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Publisher's Summary

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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Very engaging.

I admired Sean's candor of both the good and the bad. He at no time made me feel like what he was saying was mere BS! My only itch that went unscratched was his lack of his youth hockey development years. So if he didn't get to play hockey under star lit skies on frozen ponds with a hot chocolate chaser, what was it like from Squirts through PeeWees, Bantams, etc. ... until he made Juniors?

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  • wlshirer
  • Dallas, Texas United States
  • 06-30-18

Really enjoyed it.

I'm new to hockey. I had no idea who this guy was before I got the book. I really liked the book, and Sean Avery's insights and his honesty.

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What a great listen!!

Okay so I’m a big hockey fan but started avidly following in 2014 after this book takes place. Sean tells the story of his life with amazing insight, humor and an incredible delivery!

Knowing you were hearing him talk about his own experiences and not someone reading his words really connected me to the story.

Great job!!

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From a hockey fan

This was my first audiobook so I really have nothing to compare it to for an honest review. I enjoyed listening to the life of Sean Avery on and off the ice. Ive learned a lot about the hockey culture between players and found it very interesting. I don’t know if this was a good “performance” or not but it was like having your best friend come over to tell you what’s going on in their life over a beer. Good book for any hockey fan.

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A Hockey Fan Must Read

As a hockey fan I loved it. Gave me a whole new perspective on the life of a NHLer, and a new view of Sean Avery. Very entertaining and laughed quite a bit.

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  • Garry
  • BROOKLYN, NY, US
  • 03-20-18

Sean Avery is New York!

Amazing book. Wish I can meet him one day and chat about none hockey stuff. The way he thinks and played is the way I love getting into guys heads when playing street ball.

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Fantastic

Every hockey fan should read/listen to this book whether you like Sean Avery or not. Sean Avery, we speak your name.

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makes new york and hockey even better

I'm an adult league hockey player/ father of 3 and oblivious to the pros. This was a great listen. Was a little hesitant in the beginning with Avery reading it but at the end, felt like he is a good friend. Great book...

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Fun, honest and informational

As the book will also show, it seems the NHL does not promote individualism which makes this book all that more impactful. Avery was a rebel in hockey, and I applaud him for his ability to tell his story in an entertaining and cohesive way.

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great book

great story. surprised me to see a behind the scenes look at a NHL players life