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George Plimpton takes to the ice with the Boston Bruins in this memorable portrait of the rough-and-tumble world of professional hockey, recorded and now featuring a foreword from Denis Leary.

In Open Net, George Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins. After signing a release holding the Bruins blameless if he should meet with injury or death, he survives a harrowing, seemingly eternal five minutes in an exhibition game against the always-tough Philadelphia Flyers.

With reflections on such hockey greats as Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Eddie Shore, Open Net is at once a celebration of the thrills and grace of the greatest sport on ice and a probing meditation into the hopes and fears of every man.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The reader leaves George Plimpton’s wide world of sports with deep reluctance…His prose is as elegant and seemingly effortless as Ted Williams’ swing or an Arnold Palmer iron shot.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Vivid history, bearing witness to a mythical era.”

    New York Review of Books

  • “A winning entertainment for fans of sports, told with warmth and integrity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Illustrates the difficulty in playing the very physically demanding game of hockey.”

    Library Journal

  • “Narrator Marc Vietor helps put the listener on the ice and in the locker room as he describes the author’s and players’ perspectives. The best aspect of his performance is the articulate, well-enunciated voice he gives Don Cherry, the Bruins coach, who offers his key insights on the sport. Nonfiction, with real characters, can be a challenge for a narrator, but Vietor does a wonderful job with the people who are part of the Bruins’ world. A must-listen for anyone who wants to learn about hockey, this book—published more than thirty years ago—still resonates.”


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