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One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick’s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete’s life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aided by his own poor choices.

In his own words, Vick details his regrets, his search for forgiveness, the moments of unlikely grace - and the brokenness that brought his redemption on the way to his celebrated return to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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©2012 Michael Vick (P)2012 Oasis Audio

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"Finally Free tells an amazing story. It’s not all pretty, but it’s real. This book will let you know why I’m so proud of Michael Vick and honored to call him a friend." (Tony Dungy, Former NFL head coach for the Indianapolis Colts)

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Thank you.

Micheal, thank you for sharing your story with the world - anyone will learn from your experiences and can use the lessons to improve their lives.

Thanks again.

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  • Blondie
  • 06-12-17

perfect book if you like fake people

struggle to listen to it. you dislike this man .you'll dislike him even more after this Book. if you like the man your going to have a wonderful time listening to him contradicting himself in the book and if you're looking for some kind of answer as to the dog fighting forget about it he can't even man up in the book and tell the truth don't waste your time don't waste your money

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  • Malcolm Jamal
  • 03-04-13

Sugar Coated and Simplistic

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this book to any of my friends because the primary reason this book was written is strictly to serve as a Public Relations move instead of with the purpose of giving a honest perspective on life experience many people are curious know. Instead of explaining how he (Michael Vick) feels he goes out of his way to try to make you believe he is a devoted Bible reading dog lover. By over stressing these points the overall theme and quality of the book is put in jeopardy.

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Vick? Why or why not?

It will be very difficult for me invest time and money into a book by Michael Vick. The most disappointing thing about this book is that he comes across very simplistic and gives little insight into his intelligence. I believe Vick has some intelligence but he completely abandons

Would you be willing to try another one of Rodney Gardiner’s performances?

This narrator was extremely disappointing. I hope Michael Vick did not pay for this performance. Rodney Gardiner's performance gives Vick a less than intelligent reflection and gives the book the feel of a simplistic high school drop out. The narrator reads with below average expression and poor diction leading to a painful listening experience. I hope I never have the opportunity to listen to any of Rodney Gardiner's performances again.

Did Finally Free inspire you to do anything?

It does shed some light on some inside football information that true football fans will enjoy but after reading this book I am inspired to learn as much as possible to never come across as dull as Michael Vick did in this book. I feel inspired to make sure my children take advantage of all educational opportunities so that they do not sound as indolent and obtuse as this book reflects upon Michael Vick.

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  • rahman mcgilberry
  • 29-03-21

Must read

Salute to the king Michael Vick. Great story of second chances in redemption. Can’t wait to see what he does with the rest of his life great book

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  • Dhaynes10
  • 08-08-20

Great Book

Really surprised! You only know what you hear I. The media . I have a new Love
for Michael Vick .

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  • Melissa Hemmingway
  • 02-07-20

Redemption

This man "manned up" and lost everything, only to gain so much more through redemption.

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  • Benny S.
  • 07-06-20

Story that needed told!!

I grew up in a little town right across the New River from Va Tech. My whole family are hokie fans. Nobody had ever seen anything like what Vick was doing on a football field. It was like watching a man among boys. I remember sitting on the edge of my chair when he took “those hillbillies” to the national championship game and almost single handedly beat one of the juggernauts of college football. When he went to Atlanta, I found myself watching them more than my cowboys. He was really something to behold. Then the story of the property in Suffolk Va came out. I watched as everyone jumped off his bandwagon as the story unfolded. His is a story of how money and fame can ruin even the brightest of futures.

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  • Ryan
  • 05-03-17

Purrty good

That he read it pretty good, and a hell of a read if you want to know the depths of mine Vicks' life

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  • james
  • 07-01-16

This is a truly a inspiring book

I love the delivery in this book. He took full responsibility for his actions and showed with Gods help anything is possible. This is definitely a book for people who feels down and out.

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  • Crystal
  • 29-03-13

Nice story of redemption

This was a nice book. I enjoyed hearing how his life has changed dramatically through the things he has suffered at his own hand; however, I feel like he stayed away from the "things he did". I understand that may have been deliberate in an effort to focus on the restoration of Michael versus the mistakes. I would really like to have known more about the trouble to appreciate the triumph even more. None the less, it was a good book with many life lessons. Certanly something I would recommend.

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