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Christine M. Harris

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  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,738
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,251

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

I recommend this book to everyone.

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

What a fantastic listen! Had no idea where the story was headed, but was soon sucked in. I listened to the last 6 hours in a marathon as I couldn't find a place to stop. Be sure to listen to the author's notes at the end to understand what his inspiration was. I have been an Audible member for years and this is the 1st book that I have recommended

  • My Southern Journey

  • True Stories from the Heart of the South
  • By: Rick Bragg
  • Narrated by: Rick Bragg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

From celebrated New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Rick Bragg comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the South. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, Bragg explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Incomparable Rick Bragg

  • By Karen Kinnison on 10-01-15

Love it!

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Reviewed: 11-30-15

I'm from the way upper South ( northern WV) but it is so easy to relate to what Rick writes. We're still Appalachia without the heat and accent. Been following Rick for years.

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