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  • Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John G. Turner
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Brigham Young was a rough-hewn craftsman from New York whose impoverished and obscure life was electrified by the Mormon faith. He trudged around the United States and England to gain converts for Mormonism, spoke in spiritual tongues, married more than 50 women, and eventually transformed a barren desert into his vision of the Kingdom of God. While previous accounts of his life have been distorted by hagiography or polemical exposé, John Turner provides a fully realized portrait of a colossal figure in American religion, politics, and westward expansion.

    Darwin8u says: "The Lion of the Lord says "Mind Your Own Business""
    "This is the very best general biography of Brigham"
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    Performance
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    If you could sum up Brigham Young in three words, what would they be?

    Thorough/Balanced/Well-Documented


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Stephen Hoye?

    The narration was competant, but the reader consistently mispronounced names, concepts, and place names that could have been avoided with a little research, or an inquiry.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the most thorough, balanced and carfully constructed biography of Brigham Young available. There are Mormon sources that are quite good, but fatally flawed by underlying bias. This avoided insider and outsider bias. The source material is considerably superior to any other popular treatment. There isn't even a close second. The narrator did mispronounce many names and place names. That is really innexcusable and I blame the producers for this, as much as the narrator. This could have been easily avoided. Still, this was a great listen and well worth consideration. Brigham Young was a remarkable figure and the history of this period is fascinating.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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