Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Irene Spencer

Narrated By: Laural Merlington

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2007

Duration: 14 hours 0 minutes


Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's six brothers, one sister, and numerous wives and children. Listeners will be appalled and astonished but, most amazingly, greatly inspired. Irene's dramatic story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way out, into truth and redemption.


  • Beth Remhof

    Very interesting! I've read a lot of the polygamy/FLDS biographies, and this one is a different angle, coming from outside the Warren Jeffs world. The poverty they lived in Mexico is surprising and heartbreaking, and it's shocking to think that so many individuals would endure it for the sake of the promise of heaven. Really good insight into the mental and physical realities of living the polygamous life.

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