The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called ?Devil Boy? by his classmates; ?God?s will? is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother?s devout faith, his father?s practical From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill always saw ...

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Title:The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Author:Robert Dugoni
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Jun 05, 2018
    FANTASTIC audiobook!!!! .....I love Sam!!!! .....l loved the way Sam?s mother defended him: awesome dialogue!! .....loved the storytelling.... .....Endearing - engrossing - and inspiring!!!! Thumbs Up - up- up!!!! ?????? ...
  • Marialyce
    Apr 15, 2018
    5 most touching extraordinary stars! At times you walk away from a book with feelings and emotions and then an hour, a day, a week later, you have forgotten all that you have read. However, there are some books that when you finish them, you know in your heart that they will never l...
  • Karen
    Apr 26, 2018
    And an extraordinary life it is. I loved this coming-of-age story of a boy named Sam born with red pupils. A simple and creative concept that generated a GREAT story. His character is well-developed and I so enjoyed watching him grow, along with admiring his fierce dedication to his pa...
  • Liz
    Apr 02, 2018
    I?m used to Robert Dugoni for the Tracy Crosswhite series. This book isn?t even a mystery. Instead, it?s the story of a young man growing up with a genetic abnormality, ocular albinism. It?s a heartwarming tale as Sam struggles to avoid school bullies, including the nun who is ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 13, 2018
    4+. Okay, I admit it, I am now officially a marshmallow. This book about a young boy, born with red eyes, due to ocular albanism really got to me. First, I could relate greatly to his experiences in Catholic school, been there done that. Some good sisters, some who should never have be...
  • Angela M
    Apr 18, 2018
    4.5 stars It was impossible not to care about Sam Hill, his loving parents and his best friends Ernie and Mickie. Impossible not to admire Sam?s strength of character to endure the bullying and ridicule he experienced because of how he looked with his ?devil eyes ?, red eyes as ...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Jan 29, 2018
    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a chance to read and review this ARC. Publication is in April 2018. Sam Hill was nicknamed 'Hell' for his ocular albinism, red eyes. He was 'the Devil from Hell'. He was bullied by both children and adults. His religious ...
  • Debra
    May 05, 2018
    3.5 stars "We realize it is in those quiet moments that each of us has the ability to make our life extraordinary." Sam was born with ocular albinism which resulted in him having red pupils. While many of his peers were freaked out by this and called him "devil boy", his Mother d...
  • Brenda
    Jun 25, 2018
    This one turned me to mush and made my eyes leak. While the characters were very religious, the story is not preachy. I felt it was more a story of faith, acceptance, and love. Sam certainly did have an extraordinary life. Very heartwarming! ...
  • Judy
    Mar 16, 2018
    Loved the story! Sam Hill is born with ocular albinism - he has red eyes. Now I've never heard of anyone with red eyes so I had to look it up and I couldn't find anything that said someone with this problem would have red eyes, so I guess it is just inventive or maybe I didn't do enoug...
  • Larry H
    Apr 30, 2018
    4.5 stars rounded up. Sam Hill's birth in 1957 caused quite a stir, as he was born with ocular albinism, which left him with red pupils. While his religiously devout mother viewed his eyes as evidence of the extraordinary potential his life holds. That's not the unanimous view of ev...
  • Matt
    Mar 25, 2018
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni, Lake Union Publishing for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. In his latest standalone novel, Robert Dugoni shows just how versatile he can be with hi...
  • Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
    Jun 20, 2018
    You can read this and all of my reviews at LitWitWineDine I'm beginning to learn that audiobooks either work or do not for me. There is no middle ground. I'm happy to report that The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell definitely worked! There are many things I loved about this ...
  • Emma
    May 19, 2018
    ?We realize it is in those quiet moments that each of us has the ability to make our life extraordinary.? This is a story about love and how to live an authentic life. It is about how a life well lived, with love, is an extraordinary thing in and of itself. It is a story of a bo...
