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Publisher's Summary

Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, The Rookie is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of Any Given Sunday with the space opera style of Star Wars and the criminal underworld of The Godfather. Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed, and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a nineteen-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."
©2009 Empty Set Entertainment (P)2014 Empty Set Entertainment
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5 out of 5 stars
By Big Daddy JMC on 12-07-14

Outstanding Book

If you love football and enjoy futurist fiction then this book is for you. The author really knows football and explains it well. He makes it easy to read and understand even if you are not a football fan. This book is action packed taking you through a roller coaster ride. I suggest this book to anyone!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By OpenMindedNotCredulous on 04-29-16

You don't follow sports? You'll still like this.

I do not follow sports. I dislike American football (despite playing it two years as a teenager). I don't understand why people read the newspaper sports page. I still recommend you listen to this book. I admit the first chapter had me wondering if I made a mistake purchasing this audiobook. Then I realized that not only did I not need to pay attention to the details vis-a-vis football minutiae but ignoring it allowed me to appreciate the broader story. And that story is classic Scott Sigler. If you're a sports fan who knows what a "argle bargle pass long" play means you're likely to rate this even higher than I did.

The production values are the best of any audiobook I've listened to (more than 700 as I type this) till now. It's usually a mistake for an author to read their prose. Scott Sigler is the exception to the rule. Not to mention the background sounds help you feel you're actually at the events being described. Now that I've listened to the book I would have been happy to pay full list price.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Malcolm Jamieson on 12-30-17

Great book

Loved this book and I have never watched American football before but it did not mater. Worth listening to

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 09-02-17

superb.

story of a secular man thrown into his worst nightmare to get what he wants. amazing.

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4 out of 5 stars
By emilee on 04-30-18

Football... in SPAAAAAAAAAACE

I was told that this was scifi through (american) football. But it's more like football with a small trimming with scifi. If you don't watch football, don't know the tems, you wild probably get lost one of the many times they're listing of numbers like a stats course.

It's a decent story with a good performance. But I'm not that into it because I'm not that into football. If I did like football, I would enjoy this a lot more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Northam on 03-20-15

Great.. really annoying Scott..

Perfect now I have like 5 more books to buy..and I dont even like football. yet wow found I could not stop listening..

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