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The Book of Mormon | [Joseph Smith, Church of the Latter-day Saints]

The Book of Mormon

Here is an audio edition of the sacred text of the Latter-Day Saint movement that followers believe contains the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 B.C. to A.D. 421. A fascinating listen for religious scholars and denominational adherents alike.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In the theology of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, The Book of Mormon is the word of God which recounts "the history and God’s dealings with the people who lived in the Americas between approximately 600 BC and 400 AD". The origins of this holy book are fascinating: An angel supposedly told Joseph Smith, in 1827, where to find the buried golden plates that contained the ancient scripture.

On his website, Sean Crisden justly boasts that he has "the voice of reason". In this performance of The Book of Mormon, complete with helpful chapter numbers and verse notations, Crisden's voice is almost as smooth and authoritative as a true prophet's.

Publisher's Summary

Here is an audio edition of the sacred text of the Latter-Day Saint movement that followers believe contains the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 B.C. to A.D. 421. A fascinating listen for religious scholars and denominational adherents alike.

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    DEBBI PENNINGTON BLOOMFIELD, NM USA 07-03-13
    DEBBI PENNINGTON BLOOMFIELD, NM USA 07-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Reading of chapter and verse annoying"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Because the flow of the scriptures is interupted I am going to find another audible Book of Mormon


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the Book of Mormon and the way it makes me feel


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    by reading every verse and chapter


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jed 05-02-13
    Jed 05-02-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Very irritating reading format"
    What would have made The Book of Mormon better?

    The reader recites the chapter and verse over and over in front of every verse. Good grief. How can one follow the story with so many numbers being recited ad nausem.


    If you’ve listened to books by Joseph Smith and Church of the Latter-day Saints before, how does this one compare?

    Worst I have ever started to listen to.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Criden’s performances?

    Not a chance.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I want the story read - not a bunch of numbers!


    Any additional comments?

    Cut out the numbers except for the chapters. I want my money back.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda S. Morse Logan, UT 03-25-13
    Linda S. Morse Logan, UT 03-25-13

    Linda Smith Morse

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    "Hard to listen to--broken up with verse numbers"
    Would you try another book from Joseph Smith and Church of the Latter-day Saints and/or Sean Criden?

    Yes, but not scripture because of the naming of every verse. Chapter headings would be enough


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Clark 04-08-14
    Joe Clark 04-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I love the Book of Mormon...BUT!!!!"
    What disappointed you about The Book of Mormon?

    The constant repeating of Chapter and Verse ruin this reading. Please will someone do a narrative of the Book of Mormon so that we can enjoy the message and not the numbers! Don't waste your money on this one. I can hardly wait until someone does the audio version so it can be enjoyed instead of causing a headache.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of Mormon?

    Every bit of the Book of Mormon is wonderful.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sean Crisden?

    Sean Crisden is just fine. I like his voice and pace.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I am a Mormon. It's scripture and it's true. This presentation had no redeeming qualities but a first time listener would give this type of presentation short shrift and I wouldn't blame them one bit.


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry up and get the job done right!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 03-17-14
    Ann 03-17-14

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    "The performance was so bad I returned it!"

    The narrator reads the numeric reference to each verse before reading the text which breaks up each chapter so much- it really interrupts the flow. I found it so distracting I decided to return this. At least the old cd version one can still find doesn't do this.

    As for the performance itself, well I was hoping it would be better than the cd version since it's newer. However it's not, it is just as mechanical and flat. It reminded me of a computer. So much for a great portable version I can listen to. I'm going to just have to stick with written text where the Book of Mormon is concerned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kent Davis 03-15-14
    Kent Davis 03-15-14
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    "Did a computer produce this recording?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I love the Book of Mormon, and wanted to listen to it on my mp3 player. BUT, the voice sounds like it comes from a computer circa 1976. Verbalizing chapter and verse is incredibly distracting. Come on, guys. You can do MUCH better than this.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MTMissy Billings, MT 01-11-14
    MTMissy Billings, MT 01-11-14
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    "Poor narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Book of Mormon to be better than the print version?

    There's no way that I will ever listen to this recording on audio. It is SO poorly done.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I love the Book of Mormon, but there is no way you can listen to it when the narrator states the verse before reading it. It completely ruined the flow. And not only is it stated once, but TWICE.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money or credits on this version of the Book of Mormon. Find an audio version where they don't label each verse, or just stick to reading it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 11-24-13
    Michael 11-24-13
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    "Format is flawed, do over,do it right!"
    What disappointed you about The Book of Mormon?

    Only the misinformation. Should say: Translated by Joseph Smith, not written by Joseph Smith.
    Released by: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not Church of the Latter-day Saints.

    The recording is flawed and does not due justice to the Written Word.


    What other book might you compare The Book of Mormon to and why?

    The Holy Bible. History as recorded by various prophets throughout time.


    What didn’t you like about Sean Crisden’s performance?

    Lack of emotion, and the constant repeating of chapter and verse, for every verse.
    A very bland performance.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Book of Mormon?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    Please re-record and release, using a professional this time. Then make it available in
    whisper sink for Kindle.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dario United States 03-12-12
    Dario United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "great book"
    What did you love best about The Book of Mormon?

    very spiritual


    What did you like best about this story?

    it is definately the word of god


    Have you listened to any of Sean Criden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it brought me closer to god


    Any additional comments?

    this book was not written by joseph smith it was only translated by him thru the help of the holy ghost

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Orane 11-17-14
    Orane 11-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Everyone should read and seek the truth..."
    What does Sean Crisden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I hate reading so listening for me is great for me


    Any additional comments?

    Don't hate something that you know nothing about, Heavenly father will show you the way. what and what not to do...GOD BLESS

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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