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LittlePixels
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I think I've read almost every ex-FLDS biography out there, but this one was still worth the read. It was fascinating (and disturbing!) to hear about Warren Jeffs from his own daughter.

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britt_brooke
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DAY 21 #PapaDontPreach | Rachel Jeffs, daughter of incarcerated prophet Warren Jeffs, explains in detail what it was like growing up in her family. This is an incredibly tough read, but she deserves to be heard.

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@Cinfhen

Amor4Libros Agree! Read this one earlier this year and could not put it down. 2mo
AnansiGirl We‘re thinking alike. I posted a different book same FDLS matter. 2mo
britt_brooke @AnansiGirl 🙌🏻 This group fascinates me. 2mo
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britt_brooke @Amor4Libros I‘ve read several memoirs from this particular group and I appreciate this different perspective. She is so brave. 💚 2mo
BarbaraBB Another FLDS book I should read. 2mo
BarbaraBB That picture gives me chills by the way. 2mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Totally creepy, isn‘t it? 🙈 2mo
Cinfhen Definitely need to get to this book in 2020 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yes! It‘s really good, and so interesting to get the perspective of one of his daughters. 2mo
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TheDaysGoBy
Escape | Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
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Pickpick

This was an incredible story. I‘ve got a huge interest in cults and I didn‘t know much going into this one. Carolyn‘s stories were shocking, enraging, and at times unbelievable. Her escape is incredible and she sounds like an especially strong woman. Great listen!

I‘m having this fulfill the #foundonlitsy slot as I‘d probably never would‘ve come across it otherwise

#NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 6 pts 2mo
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readtheworld
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Mehso-so

This was just okay. A heartbreaking story, but the writing and the author‘s audio narration were both quite flat.

If you want to learn more about the FLDS church and the power of religious brainwashing, this will be interesting. But if you‘re looking first for an engaging memoir, I‘d skip it.

#triggerwarning #memoir #audiobook #audio #religion #cult

Reggie The part where they don‘t take the kid to the doctor because Jeff hadn‘t said so because they had to wait until they could talk to him from jail only to find out the kid had a broken back among other things. His mind control was CRAZY. 2mo
readtheworld @Reggie That was infuriating! I kept expecting her escape from the church to be prompted by one of those incidents (there were multiple!) 2mo
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britt_brooke
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DAY 16 #Borderline | Decades ago, a Fundamentalist LDS sect settled in the border towns of Hilldale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. This way, they can cross jurisdictions to quickly evade police since plural marriage (among other practices) are illegal. Other such groups have settled in Mexico and Canada.

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@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘m always drawn to these stories!! Thanks for posting 💚 2mo
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Macnjen
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Shocking story of the FLDS Church, Warren Jeffs and her relationship with the church and her father. Poorly executed and not well written it's still worth learning the story of the incredible disfunction those poor people endured. The audiobook needed better narration and writing but I'm still glad I learned of the story.

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Macnjen
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This is narrated by the author and her voice is killing me. She‘s clearly just reading her story and she has this high pitched, child-like voice that‘s grating. The story is very compelling and shocking but I‘d recommend reading this over listening . It would be so much better with a professional narrator.

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Macnjen
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Next audiobook.

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nrjohnso
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Mehso-so

Revealing glimpse into life under Warren Jeffs told from his daughter's perspective. There are plenty of other polygamy biographies which have more depth.This was insightful but just an ok read.
Overall score 3.0/5.0

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Chrissyreadit
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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#maymoviemagic #hookedonafeeling sort of had me think about the next line- high on believing - that led me to think about cults, so for anyone else who is interested in this topic here are more books- https://bookriot.com/2017/01/27/100-must-read-books-about-life-in-cults/
Did anyone else remember the “Moonies” who were all over NYC looking for money and recruits in the ‘70‘s?

marleed Oh that‘s an interesting capture of a lyric. 8mo
Cinfhen Clever interpretation 💡💡💡💡💡 8mo
Cinfhen And yes!!!! I totally remember the Moonies!!!! ( Hare Krishna ) 8mo
Cinfhen @britt_brooke the book riot article might interest you 💚 8mo
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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