Scott Sigler's thrilling novel which combines intense football action, space opera, and the criminal underworld has now been professionally remastered. This engaging story is most often described as a hybrid of Star Wars, The Godfather, and Any Given Sunday.
The Rookie is set amongst a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future. Aliens 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 loathe those aliens. He was taught rhymes in school about how to kill them. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he will wind up just another casualty on the football field.
"The remastered version of Scott Sigler's novel 'The Rookie' is a real treat for the audiophile. Listeners who use headphones while enjoying audiobooks or podcasts will find these remastered episodes to be particularly rich in sound and quality. All incidental noises, hums or hisses have been removed, leaving only a robust vocal performance by the author. Futhermore, rather than having to adjust volume levels between episodes there is a seamless consistency in quality and volume from episode to episode, resulting in a cohesive listening experience."
"Listening to the re-master of 'The Rookie' I found myself drawn further into this intense story. When your heart races every time the ball gets snapped and you hold your breath when Barnes drops back for a pass, you know you're into the story. This is the Monday Night Football version of an already great story."
"The re-mastered version of 'The Rookie' is a great introduction to the Scott Sigler universe. Mr. Sigler gives each alien race its own instantly recognizable voice. The podcasts are much more like the old-time radio dramas than someone simply reading. My husband and I enjoyed listening together and were drawn into the excitment of the football games, the intgrigue of the alien underworld, and the funny, fantastic, and compelling characters. The re-mastered version is crisp and clear and the production is of the highest quality."