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Valvano They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract and They Declared Me Dead Audio, Cassette – Audiobook, March 1, 1991


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Audioworks (March 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671735705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671735708
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 4.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,865,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kate S. Palmer on November 26, 1997
Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
The Audio cassette version of Jim Valvano's book, THEY GAVE ME A LIFETIME CONTRACT AND THEN THEY DECLARED ME DEAD, features the inimitable voice of Jim Valvano telling (not reading--TELLING) the story of his life with all the enthusiasm we remember and cherish. There is a laugh in his voice and genuine humor in his stories, most of it at the expense of the author; there is sadness, of course, and hurt; but there's no cynicism.
The listener will be, perhaps, surprised by Valvano's early desperation to achieve goals he set for himself--and entertained by the lengths to which he went to reach them. The result is both inspiring and enlightening, considering the cloud under which he left his position as the head basketball coach at N.C. State.
The brew of life, joy, and good humor at the top of the sports world has made this tape a favorite among my family and friends. It's the only one we can all agree to hear in the car on long trips; I can't keep a copy in the house. That's why I'm ord
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W Burroughs on June 8, 2006
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Very engaging and motivating story. You didn't want to put it down after you started reading. Valvano was not treated fairly. Too bad he had to leave NC State prematurely. The school would probably have had another championship had he stayed.
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Such a tragic loss to college sports and North Carolina State! Great book! Such a disappointment that people jump to conclusions about someone's guilt, but they never jump to someone's rescue when they are innocent.
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If you remember the 1983 championshipo or Jim Valavano it is a great book - I laughed allowed reading the book
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