Ice Capades

  • by Sean Avery, Michael McKinley
  • Narrated by Sean Avery
  • 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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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- Scott


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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- brooke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio