The Witness Wore Red

  • by Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook
  • Narrated by Rebecca Musser
  • 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs.
Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in - and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS.
Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.
The Witness Wore Red is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.
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Incredible story of a religious cult

This is the most engrossing and thought-provoking true story of how one evil religious leader can control and manipulate hundreds of innocent people. A must for anyone who hates power-driven leaders.
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- dale_mcewan

Inspiring and interesting

What about Rebecca Musser’s performance did you like?

I hope Rebecca narrates more books!


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All of it


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One of the most inspiring books I have read, Rebecca has more strength that most could ever imagine. I learnt a lot about flds and Mormonism

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- vikki

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio