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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
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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.)

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Utah 01-25-12
    Amazon Customer Utah 01-25-12 Member Since 2009

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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Combine, TX, United States 06-06-11
    Leesa Combine, TX, United States 06-06-11 Member Since 2011
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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 2011
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Carla Kingwood, TX, USA 04-30-08
    Carla Kingwood, TX, USA 04-30-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Very good"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lydia Katonah, NY, United States 06-09-14
    Lydia Katonah, NY, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Religious propaganda masquerading as a novel"

    I thought I was purchasing a short novel and it started innocently enough, but it soon became clear that this is an "inspirational" novel. I wasn't too inspired. It's more insipid than inspired.

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    Rosalin Carrollton, GA, United States 02-25-13
    Rosalin Carrollton, GA, United States 02-25-13
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    "Heartwarming view of humanity"
    Would you listen to Same Kind of Different as Me again? Why?

    Yes, to renew my feelings about true character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Almost, but my schedule didn't allow it.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was recommended by a pastor from the pulpit and I can see why. It is Christianity personified. A story of unconditional love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Worthington, Ohio, United States 02-11-13
    Donna Worthington, Ohio, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Same Kind of Difference Touches Heart and Head"
    What did you love best about Same Kind of Different as Me?

    It offers hope to the hopeless.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Denver and his humbleness
    Ron and his humanness


    Which character – as performed by Dan Butler and Barry Scott – was your favorite?

    Both because they became their character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. It challenged me to get involved more.


    Any additional comments?

    Mother Theresa told us Christ comes to us in many disguises. This book is one of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E Central Point, OR.97502, OR, United States 11-13-12
    E Central Point, OR.97502, OR, United States 11-13-12
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    "Life changing message!"
    What did you love best about Same Kind of Different as Me?

    A great story that show the power of unconditional love!


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

    Denver talking about catch and release friendship!


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

    N/A


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Catch and release no more, Friends forever!


    Any additional comments?

    Powerful story that will get you off your couch!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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