Whatever It Takes: Life Lessons Learned through Sports Legends

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (27) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $50.00   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$50.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(228)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$86.21
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(210)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933285672
  • Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2007

    Superb Suspense Thriller

    You don't want to mess with the Steel Brothers... Butch and Zig Steel are the living embodiments of psychopathic killers: cold, calculating, unrelenting, and with an incurable bloodlust, the boys stop at nothing to get whatever they want - and, in this case, they want revenge. The target of their rage: unsuspecting multimillionaire Melvin Baker, who has risen in the ranks of the video game software world as a young whiz kid who can seemingly do no wrong. Baker is not as innocent as he appears, though in truth, his past is directly entwined with that of the Steel Brothers. In fact, he is directly connected to them in such a way that he bears responsibility for their becoming the monsters that they are. Had it not been for a fateful ride that Melvin took with his father one Sunday afternoon when he was a child, he and the Steel Brothers may never have crossed paths...instead, they hold his fate - and that of his family - in their sadistic hands. Hands down: Dwayne Murray knows how to tell a story. His narrative is written in compelling language, and he is an absolute master of suspense. Each new chapter introduces another episode in the lives of fully-fleshed characters that you either love or love to hate - either way, you can't put the book down, no matter if you try. More impressive about Murray's tale is the deliberate way he shows the devolution of the Steel Brothers. Rather than paint them as cold-hearted, soulless killers, Murray outlines how their descent into a world of bitterness and hate is prompted by a series of unfortunate circumstances beyond the realm of their control. Starting out with two loving, strong parents, the boys are robbed of the comfort and sanctity of a normal life and thrust into the grim realities of despair, neglect, and group home abuse until finally developing the personas of unyielding aggressors. Witnessing the tragedy of their slow, agonizing demise through the bowels of society, one cannot help but realize that their reactions are honed and developed solely for the sake of their own survival. Dwayne Murray should be applauded for his latest contribution to the realm of urban fiction. In Whatever It Takes, he has crafted a tight, sophisticated tale of the double-edged sword of streetwise sensibility. Highly recommended for true fans of the genre.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2007

    Not On My Watch

    I have pretty much limited my use of reading the back of a novel because sometimes too much of the plot is given away, especially when you are reading a 'suspense' type of deal. I want to be surprised just like I was actually one of the characters. 'Whatever It Takes' was no exception to the rule and I am glad I followed my first thought. You are immediately introduced into the lives of the Steele Brothers, Butch and Zig. They are hard working kids with hard working and loving parents. Everything is pretty typical of a blue-collar lifestyle until a malicious act rules out the brothers' meal ticket to happiness. Vowing to jump over the nonstop hurdles, Butch and Zig will stop at nothing to collect on their personal vendetta. Melvin Baker has lived his life as selfish as possible. Being an only child has always had its perks and now his life couldn't be better with all of the millions he has made from his video games. Equipped with all the things that money could buy, his wife and children want for nothing, not even his little adopted daughter, Penny. Life has been grand and Melvin Baker will see to it that it gets even better. The Steele Brothers have finally come to the day where they will make the people who hurt them pay. With a laundry list of paybacks they are ready to get the show on the road and whoever tries to stand in their way will ultimately meet their fate. I was engrossed from beginning to end. There were grammar and spelling setbacks throughout, but you pretty much felt like you were reading a book that would be made into a movie someday (i.e. if Replacement Killers or Bad Boys were made into a book). Some parts were kind of unbelievable like a movie with the sharp shooting and still fighting with someone through unbearable pain. Dwayne will give you an alternative of concepts, but I choose to stick with what he did instead of changing it. Just in case Dwayne wanted to know, I would like a 'to be continued?'

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)