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Galactic Football League
The Reporter

by Scott Sigler and Mur Lafferty
Apr 10, 2017
5 Hours
Ages 13+
Yolanda Davenport, star reporter for Galaxy Sports Magazine, is searching for the truth about Ju Tweedy’s involvement with the murder of Grace McDermot. Ju, a former star running back for the OS1 Orbiting Death, had to flee Orbital System One following the murder accusation. That incident let him to join Ionath Krakens, but Ju still claims innocence. Are the Krakens knowingly employing a murderer, or was Ju framed for this horrible crime?

This is part of the Galactic Football League series, which is described as THE BLIND SIDE meets THE GODFATHER meets STAR WARS.

The story takes place between Week Three and Week Six of the 2684 GFL season, the season that encompasses THE ALL-PRO (GFL III).

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Director & Cast

Director Michael John Casey
Starring Michael John Casey as Narrator, Nora Achrati as Yolanda Davenport, Joe Mallon as Whykor the Aware, Eva Willhem as Miriam Connor and Michael Glenn as Tarat the Smasher. With Steve Wannall, Matthew Bassett, Nanette Savard, Sasha Olinick, Alejandro Ruiz, Eric Singdahlsen, Paul Reisman, Kimberly Gilbert, Andy Brownstein, Cameron McNary, Rick Rohan, Amanda Forstrom, Eric Messner, Ken Jackson, Audrey Bertaux, Scott Graham, and James Konicek.
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Eric Messner
Dialogue Editors Patrick Stratton
Sound Designers Patrick Stratton
Cover Illustrator Scott E. Pond
Producers Rick Rohan, Duane Beeman and Matt Webb
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Background from The All-Pro by Zack (Posted on 2/27/2019)
The Reporter is Scott Sigler’s GFL tie-in collaboration with Mur Lafferty, another long-time podcaster turned successful author. It fills in some of the background events featured in The All-Pro It’s another good GFL tie-in story that, while it doesn’t add a lot to the series overall, gives a glimpse into things happening outside of the sphere of Quentin Barnes and the Krakens.

More good work from GA adapting and producing this one.
Never Tried GFL? You Might Start Here! by Catdaddy (Posted on 8/25/2018)
Like “The Detective“, “The Reporter“ is a well-written ‘sidequel’ to the GSL chronology based around an investigation. The script does an impressive job with its exposition. Somewhat surprisingly, this story could stand alone as an introduction to the series. It also does an excellent job of fleshing out a character that deserves more depth, and filling in finder plot holes from the main chronology.

Exceptionally well written, this is arguably the best single story in the GFL offerings to date.
very good by rafael (Posted on 8/26/2017)
this was a good story. It gave you more insite on the supporting caracters and showed they had a story. very enjoyable.
Fun detective story with great action by John (Posted on 7/11/2017)
The GraphicAudio adaptation of The Reporter is wonderful. It’s very true to the novella, with seemingly little noticeable variation from the source. Again, the same cast members voice the same characters from the larger GFL series, and it makes the product have a very balanced feel.

This story is a basic hardboiled detective story, fraught with intrigue, betrayal, suspicion and ne’er-do-wells. Plucky reporter Yolanda Davenport is recruited to help clear the name of a GFL player she helped demonize when he was framed for murder. Given the opportunity to right the wrong, she and her assistant face perilous danger with every turn.

The full audiodrama production is again, well-done, though I dislike the vocalizations (rather, the lack of vocal effects) that specify the alien species. In this book, the entire story takes place on an alien colony, where there are something like four human characters, and the other races are barely distinguishable. It’s a consistent flaw, in my opinion, with all the GFL productions, but you have to just be ok with it.
Excellent Story Bridges Some Scenes! by Armand (Posted on 6/4/2017)
Fills some gaps about Grace.... Great story!
One of the best novellas I have ever read by Amy (Posted on 4/19/2017)
This novella blew me away. I was so impressed. The acting was top notch as usual, but even more so because I came to care so much for a character I was initially despising. I loved learning more about Yolanda, and hearing her friendship with Wykor (SP? No idea) grow. I loved those two together. I loved the intrigue and the action.

The most impressive? That I cared about a mystery I already knew was solved. THAT is hard to do when you write in between novellas. I was on the edge of my seat, even though I knew what happened in the end. And I LOVED seeing Yolanda's perspective on that end scene.

Even though I know it's the only one, I would still love Scott Sigler and Mur Lafferty to do a whole series of novellas from Yolanda's POV. I just adored this.

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