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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,832 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Stovall Narrator: Tom Bosley Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781608145676
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When Jason Stevens receives the news of his great uncle Red’s death, he is greedy with anticipation— as are Red’s other relatives—to divvy up the man’s massive fortune. One by one, Red’s beneficiaries receive their portion of the multibillion-dollar estate. But when it is at last Jason’s turn to collect his inheritance, he finds quite a different fate in store for him. Join Jason on his memorable yearlong quest of discovery—one that will captivate the hearts of young and old alike—as he searches for his stake in The Ultimate Gift. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/20/2014

    " I really liked the lessons written in this book. It made me think deeper about my own life and choices. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 dm Hydukovich | 2/19/2014

    " Only time in my life I've read a book and liked the movie better. Wait, no, the second time. (Nicholas Sparks, stop writing books and just write movies, please) The message of this book is beautiful, but the pacing was too fast with too little info. I'd have liked to SEE Jason experience some of these things instead of hear him tell Mr. Hamilton. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 2/17/2014

    " I was surprised at how thin this book is. I read it in an afternoon. This was a book club read that prompted good discussion, but I don't think I'd mark it as a "favorite." I didn't love the writing, but I did think it had some good ideas. I've heard the movie is better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/16/2014

    " This is a feel good book!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Bradford | 2/7/2014

    " Short book. Very easy to read. Inspirational. I enjoyed it. Very interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anish | 1/31/2014

    " It was a decent book, but it was a bit annoying in the beginnings when they would talk too long. There was no real storyline, except for himge tting the gifts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 1/30/2014

    " Sometimes I pick up a book because something about it pulls me; for this one, it was the drawings and the chapter titles (The Gift of Love; The Gift of Problems). Turns out it was a book about a guy turning his life attitude around. Could have been a better read if it actually followed the character around; instead it was basically a summary of his progress each month. I don't recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 1/23/2014

    " A fast read. I liked the concepts of the book, but thought that the book was poorly written. I didn't feel like the characters were well developed. I like a story that naturally unfolds and you become invested in the characters. This story was rushed and I felt no real connection with anyone in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C'Anne | 1/16/2014

    " We read this for our book group this month. Fast read, I read it in two sessions. The 'gifts' or values of this book are great and would be a good thing to incorporate into your own life. However, the plot and story line itself was lacking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 1/16/2014

    " The message was good but the writing was pretty poor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susanne | 1/11/2014

    " I would give this one star on its merits as a well written bit of fiction. It gets two for some good lessons. I really just detest this genre entirely... self help trying yo be fiction. I couldn't have cared less about Jason Stevens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/7/2014

    " sweet idea, but not told well. It was like reading a self-help book that someone turned into a novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 12/28/2013

    " I liked the message and idea of this book, but I really thought that the film was better than the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/19/2013

    " I liked the story, but the writing was lacking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taressa | 12/16/2013

    " Lovely story of a wealthy grandfather that understands that leaving more behind than money is truly LOVE. The movie is even better!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monkeyface | 12/13/2013

    " Read The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall . I liked this book it reminded Mr of the movie Brusters millions but the book has more faith and a wonderful lesson. I give it 4 stars and a 8. Wonderful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari Gali | 10/24/2013

    " Enjoyed this one and the gifts are definitely worth thinking about in the day of materialism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 10/12/2013

    " a quick read. thought-provoking, but there wasn't much depth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette Searcy | 9/6/2013

    " Wonderful story. Very inspiring! I really enjoyed the book. Don't make the mistake of watching the DVD. It hardly follows the book at all and is a real stinker! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 5/14/2013

    " I watched the movie before I read the book. I LOVE the movie! The book is quite different, but still a really good read. It really helps you look at life differently and appreciate what you have and what really makes your life happy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Clark | 3/20/2013

    " Mike and I are reading this book together at night. We are really enjoying it. The best thing learned so far from it is that avoiding problems doesnt bring joy but overcoming them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 3/15/2013

    " There are some meaningful gifts mentioned that we might take for granted. I enjoyed this story. I found it inspiring. I enjoyed the movie also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn K | 2/26/2013

    " Not quite the tear jerker as the movie was but very good........... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julee | 2/17/2013

    " I probably would have liked this book more if I hadn't seen the movie first. One of the few books out there where the movie is better than the book. There is another book published later with the same title that sounds closer to the movie. I would recommend trying that one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danni | 8/27/2012

    " I liked the book, but I think that I liked the movie better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/6/2012

    " Fabulous book for reminding us about what is important in life. Especially good to read as a family "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 4/3/2012

    " It is a quick read. I enjoyed it, but it is not a deep read. Great time to reflect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/24/2011

    " This book really makes you think about your life and the priorities in it. Quite the tear-jerker on a few occasions, but ultimately well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauralee | 5/13/2011

    " I liked the book, but I wish it had been written in Jason's perspective instead of the attorney's. I would like to have heard more about Jason's adventures and experiences instead of a paragraph summary at the end of every chapter. Still, the book told great truths that we all can learn from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 5/12/2011

    " This is a book everyone should read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlie | 4/25/2011

    " I read this book for a book club, and it was good! It is a quick read- it took about 3 hours. It's a great motivational book, and really helps you to see things in a different perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jami | 4/20/2011

    " This is a wonderful story. It helps us remember the important things in life that we take for granted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 4/19/2011

    " One of the few books that I liked the movie better! But it has some great principles that apply to everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Viviana | 4/12/2011

    " I like the movie better than the book, and I'm usually a book lover than a movie lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aishwarya | 2/22/2011

    " This is the best book, I have read in my whole life.
    I especially recommend this book to people from different walks of life.

    If you have read this book, reply to me and tell me if you liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 2/9/2011

    " The Ultimate Gift was great. It taught a lesson on how to live a happier and less greedy life. It was about a man who was about to inherit a billion dollar company from his great uncle, but first he had to learn how to change his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/7/2011

    " Super short read. Just a feel-good reminder of the things that are most important in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/29/2011

    " A fast, good read. It has a bunch of great principles in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hadi | 1/27/2011

    " I categorize it as life lesson book in a novel format. Quite interesting, the author telling the moral of life by giving different tasks for Jason Stevens to face. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/27/2011

    " I really didn't like that the synopsis of the book on the cover, which should be a teaser, gives away what is going to happen at the end!

    I wouldn't mind seeing the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristal | 1/21/2011

    " this is one of the few times where i think the movie is way better then the story. The story had some great ideas about how to be a better person, but didn't really show the why or how they can. the movie (although a little too sappy for me) at least brought to life the ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Telissa | 1/14/2011

    " a quick read, I read it in just a couple of hours but it was a good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl / Bella | 1/9/2011

    " It is one of the best books I have ever read. I would love that all parents of young teenagers give this to them as their ultimate gift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/7/2011

    " I liked the way change was encouraged. "

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About the Author
Author Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall has enjoyed success as an author, athlete, investment broker, and entrepreneur while dealing with the challenge of his own blindness. He has been a national champion and Olympic weightlifter as well as the author of several books. In 2000 he was honored as the International Humanitarian of the Year.

About the Narrator

Tom Bosley (1927–2010) was an American actor best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running ABC sitcom Happy Days. In 1960, he earned a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical Fiorello!