  • Linda
    Dec 11, 2017
    "Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth." (Mike Tyson) Action steps on the toes of re-action. You never fully realize what you're capable of until backed into that corner or running out of rungs on the ladder of life. Samuel Hill is the only son of an only son. ...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Apr 16, 2018
    3.5 Stars Norma and I started off in the extraordinary inspiring lush coulee reading The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell and it started off strong for us and we both were drawn into this story right away. In the end, we ended up in separate coulees with the way we felt about this sto...
  • Zoeytron
    Aug 09, 2018
    The cycle of life, '...the inevitable markings that only time deliver' (speaking of aging),loss of faith, moments in life that are kept close to the heart. The value of a true friend.I was taken with the pure love of Sam's parents for each other and for their boy, Sam. In the...
  • Karen
    Apr 22, 2018
    4.5 Extraordinary Stars This is the story of Sam Hill, who was born in 1957, with ocular albinism, which made him have red eyes. He was born to very loving parents, the mother being very religious and thinking Sam was extraordinary and would live an extraordinary life. Sam attends ...
  • Carolyn
    Apr 19, 2018
    At his birth, Sam Hill's mother predicts that he will have an extraordinary life due to his extraordinary condition but it doesn't feel that way to Sam when he starts at the local Catholic School and is called "Devil Boy" and nicknamed Sam Hell. Sam has bright red eyes from ocular albi...
  • Christine
    Aug 01, 2018
    I was looking for a good change-of-pace book from my usual thrillers and crime fiction. I wanted something easy to read, but with real depth and minimal gore. My partner suggested this one. Thanks, Jean! The Extraordinary life of Sam Hell covers Sam?s life from age 3 to age 40 som...
  • Petra
    Jun 21, 2018
    4.5 stars rounded up. I only picked this up because of the positive reviews I'd seen. I love Robert Dugoni's police procedurals. But reading the blurb for this completely different type of story, I wasn't sure whether it'd be right for me. I generally stay clear of anything that involv...
  • Jean
    Feb 02, 2018
    Namaste. My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty, and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united; we are the same; we are one. ? Legral onion Aug 2014 ...
  • Bianca
    Apr 18, 2018
    I may get crucified for this review, anyway, I?ll take my chances. I, like many others, enjoy an underdog story. This is the story of Sam Hill, who has ocular albinism, a genetic abnormality that makes his eyes look red. It?s the early 1960s, so people are less enlightened. Sam?...
  • Mary  Carrasco
    Jun 12, 2018
    Sam Hill was born with red eyes. His mother, a woman of deep faith, deemed him extraordinary and believed he would lead an extraordinary life. Sam, however, felt anything but. He struggled to find meaning among the mishaps and tragedies throughout his life. I was immediately drawn i...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    May 03, 2018
    4 richly drawn stars to The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell! ? ? ? ? What an engaging and poignant story! Sam Hell was born with ocular albinism, a condition that causes the blood vessels to show through the irises of the eye, giving a pink or red appearance. Sam?s family ...
  • Kathleen
    Apr 25, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni and Lake Union Publishing for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL by Robert Dugoni is the story of Sam Hill, who was born in 1957 with ocular a...
  • Jane
    Dec 05, 2018
    4.5 stars for audio version of The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, as narrated by the author himself. This book sucked me in and put me through the wringer. I was fully invested in the story and characters, and I got a little overly bitter a few times when I was forced to put the bo...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Apr 13, 2018
    4.5 Extraordinary Stars! THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL by ROBERT DUGONI is a touching, uplifting, heartwarming and an absolutely wonderful novel that had me totally engrossed and interested throughout this entire book. I was totally captivated and immersed with the voice of Sa...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    May 06, 2018
    4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars Robert Dugoni is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I have long been a fan of his Tracy Crosswhite legal thriller series but The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell was the first of his standalone titles I've tried. Within moments of starti...
  • Adrian Dooley
    Apr 29, 2018
    Loved this. Was a 5 star book for me all the way until near the end where it just fell apart a little and took things too far for me. Sam Hill is born with red eyes, which will always make him different. He has a condition called ocular albinism and his red eyes get him the nicknam...