• The Game

  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Ken Dryden
  • Narrated by: Ken Dryden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-21-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 (128 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters - Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them - that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.
©1983, 1993, 1999, 2003, 2005 Ken Dryden (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By steve on 03-11-14

Outstanding book for all hockey fans

Excellent book for hockey lovers! Personally, I love the sport, and I know a lot about this specific era, so for me it was worth it. I especially loved the second part of the book while the part on the history and on the evolution of the rules for the game was excellent. The different strategies in comparing Canadian hockey versus the Russians' style of play was also great. However, if you aren’t a fan of Dryden or if you aren’t old enough to know about the players during his era that he discusses you may find this listen a little boring as Dryden is somewhat dry as a narrator. Nevertheless, I loved the book and was left wanting to hear more!

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By Amazon Customer on 06-29-15


I came to be a hockey fan later in my life, and quite by accident. I didn't grow up following the sport. Ken Dryden's wonderful book has "filled in the blanks" for me. Not just a wonderful book about hockey, it is also a wonderful book about life. My strongest recommendation!

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By Jordan on 03-23-16

Great sports book.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Any sports-mad friends, but particularly hockey fans, will love this.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final chapter, reflecting on the author's time in the NHL rather than recounting it, and the obvious fulfilment he feels.

Any additional comments?

From time to time Dryden's reading becomes a little repetitive with his inflection on sentences, but his recount of the characters he played with and against and his reflection upon his time in the game and his views on the game and life surrounding it come across brilliantly. As a sports fan I really enjoyed this book.

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