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Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs.

Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in - and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS.

Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.

The Witness Wore Red is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Rebecca Musser (P)2013 Hachette Book Group

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Brave, informative

Wow. Rebecca Musser is one brave cookie. Thank you for telling this story. The narration was not my favorite - particularly the animated voices of the men - but as an amateur she did a good job w the reading and given that she was a victim of this craziness it’s easy to put this aside. Definitely worth the price or credit.

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wonderful!!

I loved her honestly and working so hard to tell the mind set of all involved.

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Intriguing

This book kept me entertained the ENTIRE time, highly recommend! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  • Lannette
  • Ajo, AZ, United States
  • 01-25-17

A jaw dropper

The FLDS is truly fascinating. I've read alot of books lately on this "religion" and this is a must read. It actually has some positives, which was a nice turn and was told from someone who started out life with a pretty normal existence...or normal in their world. Lots of detail and it filled in some blanks for me since most others are horrifying...not that this isn't. Narration was tolerable except for some funky Texas accents, but by then you're already into the book. Well worth the credit to learn just how disgusting people are under the guise of religion. Evil at its core! If this doesn't make you want to volunteer to help these poor people, nothing will.

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Good for her!

I hope every one of these sick pedophiles rot in prison! She has made such improvements in her life. By her self!

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Grasping story

Had me from the start. I could not put it down. Rebecca did a great job narrating, however she really needs to work on her Texas accent.

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Very personal and heart wrenching

Rebecca narrated well with an easy to understand voice.
The story was easy to follow until the last part from Texas on. Through the story it was easy to understand how Rebecca felt. From Texas on it was harder. She gave some examples of her life during this time but I wish she could have included a few details of how she dealt with things. I don't understand why she could not have been given a stipend like any other professionally needed technical witness so that her personal life could have less trauma. Who looked after her kids? Why couldn't she have brought them with her and put them into daycare paid by the state as a support. I wondered how her daughter is. I felt left behind. I hope Rebecca and her family can move forward and heal

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Amazing!

This is the best book! You could hear the authors strength in her voice...what a wonderful woman! Wonderfully written!

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  • 09-21-16

Good

The book is long, the only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it was kinda lengthy at times and didn't keep my attention. Overall still good.

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Chilling and powerful

I'm another who is suspicious of author narrated books, but this one was done very well.

The story is gripping from start to finish. It is the sort of narrative that, if it were fiction, I would have rolled my eyes at how over the top it sounded. Unfortunately it's true and a matter of public record, and yet another example of absolute power corrupting absolutely.