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Author: Susan Ray Schmidt Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2018 ISBN: 9781541445024
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She had no choice in the matter—none of the girls did. Her mission was to give birth to and raise many children in devoted service to a shared husband. Susan was fifteen years old when she became the sixth wife of Verlan LeBaron, one of the leaders of a rogue Mormon cult, who was engaged in a blood feud with his brother that from 1972 to 1988 claimed up to two dozen lives.

In this gripping and eloquent book, Susan Ray Schmidt tells the story of growing up on the inside and of her ultimate escape with her children from an oppressive and violent life. Delving more deeply into this mysterious underworld than any previous work, Favorite Wife is a powerful account of the affairs of the heart, coming of age under exceptional circumstances, and the tough choices that are sometimes painfully necessary to preserve human dignity.

Susan Ray Schmidt was once a member of the Church of the Firstborn of the Fullness of Times and the child-bride of polygamist Verlan LeBaron in Colonia LeBaron in Mexico. After eight years of marriage, she left her husband and fled with her five children back to America. She remarried three years later. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/22/2019

    " This is a long book, but a good read. A riveting memoir of Susan Schmidt's life - inside a polygamous cult - this book kept me intrigued and interested to find out what was going to happen next. I can't imagine becoming a wife at 15 years of age and going on to have five children with a man who has six wives. Crazy. As soon as I finished reading this one, I read the book of another of Verlan's wives - Irene. Then, I looked them all up on Google and Facebook. Glad they were able to get out of the cult and enjoy life!!!! "

About the Author

Susan Ray Schmidt is the author of Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy and His Favorite Wife: Trapped in Polygamy.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.