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The All-Pro (Galactic Football League #3)

4.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,459 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews
THE ALL-PRO is the third book in the Galactic Football League series, following on THE ROOKIE and THE STARTER.Seven centuries into the future, aliens and humans compete for the greatest prize in the universe: the Galaxy Bowl trophy. Quarterback Quentin Barnes enters his third season at the helm of the Ionath Krakens. He's re-shaped the team in his image, and the time for e ...more
Hardcover, 554 pages
Published September 2011 by Dark Overlord Media (first published 2011)
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Sep 20, 2011 BigJohn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, audio-books
Wow, what a ride. This book starts out hitting the ground at full speed, introducing us to a completely new type of future spectator sport. The familiar cast is back, ready to take on their second season of Tier 1 football and make it all the way to the Galaxy Bowl.

Along the way, their leader, Quarterback Quentin Barnes, encounters obstacle after obstacle. Some are beyond his control; some are things he tries to take control of. His co-horts' loyalties come into question, and divisions begin to
Jim C
Jan 17, 2016 Jim C rated it it was amazing
My rating is 4.5 stars.

This is the third book of a series and the first two must be read before this one. Barnes and the Krakens are back for another season of football. Their eyes are on a bigger goal than just staying in the league. They want to do some damage and make the playoffs.

I don't know how Scott Sigler does it. I have no interest in football but I am loving this series. Within pages I am back in this universe and hoping for the Krakens to succeed. One aspect I love about these books i
Jan 06, 2015 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caveats and disclaimers abound, so where to start?

It is what it is, but what's not to like? Sci-Fi, football (re-imagined, but with deep respect for tradition and history), politics, organized crime, religion, etc... OK, maybe it's not for everyone, but my son and I are really enjoying the series.... Granted, I'm still enamored with the 1970's movie classic, Rollerball. (filmed in Munich, starring James Caan and John Houseman - classic stuff!!!) - yet disgusted with the half-baked remake - and,
Jeff Miller
Sep 05, 2011 Jeff Miller rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the SF/Sports mashup as we again follow the career of Quarterback Quentin Barnes. Scott Sigler being the sick-twisted person he (and I mean that affectionately) is means we don't get a feel-good sports story. This is not Rocky in outer space. What we do get is an immensely satisfying plot that crosses multiple genres without seeming forced. Then you have the character building elements as players develop in their relationships and make mistakes in those relationship alo ...more
A.F. Grappin
Mar 28, 2015 A.F. Grappin rated it it was amazing
Sigler is constantly bringing in surprises. Considering that this series is about a football player, it could be so easy to get bogged down in nothing but the football. That simply doesn't happen here. Quentin's life is the story, and while football is a huge part of it, and it's THE driving force behind Quentin, it's not the epicenter of the book. Oh, it's close, and the football games do get my heart pounding (a serious surprise for me, who is STILL not a football fan despite these books). But ...more
Contreras Jorge
Nov 18, 2011 Contreras Jorge rated it it was amazing
WOW what an ending. Barnes must have screwed something up in an earlier life. Great book, just when I thought is over time to imagine the future..... BOOM!!!!! KAPOW!!!!! Sharp left, and the story ends in an inexplicable way. Thanks for the book,i now am waiting for another... or will this tie in to "the crypt" series? Hmmmmm.
Dec 09, 2014 Philip rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I LOVE THIS SERIES! The GFL books are a lot of fun. Plus, with the audio versions, my teenage son and I listen to the adventures of Quentin Barnes and his teammates together and have a great time.
Dan Lukens
Apr 12, 2016 Dan Lukens rated it really liked it
Though the format is a bit strange, this is a great read for science fiction and sports fans. I think that you really need to be both, otherwise the sports talk would definitely bore you. I'm not the world's biggest sports fan, but I do love football. This is a great mix of my two interests. I think he could have left out some of the standings and sports radio talk show stuff and possibly had a book the flows better, but once you get into it, it does grow on you. I think our main character in th ...more
Ryan Burt
Jul 08, 2012 Ryan Burt rated it it was amazing
1) Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

2) Genre: Sciens Fiction

3) Synopsis: Quarterback Quentin Barnes enters his third season at the helm of the Ionath Krakens. He's re-shaped the team in his image, and the time for excuses is over -- it's win, or be replaced.

