The content of this book might have been amazing,but I coud not listen to the reader ! He was terrible!
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This is a fictional story surrounding the true events of the LDS church history from the perspective of a man who joined the church early on and followed the leaders to Nauvoo.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. it gave insite into history of the LDS Church that I knew but learned more about although fiction.
Would you consider the audio edition of Joseph Smith to be better than the print version?
I haven't read the print so I can't say. I thought the audio was excellent and the narratrion very good.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the way it opened my eyes to how someone living in the circumstances depicted could interpret the events completely differently than history would remember them.
Have you listened to any of Marvin Payne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not. I would be more inclined to buy a book knowing he was the narrorator.
Any additional comments?
This book is cleaver in that you never can be certain if the doubts of the main character are building an eventual weight that with cause him to change his intense convictions or if he is going to be faithful to the end. I am 75% through this book and have no idea if the author is trying to cast Mormons in a positive or negative light. Very enjoyable.
I LISTENED TO IT ONCE, DIDN'T CARE FOR IT MUCH, THEN BY ACCIDENT IT STARTED AGAIN ON MY IPOD, (LIKE A YEAR LATER) AND I GOT CAUGHT UP IN IT.
PUT MYSELF IN THE HISTORY OF LIVING THERE AND GOING THOUGH THE
WHAT THEY DID. THE AUTHOR AND NARRATOR WAS SO GOOD, IT WAS EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND PUT YOUR HEART INTO THEIR BELIEFS AND HARDSHIPS.
LOVE IT AND GOING TO LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW TO SEE IF I MISS ANYTHING AT THE END. THE END WAS THE MOST SURPRISING TO ME. NEED TO LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND THAT PART AGAIN.
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What made the experience of listening to Joseph Smith the most enjoyable?
THE ENTIRE BOOK IS INCREDIBLE! A MUST READ! NARRATOR DID A SUPER JOB!!
Who was your favorite character and why?
JOSEPH SMITH AND HIS FAITHFULL FOLLOWERS AND EVEN IN THE SAD TIMES THEY GIVE THANKS TO GOD! IT HAS TAUGHT ME SO VERY MUCH! ALL THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS AND MISSONS THEY SERVED, TEACHING THE GOSPEL! IT MADE ME CRY DUE TO THE MOBS WHO PERSECUTED THE MORMONS, AND HAVING TO CONSTANTLY KEEP LEAVING THERE HOMES TO MOVE. ALL THE PPL WHO LOST THERE LIVES! THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL BOOK! ONE OF MY FAVORITES!
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