A celebration of the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest seasons in hockey history
Twenty years after the fact, the mere mention of the 1992-93 NHL season brings back vivid memories for hockey fans across North America. The last time that the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the Stanley Cup, Wayne Gretzky's last appearance in a playoff final, and Mario Lemieux's most inspirational season, these years are rightly considered some of the greatest in NHL history. Now, in A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season, acclaimed hockey writer Todd Denault looks back to those heady days.
The story of a truly magical age for hockey in North America, a time that came to be known as "the last great season", where hope reigned, where the unthinkable seemed possible, and some of the greatest legends the game has ever seen took to the ice, A Season in Time is a true trip down memory lane. Covering the stories of Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy, and Doug Gilmour, and capturing the frenzy and excitement that hasn't been seen since, the book is essential listening for hockey lovers of all ages.
Insightful and informative, A Season in Time is a loving look back at a season for the ages.
©2012 Todd Denault (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I loved the content of the book but I did not enjoy listening to it. I would only recommend it as a joke, as something to be mocked. The book itself is highly recommendable to any hockey fan.
If we are talking about the text only, I would recommend Todd Deanult's other works but they are not offered as audiobooks. I have listened to many audiobooks where mispronunciations are common but not as frequent as this book.
Quite simply, the reader and the producer (I blame the producer more than the reader) could have done their homework. Not a single thought was given towards researching and checking. This was a sloppy and careless work. Completely unprofessional.
It only served as a means of getting a book read when the time to sit and read was not available. Otherwise, it's flaws were quite distracting and robbed the pace and meaning from the text.
As I mentioned earlier, the producer of this book should take full responsibility for Ken Maxon's poor showing. I can't stress enough the shame these people have brought on this otherwise thrilling hockey book. They owe us all an apology (and a refund) and they owe a mea culpa to author Todd Deanult.
I have not listened to many sports books yet, but this is an excellent one.
It was a very detailed and engaging look back at an NHL season I remember quite fondly from when I was growing up. I remembered several things I haven't thought of in years and learned quite a bit as well.
Only if I was sure that he knew the source material he was speaking about first-hand. It is very, very, very clear that Mr. Maxon was not very knowledgeable on hockey as several names were mispronounced throughout the book. At times it was unintentionally hilarious, but plenty of other times it was grating and painful to listen to. I cannot believe that the audiobook was allowed to be released with so many errors. Mr. Maxon's voice and delivery were smooth and pleasant though (to the point where he almost sounded automated) and I wouldn't mind listening to another of his performances, but I would prefer something fictional where I did not know the characters ahead of time. This way I would not be so bothered by the potential butchering of historical names.
Narrative issues aside, I would gladly recommend this book to any hockey fan.
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I thought this book was great. Such a fun listen about an excellent time for the sport I love. Listening about Gretzky, Doug Gilmour, Grant Fuhr, Mario and all the other players I grew up watching and loving was incredible. That said, the narrator had a great storytelling voice but I'm not sure he was able to pronounce one name correctly, which is really annoying.
Todd Denault does a fine job of recreating a memorable NHL season. It was a good reminder of how the game was played by some of its greatest stars.
The narrator needed to do his homework on how to pronounce names of the key players. It's clear he didn't even try. Miss a name here or there, OK. But every name? Some names had multiple mispronounciations over the course of the book. He even pronounced a ".500" record" as "point 5-0-0 record." This performance ruined any possible enjoyment of this book and is an insult to fans and the author.
It could have been with a narrator who cared to do a passable job with the text.
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