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History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother

Narrated by: C.M. Rick
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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Legacy LDS Audiobook Foundation is proud to present History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother, with new additional faith-building content written specifically for the modern listener.

Biography of Joseph Smith as written by his mother, Lucy Mack Smith. Shortly following the death of Joseph Smith in 1844, and into 1845, Lucy Mack Smith dictated her recollections and family story to Nauvoo schoolteacher Martha Jane Coray. Coray worked with her husband to compile these books of notes and other sources into a manuscript, which was then copied. Although surrounded by a great deal of controversy when first published by Orson Pratt in 1853, it was later published by the Church under the direction of Joseph F. Smith. It has been called "one of the essential sources for Mormon origins" by Richard L. Anderson, and in the words of Leonard Arrington, it "perhaps tells more about Mormon origins than any other single source."

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Great history, rough narration

I love Church History and learned a great deal with this audiobook, but the narration/performance was difficult for me. The narrator’s accent, tone of voice and mispronunciation of many proper names & places was distracting.

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Narrator not familiar with pronunciations...

With such a sacred History, the narrator seemed disconnected and doesn’t know the pronunciation of words which impacts the content and flow of the narration. A little more study of this history would have been meaningful and helpful in her presentation of characters and presentation.