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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781455197224
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This is an epic of independence and devotion, of hardship and fulfillment, of a woman so strong that knowing her could change your life.

When ten-year-old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leave their Manchester home in the middle of the night, she asked when he would be back. “Soon,” he replied. But he never came back. On that night in 1829, John Kirkham laid the foundation of his daughter’s certainty that the only person Dinah could ever really trust was herself.

From that day forward, Dinah worked to support her family, remaining devoted to their welfare even in the face of despair and grinding poverty. Then one day she heard a new message; a new purpose ignited in her heart, and new life opened up before her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Orson Scott Card is a powerful storyteller with the gift of making mundane things sparkle…An engrossing epic.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Card’s magnum opus deserves a wider readership than it has hitherto enjoyed. Best known for his fantasy fiction, Card does an excellent job of depicting the Dickensian horrors of England undergoing industrialization in the early nineteenth century as well as the early trials of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints…Not just for the LDS faithful…this ambitious novel will appeal to anyone interested in a sensitive examination of the roots of religious feeling.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stasha | 2/19/2014

    " This has been republished as Saints "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haylee | 2/5/2014

    " I was really surprised by this book. To be honest, I really didn't want to read it. I guess that is what's so great about book clubs... they help you be more open to different types of books you read. This is going to sound awful but I really wasn't interested in reading about the saints trek to Utah. That is not what this is about at all! The first half of the book is based in England, I loved this half of the novel! I liked it all but the first half was my favorite. Orson Scott Card is an extremely talented author. I love it when a book has a rhythm, when you put it down and go about your day, you find yourself thinking in the same rhythm of the writing. I loved his first words before each new part of the book. I loved the honesty and humility he had in writing this book. His viewpoint of the early Mormon prophets was unique and at times hard to swallow but overall he turned them into real people for me. It's always easier for me to relate to people who have flaws than the people who are always made out to be perfect. If anything, it made me love them more! Thanks for the pick Aroura! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heidi Hertzog | 1/31/2014

    " I thought this book would never end. If it wasn't an audio book I would have never made it through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 1/28/2014

    " One star is very high imo. I have read some of the historical fiction of OCS and this one by far was horrible and gives TMI w/ bedroom scenes and personal sexual relationships between people. I did not care for the crude language (even if some of it may be words that I can find in the bible). I also didn't care for how the prophet and apostles were depicted. I really expected to read another good HF novel from OSC, but this one I couldn't/didn't finish and NEVER will. If I read an OSC book again...I will be very leery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 1/23/2014

    " Great fiction. I felt like it villainized (is that a word?) in the book, but was an interesting look into polygamy. The language sort of shocked me as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 SlushTurtle | 1/19/2014

    " I didn't realize this was a book dealing with Mormonism when I scooped it up at the library. I almost took it back, but going to the library with 2 kids under 4 is no fun, so I decided to make the best of it. I really enjoyed the first half of the book (before the family became Mormons and moved to the new world). While the rest was historically interesting, I never could get into it. It did inspire me to know more about Joseph Smith (there is a huge Mormon church being built in our neighborhood), so I am now reading Rough Stone Rolling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michal | 1/16/2014

    " Great historical fiction for an LDS audience. Remember it is fiction and don't get too carried away! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 May | 12/30/2013

    " I had a really hard time with this book. I would not recommend this to any of my friends. I feel that it made light of sacred things. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Staci | 12/26/2013

    " Hated the book. Too much liberty taken with beloved real-life people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Libby Switzer | 12/16/2013

    " So far this is the most depressing book I have read...its up there with a million tiny pieces. Hopefully it can only get better or im not going to be able to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/14/2013

    " An interesting look at polygamy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jorgina | 12/1/2013

    " Author said he got this info from a journal he photocopied in the LDS Church archives. Hmmmmm "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gay | 7/22/2013

    " Also retitled Saints, this is an interesting book about one of Joseph Smith's polygamous wives. It brought up a number of questions about the history of plural marriage and about Joseph Smith himself. It made me want to know more about true LDS history rather than just someone's interpretation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Janson | 6/24/2013

    " This was an interesting view of what polygamy might have been like for the early Saints. Some might feel uncomfortable with the way Joseph Smith is protrayed. I read it YEARS ago, but I still remember what an impression it left on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margie | 3/29/2013

    " This book was good enough and detailed enough to make me wonder whether the herione was an actual person, whether she was based on an actual person or based on an amalgamation of several people. Liked it. Read it twice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 3/11/2013

    " Learned some church history, but mostly learned that I cant let some work of fiction try to portray itself as truth. Be careful if you read this to not get fiction confused with fact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 8/24/2012

    " I cannot put this book down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 8/23/2012

    " It helped me to view the history of pologomy in a different light.. I read it quickly and liked it for the most part.. Just didn't like the relationship between Joseph and Emma in the book.. Was really well written though.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 5/29/2012

    " Fascinating novelized history of the Mormon religion, from Northwest England out to Utah. Great writing as always from Orson Scott Card. Althought he is Mormon, he doesn't flinch from the hard parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 10/28/2011

    " This was a really interesting book - it's about a woman's childhood and how she comes to be one of the wives of Joseph Smith, and later Brigham Young. I'm not really in on the polygamy thing, but oddly seeing it from her personal viewpoint was good for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/3/2011

    " I was amazed at the reading of this book about the beginnings of the Mormon church. Fascinating reading! Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/28/2011

    " I cannot put this book down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/15/2011

    " So interesting. For the first time I actually thought good things about pilligamy after reading this book. Very different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/30/2010

    " Saints is an engrossing, lengthly book. It takes a certain type to enjoy it. Non-Mormons will be appalled by it, many Mormons who haven't read non-official history will be offended, and the rest will feel a bit uncomfortable by how frankly Card portrays the various relationships. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Libby | 9/12/2010

    " So far this is the most depressing book I have read...its up there with a million tiny pieces. Hopefully it can only get better or im not going to be able to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 9/5/2010

    " I read this years ago. Perhaps my first Orson Scott Card books. I've never forgotten it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 7/7/2010

    " This is one of those books that is hard to rate. I would call it compelling. I couldn't not read it even though I stopped reading because I didn't like what I was reading I had to keep reading anyways. Not for the weak of testimony. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/27/2010

    " So old. But I liked it. I read it nearly 20 years ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 4/20/2010

    " not a favorite book - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn | 3/20/2010

    " I was surprised by how much I actually liked this - considering its topic was a plural wife of Joseph Smith. I felt the pain suffered by so many who complied with that particular command. Card is a very vivid painter, that's for sure! "

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About the Author
Author Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.