Item description for The Ultimate Life (The Ultimate Series #2) by Jim Stovall & Rob Lamont...
Overview If you lost a billion dollars, what would you do to get it back? Jason Stevens is on a quest to save his Ultimate Gift.
Publishers Description When Jason Stevens found out he had to learn twelve lessons to "maybe "get an unnamed inheritance from his billionaire grandfather, he was not amused. By the time he'd finished learning the imposed lessons, he'd become a different man. Ready to tackle the duties of running a multibillion dollar trust, his plans for the year are once again derailed; this time by his pugnacious family. Not content with their cattle ranches and oil fields, his aunts, uncles, and even his mother are determined to see every last dime entrusted to their own self-serving pockets. With none of the reluctance he initially showed for The Ultimate Gift, he eagerly accepts the challenge and pushes himself to prove not only to his family and the court but also to the world that with determination and the simple tenets of The Ultimate Gift, anyone can lead The Ultimate Life.
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Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 210.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.54" Width: 6.35" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 7, 2007
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
Series The Ultimate
ISBN 1598592955 ISBN13 9781598592955
Availability 0 units.
More About Jim Stovall & Rob Lamont
Jim Stovall has enjoyed success as an author, athlete, investment broker, and entrepreneur while dealing with the challenge of his own blindness. During his remarkable life, Jim has been a national champion and Olympic weightlifter as well as the author of several books. In addition to his personal achievements, Jim was honored as the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as a recipient of this prestigious award. As cofounder and president of the Narrative Television Network (NTN), Jim has also helped make movies and television accessible for America s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. Jim developed The Ultimate Gift Institute, which allows participants the opportunity to mirror Jason Stevens experiences in The Ultimate Gift, a book with over 3 million copies in print, and the inspiration for the major motion picture starring James Garner and Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin."
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Ultimate Life (The Ultimate Series #2)?
If you read The Ultimate Gift...you've already read this one, too! Oct 27, 2008
If you read The Ultimate Gift, don't waste your time reading The Ultimate Life. I hate to start a review with a negative statement like that, but The Ultimate Life was such a disappointment after reading the first book (and watching the movie). Stovall knew he had a good thing in The Ultimate Gift, so he went back and tried to dip the proverbial bucket in the well - this time it came up dry. Oh, and by the way, this isn't a sequel to the first BOOK...it's a sequel to the movie, so if you read The Ultimate Gift but didn't see the movie, Stovall has changed some characters in this book to correlate to the movie.
In The Ultimate Life, young Jason Stevens is now on trial with his family suing for the billions that Red Stevens bequeathed to young Jason through his will in The Ultimate Gift. The various trials that Jason had to endure to learn life's most valuable lessons, he now has to reiterate and rehash to demonstrate that he, indeed, learned those lessons to the satisfaction of Judge Davis. The story is told through the eyes of Judge Davis and the attempt is made to add suspense and intrigue into the most obvious, least surprising story ever written. Young Jason wins the case, keeps the money, makes a magnanimous gesture to his "family" so they are able to keep their millions and gets married to his wonderful fiancé Alexia (again, from the movie, not the first book) and rides off into the sunset - okay, they don't ride off into the sunset - I guess that was the only thing too cheesy for Stovall in this book.
The Ultimate LIfe Aug 14, 2008
Excellent. Could hardly put it down and had to read straight through. Very well written.
we should all be this good Jun 7, 2008
A movie that may teach all the things your parents tried to but couldn't quite put in words. Seeing this movie will lift your spirits and make you want to be a better person. There is hope for the world if we all try harder to be kind and thoughtful. I don't know if I can pull it off but I am trying. While you are watching the movie you don't even feel like you are being taught anything new. Kinda sneeky!
Great Read Mar 11, 2008
I watched the movie The Ultimate Gift and thought it was a really great story. A story that I could learn a lot from. This book take up where the movie left off and reveals the dynamics in different types of families.
This is one of the best books I've ever read. It holds a persons interest right from the beginning. It has its serious moments, yet there is plenty of humor.
The characters were very life-like. I especially liked Jason, the main character, who took months and a lot of thought to prove himself. Judge Stanford A. Davis was a judge we would all like to have in our court system; he was a man who cared.
The ending was a little different than I thought it would be, I'm glad it wasn't predictable. A great read!
This is not a sequel Mar 10, 2008
Maybe everyone else read a different book than I did, but this really isn't a sequel to "The Ultimate Gift". It is more of a rewrite of the book. It brings nothing new to the table Nearly half of the book is quotes of the first book when the Judge reviews the videotapes of Red Stevens. Then Jason Stevens recounts the stories he told in the first book about how he fulfilled the requirements of his inheritance. This book is pointless.
Another problem I had with the book is that there are numerous inconsistencies. In the second book, Jason is Red's grandson rather than his great nephew. He explains it away in a pathetic manner. Also, in the first book, the will was written ten years earlier, while in the second book, it was weeks before his death. Another inconsistency lies with the little girl with Cancer. In the first book, she is playing in the park with her nurse. In the second, she is with her mom. I could go on and on about other inconsistencies, but I won't bore you. I think the author needs to go back and read the first book then rewrite this one or just do away with this one altogether.