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Publisher's Summary

One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick’s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete’s life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aided by his own poor choices.

In his own words, Vick details his regrets, his search for forgiveness, the moments of unlikely grace - and the brokenness that brought his redemption on the way to his celebrated return to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Michael Vick (P)2012 Oasis Audio

Critic Reviews

"Finally Free tells an amazing story. It’s not all pretty, but it’s real. This book will let you know why I’m so proud of Michael Vick and honored to call him a friend." (Tony Dungy, Former NFL head coach for the Indianapolis Colts)

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Sugar Coated and Simplistic

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this book to any of my friends because the primary reason this book was written is strictly to serve as a Public Relations move instead of with the purpose of giving a honest perspective on life experience many people are curious know. Instead of explaining how he (Michael Vick) feels he goes out of his way to try to make you believe he is a devoted Bible reading dog lover. By over stressing these points the overall theme and quality of the book is put in jeopardy.

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Vick? Why or why not?

It will be very difficult for me invest time and money into a book by Michael Vick. The most disappointing thing about this book is that he comes across very simplistic and gives little insight into his intelligence. I believe Vick has some intelligence but he completely abandons

Would you be willing to try another one of Rodney Gardiner’s performances?

This narrator was extremely disappointing. I hope Michael Vick did not pay for this performance. Rodney Gardiner's performance gives Vick a less than intelligent reflection and gives the book the feel of a simplistic high school drop out. The narrator reads with below average expression and poor diction leading to a painful listening experience. I hope I never have the opportunity to listen to any of Rodney Gardiner's performances again.

Did Finally Free inspire you to do anything?

It does shed some light on some inside football information that true football fans will enjoy but after reading this book I am inspired to learn as much as possible to never come across as dull as Michael Vick did in this book. I feel inspired to make sure my children take advantage of all educational opportunities so that they do not sound as indolent and obtuse as this book reflects upon Michael Vick.

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no true remorse* no real explanation

 I started reading this book because. i was  trying to find a way a reason to forgive this man  who  I believe is a wolf in sheep's clothing.. that others can't see and after  listening  to this he  truly is . because everybody kept on saying well he did his. time everybody deserves a second chance..Not This Man . .He's sorry for what he did?... I did not get that from this book I got that he feel's sorry for his self.. for allowing himself to get involved in things that caused him to lose money and  feel's sorry for not realizing what he had . But no remorse for the souls he. tortured and killed for fun no real explanation. what was going through his head when he was torturing and laughing at those poor dogs.. therefore I still think he's a monster he does not have God on his side but the devil... no true caring loving God. would give anybody anything that would do the horrific things that man did to all those poor souls.. But he does say in the book that he was getting ready to get out of the dog fighting business and go into thoroughbred horses thank God this man got stopped at dog fighting because if he would have continued on to horses and when they would have lost a race or got injured he probably would have beat and tortured those poor souls to and put a bullet in their head ..so thank God he got stopped when he did.. so if you started reading this book for the same reason I did to find some kind of reasoning behind the inhumane torture of dogs think again I'm trading this book in for another book this is just a half-ass truth of this man's life. I guess he was too scared to open up all the way to write a real biography about his self and truly face the demons

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Purrty good

That he read it pretty good, and a hell of a read if you want to know the depths of mine Vicks' life

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This is a truly a inspiring book

I love the delivery in this book. He took full responsibility for his actions and showed with Gods help anything is possible. This is definitely a book for people who feels down and out.

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  • Crystal
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  • 03-29-13

Nice story of redemption

This was a nice book. I enjoyed hearing how his life has changed dramatically through the things he has suffered at his own hand; however, I feel like he stayed away from the "things he did". I understand that may have been deliberate in an effort to focus on the restoration of Michael versus the mistakes. I would really like to have known more about the trouble to appreciate the triumph even more. None the less, it was a good book with many life lessons. Certanly something I would recommend.

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