Good Read,, well told story ,, some parts were a little stretched out, but over all,a good read.
Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing person. He lived through 30 long years of unjust imprisonment and yet has not become bitter.
This is my favorite book of the year because it sheds light towards the many wrongful convictions and racism that occurs throughout our criminal justice system. Although Anthony Ray Hinton spent most of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit, he used his mind to take him to places he could only dream of. Thus, it helped him throughout his rough days. His faith, hope, determination and compassion throughout the book showed his true strength. I am very glad that he shared his story because not everyone one is alive to share theirs. To his lawyer Bryan and his friend Lester, your commitment towards him and unconditional love is tremendous. Our system needs refreshing and upgrading because it help contributes to our human errors.
This book is a must read for everyone! It is an incredible story about the human spirit. I couldn’t put this book down, I became completely enamored with this tragic story and Ray’s commitment to proving his innocence.
One of the most riveting, accounts of our justice system gone wrong. A most heartfelt and beautifully written account of an innocent man who simply wouldn’t give up! I learned so much from you, Anthony Ray Hinton! I no longer believe in the death penalty and will follow you and your cause until the end of your days, or mine, whichever comes first! Thank you a million times over for sharing your beautiful and gut wrenching story. I hope to achieve in my lifetime, half the love and compassion that you have shown others. Be well, and live long so you can spread your message far and wide! God bless!
This was an excellent book. Very enlightening and inspirational. If more people were like Mr. Hinton we wouldn’t be in the situation that the world is in now.
I rarely like reading biographies. But when this book showed up in Oprah’s book club, I jumped and bought it (her recommendations never fail). And I am glad I did. Mr. Hinton’s story brought me inside death row, I laughed with him, suffered with him and cried in almost every chapter. As a Hispanic American woman, I felt sorrow for the life’s of everyone in a disadvantage position and specially for the African American community in the United States. Racism and injustice has not ended. I’m so happy Anthony Hinton found justice, even if it took 30 years, but I wondered how many innocent souls never did, and suffered the death penalty? I love the friendship he has with Lester and reminds me of my own best friend...this book is a MUST READ...Filled with love, hope and justice for a man that deserved it. I really hope Anthony gets to meet Halle, Sandra and Kim, in real life, one day and thank them for their part in helping him survive through 30 years....
It shows the biases in the criminal justice system. Also shows the importance of hope, faith, love, friends and family in life but especially when one has to deal with the injustices of society.
This book provides great insights into a terribly flawed justice system beyond repair. Ray’s perseverance and faith in God is phenomenal! Lester’s unwavering friendship personifies true friendship. In addition, the book is well written and my heart broke as I read each page. Great read!
Anyone in any situation can learn about living a good life from this beautifully told unimaginable horror
What a story. Opened my eyes to see what a problem there is in this country. They say 1 in 10 on death row is innocent. Even if the number is 1 in 1000 it’s still heartbreaking. God bless Ray Hinton.