Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice.In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeff in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members, whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.
Prophet's Prey offers the gripping, behind-the-scenes account of a bizarre world from the only man who knows the full story.
©2011 Original material by Sam Brower. Preface © 2011 Jon Krakauer. Recorded by arrangement with Bloomsbury USA. (P)2011 HighBridge Company
If you have ever read or known about Warren Jeffs and polygamy and and the Cults disgusting abuse and acceptance of Pedophilia, Sam Brower does and eloquent job of explaining & exposing the F LDS truth. You will want to stand up and fight for these children. It's a difficult road.
Every American should read this book. Ten to twenty thousand Americans are essentially living in captivity in a criminal cult and the government won't shut it down. An astounding story, very well told. Gripping.
A vivid and detailed account of the FLDS leader, his followers and his crimes. Hard to believe and difficult to deny. Recommended for anyone who wants to know more about this cult and its disturbing beliefs.
Progressive who occasionally reads conservative books to try and find some merit.....still looking.
The details and exhaustive research.
There aren't any "favorite" characters in the FDS. It was hard for me to even drum up any sympathy for the women, except those raised into it and brainwashed from birth.
Prophet's Prey is just fine.
My only criticism is that the book could be better-written. It is very repetitive. On the other hand, the author is a private investigator, not a writer, so he is to be forgiven. I admire his investigative work, though. He's done a courageous and selfless thing exposing this evil cult.
Someone from Utah should have listened to and edited this. There are multiple mispronunciations of common Utah places.
yes, one long drive
Okay I can't believe Brower and Krakauer are completely in agreement on this. Brower professes to be a mainstream LDS Mormon but Under the Banner of Heaven goes to great lengths to document how Mormanism led to some of the crazy activities that the FLDS have perpetrated. I just can't believe the Brower dismiss the past of the church he is a member of. I of course applaud his dogged pursuit of Jeffs for being the creepy pedophile that he is.... but but but, how can he still pass off the sins of his own church that helped beget the FLDS?
Wonderfully interesting story of an investigator's search for the true. The only issue is the narrator is not quite up to the standards I have found in other books.
I like this book. It is very informative. well written but a lot of people and names to keep up with. very neat to hear the story from someone on the inside versus what I have seen b in the media.
Having listened to "Under the Banner of Heaven," this story is definitely a worthwhile listen. However, you don't need to have read it to appreciate the story.
Once, I worked until my hands bled...
This book does not leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling. It stirred up feelings of rage and a desire to put a stop to the injustices that occur in the FLDS organisation. I wish these girls knew what existed outside of the bubble they are forced to live in. Overall great investigative skills by the author. I am thankful to have a knowledge of the atrocities that are occurring right now.
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