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  • A Season in Time

  • Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season
  • By: Todd Denault
  • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

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, acclaimed hockey writer Todd Denault looks back to those heady days.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By steve on 04-22-14

Apparently they make you give at least 1 star

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Book? Yes.Audiobook? No.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

About 70% of the names in the book were mispronounced. It's like they found someone who has never seen, heard of, or talked about hockey before, and told him to interpret the names however you see fit.Some of these names I can understand... Pronouncing "Roy" the way it's spelled in English? I guess that's understandable. "Pierre Page" as "Paige?" OK, if that's your only mistake, I can look the other way...

Other names were simply laughable. "Rick toeSHAY," "Sergei Savard," "TEA-mew suh-LAYNE,"... the list goes on and on. "Bure" does not rhyme with "sure." "Turgeon" doesn't rhyme with "sturgeon." You would hope that at some point, the producer would be able to help the narrator out.

If it were a couple of names here and there, I would completely understand, but i would venture to say that there were more mispronounced names than ones correctly pronounced.

Overall, the narrator completely distracted from the beautiful storyline.

Do you think A Season in Time needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not sure... I guess it would be about the 1993-94 season, right?

Any additional comments?

Audible - please find a producer with SOME kind of hockey knowledge.Or, at the very least, someone who is willing to ask how different names are pronounced.

  • InSideOut Coaching

  • How Sports Can Transform Lives
  • By: Joe Ehrmann, Gregory Jordan, Paula Ehrmann
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Joe Ehrmann's coaching philosophy was described by Jeffrey Marx in the best seller Season of Life, and since the publication of that book, thousands of coaches have looked to Joe for advice about putting his philosophy into practice. InSideOut Coaching provides the critical information and tools they've been waiting for - the information to help coaches everywhere create more meaningful experiences for themselves and to maximize their impact on the lives of the athletes they coach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for coaches

  • By Mark Rogers on 04-25-15

Great book, but hard to hear the narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-15

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing the narrator himself could have done - his voice is just hard for me to hear when driving in a car.

Any additional comments?

Just a great book at what coaching should be about.

It's unlike any other coaching book I've ever read before. A must-read for anyone looking to be in a leadership role of any kind.

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  • The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend

  • By: Gare Joyce
  • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

In his prime, few could dispute Bobby Hull's athletic brilliance - the first to have five fifty-goal seasons, the highest scorer on the 1976 Canada Cup team, the first to use the slapshot as a scoring weapon, and the first hockey player to sign a million-dollar contract. With his body-builder torso, and his 100 mph volleys across a rink, the world of hockey glory was his to lose. And he did. With his publicized marital troubles and his defection from the NHL to the WHA, Hull's star began to fall, leaving him broke and in exile from the game.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn the Names.

  • By CaptHowdy on 10-21-12

Please find a reader who can pronounce names!!!!!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-14

What would have made The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend better?

Finding someone who can properly pronounce ubiquitously known hockey names.Some just off the top of my head:Henri RichardRocket RichardGuy LaFleurChico MakiLloyd PettitVezinaOddly enough, he nails "Borje Salming."

What did you like best about this story?

The story. It tells the story of Bobby Hull that the old guard of the NHL wants erased from the history books. You learn (well, in some cases are reminded) of how big of a sleaze bag the typical NHL owner was back in the '60's, and you really get an insight as to the level of risk Bobby Hull exposed himself to in going to Winnipeg.

What didn’t you like about Bernard Clark’s performance?

Please, for the love of hockey, learn how to pronounce the names and read hockey terms and abbreviations.

It's far too distracting to get a true enjoyment of the book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Everything but the reading.

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