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Summary

Sidney Crosby is ready to tell his story in his own words. As one of the greatest NHL players of all time, he reflects on his 2005-06 rookie season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. From a Canadian phenom dubbed “the next Gretzky” to an 18-year-old carrying the burden of a struggling franchise, he talks candidly about the intense pressure he was under, the surreal experience of lacing up alongside his childhood idol Mario Lemieux and the truth about his rivalry with Alex Ovechkin. Sidney Crosby, with the help of his family, coaches and former teammates, gives listeners an all-access pass to one of the most scrutinized and tumultuous rookie seasons in the history of professional hockey. Hosted by Pittsburgh native and Penguins fan Joe Manganiello.

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love the insight from sid and his team mates, also the others around him are great

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Really good

I'm in the UK and don't know alot about hockey but I live this and I to start following hockey now.

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  • Josh
  • 28-03-22

Neat story, disappointed with foul language

I wish athletes would not use such foul language. It could have been omitted from the book.

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  • Garrett Cooper
  • 07-03-22

Hockey fan dream!

If you’re a hockey fan and want a firsthand account of what it’s like to be one of the greatest hockey players to ever play, here’s your gift.

Terrific production! Great firsthand accounts as told by Sid’s parents, teammates, associated media personalities, and more. Just terrific!

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  • Lindsay Skinner
  • 16-08-22

Loved & I know little about hockey

I’d heard the name Sidney Crosby before, but knew nothing about him, but decided to listen to this book. I loved it! I listened in 1 day & it’s told from some many different people sharing stories from that first year with a little background of him growing up. If you’ve watched the Michael Jordan ‘The Dance’ it reminded me of that some. Definitely worth the listen, especially if you like hockey or really even sports in general.

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  • Tammy
  • 15-08-22

Great indepth look at the tumultuous early years.

I really liked the insight of the other players and coaches. It was fun to listen to and get an inside look at the struggles and triumphs of professional hockey.

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  • Carlos Menendez
  • 13-08-22

great story living up to the hype

this is a great story I'm glad I got to hear it was nicely put together.

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  • Kiel B Howarth
  • 11-08-22

Excellent!!

For Hockey fans and not, you will enjoy this. i wanted more stories and sad it was only 5 hours. i love how they used everybody's voice and actual interview responses. i want them to dig more into this whole career but maybe when he is retired. loved this, i highly recommend this for any hockey fan!

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  • Chandler Driggs
  • 08-08-22

Short but great

Love basketball, never watched hockey before. This was a fun book to listen to see inside another sporting world. Good read!

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  • David
  • 04-08-22

I hope Caps fans don’t read this

I’m a hockey fan and a die hard Washington Capitals fan. Needless to say Sidney Crosby is not my favorite player…but this Audible was outstanding! From the announcers play by play, to intimate interviews with Syd and the people around him, I was riveted. Excellent production. Great story. Still a Caps fan, but I may have become a closeted Sydney Crosby fan after listening to this production.

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  • Brian
  • 28-07-22

fantastic listen

Great read with quotes from the actual people (and a lot of them too). Love the way this was produced with background noise to add to the story. First time I have listened to a book like that. I've been a Penguins fan my entire life and having Sidney Crosby in a Pittsburgh uniform is an absolute blessing. The story was fantastic and captivating. Looking forward to finding more books like this in the catalog.

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  • Jefffisher
  • 15-07-22

Enjoyable entertaining listen

Lifelong Pens fan and a season ticket holder for many years…this was a great listen and I found it entertaining and enlightening even though I have been following the team for so long. It would be great to have more NHL player stories told like this one was.