Orr: My Story

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

byBobby Orr

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One of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. 

Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr.

From 1966 through the mid-70s he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. Orr could do things that others simply couldn’t, and while teammates and opponents alike scrambled to keep up, at times they could do little more than stop and watch. Many of his records still stand today and he remains the gold standard by which all other players are judged.  Mention his name to any hockey fan – or to anyone in New England – and a look of awe will appear.

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One of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.  Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr. From 1966 t...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143188682

ISBN - 13:9780143188681

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from fascinating Interesting reading the life behind the scenes of an idolized hockey player
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very humbling This book really shows the true character of Bobby Orr. He was one of the greatest player ever, on and off the ice
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unfinished but still worth reading I was never a huge Bobby Orr fan but I do acknowledge that he was the greatest player of all time and I am glad I was alive to see him play. And so, I was hoping to learn a lot more about Orr and his time in the NHL than is written. This book seems like it's just part one to me. I realize that any celebrity, athlete or other famous person has had enough experiences to fill encyclopedias and it can't all be put down on paper but some of those other experiences need to be told to let the reader experience what it was like to be Bobby Orr. For example, Orr doesn't relate what it was like on and off the ice with his Bruin teammates and how he got along with them. A lot of funny stories from these times would have helped to lighten the mood of the book because it is a very serious book to read. He barely mentions his wife or family so I have no idea when he got married or how old he was at the time or how those new responsibilities affected his career or life. There are photos of xrays of his old and new knees but this is never mentioned in the book so I also don't know if he is still in pain or can now walk better or if he can even skate anymore. When I finished the book, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions about Bobby Orr. His experiences as a child were written in great detail and were interesting but the detail seemed to disappear once he entered the NHL and those are the times that we fans really want to know about. I hope this was only part one and part two will be published soon!
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was Just OK For me, this was a slow moving book and not what I was expecting. Lots of comparisons of hockey between then and now.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for all hockey fans! Just finished and a must read for all hockey fans or people who want to read the story of a role model who is also a good man.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Read I pre-ordered this book as I have been a fan of Bobby Orr since he began playing hockey for the Bruins. This is a straight-forward no-nonsense account by a humble man. It's his story, more about his life than hockey although hockey is wound into each part. Congratulations to him for standing up for his own beliefs and principles.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring Read This book did not change my thoughts on Bobby Orr. He was a great hockey player to watch and he seems to be a fine person with many good characteristics. The book is earnest with lots of good life experience advice, however it is a very boring read that reveals little else about the author or the supporting characters in his life.
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read by one of hockey's most famous and respected player. An excellent book by a player who revolutionized the game particularly from the defence position. A good read of how he developed his passion for the game of hockey and overcame the numerous obstacles that he encountered in his career. He also has some good insights in how the game is played today and suggests some noteworthy improvements in both the playing and teaching the modern game.
Date published: 2013-11-11