4) Feelings: I love this series. I really do. It has football and aliens. How can you not like that? I am a little worried about where the series might be headed but I laughed out loud several times during this book. I even think about getting some so
Sep 10, 2011 Stefani rated it it was amazing
Quentin Barnes may be a jock, some might even say a meathead, but never let anyone say he doesn't have feelings too! Entering his third year as quarterback for the Ionath Krakens he is determined to see his team to winning a championship. Along the way he searches diligently for his family, must contend with the fall out of some of his decisions over the last 2 years, must build a championship team, and negotiate for a new contract. It's going to be a long year, and once the betrayals begin then ...more
Pepper Thorn
Sep 28, 2011 Pepper Thorn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of football and/or sci-fi action
In my experience, the third book in any series is a clutch play. It is the book that sets the trajectory fir the rest of the series, delivering either more of the same or shooting the story of in some unexpected direction and leaving the reader scrambling to follow. I admit that by halfway through The All-Pro I thought it would fall solidly into the first category. Boy, was I wrong.

In the first two books, Sigler proved himself a master of twists and turns in the plot that you never saw coming.
Joe Hempel
Dec 30, 2011 Joe Hempel rated it it was amazing
Quinten and the boys are back for another season of the Galactic Football League!

By now fans of the series are probably used to the format...Off Season...Season...Post Season...with story galore between the scenes.

Sigler again does a great job of bringing the excitement and drama of football to the written page, with alot of off the field action and drama being brought into it as well. You aren't just reading a football game here.

Characters in any book are important, and with these books, you re
Sep 14, 2011 Mark rated it it was amazing
For a person who never much cared for football, I was amazed that any book about the subject would be worth my time. Now that this, the third in the Galactic Football League (GFL) series, is now in my "read" folder, I must admit that I am happy that I gave this series a chance. If you are familiar with Scott's books outside of the GFL series and were put off by the language, you will be happy to note that this series is written with a YA audience in mind in that regard. The violence is also tone ...more
Jul 26, 2012 Regie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sigler
The third book in Sigler's "Galactic Football League" series continues the saga of young Quarterback Quentin Barnes. (You know it's only just occured to me, after six years that his initials are "QB"?)His learning curve continues as he discovers more about his family, his team mates, and most of all his team, the Ionath Krakens and its ruthless owner Greedok the Splithead.

Things are a little tougher for Quentin this season (each book covers a season of GFL Football) and not everybody in the gal
Dave Hogg
Jan 24, 2012 Dave Hogg rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-f, sports
There's a serious problem with this book. Like the first two books in the series, I read this one with great haste. There is so little good sports SF out there that I'm really enjoying this series.

So what's the problem? There's no fourth book! For reasons that I do not at all understand, Scott Sigler did not have the next book ready when I finished this one. Apparently, it isn't going to be out for months. Given the fact that this book ends on an massive cliffhanger, that seems quite unfair.

Apr 07, 2015 Brandon rated it liked it
Unfortunately, despite some great sci fi elements, an interesting human angle and a great cliffhanger ending, the main character is getting more and more frustrating each book, and doesn't seem to be learning many of the lessons he's being taught. There's enough development to keep me interested, but I had to take a star off because I'd like to see different plot angles other than him being rude, ignorant, arrogant or both by now.
Sep 25, 2011 Allison rated it it was amazing
With every book, Sigler gets better.

As always, the main thrust of the book is Quentin and his every evolving relationships with the Krakens. This books throws more than the usual amounts of problems at Quentin, but he handles them with his normal "grace."

This book also starts to stretch out into the lives of the other players. It was refreshing to see some of the other players, beyond Pine and John interacting with Quentin.

Not that I don't love my Uncle Johnny though.

