July 14, 2011

The Ultimate Journey by Jim Stovall (audiobook)

By Nate LaClaire

How do you define success? In The Ultimate Journey, Jim Stovall’s third novel following the life of Jason Stevens, the reader takes a look at this question through the life of Jason’s grandfather, Red. As Jason and his new bride, Alexia, begin their journey together, we are given a glimpse into true success through the eyes of Red’s personal chauffeur and through Red’s diary. This is done using the 12 gifts from Stovall’s first novel, The Ultimate Gift, as the basis.

Like The Ultimate Gift, I found this book inspiring. Stovall uses a beautiful and touching story to give a timeless message to the reader about the meaning of life and how to find true success. You will laugh and you will cry. We are reminded on multiple occasions of Alexia’s daughter, Emily, who brought she and Jason together in the first novel. We are also reminded of many moments from the first novel and even given new insight into some of what took place in the same.

I have only read the first and third novels in this series, but I am looking forward to reading the second also. I encourage you to read all three as well. You will be touched, you will be inspired, and maybe you will become a better person because of it.

The audiobook was read by Paul Michael, who also narrated A Tale of Three Kings. As with the other book, he did an excellent job. I became immersed in the story as I listened because of his reading. The production quality was also very good. Another great release from christianaudio.