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Publisher's Summary

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

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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!

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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.

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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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Loving this series

Really original. I love football and fantasy/sci-fi so this is a great mix. The author is great at narrative giving unique voices to all the characters.

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Even better than 1st book for a non-"sporting" ear

I rarely enjoy listening to or viewing a sporting event, so do not follow play by plays easily. But, I did enjoy this book. The outside of the stadium shenanigans got interesting

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Good

Even if you know nothing about American football, because your Australian. This is a good read and keeps you very interested. Love the series!!!

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Another great one.

These books thus far have been action packed. The author's narrative really adds to the story. I am not sure I'd enjoy the books as much just reading them.

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  • 01-08-19

Great group of books and concept! Work of a genius 👍🏽

Love Scott Siglers work especially when he narrates also! GFL is by far my favourite and cannot wait for the next book. Keep up the good work!

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  • Dale Billing
  • 03-28-21

Great listen

I have really enjoyed listening to these audiobooks. I can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-21

Read the stories the he writes!

I'm not a sports fan (shut up!you don't know me!) but I have been gripped and entertained thoroughly by FDO with his portrayal of every character and his time spent in creating a whole universe of future history and races. keep them coming and I'll keep listening.

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  • Andrew Neill
  • 12-11-20

Continues to get better

What a series, the continuing story of Quentin Barnes as he discovers the galaxy while playing football. The descriptions, characters and story and captivating and keep you hooked right through to the end.

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  • William
  • 09-13-19

1 of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to.

All round great book for every listener. Also it is entertaining from start to finish.