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Publisher's Summary

The John Scott story is the ultimate underdog narrative in sports during 2016 when Scott - in the twilight of his career - went from a joke All-Star fan-voted nominee to scoring two goals and winning the All-Star Game's MVP title. This is his heartwarming story about an average Joe who became a sports superhero overnight.

Known as a willing-and-able fighter and bruiser in the league, John Scott was a surprising and tongue-and-cheek nominee for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. He'd been in the league for over eight NHL seasons, playing for teams such as the Wild, Blackhawks, Rangers, Sabres, and the Sharks. Scott's best attribute as an NHL player was dropping his gloves - never the best player, the 260 pounder did become the most feared fighter in the NHL, racking up extensive penalty minutes. In order to prevent him from playing in the game, his current team - the Phoenix Coyotes - traded Scott to the Montreal Canadians, who demoted him to the AHL team in an attempt to disqualify him from playing in the All-Star Game. Fans were outraged and Scott was devastated. He'd been downgraded in his job - forced to relocate while his wife was pregnant with twin girls. But the fans wouldn't back down and insisted the NHL let Scott play in the game. The league relented, and Scott not only was invited to attend the NHL game in Nashville, but was nominated a team captain. The media and sports fans at large fell in love with the giant six-foot-eight player who by all means, was just a normal guy and no superstar player. In a true Cinderella story, Scott scored two goals and was the All-Star Game's MVP. This is his personal memoir - detailing his life growing up and how he was able to keep his sense of humor and become the ultimate Cinderella-Story of hockey.

©2016 John Scott (P)2016 Suimon & Schuster

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Surprising!

Low expectations, and the book turned out to be fantastic. Sort of the theme of Scott's life I suppose. The book is inspiring and helps educate the reader about the life of an aspiring professional athlete and their path through the collegiate system to the NHL. This is a path spoken much less about compared to that through the CHL. I appreciated all of the stories told and was super happy with time spent on this one.

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  • Don
  • 2018-06-25

Narration needs edit

Really enjoyed the story. The narration soured me for overall rating. The mispronunciation of peoples names should have been caught and edited prior to release.

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very inspiring !

great audio, very inspiring and entertaining for hockey and non hockey fans! would highly recommend

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great story, poor narration

The story and anecdotes are an excellent first hand account of life of an enforcer. The narrator kept mispronouncing names of players and even team names, very sad.

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Narrator was terrible.

For a book about a Canadian hockey player you would think that the narrator could pronounce hockey names. Or at least know how to pronounce Canuck.

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  • cody richardson
  • 2019-02-23

would have been better if John Scott narrated

Great story, loved hearing about his life and career. Just wish he would have narrated instead.

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  • EP
  • 2017-05-05

Great story, not a great reader

As a hockey fan, I was really pleased to get to listen to John Scott's great story in his own words. But the performance leaves one wanting. Kirby's diction is so precise that he sounds robotic and stilted, and he mispronounces many, many names, which is distracting and irritating. He should have made a point to get informed before his performance.

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  • PinUpRN
  • 2021-06-27

John F'n Scott

What a fantastic and inspiring story. John F'n Scott for President!! IF there was any downer it was that the reader didn't bother to pronounce the names properly... but other than that it was epic;;;

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  • Jordan dionne
  • 2021-02-07

Need a different reader

They need to get a reader that knows how to pronounce the names of the players. It’s hard to listen too. Great story though

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  • Tim
  • 2020-08-15

Great story! Terrible narration.

John Scott’s story is very good and I highly recommend it! But I was highly dissatisfied with the narrators voice and the way he butchered the pronunciation on so many hockey’s greats names! It would have been great if John just read this book!

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  • B. Empie
  • 2019-12-16

Great story

This is a must read for about hockey fan. John Scott, an ordinary, hard working guy who ends up on the biggest stage in hockey. This is how he got there. The reader however is less than desirable. Ok... awful! Why didn't they just get John to read his book???

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  • 2019-09-03

Engaging story with disappointing reading

The story was enjoyable and well written.

The performer, however, was frustrating. Whomever paid Kirby Heyborne to butcher the names of HOF athletes should be ashamed as well as the person who signed off on the recording. You can't tell me he didn't do his homework since he repeatedly pronounced Dustin Byfuglien perfectly yet Patrick Roy, PK Subban, and Antoine Roussel were too difficult to learn?

I would have recommended this to others, but I would feel guilty for assaulting their ears with an ill informed reading.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-17

excellent hockey book

I really enjoyed this book and John's story. I have a huge gripe in that the narrator was awful. How can you mispronounce almost every players name? did anybody listen to this before releasing it? also this is the story of a hockey enforcer told by a man with a very soft and effeminate voice it just doesn't go. that aside it was worth the read.

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  • Justin M.
  • 2022-08-10

John Scott should have narrated

The book itself is great but the guy reading obviously knows nothing about hockey. he monotone and mispronouces alls of the legendary hockey names.

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  • 2022-02-19

Great story.

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I really really wish John read the book. The reader pronounced some of the other hockey players last names wrong along with a few cities. It got kind of annoying after awhile. I would have thought a hockey fan would have listened to it before it was released.