download books The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team (Audio Download): Wayne Coffey, Kirby Heyborne, Tantor Audio: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Wayne Coffey –

Once upon a time, they taught us to believe They were theUS Olympic hockey team, a blue collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered perhaps the greatest sports moment of the th century Their Miracle on Ice has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even remarkable It is a legacy of hope, hard work, and homegrown triumph It is a chronicle of everyday heroes who just wanted to play hockey happily ever after It is still unbelievable The Boys of Winter is an evocative account of the improbable American adventure in Lake Placid, New York Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews, Wayne Coffey explores the untold stories of the US upstarts, their Soviet opponents, and the forces that brought them together

10 thoughts on “The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team (Audio Download): Wayne Coffey, Kirby Heyborne, Tantor Audio: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Julie Julie says:

    Great book for a speedway addict

  2. Customer Customer says:

    After watching the movie countless times I came across this book It offers a in depth look at both teams in the build up to the game and the players lives afterwards Enjoyable read and still brings out the goosebumps at all the right times

  3. Tomasz Gabrys Tomasz Gabrys says:

    ALL OK

  4. jha van rossum jha van rossum says:

    Perfect copy

  5. John White John White says:

    A very well researched book about the USA olympic ice hockey team and its triumph against the odds over the mighty Russian red machine.

  6. Nadi zack Nadi zack says:

    Un libro molto interessante per coloro che amano l hockey un libro molto dettagliato e contiene tante informazioni I liked it.

  7. Avid Reader Avid Reader says:

    This book reads like a companion piece to the movie Miracle As it happens, I had just seen Miracle a couple of times before I bought this book Miracle is a great feel good movie and you don t have to be a hockey fan to love it But I think only hockey fans would enjoy this book.I love hockey, so I gave the book 4 stars I would have given it 2 stars if it was about a different sport I enjoyed Mr Coffey s writing style but I think his organization skills need work The first part of the book was composed of 1 or 2 paragraph factoids about the game and the players The great majority of the book was organized like a hockey game period 1, intermission, period 2, intermission, period 3 This sounds like a clever idea, but it really wasn t A large part of the period sections was merely a recitation of the plays In other words, it was like listening to a broadcast of the game Mr Coffey wove human interest stories about the players lives into the play by play, but stillSo a lot of the book wasn t actual writing, it was transcribing a broadcast.As I said, I enjoyed the book but I don t recommend it to anyone except hockey fans.

  8. Jay Bob Jay Bob says:

    Great book and that is from a guy that has never played hockey This book fills in all the blanks that Miracle leaves out It goes into depth about the members of the team, their upbringing and what made that team so magical Highly recommend if you enjoy a good sports read.I hope to provide my own input on products in order to help others as well The contents of my review are 100% my own opinions and experiences with the product I only give ratings that I think the product deserves I am completely, 100% truthful in my reviews and I reserve the right to modify my thoughts if I ever come upon a change in my experience of using the product I hope you found this review helpful, if so, please click click the YES button or the HELPFUL button if your using the mobile app. If you have any questions at all, please ask and I will try to answer to the best of my ability.

  9. D.C. D.C. says:

    I was so excited to find this book on my recommendations I downloaded it instantly and started reading immediately While I LOVE Hockey, and Love Love Love the 1980 team, this is not what I expected.The way the book is pieced together it is very choppy to read and a little confusing The author takes you through the russian game piece by piece, but when he is focusing on Buzz, you will go back into his childhood and it is very rambling Good information, not well placed You will find out about the town and growing up, and the socio economic issues the town had, not in a smooth telling, they will talk about the town then talk about how many people were laid off in 2003 and then back to Buzz as a child Very disjointed Then the when done with Buzz it goes back the game and picks up another player.Brooks is in here in chunks, and then back to game or player This is one of my favorite stories, and I did like some insight from the Russian players however, it was too difficult to get to the pertinent material It felt like there was a lot of filler information that was not necessary or was so poorly placed it lost its importance in the jumble.I gave it the rating I did just because I LOVE this team, I was 9 years old and watching the Olympics with my parents and God parents in Lake Tahoe I did like the author pointed out that people remember exactly where they were and that is rare for something good, usually you remember that for major tragedies, like 9 11, The Challenger explosion etc.If you are wild about this story and willing to wade through this to get information it is ok If you are hoping for an easy enjoyable read I would pass.

  10. Howard Wexler Howard Wexler says:

    Wayne Coffey is a wonderful sportswriter for the NY Daily News, so seeing his name on this book gave me every reason to believe I would like it I was right.A huge amount has been written and done about this team There was a full length movie, an outstanding HBO documentary and a made for TV movie Karl Malden as Herb Brooks.This book fills a lot of the gaps and gives a lot of insight into the individuals I especially appreciated that Coffey interviewed many of the Russians, his sections on Tarasov and Tikhinov are fascinating.Unlike Mr Barat, I was able to follow the narrative of the book, it did not bounce around too much for me.And while I would have preferred coverage on the other games the team played, before and during the Olympics, that is a mild quibble.The biggest gotcha in the book is when it talks about the game that the US played against the USSR two weeks before the Olympics That game was won by the USSR 10 3 and it wasn t that close Other sources said that both teams were trying 100% Coffey believes that Brooks held back the US team a lot, not wanting to show his hand to them.I rarely give 5 stars to a book, this one deserves them.