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Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of “The Blindside” 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 19-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.”

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Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of “The Blindside” 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 19-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.”

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The best

By Touchfx - Nov 15 2019
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My favorite series ever. Scott Sigler is a genius. Very well done.

Gema

By bonitagema - Oct 12 2018
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Even if you don’t like football, I will enjoy this book, it takes you to another universe:)

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
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55
3
1
1
1

The best

By Touchfx - Nov 15 2019
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My favorite series ever. Scott Sigler is a genius. Very well done.

Gema

By bonitagema - Oct 12 2018
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Even if you don’t like football, I will enjoy this book, it takes you to another universe:)

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The Rookie

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Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of “The Blindside” 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 19-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.”

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Meet Quentin Barnes, star quarterback of the Purist Nation Football League. His talent has drawn the attention of scouts from around the galaxy. Who will wind up owning his contract?

Dec 17 2014

44mins

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Episode 2

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Pro football players are a commodity, to be bought and sold. Quentin Barnes is no exception. Someone is about to buy his contract and give him a shot at his dreams.

Dec 17 2014

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Episode 15

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Quentin begins to see his dreams coming true as he makes his first start in the GFL. Unfortunately, it's against the best team in Tier Two, the Whitok Pioneers (2-0). Will Quentin throw the game so that he can keep the Krakens out of the playoffs, and see his contract bought out by Tier One powerhouse To Pirates? Or will he lead his Krakens to victory, and get them back into the playoff hunt?

Dec 17 2014

42mins

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Episode 21

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Ionath celebrates its third straight victory, then hosts the Bigg Diggers (2-4) in a very winable game. Can the Krakens make it four in a row and stay in the playoff hunt?

Dec 17 2014

41mins

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Episode 20

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Week Six kicks off as the Krakens (3-2) take on the first-place Orbiting Death (4-1) at the Black Hole stadium on Orbital Station One. The Krakens must win to stay in the playoff hunt. Is starting QB Donald Pine still on the take? Quentin is watching, just waiting for his chance.

Dec 17 2014

32mins

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Episode 4

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Quentin prepares for his ordeal at The Combine, a former war prison that now screens GFL rookies. All prospective players are tested for body modifications and performance-enhancing drugs. Either one of these will earn you a death sentence in the Cretarakian Empire.

Dec 17 2014

32mins

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Episode 18

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The conclusion of the Sky Demolotion game: can Quentin pull off the upset?

Dec 17 2014

39mins

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Episode 22

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The Krakens (5-2) have climbed back into playoff contention, but now they face their toughest challenge against the first-place Glory Warpigs (6-1).

Dec 17 2014

24mins

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Episode 6

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Quentin arrives on The Touchback, the frigate that has been converted to the Kraken's team bus. He meets his competition for the starting spot, two-time GFL champion QB Don Pine, and perpetual bench-warmer Yhitzak Goldman.

Dec 17 2014

37mins

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Episode 17

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Pine is injured, so it's up to Quentin to guide his Krakens (1-2) to a win against the Sky Demolotion (0-3)

Dec 17 2014

36mins

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Episode 1

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Meet Quentin Barnes, star quarterback of the Purist Nation Football League. His talent has drawn the attention of scouts from around the galaxy. Who will wind up owning his contract?

Dec 17 2014

44mins

Play

Episode 2

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Pro football players are a commodity, to be bought and sold. Quentin Barnes is no exception. Someone is about to buy his contract and give him a shot at his dreams.

Dec 17 2014

38mins

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Episode 3

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A fear of flying is one thing, a fear of interstellar travel is another. The one problem with Quentin's goal of being the galaxy's best quarterback? He has to suffer through his ongoing fear that every punch-out will be his last.

Dec 17 2014

17mins

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Episode 4

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Quentin prepares for his ordeal at The Combine, a former war prison that now screens GFL rookies. All prospective players are tested for body modifications and performance-enhancing drugs. Either one of these will earn you a death sentence in the Cretarakian Empire.

Dec 17 2014

32mins

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Episode 5

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Quentin's ordeal at The Combine continues: the testing is over, but now he faces the "sub-races" face-to-face for the first time in his life. He has to deal with nine-foot-tall Sklorno receivers, thick Quyth Warrior linebackers, a team doctor that floats, and a 560-pound Ki defensive lineman whose goal for the season is to cripple Quentin.

Dec 17 2014

35mins

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Episode 6

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Quentin arrives on The Touchback, the frigate that has been converted to the Kraken's team bus. He meets his competition for the starting spot, two-time GFL champion QB Don Pine, and perpetual bench-warmer Yhitzak Goldman.

Dec 17 2014

37mins

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Episode 7

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Quentin shares his first meal with his teammates, and experiences his first practice. He learns the hard way that the GFL is a higher level of competition.

Dec 17 2014

30mins

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Episode 8

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Everyone thinks the quarterback position has its starter — Don Pine — but Quentin is out to change that, starting off a clash of personalities that will last the entire season.

Dec 17 2014

29mins

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Episode 9

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Coach Hokor thinks Quentin could be the best player in the league two to three years from now. Gredok tells Hokor they don't have that long. The Krakens must win this season if Hokor wants to keep his job. Quentin is busting his ass to adjust to the speed of Tier Two, but he's got a long way to go. The Krakens arrive home at Ionath City, which is located on the planet Ionath.

Dec 17 2014

25mins

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Episode 10

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Quentin arrives in Ionath City and has his first practice on the Kraken's home field. This is Ionath Stadium, which seats 185,000 sentients, and is known as The Big Eye. Full-contact is finally here, and Quentin finds out what it's like to be hit by Tier Two players.

Dec 17 2014

30mins

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Episode 11

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It's time for the season opener! The Krakens play host to the Woo Wallcrawlers in a critical Week One matchup. It finally sinks into Quentin's skull that he's the third-string quarterback. Will he see any playing time against the Wallcrawlers? If he does, is he ready for real Tier Two football?

Dec 17 2014

38mins

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Episode 12

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Hokor is furious with Quentin's independent streak. Quentin has to pay the piper for not following Hokor's directions in the huddle. Quentin and Tweedy finally have a confrontation. Who will come out victorious, and what will the stakes be?

Dec 17 2014

30mins

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Episode 13

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Ionath takes on the Grontak Hydras (0-1) in Week Two action.

Dec 17 2014

31mins

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Episode 14

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The Krakens try to recover from a loss to the Hydras with a Week Three road game against the Whitok Pioneers (2-0)

Dec 17 2014

24mins

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Episode 15

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Quentin begins to see his dreams coming true as he makes his first start in the GFL. Unfortunately, it's against the best team in Tier Two, the Whitok Pioneers (2-0). Will Quentin throw the game so that he can keep the Krakens out of the playoffs, and see his contract bought out by Tier One powerhouse To Pirates? Or will he lead his Krakens to victory, and get them back into the playoff hunt?

Dec 17 2014

42mins

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Episode 16

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Quentin only has a few days left to bond with the team before their next game. He needs to make them want to play for him instead of just biding their time until Pine returns from his injury. Quentin bathed with the Ki, what can he do to ingratiate himself with the Sklorno and the Quyth Warriors?

Dec 17 2014

33mins

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Episode 17

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Pine is injured, so it's up to Quentin to guide his Krakens (1-2) to a win against the Sky Demolotion (0-3)

Dec 17 2014

36mins

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Episode 18

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The conclusion of the Sky Demolotion game: can Quentin pull off the upset?

Dec 17 2014

39mins

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Episode 19

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The Krakens (3-2) try to settle in at Orbital Station One, also known as The Ace. Quentin and the team prepare for a critical showdown against first-place Orbiting Death (4-1). Don Pine is tapped for the start, and that does not sit well with Quentin at all.

Dec 17 2014

25mins

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Episode 20

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Week Six kicks off as the Krakens (3-2) take on the first-place Orbiting Death (4-1) at the Black Hole stadium on Orbital Station One. The Krakens must win to stay in the playoff hunt. Is starting QB Donald Pine still on the take? Quentin is watching, just waiting for his chance.

Dec 17 2014

32mins

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