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Publisher's Summary

The lectures herewith presented have been prepared in accordance with the request and appointment of the First Presidency of the Church. The greater number of the addresses were delivered before the Theology Class of the Church University; and, after the close of the class sessions, the lectures were continued before other Church organizations engaged in the study of theology. To meet the desire expressed by the Church authorities - that the lectures be published for use in the various educational institutions of the Church - the matter has been revised, and is now presented in this form.

In anticipation of probable question or criticism regarding the disparity of length of the several lectures, it may be stated that each of the addresses occupied two or more class sessions, and that the present arrangement of the matter in separate lectures is rather one of compilation than of original presentation.

©2013 MonkeyBone Publications (P)2013 MonkeyBone Publications

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Great Content, Monotone Narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes--if you can get past the narrator's bland and rapid style.

What aspect of Peter Bierma’s performance would you have changed?

The narrator, Peter Bierma, enunciates very precisely, and reads quite rapidly and in a monotone voice. So rapidly and so monotone, in fact, that I'm still not sure that a human being was narrating, and not a computer or robot. To me, it was very disappointing, because the content is very interesting and deep. Could be so much richer if the narrator put just a little feeling into it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great book, marginal narrator

The book is fantastic! A classic, you might say. However, the narrator in this version missed several pronunciations. it was actually quite annoying.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Incorrect pronunciation

The information contained herein is very important and valuable. It was long and sometimes difficult to keep focusing, especially because the reading of it was quite dry. It was unsettling to me that the narrator was not familiar with the correct pronunciation of the names in the Book of Mormon, and many in the Bible as well. There were also other, non-scriptural words he pronounced oddly. It was very distracting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Uh...

Amazing book, but so poorly narrated it will make you stop listening. I'm pretty sure the narrator is either anti Mormon or got into something that he clearly knows nothing about. This is so poorly read I can't believe it's still on audible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book terrible reader

The book was good. I've read the physical book before but I couldn't get past the readers voice. It was like he was reading it in fast forward. Take a break and slow down. It drove me crazy. Also I didn't like his pronunciation of most of the names and places. It was all off. I'm sorry the content inside the book is great unfortunately the reader just ruined it for me.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Worst Narrator Ever!!!

What would have made The Articles of Faith better?

If the narrator knew how to pronounce words from the book of Mormon and the Bible correctly.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Articles of Faith?

The consistent miss pronunciation of simple gospel words such as Enoch, Moroni, Helaman, doth, Alma, etc... Clearly he is completely unfamiliar with any scripture whatsoever.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He also seem to want to race through the book. Instead of reading the book like a story or lecture, you read that again without proper pausing for emphasis. Completely ruined it for me.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The book was great, but the narrator ruined it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A Great and Underappreciated Work!

The narrator has a great voice and easy to listen to. The only negative I can give is that he mispronounced a couple of words/names that were mostly insignificant but distracting. A great book.

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Reading is horrible

At first, I thought this particular reader simply failed to learn how to pronounce names and words peculiar—but central—to the LDS faith. Strange, since this is actually a book about that very subject. But when other English words were consistently mispronounced, I was done. I couldn’t even finish listening to it. It was that annoying.

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performance of narrator

Narrator enunciation of the words is as poor as I have heard. Story is good message is great but the overall production is to say the most HORRID! I am intent on returning this and looking for a better production. Extremely dissapointed!

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Great book on Beliefs of LDS Faith

Great book but I only gave it three because the reader could not pronounce very common LDS terms and names as well as biblical terms. I am very surprised that they didn’t do research before the reader began narrating or at least run an edit.