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John

Saint George, UT, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Martha Beck
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    Leaving the Saints is an unforgettable memoir about one woman's spiritual quest and journey toward faith. As "Mormon royalty" within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church's high elders, known as the apostles, and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct.

    Sheila says: "Decide for yourself"
    "A review from a non Mormon who hated this book."
    Overall

    I'm not sure why I listened all the way through this mess of a book. It is full of new age woo, and Martha is no more reasonable (and probably less trustworthy) than your average Mormon who thinks that Joseph had the Book of Mormon translated directly from gods gold plates. I highly doubt that Martha was abused by her father no matter how much she "believes". This book is about 95% Martha's self obsessed drivel and about 5% interesting info about the Mormons and her Mormon life. Pass, and save yourself hours of your life and a few bucks to boot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (165)

    Following his two New York Times best sellers, Brain Droppings and Napalm & Silly Putty, comes George Carlin's third audiobook, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, a riotous journey through the mind of one of America's premiere comic observers.

    Dana Wolfe says: "Wonderful!"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    I'm an atheist who is not easily offended. I found this book to be a bit offensive and terribly boring. I'm only about half way through and I don't know if I can stand to listen to the rest. I've been averaging about one forced chuckle for about ever 20 minutes of listening. Carlin needs to stay off the drugs for his next book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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