Ken Dryden was a goalie for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1970s, during which time the team won six Stanley Cups. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, Dryden is also a former federal member of Parliament and cabinet minister, and is the author of five books, including The Game and the newly released Game Change. Below, a selection of audiobooks curated exclusively for Audible listeners by one of the most well-respected authorities in hockey.
    • Written by: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2017-08-29
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 64 ratings
    • Ken says:
    • A big story, great characters, out-loud laughs, and a twist to your mind that never leaves you — how nonsense can make sense, but is never not nonsensical. 'That's some catch, that Catch-22.' 'It's the best there is.'
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 2010-04-01
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 339 ratings
    • Ken says:
    • Bryson takes us to the beginning, to the Big Bang, and brings us light-year by light-year, molecule by molecule, to now. To us. And he does it with a way of writing the rest of us can only dream of.
    • The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult
    • Written by: Bruce Handy
    • Narrated by: Bruce Handy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 2017-08-15
    • Language: English
    • 1 out of 5 stars 1 rating
    • Ken says:
    • Handy journeys back inside his childhood and discovers what he knew as a child about the magic and meaning of great children's books.
    • Written by: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 2017-05-09
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings
    • Ken says:
    • I read it just after university, full of the belief that intellectual brilliance is the answer to every problem. Halberstam shows how, unless the "best and brightest" get outside of their own minds and into those of others — to discover their sense — they will never understand and always get things wrong.
    • Written by: Michael Herr
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 2009-03-11
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings
    • Ken says:
    • Herr writes war from a grunt’s-eye view. Written in the dialogue of adrenaline, buddy-ness, fear, and pride — before Saving Private Ryan, Herr made us know what war feels like.
    • Why Violence Has Declined
    • Written by: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 2011-10-04
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 103 ratings
    • Ken says:
    • Pinker takes accepted wisdom — that with nuclear arms and terrorism, where individuals, not only states, can afford and create weapons of mass destruction — that the present is a far more violent place than the past; and with his usual relentless research, wide-reaching grasp, and vivid writing style, demonstrates the opposite. Allowing for a future not just of doom and gloom, but of hope and possibility. 
    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2011-01-18
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 272 ratings
    • Ken says:
    • He brings pieces of the world’s story together, connects them, makes them understandable, and gives them meaning, creating a whole new exciting story.