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Editorial Reviews

In the theology of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, The Book of Mormon is the word of God which recounts "the history and God’s dealings with the people who lived in the Americas between approximately 600 BC and 400 AD". The origins of this holy book are fascinating: An angel supposedly told Joseph Smith, in 1827, where to find the buried golden plates that contained the ancient scripture.
On his website, Sean Crisden justly boasts that he has "the voice of reason". In this performance of The Book of Mormon, complete with helpful chapter numbers and verse notations, Crisden's voice is almost as smooth and authoritative as a true prophet's.
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Publisher's Summary

Here is an audio edition of the sacred text of the Latter-Day Saint movement that followers believe contains the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 B.C. to A.D. 421. A fascinating listen for religious scholars and denominational adherents alike.
Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By Jared on 08-09-12

Very poor production

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

Well except for all the time I spent listening to the author repeating the numbers of the chapter and verse.

What didn’t you like about Sean Criden’s performance?

Very flat. It would be a fantastic audio book if it had been done like a performance. But it sounded like a librarian reading a dictionary.

Do you think The Book of Mormon needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I'd like to read the 2/3rds of the Golden Plates that were sealed, yes

Any additional comments?

I really hope you redo this. I would be enthralled if this was done without the verses and with a passionate perfomer narrating it. This was a disappointment.

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By Joseph on 04-22-12

Please Redue without the chapter and verse numbers

I love the Book of Mormon and feel very strongly about the teachings that a person can learn from its messages. BUT PLEASE RE-RECORD IT WITHOUT THE CHAPTERS AND VERSES!!!! Its a real pain even the shortest of verses are presided by the Narrator saying First Nephi Chapter One Verse One, I Nephi...etc then Frist Nephi Chapter One Verse Two... etc etc. I would be like any other book stoping and reading the page number at the bottom of each page. It drives me nuts. Its like you just brought up a copy of the book of mormon up on a word document and hit the microsoft say it program. He reads very well and you in the longer verses you can tell he's a good reader but the constant breaks take out any ability to get into the book. There is no person that is reading any scripture that stops at each verse requotes the chapter and verse. I wouldn't mind just reading the chapters but it to big an annoyance and the only real problem I have with the book at all.

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By Carolyn on 01-16-17

A great listen

A very good book about the native Indians from north and South America and their religious beliefs.

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