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  • Offside

  • My Life Crossing the Line
  • Written by: Sean Avery, Michael McKinley
  • Narrated by: Sean Avery
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on their head. For 13 seasons, he played for some of the 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 who was sometimes loved, sometimes despised, and always controversial. In Offside, Avery displays his trademark candor about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i enjoyed it

  • By Delbert on 2019-03-16

The Hockey Actor

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-25

Avery plays many roles on and off the ice. Some are sincere and honest and some are for the crowd or media. This is a great book on the insight of a calculated athlete with dreams and interests that go beyond sport glory. Pack with a lot of "wow" factor, this is a must read/listen for hockey and pop culture fans.

  • On the Road

  • 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Written by: Jack Kerouac
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road. Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "beat" and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that "set them free".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically done!

  • By Sarah on 2018-11-15

Over Decriptive Bore

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-14

I finally gave a chance to this "American Classic". Though the narrator gave it his best Americana accents, the story/writing style is just plain annoying. How many characters need to be named and decribed ("that bum, with the baggy pants, that reminded me of your father..." ? Imagine walking through life and over describing every event <from flipping on a light switch or chewing a granola bar>Also, had anyone kept track of Sal's spending? He starts off with $50 but spends a lot on beer, smokes, bus, apple pie with ice cream, etc. I had to stop listening. Thank you Audible for refunding my credit.
I love visiting the States, traveling the lesser known roads, and was looking forward to an audible adventure. Jack, let me down.

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  • Blitzed

  • Drugs in Nazi Germany
  • Written by: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An addictive true story

  • By Robert Belanger on 2019-02-10

An addictive true story

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-10

Loved it. If you think you know a lot about WWII, this will throw a new twist on the motives of the past.