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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John G. Turner Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781452680750
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John Turner's meticulously-researched account provides listeners with an inside look at a colossal figure in American religion, politics, and westward expansion.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/10/2014

    " This book was a scholarly look at a man who led the Mormon people. It was well researched and well written although often confusing as it treated a subject and then included it again in a later chapter. Brigham Young was painted as a competent man who built an empire but was severely inconsistent in his philosophies. The author treated theological controversies and what appears today to be strange thinking about sealing ordinances of both wives and children. The portrait of the man did not capture his personality or give any sense of his true nature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vince Ciaramella | 2/5/2014

    " Pretty much the only book you'll ever need to read on Brigham Young. The reason I chopped it down one star is that the author bogs down the work with too much detail about Young's "large" family. Besides that, its a great reference book about this Pioneer and head of the LDS Church "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen Marcolongo | 2/1/2014

    " It seems that to be a religious prophet, you need to be a megalomaniac. Interesting to read about the early days of mormonism. Makes me wonder why any intelligent person in the 21st century would adhere to any religion based on ancient myths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniellefirth | 1/29/2014

    " So I gave it a 5 star- this doesn't mean it will knock your socks off, it just means for a historical, well researched biography, it's very well written. Also, lets be honest, it's made less boring by the fact that Brigham Young had a foul mouth, a few wild ideas, and 55 wives (with some marriages more salacious than others.) Mormons and non-Mormons alike will probably find this book enlightening and a tad uncomfortable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel Brown | 1/12/2014

    " Great biography by a sympathetic outsider. Might be a bit challenging for traditional LDS readers, but with some prep work (American Moses, Rough Stone Rolling), I think it could work well. For other readers it will be the definitive biography for decades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viliami | 12/22/2013

    " Not sure how to situate the new information I'm getting into my current belief system. Definitely not the first time this has happened before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Heggemeier | 11/29/2013

    " Not an LDS guy, but it's a great read to better understand a part of our US history that is rarely covered in school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 6/23/2013

    " While I greatly respect Mormon historian giant Leonard Arrington, his Brigham Young biography "American Moses" left me a little unsatisfied. This, however, is how Mormon biographies should be written. Interesting, understanding, honest, and gritty without being sensational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steele At | 6/7/2013

    " Author not a member of the Church; seemed to show great respect for Brigham Young, yet did not grasp spiritual side. Very nice to read from the this viewpoint. "

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About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.