coming-of-age space opera combined with the gritty world of organized crime, all set against a backdrop of a far-future professional football league. Nineteen-year-old second-year quarterback Quentin Barnes has overcome racism and unified his team. He led the Ionath Krakens to a lower-tier championship, a championship that earned them promotion into the meat grinder known as "Tier One."

Now, Quentin and his teammates have to compete against the greatest football teams ever assembled, and do far more than just survive each game. As he rebuilds the team in his own image, Quentin's true quest for a Tier One championship begins.

©2010 Empty Set Entertainment (P)2014 Empty Set Entertainment

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Rough and Funny

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a fantastic book. It is super funny and interesting

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Tweety. He has a full body sub dermal tattoo that scroll hilarious jokes and wiseass comments throughout the book. He is so darn funny

What does Scott Sigler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Scott Sigler brings an enthusiasm that is infectious, you cant help but smile and laugh

Any additional comments?

Scott Sigler is a hell of a good narrator

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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SPORGY IS A SPORTS ORGY

MILLER, A SWILISH WATERED DOWN BEER
I have been the commissioner of a fantasy football league since 1992. I have been a Kansas City Chiefs fan, since the Hank Stram days. My wife is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. We watch Thursday, all day Sunday and Monday Night football. My point is, I am a huge football fan, but not to the point this book goes. If you are not into football, there is no way you will enjoy this. I loved book one, but I guess I love world building or universe building. That was all done in book one and nothing new is added to universe building in this book. To make up for that Sigler goes into detail on everything. He goes into detail on all the different species, what they look like, their reproduction practices, why they are they way they are and so forth. The football games are in excruciating detail. So and So blocked down, while so and so ran blank pattern. He block down because. The blank pattern is. I like football, but that is more than I want to hear. Sigler is a very inventive writer, but I think I am done with this series.

29 of 36 people found this review helpful

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amazing Scott Sigler is the man

this is a really amazing series and Scott Sigler does an incredible job reading it

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Loved it!!

Scott Sigler's GFL series is a family favorite, kids and adults. If you like Star wars and/or football, you need to listen/read this series.

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better than the last

I don't usually give a full 5 star rating but Scott Sigler pulls through in his performances for the GFL books. I used to play football in high school before I injured myself too bad to do anything with the chance to move forward. since then I've really fallen out of love for the game. Honestly re-listening to "the rookie" has given me the spark back again, I rolled that's book right into this and have my eye on the third already! I'm listening or reading any chance I have I just can't get enough! Great work! can't wait to find out what happens next!!

btw... never forget, Dumb spelled backwards is Bmud!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Down set hit

once you start you just can't ride the bench. It's an awesome story and written so well that you see the story and start mimicking the actions.

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FOOTBALL

Football, Aliens and Beer throw in mystery, space travel and the Mob. Another Sigler Classic...

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awesome

love announcers and tweeties tattoo great production awesome characters and voices love the sound affects

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amazing adventure

great story. loved the passion for the game. thanks for allowing me to be a part by listening

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this series convinced my son books can be fun.

I will always be a fan of this series and the author. I am not a sports fan, but I am a fan of sci-fi. This book is great on both fronts. Be warned: If you listen to this book you will consume the entire series like a psyco, robe wearing, Harry Potter fan.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful