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The Champion Audiobook

The Champion: Galactic Football League, Book 5

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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.

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

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    Ben 01/11/2015
    Ben 01/11/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Sigler at his awsome best"

    The ultimate adventure of the Ionath Krackens which you will enjoy time and time again.Just eat your brocolli. Make sure you have some tissues.

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    Michael 15/05/2015
    Michael 15/05/2015
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    "Great great great"

    Best instalment yet
    Takes the story to a new level and is opening up a universe of possible avenues for the author to go down next

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    lucas 31/01/2015
    lucas 31/01/2015
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    "outstanding"

    amazing. sigler is the daddy. can't wait for the next installment. now run the plays that I call

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    Cally 29/01/2015
    Cally 29/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Another belter from Sigler"

    Sigler does it again. love all the GFL books. can't wait for the next one.

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    DK Joynts Gibraltar 07/12/2014
    DK Joynts Gibraltar 07/12/2014

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    "Scott Sigler ups the GFL ante again."
    Would you listen to The Champion again? Why?

    Yeah when all 7 of the books are in I plan to relisten to it all back to back


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Champion?

    Too many spoilers to be fair so I can't give anything away but there was a moment with uncle johnny and the gouger where I realised that the series was not being planned book to book but from start to finish of the series.


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

    uncle Johnny ain't he everyones.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't half way I was so angry with QBs treatment of uncle johnny I stopped reading for two weeks until I got my temper back.


    Any additional comments?

    Its darker and the feeling of slowly growing dread is palpable, slowly you fear more for the characters you care for which is a rare thing. But if you have not go from the start and listen to the rookie first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Mask Thesam PTY 30/10/2014
    Mr Mask Thesam PTY 30/10/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "The Krakens Return"

    More of the boys own adventure that is the Galactic Football League. As enjoyable as ever although Quentin continues to be frustrating (he's a young man, sure, but he needs to stop being an impetuous dick) but ultimately a strong protagonist.

    Plenty of story development as the Krakens make their bid for the bowl. Can't wait for the next one.

    Well worth a listen if you like American Football and sci-fi.

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  • Ryan Nap
    10/10/14
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Willie
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    28/05/15
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    "Highly entertaining from start to finish"

    Another entertaining entry from Sigler who also provides a fantastic performance for the listener. Get this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Tyler
    18/05/15
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    "Only one down fall"

    The only downfall to this book, is that some day the series will end. This is so well written that all I keep thinking is this series should be on the big screen. If the big screen can do it justice that is. You really get in the mind of all the characters the way it is written, and read. Awesome job Mr. Sigler

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shane Lowe
    09/05/15
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    "Just a truly awesome"

    Scott Sigler has become one of my favorite authors through this series. It so fun and exciting to listen to. So easy to get caught up in the performance, as he acts out each character. If you like sifi and football this is a must!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Justin Krueger
    25/04/15
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    "Can't wait for the next one!"

    Scott Sigler is incredible! Audible needs to carry more of his work! One of my all time favorite authors and narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Colin
    25/10/14
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    "Fantastic Book five Worth ever Second for my Ears."
    Where does The Champion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5 in my list of Must reads


    What other book might you compare The Champion to and why?

    The Starter, The Rookie, The All Pro, The MVP


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Quentin Barns playing the Gridiron like it was a Computer game.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this Range of Books to either Gridiron Fans or Sci-fi Fans ... it has a broad scope of Appeal. Cant Wait for book VI

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    10/10/14
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    "Hooked on the Sig, Sigler? You will want more"
    What made the experience of listening to The Champion the most enjoyable?

    Have enjoyed this author the days of Earthcore. Definitely a name that I have been passing onto others for years. I love the way you can so quickly visualise his characters and disappear into the world and story he has created in your minds eye. Awesome fusion of Horror/Sci Fi/Sports fiction. Many thanks to Scott


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

    Too hard to pin just one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Travis
    22/09/16
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    "Another wonderful listen/read"

    I personally love the Q. Barnes series, been a listener since the Earthcore and Ancestor days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    19/09/16
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    "love the story"

    scott sigler always writes great books and love the way he reads them thanks scott

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elliott
    VA
    19/08/16
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    "scott sigler is an master story creator!!!"

    Love it very much. Gonna miss Quinton being the Q.B. Looking forward to the next_challenge!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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