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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed Smart Narrator: Sandra Burr, Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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At 3:58 in the morning of June 5, 2002, Ed and Lois Smart awoke to the sound of their nine-year-old daughter Mary Katherine's frightened voice. She's gone. Elizabeth is gone. At first they thought she was having a bad dream about her older sister, but Mary Katherine's bad dream would quickly become their worst nightmare. Their daughter Elizabeth was gone.

After nine months of a strange, hard, mostly painful journey, Elizabeth was miraculously returned to them. Just as millions throughout the world had grieved for her loss, now they celebrated her safe return.

In Bringing Elizabeth Home, Ed and Lois share the pain of every parent's worst fear: What would I do if my child was taken from me? They also share a story of great hope, strong faith, and trust in God. The Smart family had always been devoted to their Mormon faith, but through their terribly painful experience they gained a tremendous inner strength, which became the key to their survival.

In the end, the Smarts' story brings one point poignantly home - nothing is more important in this world than family. Not money. Not work. Not a fancy new car or an expensive, big house. Family, the prayers of so many friends and strangers, and trust in God are what got them through this experience - and having survived, they have no doubt that they can persevere in any situation as long as those three things are in their lives. Though their story is filled with many incredible twists and turns, they never lost focus on what was important: bringing Elizabeth home. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siera | 2/16/2014

    " It was sweet and pretty good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie | 2/7/2014

    " This was a very good book. Very interseting being that it happened in my home state. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/4/2014

    " This book needed better editing. It was heavy on some pretty intimate stuff that I wouldn't have shared. Even though I share the Smart's faith, I felt pelted with it, and it seemed inappropriate for some reason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss | 2/3/2014

    " Another best selling book about a white girl who was abducted. "

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

    " An amazing story of faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chole Allyson | 1/20/2014

    " This book does have strong overtones of the LDS (Mormon) faith in the first couple of chapters. Some people might not like that part of the book. But after the story starts to roll out. The previous reservations are extinguished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 1/20/2014

    " I read this book in just a few hours! Such a miracle that Elisabeth survived! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 De | 1/18/2014

    " I did enjoy the book, however sometimes 2 pages in a row would seem exactly alike while they were actually slightly different so they were redundant. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jodi | 1/15/2014

    " This looked like it would be an interesting book. However, the parent's writing was so abysmal that I couldn't even get through the first chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 12/31/2013

    " As someone who followed this case it was nice to get an in-depth look behind the scenes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Momruns5 | 12/22/2013

    " I really wanted to find out more about what Elizabeth went through and how she felt coming back into the real world. It didn't cover any of that. Really boring, but I almost always have to finish a book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 *•.♥.•*Sabrina Rutter*•.♥.•* | 12/3/2013

    " I'm glad I barrowed this one from the library. I barrowed it thinking it would be really good, but it was not at all what I was expecting. I just could not get into this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/17/2013

    " weren't we all touched by this amazing story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorie | 4/15/2013

    " I read this in a day because like everyone else, she was always in my thoughts until she returned home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/28/2013

    " I loved this book and I wondered how do you get this kind of courage except through faith! It is nice to read a happy ending because so many of these stories do not have happy endings. I loved reading about how she and her family never lost the faith that she would return home. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Selina | 1/23/2013

    " I admit I bought this book out of sheer curiousity. It was a testament to faith and prayer, but left me with more questions than answers. Maybe one day Elizabeth will write her own story of survival and I will applaud her for her bravery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 12/14/2012

    " Amazing. I was really interested in this story as it happened right here in Utah. It is Ed and Lois's perspective on what happened and how they survived the ordeal. It truly was a miracle that Elizabeth Smart is home safely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 9/7/2012

    " Very inspirational!!! Really good!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/30/2012

    " The recent trial got me interested. The book leaves me fascinated. I'm super impressed by the Smart family. I love that they blared their faith like a fog horn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Olson | 7/29/2012

    " This book did not give any more insight or details than the news reports about the story as it unfolded. This book was more about the family's journey while Elizabeth was gone, more so than Elizabeth's experience. Not very impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 4/23/2012

    " It was interesting to read this story from the actually source. What an ordeal the Smart family went through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/22/2012

    " Wow! What an amazing true story. I am greatful they were able to share their story. This was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/30/2011

    " This book needed better editing. It was heavy on some pretty intimate stuff that I wouldn't have shared. Even though I share the Smart's faith, I felt pelted with it, and it seemed inappropriate for some reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/1/2011

    " unbelievably great a family of great faith and love "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/28/2010

    " The recent trial got me interested. The book leaves me fascinated. I'm super impressed by the Smart family. I love that they blared their faith like a fog horn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/19/2010

    " Inspiring...what a remarkable young woman! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/18/2010

    " So heart-breaking. Review t come "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/10/2010

    " What a miraculous story - one everyone should read. We should never give up hope. I learned a great deal about stalwartness from the Smart family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/30/2010

    " Sad story...I can't imagine what that family went through! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 5/10/2010

    " I read this book in just a few hours! Such a miracle that Elisabeth survived! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danni | 1/11/2010

    " This is not the kind of book that I would usually read. I became interested in Elizabeth Smart when I learned that she could play the harp. It was a really good book though. I hope that it remains in the public so that laws can be changed on missing children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 10/28/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. I cried along with them as they went through their emotional journey. I was amazed at their faith through the whole thing. I feel that Elizabeth is such a strong woman to go through all that she did and become who she is today. What an amazing book. "

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