It was the inclusion of
Kali Mura
Sep 07, 2011 Kali Mura rated it it was amazing
I never thought a book about a futuristic football league would become so fascinating to me. This is the third novel in Sigler's Galactic Football League series and Quentin Barnes' journey has changed so much from just trying to become a successful quarterback. His life is now filled with the difficult task of trying to make a team full of squabbling alien species mesh together to become champions. This is while he is dealing with his own personal issues of an intense identity crisis and a publi ...more
Dan Mumford
Feb 26, 2013 Dan Mumford rated it it was amazing
Scott Sigler, the Future Dark Overlord has done it again. The All-Pro is a great addition to the Galactic Football League series. For a sci-fi fan who doesn't watch or particularly care about football, I love this series which is all about football...700 years in the future. Scott does a great job explaining the game to football illiterate fans in the beginning of the series. His characters are very real and relatable, with believable motivations and emotions. In the All-Pro, the plot moves alon ...more
Jun 10, 2013 Jeremy rated it it was amazing
The third installment of the GFL (Galactic Football League) is very entertaining, but slightly predictable. There are a number of subplots that you could see the twist coming if you read/watch movies very often. That being said,my overall opinion is that these books are incredibly creative, well thought out, and well written. The dialog carries very well and the main story line keeps you riveted. Sigler does an excellent job of creating a believable science fiction environment where one can feel ...more
Apr 23, 2012 Gloria rated it really liked it
This may be my favorite of the series so far. Interesting character arcs as well as the great action, sports, criminal shenanigans & league politics; a lot of plot points from the previous books come to a head in this one in a nice organic way. I like how the gameplay is written, giving us action as well as insight into the characters. I really like that we *really* don't know if our hero's team will win the game or not (or whether they will win the "big" game or not) because although it's a ...more
Wow, Quentin was badly played in this part, his naivety didn't do him good. But at least he still didn't change as a character, which was great. I'm looking forward to Quentin's revenge. Great book!!
Michael Smith
May 10, 2012 Michael Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite the fact that the "big twist" 2/3 of the way through the book was very transparent and predictable, and the book leaves you hanging desperately wanting to read the next... this is really a great book. The character development and interaction with the other species over the course of this series has really been fascinating and throw in the "godfather-esque" story lines along with the pure science fiction adventure, and the football that rings true even though it is so far outside the rea ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Blaine rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I've been a fan of Scott Sigler since I first found his podcast of Infected. His early works are solid horror, mixed with humor. They will never be confused with literature, but both the books and his readings of them are entertaining.

The All-Pro is the third book in a planned seven-book series. The story keeps getting bigger, with more character development, and more context for the action. One plot-line was rather predictable (Quentin and his father), but it was still consistent with the naive
Jun 03, 2016 SKZingales rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
I really enjoyed how this book ended with a cliff-hanger. I immediately picked up the next one and continued the story.
Kristy Maitz
Jul 24, 2015 Kristy Maitz rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Great progress. We have lot of action and a lot of personal progress from main character point of view.
Sherry da Silva
I enjoyed Quentin's growth as a sentient. He overcame a lot of obstacles in this book. But it ended on such a cliff hanger! I have got to listen to the next book to find out what happens right away.
Paul Cooley
Sep 16, 2011 Paul Cooley rated it really liked it
Quentin Barnes has been through a lot of hell in his life, but "The All-Pro" definitely sends him through several different hells he'd never imagined.

In the middle of fighting to get his team to the playoffs, Quentin has to deal with internal team politics, crime-lord manipulations, as well as evaluation of his decisions and ideals. It's a hell of a good book and it certainly foreshadows what's to come in the series.

I have only two complaints:
The kindle edition had many typos.
The ending leaves y
Oct 10, 2012 Shawn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
Scott Sigler has given us a fully detail and full realized world. His details are incredible. His characterization is fantastic. I love this series by him and recommend it highly to every sports and sci fi fan. This book is dependent on the two that proceed it. This is not a series you can start in the middle. Especially from now on since this and future books in the series will have cliff hanger episodes.

These are not the easiest books to get your hands on. Although they are out in the e-book
Jim Endecott
May 20, 2015 Jim Endecott rated it really liked it
A little predictable but still a lot of fun. Football and Sci-Fi. Color me happy.
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Galactic Football League (5 books)
  • The Rookie (Galactic Football League #1)
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