All That Counts

  • by Frank Scalise
  • Narrated by Dan Czerwonka
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Graham Wilson is a thirty-something recreational hockey player who decides to follow a long-held desire to become a goaltender. His transition is both comedic and inspiring as he seeks to challenge himself in the midst of a mundane life. Also on display is the curious paradox of the recreational game in American culture (i.e., it means everything, but it is only a game, but it is more than a game, but...).
When his team's regular goalie leaves, Graham steps unsteadily into the crease, causing conflict on a team that is used to winning. Graham's journey is a microcosm of life. Humor, inspiration, camaraderie, love and spite all make their appearances both on and off the ice as Graham struggles to learn what truly is "all that counts."

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What the Critics Say

"Inspiring...reveals the wonder and absolute joy that hockey brings into this world." (Mark Rypien - NFL Quarterback and Superbowl XXVI MVP)
"Great job combining the real life and on ice drama! No hockey fan should miss out on this entertaining read." (Assistant Coach Bill Peters, Detroit Red Wings - Spokane Chiefs, 1996-97, 1999-02, 2005-08)

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Definate goalie's book.

Loved it, very easy to finish in one sitting. Anybody that plays rec hockey can relate to everything here, lots of hockey and life lessons..
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- carol stille

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-16-2013
  • Publisher: Frank Scalise