This book tells the tale of a FLDS woman who lives her life in the polygamist sect located in Colorado City and thankfully escapes to a better life with her children. You may know this group from the recent news concerning the arrest and conviction of their leader, Warren Jeffs. Carolyn's story leads you from one harrowing, distasteful, unbeliveable tale (which are true!) that you can not stop listening to. I listened to this non stop - so much so that it drove my family crazy b/c I had my headphones on constantly. Not since the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls has a book based on reality made me cringe, angry and proud of the author/victim of the story. Worthwhile read and a lot of background to so many of those news reports we've all seen in the last year or so.
This audiobook was deeper and more layered than I expected it to be. The voices and characters were unique. Loved the time it was set in - the early to mid 70's. Unexpected twists, moments of humor and characters that were evolving during the story kept things moving quickly. Themes that were unique to the deep South in the 70's, themes that would be a touchstone even today in the deep south made this a worthwhile download.
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