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Game Change

The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey
Narrated by: Ken Dryden
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Sports, Other
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From the best-selling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador - who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015 - the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. 

Ken Dryden's The Game is acknowledged as the best book about hockey and one of the best books about sports ever written. Then came Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV series, in which he explored hockey's significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player's life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey - where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here, and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there. 

©2017 Ken Dryden (P)2017 Penguin Random House Canada

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  • vn
  • 08-22-19

read it

Compelling story, worth a go. I need fifteen words, so you should get it right now.

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Thinking Time

It’s difficult to describe how important this book is to me. As a lifelong hockey fan, former player, and as someone currently recovering from a concussion; this has allowed me to hear perspective on my favorite sport and allow me to feel a level of comfort about my condition that I didn’t think was possible. Mr. Dryden is an impressive author and his narration is incredibly engaging.

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Great Book!

Must read for Hockey fans. Ken does awesome job as narrator. Ken’s knowledge of hockey and the NHL was great to learn.

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insightful

Hockey fans will love this book. Everyone who reads this will learn about the passion and motivation that drives the players. You will also see that the league is working to prevent brain injury. Hopefully anyone who has assumptions about the sport will read this.

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changed how I look at hockey.

I will forever love the sport of hockey. This book forever changed how I will see it.

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The best book about hockey concussions <br />

The book tells the story Steve monador and his rise to professional hockey and struggle with brain injuries and the social impact on him and his friends and family. The progression on hockey is outlined and how to change the game so it can continue with further damage to it's players

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Meet Steve Montador..

Mourn Steve Montador. Another crucial hockey classic from Ken Dryden. If you missed The Game, the 20th Anniversary edition is an Audible exclusive!

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great!

this was a great hockey book. great job ken dryden! i hope to see more hockey books soon

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Extremely enjoyable

Must read/listen for any hockey fan. I learned quite a bit. Mr. Dryden did some amazing research into this book. Lots of information , some of it is troubling. Ken Dryden narrating the book makes it even more enjoyable.

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Very informative and intriguing

Was a great listen. Gave a great history of hockey which I enjoyed. Definitely make a case for why things need to change in hockey. I am a huge hockey fan and really enjoyed hearing about players past and present. Can't go wrong with this one! Nice job Ken.

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  • Alastair F.
  • 09-22-18

Stunning

Ken as ever narrates in such a way that you just have to hear what he has written next. Extremely well researched and written this story mixes the life of a player with scientific fact, the history of hockey with opinions on how it could change for the better and the politics of the game and those in charge. This book was engaging from the start and the narration was brilliant. We knew the end would be sad but it was delivered in a way that it was part of an investigation with a point to it rather than just an account of a players sad end.