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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Irene Spencer Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this shocking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Shattered Dreams, Irene Spencer tells the full story of her brother-in-law Ervil LeBaron and his unimaginable reign of terror and violence in their polygamist community.

Life for Irene Spencer was a series of devastating disappointments and hardships. Her first book, Shattered Dreams, is the staggering chronicle of her struggle to provide for her children in abject poverty and with feelings of abandonment each time her husband left to be with one of his other wives. Irene was raised to believe that polygamy was the way of life necessary for her ticket to heaven. The hard knocks of her environment were just the beginning of Irene’s shocking tale.

In Cult Insanity, Spencer reveals the outrageous behavior of her brother-in-law Ervil—a self-proclaimed prophet who determined he was called to set the house of God in order—and how he terrorized their colony. Claiming to be God’s avenger and to have a license to kill in the name of God, Ervil ordered the murders of friends and family members, eliminating all those who challenged his authority. Cult Insanity is a riveting, terrifying memoir of polygamist life under the tyranny of a madman.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting insight into the FLDS. Blook Attonement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Libromaniac | 2/9/2014

    " Captivating alternate history story about Mitt Romney without the money. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Misty | 12/13/2013

    " This woman has an amazing story to tell. She was one of the plig wives of a Labaron brother. They lived in Mexico in poverty and unbelievable conditions. I've read other memoirs on this that I liked better and her writing wasn't great but it was still very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nisha | 11/25/2013

    " This book was great and I am on the look out for the first one by Irene Spencer. I'm not sure what my deal is with polygamy books but I'm so fascinated! "

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About the Author

Irene Spencer is public speaker, avid traveler, and author of many books. She comes from four generations of polygamy. As the second of ten wives, she was the mother of fourteen of her previous husband’s fifty-eight children—during her twenty-eight years in a polygamous marriage. Irene and Hector J. Spencer, her faithful husband of twenty-two years, travel to spread their love between all of their children and loved ones. Although she had only a ninth-grade education, Irene earned her GED and took a creative writing class at University of Las Vegas. Irene serves as a keynote speaker for “rescue missions,” church congregations, women’s centers, and other groups and events throughout the country.