Fascinating as the story is…after the first couple of chapters the subsequent 8-15 chapters are predictable and become tedious. Even at Chapter 25 of 42 Chapters….and I have fast-forwarded at least three hours of the same ridiculous perverted lifestyle, I am still am not sure if I can tolerate the rest of the remaining verbiage. Thank goodness for Audible’s listening tools which include adjustable speeds. At 1.25x the narration is still very clear, as at the regular speed, the narration is fairly slow.
Lets see if I have the endurance to listen to this until the end.
This is the first performance by Ann Marie Lee I have heard. I will look for more books where she is the actress. She has a voice that is pleasant and easy to listen to. Certainly, if the actress were not as good as she is…listening to the entire book-FIFTEEN (15) hours of this…would be difficult. Even with the advantage of the excellent actress, I am not sure I can endure the remaining 16-17 Chapters of the book.
Nothing else.Enough nauseating information,
I am at Chapter 24 of 42. The first three chapters were fascinating. How women are raised to believe they are worthless chattel who could be beaten black and blue every day, if they dared to talk back to whatever misogynist they were assigned to marry. It is shocking how brainwashed both the women and men of this perverted cult were (are?). The backward life, debasement and abuse of women is almost hard to believe.I would have enjoyed this book much more if it were five hours instead of fifteen hours. Recommend…prospective readers wait for the ‘condensed version’.
Gripping story with great narration. This revealing and incredible insider's-story explains the internal mental conflict of so many caught under the mind control of over-bearing religions.
It is hard to believe that there is a Taliban-like community in the US. Carolyn's courage shines a light in a very dark place. I was riveted and now will support organizations that help people to flee.
I have always been interested in cults and I found this to be a very interesting inside view into the FLDS.
I enjoyed learning more about what women in the FLDS go through, although it made me angry at times. I feel so sorry for these women.
I think she did a great job narrating and brought a unique voice to the story.
Yes, it was a little long to do so but I finished quite quickly.
Yes, it is a very interesting TRUE story
She finally got out.
I really enjoyed this look into a polygamist Morman lifestyle.
I lost count of how many times Carolyn would say that something happened and think to myself "this is an exaggeration, these things don't happen in real life" only to go online and research it and find that it was COMPLETELY TRUE. Carolyn's story is one that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
The scene where she was describing her children's opening christmas presents for the first time. You could feel her utter joy and love coming across in her words.
Why ever would I do that?
This book, as far as I got through it, as quite good. However, the length of the book caused internal screams of frustration and I finally put it aside. Nearly 16 hours is at least 6 hours too long.
I want to read a book a day. I think audi0book is the way!
I listened to the long version. I heard it all clearly. I would recommend this one. I am not sure I could listen to it again. It had lots of details.
I have read all the Ervil Le Baron stories too. I did find this one to be better story.
I was able to read the whole book in three days all clearly. She was fast.
Yes,the fairy tale like approach to the story where main character was the princess and so many evil ogre husbands in it, a prince, child molesters and wicked sister wives.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
Very well written bio about a woman who fled from her FLDS home with her children. It's a tale about broken dreams and deep courage. I enjoyed it very much
I've been exploring bully situations, and this is a fascinating study of that, without meaning to be. Absolute power does absolutely corrupt.
Educator for 40 years. Teacher of children with disabilities. Now an administrator. Love to listen to books during 45 minute drive time.
This book was hard to hear but a compelling listen. I felt as though I was hearing both the story and feeing the pain at the same time. An unbelievable ordeal.