Authors: Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication year: 2006
Same Kind of Different as Me, published June 2006, is a book co-written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent, telling about Hall’s and Moore’s intersecting life journeys. It is published by Thomas Nelson. Moore grew up as a sharecropper on a plantation in Red River Parish, Louisiana. He lived through years of hardship and homelessness, but changed both his and others’ lives after meeting Hall, who was volunteering in a meals program.
Switching back and forth in short segments, two narrators portray authors Hall and Moore in memoirs that begin in distant walks of life and intersect in a homeless shelter. In the charming accent of an unschooled black man with a deep, scratchy voice, narrator Barry Scott recounts Denver Moore’s life of hardship and misfortune, starting on a Louisiana plantation. In contrast, the subtle Southern accent of Dan Butler speaks for co-author Ron Hall, an educated white gentleman of comfortable means. The narrators play their parts of the drama so well that listeners will believe they are hearing the men who lived the story. In the end, the two individuals form an unlikely friendship resulting from charity and challenged by tragedy.
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