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  • The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend

  • Written by: Gare Joyce
  • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend

Written by: Gare Joyce
Narrated by: Bernard Clark
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Publisher's Summary

An award-winning writer sets the record straight on hockey's forgotten golden boy - Bobby Hull....

In his prime, few could dispute Bobby Hull's athletic brilliance - the first to have five fifty-goal seasons, the highest scorer on the 1976 Canada Cup team, the first to use the slap shot as a scoring weapon, and the first hockey player to sign a million-dollar contract. With his body-builder torso and his 100 mph volleys across a rink, the world of hockey glory was his to lose. And he did.

With his publicized marital troubles and his defection from the NHL to the WHA, Hull's star began to fall, leaving him broke and in exile from the game. In The Devil and Bobby Hull, this once great hockey player and pioneer is finally given his due.

Not only are Hull's remarkable on-ice achievements finally put in perspective, so, too, are his achievements off the rink - including endorsements for a wide array of products (rare for an NHL player) and his appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record four times. And the book details how Hull's battle with the owners of the Chicago Blackhawks - challenging the reserve clause in his contract, a move that enabled him to move to the WHA - helped other players follow him. The author places Hull squarely in the pantheon of other hockey greats, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, and Wayne Gretzky - and makes the case that he is the game's most influential and important player

This full, unauthorized story of Hull's life - that doesn't sidestep the controversies (including the domestic violence tainting his private life) - details Hull's recent reconciliation with the Chicago Blackhawks. A candid look at one of hockey's most gifted and controversial figures, The Devil and Bobby Hull tells the story of his extraordinary career and life - and why this remarkable man has not faded into oblivion.

©2011 Gare Joyce (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Slamming Bobby Hull

The book should be called Slamming Bobby Hull. Really dragged him through the Mud.
Narrator should of learned how to pronounce the Players Names properly.

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Need to get name correct

The only issue I have with this or any audible book is that the reader does not pronounce the names properly. The book was well read but I cringed every time I heard a mispronounced name.

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not too shabby

many of the names of famous NHL players were mispronounced. otherwise great listen. would recommend.

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Jumptrucker

This was a good story about Bobby Hull and how he changed the games and the salary for the players of today. I found the narrator struggled at times.

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The narrato should have some knowledge of the game

If your doing a narration of a hockey book, you should know the game and the players. Every time an Hall of Famers name is mispronounced it drove me crazy.

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A complete waste of money.

Nothing but a bunch of hearsay. Might as well calm this book fiction. Not only does the author embellish and draw his own conclusions. It’s a book about Canadian hockey stars but the commentator can’t pronounce hockey superstars names. Johnathan Toe’s for one example. With numerous more.

Save your money.

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