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Controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHL - coupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA.

As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For 13 seasons Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial.

In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete's life, from what they do with their money and nights off to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the listener inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited - Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restauranteur, gay rights advocate, and many more.

Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Ice Capades transcends the "sports book" genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.

©2017 Sean Avery (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Worth a listen

This book is definitely worth a listen even if you’re not a fan on Sean Avery(like myself). The narration leaves to be desired, but the author will have you wanting more personal stories on and off the ice. It’s very rare do we as hockey fans get the opportunity to get the real story, and that’s what Avery delivers.

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Fun read

Loved the book. It was really neat hearing Avery's point of view, and you get to see Avery the person, as opposed to Avery the player.

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What a Surprise

So much more to Sean Avery than I ever knew. Probably the most misunderstood player in the history of the NHL. Really enjoyed his story.

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Amazing!!!!

What a book!! Full disclosure I hated Sean when he played and thought he was a dirty player but this book changes it all. This book is a great behind the scene look into a popular pro athlete. The stories and his no inside voice makes it a book you never want to end. If you’re an athlete, current or past, and have a desire to write a book read this book and tell the truth about the stuff the way Sean does and you’ll sell a boat load.

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Great book! Must listen!

I loved this book from start to finish! Sean does a great job narrating the book as well. It is like he is sitting with me telling his personal stories! My only negative to the book is I was bummed when it was over. I wanted it to go on forever. Praying that some day he will write another book! Great job Sean!

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Entertaining for a hockey fan

The book is entertaining. As other reviewers pointed out, there is a lot of flash and name dropping but its a wild ride through the NHL through the eyes of a player. Avery did a great job reading it too and the production quality was pretty good. Some of the stories sounded like commentary and was easy to listen to.

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Surprisingly deep and insightful

First off I was never a Sean Avery fan. I've been a Flames fan all my life, and Sean was just a pain in our ass when we played him........and I guess that's the point :)

Sean does a great job in detailing his thoughts, motivations, doubts, challenges etc in this bio, and doesn't hold back in his feelings for certain players.

Sean also narrates this very well. I always prefer when it's the author reading his own book, and his narrating is on point.

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phenomenal

This memoir is so many things about hockey I never knew and a few stories that are all too familiar from growing up small town Canada in ice arenas. I absolutley appreciate the honesty and vulnerability that Mr.Avery shows as he shares his story. Salute

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Awesome

Awesome book.If you like hockey you must read. Nice to hear it behind the closed doors.Thanks avs.

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Awesome! A must for any Rangers fan. Great behind the scenes look at the game. Avery has be literally laughing out loud while I'm driving by myself. Highly recommended!