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The Polygamist’s Daughter Audiobook

The Polygamist’s Daughter: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

"My father had more than 50 children."

So begins the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. With her father wanted by the FBI for killing anyone who tried to leave his cult - a radical branch of Mormonism - Anna and her siblings were constantly on the run with the other sister-wives. Often starving and always desperate, the children lived in terror. Even though there were dozens of them together, Anna always felt alone.

She escaped when she was 13 - but the nightmare was far from over.

A shocking true story of murder, fear, and betrayal, The Polygamist's Daughter is also the heart-cry of a fatherless girl and her search for love, faith, and a safe place to call home.

©2017 Anna LeBaron (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Amanda H 06-13-17
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    This book is full of heart wrenching details about little Anna's life but is beautifully redeemed at the end. I definitely recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Bruce Savannah, GA 06-05-17
    Rachel Bruce Savannah, GA 06-05-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Riveting!"

    Couldn't stop listening. This memoir reads like a novel, LeBaron was the perfect choice to read her own story. I will listen to this one again.

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    Joshua Waterloo, IL, United States 05-21-17
    Joshua Waterloo, IL, United States 05-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "to religious"


    way to much about loving Jesus and preaching in this book. Descent story but the rest is preaching hard to deal with at times

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible!!"

    Loved this amazing story of Gods beautiful redemption of something unimaginable. This story is so important as the scope of the cult is widely unknown.

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    Meganstubbs 05-10-17
    Meganstubbs 05-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Heart wrenching memoir"

    You won't be able to stop listening. Anna tells her life story incredibly well. It's awful and astonishing at the same time. I recommend this to all my friends.

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    A. C. Chicago, IL 04-25-17
    A. C. Chicago, IL 04-25-17
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    "Bait and Switch"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Please, don't pronounce Jesus, "JeSUS."


    What character would you cut from The Polygamist’s Daughter?

    Jesus.


    Any additional comments?

    Before I delve into why I disliked this book, I will tell you that I was born and raised Catholic. I chose to earn my Bachelor’s degree at a Catholic university, and I was only one class short of a Catholic Studies minor. While I don’t consider myself a religious person, I do have strong Christian values and my Catholicism is very much a part of my identity.

<br/><br/>That being said, I will never purchase a book without checking its publisher ever again. This book was published by Tyndale House Publishers, which publishes Christian works. That’s all good and fine, if that’s what you’re looking for, but this was simply filed away as “True Crime” on Audible. If I were to have looked up its genre, listed differently on Amazon, or looked further into its publishing company, I wouldn’t have chosen this book.

<br/><br/>Ervril LeBaron was responsible for the deaths of over two dozen people, but there’s not too much talk of murder in this book. There’s a little bit at the end, but the true crime is mostly child neglect, child abuse, and corruption of a minor. So, yes, there is crime, but there’s also irony in being part of a cult and then being “saved by JeSUS.” 

<br/><br/>The book was quick and interesting, up until the point where I realized this book was actually about going from one religion to another. I lost interest afterward, which is too bad because it reverts back to more true crime. As previously mentioned, I’m far from an atheist. Though, because I thought this was a book about true crime and the toxicity of a particular system of religious worship, I ended up sorely disappointed.

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    WriterlyWife 06-16-17 Member Since 2014

    Freelance writer/editor

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    "Redemption runs deep"

    Anna LeBaron may be the daughter of a notorious polygamist and murderer, but she has come to understand Whose she really is. She is shaped by the horror and grief of her childhood, but she is gripped by the grace of a God who makes all things new. Listen as she discovers not only the true nature of her father but her own true identity.
    Anna is a wonderful reader, drawing listeners into each moment and feeling.
    Her story is powerful, and I found myself longing to protect the young Anna, only to realize that God had been with her all along.
    Lon before I finished the book, I found myself recommending it friends and relatives who could identify with fatherlessness, with tragedy, and with a longing for healing. Anna's remarkable storytelling allows readers to journey with her toward hope.

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    Karen Vanderjagt Lake Havasu City, AZ, US 05-12-17
    Karen Vanderjagt Lake Havasu City, AZ, US 05-12-17 Member Since 2014

    I just retired from my teaching career with Special Need High school. Now I'm concentrating on my 9 grandkids (my hubby continues to work).

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    "An amazing true story of hardship & victory"

    I think I have read every book that is written by someone who would been a part of the LeBaron cult. I have to say that this one was probably my favorite. I think because it gave such hope in her relationship with Jesus Christ that Anna was able to find as she struggled to get over The horrific acts of cruelty and neglect that this girl had to endure for the sake of a madman with far too much power. I think of the words from the book, Unbroken, apply to this cult leader, "The fatal poison of irresponsible power."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    O. Riggins Lumberton, NC 05-06-17
    O. Riggins Lumberton, NC 05-06-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Thank you for sharing"

    I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this book. It was very personal and exciting! God bless you Anna

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    Meagan vR Ohio 05-06-17
    Meagan vR Ohio 05-06-17 Member Since 2013

    I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

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    "Boring story"

    Nothing really happens in this story. After reading "the witness wore red" and "escape" this is a real snore fest. I zoned out multiple times. Skip this one and read one of the other two instead. Just because someone happens to be born into a polygamist family doesn't necessarily mean they deserve a book deal.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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