From our youth we all remember a piece of clothing that was very special to us. For example, a scarf, a hat, or a sweater that has long been discarded; and yet from time to time it comes back to us as a wonderful memory.After many decades, for me it was the memory of a Chicago Blackhawk sweater. At first, I hated this sweater, but through the gift of hockey, I learned to love it. That's the gift. We all learn from our wonderful national sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Newcastle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162365/bk_acx0_162365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Canada's former poet laureate looks back at a life lived in literature and hockey fandom. Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments - births, deaths, marriages, moves - are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The voices of Hockey Night in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. Bowering has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject. He has been an avid and attentive hockey fan since boyhood, and has an extensive catalogue of thoughts and opinions on the personalities and events that populate Canadian hockey history. In The Hockey Scribbler, Bowering brings us along on his richly detailed look back at hockey in Canada since the 1950s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hecht. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009564/bk_reco_009564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive autobiography from hockey's greatest living legend - "Mr. Hockey" himself, Gordie Howe. Big, skilled, tough on the ice, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated both the sport and the record books like no one has before or since. Over an incredible six decades, the Hall of Famer had so many accomplishments that he set the record for the most records by any athlete ever in any sport. He also achieved the remarkable feat of playing for six years with his own two sons, Mark and Marty. But Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players simply by rewriting the record books. When people talk about him, it's the man they revere even more than the player. Despite his ferocity on the ice, Howe's name has long been a byword for decency and generosity. A family man, a man of his word, a lifelong ambassador for the game, he is a true icon, and now he takes us through it all, from his Depression-era childhood and early obstacles through the ups and downs of his spectacular career, to his enduring marriage and close relationship with his children, to his thoughts on the game of hockey today. There has never been a comprehensive account of Howe's life from the man himself. Now is the time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002474/bk_peng_002474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is her shot. Brit has the chance to make history by being the first female goalie to play for an NHL team, the San Francisco Gold. So, when she is introduced to Stefan, the Gold's captain, she is determinedly not interested. Stefan is sexy, charming, and has a publicly documented list of conquests a mile long. But Brit is unwilling to risk mixing business with pleasure, even when that business is wrapped up in a six-foot-plus, gorgeously muscled package. When management pushes Brit and Stefan together in an effort to gain good press for the beleaguered team, Brit finds that her carefully calculated disinterest doesn’t mask her body's desires. The more she falls for Stefan, the more she risks her career. Will she be able to have it all - a starting position and the heart of the captain? Or will she lose everything? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lacy Laurel, Gregory Salinas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/166023/bk_acx0_166023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mike Stewart is a bad boy. Sleeping around. Boozing. Fighting with teammates. Name a bad behavior and he’s done it - done it so well, in fact, that he almost tanked his career as a starting defense man for the NHL’s San Francisco Gold. But Mike is done with all that. He’s starting with a fresh foot forward and putting his past behind him. That is, until his past quite literally reappears before his eyes. Sara Jetty is just as beautiful as she was a decade before, but Mike hasn’t seen her since she left for the biggest winter international competition and scored a gold medal in women’s figure skating. Now something has put shadows in her eyes, a familiar type of hurt he is all too well versed in. This Sara wants nothing to do with him. Their easy friendship is gone and in its place is a hardened woman who’s nothing like the girl from his past. Still, Mike hasn’t become a top defensemen in the NHL by being afraid of hard work, and he isn’t about to let Sara push him away. Come hell or high water, he’s going to crack her tough outer shell and find the sweet, innocent woman he’s lusted after and loved, in equal measure, for more than 10 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lacy Laurel, Gregory Salinas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171519/bk_acx0_171519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Muscles. Mandy’s work was supposed to be regulated to muscles. Well, muscles and ligaments and tendons...and general body health and - Sigh. She was blabbering as usual, but muscles combined with lips that were way too kissable and a pair of sharp blue eyes that pierced right through all of her carefully erected defenses had a way of doing that to a girl. Blane was her fantasy - literally her nightly fantasy. He was sexy, strong, talented, and normally she would have thrown herself at his feet and begged for a night - or, cough, more - showing him exactly what that fantasy was. But that would mean she would get fired...and worse, so would he. She couldn’t have that on her conscience, not when Blane was a gifted player for the San Francisco Gold. Plus, he was a professional athlete and their relationships were doomed to fail. Mandy knew that firsthand and she also knew she couldn’t live that life. Always being the one left behind, always way down on the priority list. Hockey was his job and it was all consuming. That was reality and everything was fine - Until, Blane got hurt. Until she was spending more time with him. Much more time. Until Blane told her she was his fantasy too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lacy Laurel, Gregory Salinas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171518/bk_acx0_171518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Field hockey is a great outdoor sport if you want to keep fit and agile. To learn how to play field hockey, get this step-by-step guide for beginners.In How to Play Field Hockey, you will:Keep yourself fit and healthy by learning how to play field hockey.Introduce yourself to the basics of field hockey and the rules of the game.Know the history and origin of field hockey.Learn some excellent hockey techniques like passing the ball, offense, and defense.Increase your knowledge about field hockey and the current international tournaments in field hockey.Learn how to play specialized shots like penalty corner and penalty stroke through a step-by-step process.Learn to become a good team player by playing hockey.Socialize by bringing your friends, and learn the techniques explained here by practicing with them.Develop an excellent approach for playing field hockey.This audiobook is an excellent guide for beginners in field hockey like young boys and girls. It will also help young and aspiring professional hockey players to learn the difficult techniques of field hockey. How to Play Field Hockey stands out from other coaching materials by starting with the basics of field hockey and then taking you to the medium to professional level. Every chapter is structured to teach you field hockey with a step-by-step approach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Jaramillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101661/bk_acx0_101661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn more about the high powered, fast-paced game of professional hockey. The rules are often misunderstood and confused. This guide breaks down rules and rink configurations and explains penalties and other causes for the officials to stop play. This guide contains everything for the fan and non-fan alike to understand and enjoy the sport of ice hockey. Each section stands alone, so it can be used as a handy reference guide. The National Hockey League expansion of the last decade and the increased television coverage have exposed millions of new fans to hockey. The Stanley Cup is now seen in over 170 countries, while annual sales of NHL merchandise today exceed $1 billion. Yet hockey remains one of the least understood sports. With the help of this guide, you can learn to follow the excitement of America's fastest-paced sport in no time at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Montanez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077590/bk_acx0_077590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Face-Off's McKendrick brothers return in the explosive sequel Offsides. Twin hockey stars T.J. and Brad have finally resolved their differences and forged a friendship on and off the ice. Now high school seniors, they focus on landing a commitment to a D1 school. What should have been the best year ever takes a nasty hit when the boys' parents announce their divorce, and Brad makes a mistake that could impact his game eligibility. Meanwhile, T.J. faces off against their father, who opposes his decision to delay college and pursue junior hockey. Adding to the tension are a rebellious kid brother, girlfriend trouble, and recruiting pressure. The turmoil threatens to drive the twins apart just when they need to work together the most. With a championship title and their futures at stake, T.J. and Brad must fight to keep from going offsides.Originally published when the author was a teenager, Face-Off has appeared on many reading lists including Best Books for Young Teen Readers Grades 7-10 and a list produced by the Hockey Hall of Fame's Junior Education Program. Due to the continued success of Face-Off, Stacy was inspired to write and publish a sequel 26 years later. Both audiobooks are narrated by Maxwell Glick. Download your copies of Face-Off and Offsides for the young sports fan in your life and score a goal for books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Glick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148188/bk_acx0_148188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.