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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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    "Redemption..."

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

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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

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    Amazon Customer 05-20-17
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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.



    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.



    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.” 



    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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    "I was drawn in!"

    A memoir read by the author herself, I couldn't wait to hop in my car (where I listen to Audible) to hear the whole story. My favorite parts would spoil the story. I related to nothing and yet couldn't stop listening.

    I first learned of this book on Jen Hatmaker's podcast, and I wish I'd already read this book before I heard it, but happy to have listened to both now (and am currently reading The Sound of Gravel, by Anna's cousin, also featured in the podcast).

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    Leona Gregory 10-13-17
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    "Okay but not riveting"

    At times, the narrator had odd inflections or pauses which would drag me out of the story. The story itself was interesting but dragged in the middle, but I did enjoy the self-reflection. I don't know that I would have finished it if I wasn't reading it for my book club mainly because of the narrator.

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    Ashley 09-27-17
    Ashley 09-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    Anna LeBaron is definitely a survivor. I just felt like she held back and there was more to her story then she wanted to expose.

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    Chelsea Staver 09-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Decent Story, But Dripping with Self Pity"
    What did you love best about The Polygamist’s Daughter?

    The story was fairly interesting and gave insight into the day to day life of someone living in a polygamist community


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Polygamist’s Daughter?

    Her escape from polygamy was interesting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anna LeBaron?

    I normally like when the author reads their own book, but in this case, almost anybody else would have been better. She reads in a very sing-songy voice that sounds like she's reading to children. It's irritating to listen to for hours and it doesn't sound genuine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    There were certainly captivating parts, but it wasn't a book I found difficult to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    There was lots of self pity in this book, which I found difficult to wade through. She certainly endured a difficult childhood, but through her poor writing, she over-explains everything to the reader, which is an insult to the reader's intelligence. She explains how difficult everything was for her and how upset it made her and how she always did without, rather than by letting the reader figure that out for herself. Also, I'm a Christian, but I thought it was too preachy and tied too neatly at the end.

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