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I love the movie (not the sequels) and I love hockey so, naturally I picked this title up immediately and couldn't have been more pleased. A great behind the scenes look into one of my favorite movies. Excellent narrator too. Stop reading this and just purchase it already!!! If you liked the movie then you will not be disappointed!!!
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What did you love best about The Making of Slap Shot?
There were some good hockey background stories, though not enough. Too much movie industry background for my liking, but that may appeal to others. I am a hockey fan far more than a movie fan.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The Hansons of course, and Paul Newman. It was great to hear that Reg Dunlop was Newman's all time favorite character to play, and that Slap Shot was the most fun he ever had making a movie.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
The narration matched the pace of the story pretty well, but the narrator could have learned to pronounce the French Canadian names correctly. He takes a pot-shot approach to a few, trying different ways at various points in the book so he can say he got it right at least once. It's a hockey book, so you know there are going to be French Canadian names... Be glad it was in the 70s and he didn't yet need to try any Slavic names!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I would like to have listened to it in one sitting, but generally listen as I drive, so my audiobooks get broken up depending on the trip lengths. I did sit in the car a few times to hear out a storyline.
Any additional comments?
Overall a good book, but does not compare to the more amusing stories told in Dave Hanson's Slap Shot Original. I wish he'd make an audio version of that.
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