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Same Kind of Different as Me | [Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent]

Same Kind of Different as Me

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
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Publisher's Summary

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery...

An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel...

A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream...

A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it...

It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana and in an East Texas honky-tonk - and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda, an upscale New York gallery, a downtown dumpster, and a Texas ranch.

Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

©2007 Ron Hall; (P)2007 Thomas Nelson

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    Maria Charlotte, NC, USA 05-31-09
    Maria Charlotte, NC, USA 05-31-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Buy the printed book on this one..."

    I try to stay away from abridged editions and should have with this one. This book was a selection by my bookclub...it's an easy listen, mostly because there is A LOT cut out of this abridged version. There were references to people that were never mentioned earlier and had me asking "who are they referring to?" I had to go out and actually buy the print edition and skimmed through to catch up on what I missed...which was quite a bit. Inspirational story (enjoyed even more by the religious members of our group.)

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Utah 01-25-12
    Amazon Customer Utah 01-25-12 Member Since 2015

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    "What a bittersweet story!"

    What a bittersweet story. I was enthralled from the get-go, my favorite way to start a book. This true story is told from two points of view. One, a 20th century "slave" in the deep south; the other, an affluent art dealer. After years working for "the man," the black man just walked off the plantation sometime in the 1960s. He did not know how to read or write. He did not know the US had been involved in several wars during his lifetime, including two world wars. He did not know he could have enlisted with the service, that he could have received an education, or anything else. To him, it was still slave times. He thought he was doing well when he lived in a two-room shack without heat or running water or electricity because he was at least able to provide for himself. However he never received a paycheck. Everything he received was on credit through the company store, to which he was forever in debt. He could never pay the debt off. Long story short, he meets the art dealer at a homeless shelter. Because of the art dealer's wife, he befriends the homeless man. The two have a profound life-altering effect on one another. But who is to say which one has the most profound effect?

    I loved this audiobook. I loved the narrators. I loved the different points of view, and I love what I learned from it. I highly recommend it to just about anyone. But be forewarned. You won't want to stop once you start it.

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    Leesa Combine, TX, United States 06-06-11
    Leesa Combine, TX, United States 06-06-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Read"

    I really wish this had not been abridged, but it was a very moving story.

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    Kara Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States 06-01-11
    Kara Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States 06-01-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Moving Story"

    Part of the reason I pick the books I do from Audible. com is so that I can be uplifted. I truly felt like I was changed after this book. I can certainly say I won't look at homelessness in the same way. I liked the relationship that Denver and Ron had and I feel liked I learned a lot from the relationship Denver had with God. Certainly a book that makes you think a little about our prejudices against Black/white, homelessness, and frankly even God. I liked the book.

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    Carla Kingwood, TX, USA 04-30-08
    Carla Kingwood, TX, USA 04-30-08 Member Since 2011
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    The narrator did an excellent job. The story is amazing and true. It will touch your heart and make you see people and things a bit differently.

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    Kirk Battick 05-23-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Inspiring and touching"

    This is my first review on any book. The book is really moving and inspiring. The narrators were excellent. Its a must read! You will take a look at your own life and will see people in a different way. Please purchase and download ASAP.

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    J. K. Williams 04-02-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Life changing story"

    The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was because it is an abridged version. The narrators do an excellent job of personifying Ron and Denver, and the story is moving and profound. You will be riveted, and if you let it, this memoir can make you a better person. I have also read "Same..." and don't understand why an unabridged version is not available, since the book is short.

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    Steven 04-20-15
    Steven 04-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Read!"

    Love true stories of Faith History! I really enjoyed this book. So very, very, very close to home for me.

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    If you could sum up Same Kind of Different as Me in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome and true


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Same Kind of Different as Me?

    When Denver was talking about friendship.


    What does Dan Butler and Barry Scott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They add the emotion and feeling to the words.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Denver was telling Miss Debbie that he would take up the torch.


    Any additional comments?

    Denver reminded me of one of my favorite poems: The Touch of the Master's Hand.

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    Luciano Cola 02-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ronny Ray Hall and Denver More are my friends very"

    Very well done my friends , Luciano I miss you My friend Denver see you some day again love you MAN

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