Same Kind of Different as Me

  • by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by Dan Butler, Barry Scott
  • 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.

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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.)
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- Maria

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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- Sher from Provo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-20-2008
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers