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History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother

By: LDS Audiobook Foundation,Lucy Mack Smith
Narrated by: C.M. Rick
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Publisher's Summary

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."

©2018 Legacy Latter-Day Saint Audiobook Foundation, Inc. (P)2018 Legacy Latter-Day Saint Audiobook Foundation, Inc.

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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.

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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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The narrator mispronounced several words and names. I also did not the like the way she dramatized parts.

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Mispronunciations

Mispronunciation of the following names was distracting: Moroni, Nephi, Nephites, Nauvoo.

Also, the voice used for the adult Joseph was the same as the little boy Joseph…rather annoying.

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Enjoyed and learned a lot

I enjoyed hearing this from the Mother of Joseph. It is a reminder of the hard trials the saints endured.

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All good, except...

the testimony Lucy provides is welcomed, beautiful, and heart wrenching at times. the only reason for not giving this account a 4 star rating was due to the reader who, IMO, was so over dramatic it was a constant distraction. I feel a calmer more sober reading would convey the message of Lucy's testimony better. There were also a number of words mispronounced

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loved it

I believe this is a true accountif the Smith family. Joseph Smith Jr. is a true prophet of Jesus Christ.

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good read

loved the perspective of the prophets mother. it's one of the few books from this time era written in The voice of a woman who experienced it.