Longtime P.A. announcer Harvey Wittenberg's voice, endearingly described in Bruce Wolf's foreword as a "reassuring Gregorian chant", presided over 40-plus years of Blackhawk history. In Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room, Wittenberg's unique perspective, encyclopedic knowledge, and exclusive access to coaches and players form a captivating narrative of a storied franchise.
With his smooth, effortless performance, Tom Underwood transports the listener to center ice, and his full, booming voice does justice to one of the most revered in-stadium announcers in NHL history.
Legends of the Blackhawks share their greatest stories - newly updated!
As one of the NHL’s original six teams, the Chicago Blackhawks have given their fans millions of heart-stopping memories, thousands of unforgettable stories, and five Stanley Cup Championships. Now fans of this indomitable team get to relive it all in this newly updated edition of Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room. With all the charm and wit of a sportscaster who has been covering the Blackhawks for over sixty years, Harvey Wittenberg shares the greatest Hawks stories, including their 2010 Stanley Cup title.
Great story and good narrator for the most part. His biggest flaw is mispronouncing Toews' name. It's not toes and that ruined it for me.
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Would you try another book from Harvey Wittenberg and/or Tom Underwood?
I would buy another book from wittenberg. The book was just his memoirs and stories aimed at Blackhawk fans. It's nothing thought provoking, its just fun stories for fans.
What didn’t you like about Tom Underwood’s performance?
I will avoid Tom Underwood. I've never listened to a book that mispronounced more names and did so consistently. I would think that the person responsible for narrating the book would have taken time to learn that the name of one of the best players in the NHL currently is named Jonathon Toews, pronounced TAYS and not TOES. And he does this over and over with many player's name - and heaven help us all on the French-Canadian names he butchers
Do you think Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
sure...with a different narrator