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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Reading
The premise of this sequel to the book The Ultimate Gift (The Ultimate Series #1) is that the greedy relatives are going after the will. For each of the twelve gifts, Jason must demonstrate not only that he has earned the gift, but that he has learned how to pass it on to others.

What one can learn from this book is how to pass on the ultimate gift to...
Published on March 9, 2008 by Brian Groover

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2.0 out of 5 stars If you read The Ultimate Gift...you've already read this one, too!
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 -...
Published on October 27, 2008 by Dan Panetti


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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If you read The Ultimate Gift...you've already read this one, too!, October 27, 2008
This review is from: The Ultimate Life (Hardcover)
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.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but predictable, January 14, 2008
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J. Bragdon (Gainesville, FL USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Ultimate Life (The Ultimate Series #2) (Paperback)
The Ultimate Life is largely an elaboration of The Ultimate Gift, in which the author faces off good and evil, but the conflict between the two is one-sided and minimal. The main premise of the book--that a court of law must decide the legitimacy of a billionaire's will--seems flawed because the whole point of the will was that his longtime friend would have the right to decide if the grandson fulfilled its requirements. So to have the outcome subsequently decided "again" through lawyers and ultimately a judge seems somewhat contrived. What should have been on trial was the right of the friend to make the decision. The characters are for the most part one-dimensional...and thus everything about the plot is predictable. Perhaps a good read for middle school and a "feel-good" book with some good examples for all to follow, but lacking in literary depth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great message, June 16, 2009
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This book offers great messages about the most important things in life. Unfortunately, it's not the most well-written book. It gets repetitive, predictable, and trite in how it delivers its message.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Reading, March 9, 2008
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Brian Groover (Frederick, MD USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Ultimate Life (The Ultimate Series #2) (Paperback)
The premise of this sequel to the book The Ultimate Gift (The Ultimate Series #1) is that the greedy relatives are going after the will. For each of the twelve gifts, Jason must demonstrate not only that he has earned the gift, but that he has learned how to pass it on to others.

What one can learn from this book is how to pass on the ultimate gift to others.

Like the first book, the structure is somewhat boring, but the lessons presented are excellent. If you can get around each lesson being presented in essentially the same way, the content of the lessons are enjoyable and very well worth your time to read this book.

If you saw the movie The Ultimate Gift but didn't read the book, you can jump right in with reading this book, or you can go back and read The Ultimate Gift first. I went from movie to this book and then the first book, and had no trouble with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one was better., August 28, 2013
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It made me laugh with all the comments from the attorney. It was a great sequel to a first book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well thought out, August 20, 2013
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I like the story presentation, as well as the thoughts and plan for learning about living a well lived life
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, August 12, 2013
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kidsmomof9 (Yreka, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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Great followup even if you have not seen the Ultimate Gift. Although I would strongly recommended it just to experience Emily more fully!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secon in the series, July 3, 2013
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I loved them both and are something I will reread many times over. Great concepts and food for thought. would highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Everyone!, July 3, 2013
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This was a quick read and a compelling story that should be shared with everyone possible.
One of those stories that continues to live with you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Untimate Life will ultimately change yours!!, March 24, 2013
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I loved this book .... it opened up my mind to the posibilties for each of us to contribute to our world in a positive way. It is a book of encouragement ~ we can shoot for success.
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