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.
    • Catch-22

    • Written by: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, tough as audiobook

    • By Andrew S on 2018-02-15
    • Written by: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2017-08-29
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 48 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.'
    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Robin on 2017-11-29
    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 2010-04-01
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 240 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.
    • Wild Things

    • The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult
    • Written by: Bruce Handy
    • Narrated by: Bruce Handy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Now that we're living in a golden age of children's literature, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon? Find out....

    • 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
    • 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.
    • The Best and the Brightest

    • Written by: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country's recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The road to hell is paved with good intentions

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-07-10
    • Written by: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 2017-05-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5 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.
    • Dispatches

    • Written by: Michael Herr
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Highly acclaimed upon its first publication, Dispatches still retains its resonance as America finds itself amidst another military quagmire....

    • Written by: Michael Herr
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 2009-03-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 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.
    • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    • Why Violence Has Declined
    • Written by: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best and most interesting book I have ever read.

    • By William H. on 2018-12-07
    • Why Violence Has Declined
    • Written by: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 2011-10-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 88 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. 
    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must!

    • By TK on 2018-05-18
    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2011-01-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 184 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.