The Champion : Galactic Football League

  • by Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by Scott Sigler
  • Series: Galactic Football League
  • 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seven centuries in the future, the sport of American football has never been bigger, never been faster, never been more lethal. Trillions of fans from all over the galaxy watch six unique races battle in contests so violent that deaths are part of the stat sheet. Star quarterback Quentin Barnes has led his beloved Ionath Krakens to glory on the gridiron and become the most-recognized individual in history, but it is off the field where his world crumbles around him. Over four seasons with Ionath, he's picked up powerful enemies, one of which drove his sister into the Portath Cloud, a place from which no ship returns. Because his enemies include his team owner - a possessive crime lord who treats players like property - and the ruling government that controls the shipping lanes, Quentin and his friends must hide from the media spotlight as they search for a way to rescue his sister.
Set against the backdrop of a professional American football franchise seven centuries in the future, the Galactic Football League puts huge humans on the field with five alien races to create a game that is faster, stronger, and deadlier than anything we know today. Quarterback Quentin Barnes has grown from a racist, small-town standout into a proven leader, a uniter of peoples, and the Galaxy's most-famous athlete. Willing to do anything for his team, his Ionath Krakens have bound together through shared sacrifice, tragedy, devastating losses and thrilling victories.The GFL series melds star-spanning scifi, brutal crime fiction, and intense sports action into a smash-mouth extravaganza unlike anything you've read before.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

GFL Junkies, it's another winner!

Would you listen to The Champion again? Why?

I listen to it all the time. Work, home, in bed while I should be making sweet love my wife, it's always a good time to listen to the Dark Overlord.

What did you like best about this story?

It's easy to get lost in the GFL, I can't wait until it gets it's big break and sweeps Hollywood. I just hope Michael Bay doesn't take a hot steaming dump on it.

Any additional comments?

Buy the damn book.

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- Ryan Nap

Awsome, then down the toilet

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I still have to say it was just an amazing series that I will listen to over and over. This could have been the best of the series. But with only about 1hr 20 min to go, Scott throws the entire series down the toilet. I was so disappointing I couldn't even enjoy the last hour of the book. He could have gone on writing this series indefinitely but if he does now it will be because of some "miracle" cure. What a shame.

If you’ve listened to books by Scott Sigler before, how does this one compare?

I have listened to most of them. I have already bought the remaining ones I have not. This book, with the exception of the last hour and a half, was probably 3rd best.

Which character – as performed by Scott Sigler – was your favorite?

Uncle Johnny. John tweety and that whole body tattoo was by far the best character.

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- Jeffery

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2014
  • Publisher: Empty Set Entertainment