Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736694242 $72.00 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 0736695184 $81.00/ $17.95(R) Ten CDs
In an understated, almost astonished voice, narrator Scott Brick leads us into a uniquely American hell. This is the story of a 1984 double murder committed by a pair of fundamentalist Mormon brothers and, more broadly, a chilling tale of how religious fervor can lead to unimaginable consequences. Brick masterfully teases out the nuances in the author's arguments. The book alternates between descriptions of the murderous Lafferty brothers and a history of Mormonism from its nineteenth-century roots in upstate New York, Illinois, and Utah. Brick makes these transitions seamlessly in perfectly understandable tones and precise pacing. His voice is also sly at some points, as if he were doing verbal eyebrow raising in response to the book's events. R.I.G.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]