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Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall

Narrated By: Renee Raudman

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: June 2008

Duration: 15 hours 51 minutes


In this harrowing and spellbinding book, Elissa Wall tells the complete story of her life in the FLDS polygamist sect and how she brought down controversial sect leader Warren Jeffs.


  • Shannon E

    Definitely an interesting and entertaining read! I agree with other's though that the narrator was a bit much. She was overly sappy/emotional and it made it difficult at times to listen. It was like a grown woman talking in a little girl's voice. I would still say the book is worth it though!

  • Kimberly Eisner

    I enjoyed the story, but the narrators voice really got under my skin. I couldn't finish the book.

  • Susan Griffith

    Very good book. The narrator is good but her tone changes for other voices made listening (for me) less pleasurable.

  • Limor Yakoni-Blum

    This book provides a great opportunity to look into the life of the FLDS, Elissa's story is inspiring and well written.

  • Paperback Reader

    Interesting story of growing up in religious sect. It is difficult to imagine how one cannot 'get away' from their life.

  • fred

    It is appalling to learn how from birth these young girls are brainwashed. Thank goodness this one had the guts to testify and put one of the chief perpetrators behind bars. It is apparent that she had great difficulty bringing herself to take this necessary action because of the loss of family ties and all the threats that are used to keep people quiet. Bravo!

  • kathleen

    I love to read story like this one. To see someone rise above all the bad things in their lives and still be loving and kind is truly a wonderful thing.

  • Anonymous

    I am fascinated by other cultures and the FLDS is no exception. Elissa's story is heartbreaking, but her strength shines through. I would sit in my car long after reaching my destination to keep listening. That is the mark of a GREAT audiobook!!

  • Amy

    Since the most current "raid" back in August 2008 on the FLDS polygamist group, I had wanted to read/learn more about the belief system and lifestyle of these people. Elissa's story is heartbreaking and absolutely inspiring. I have step-family members who are Jehovah's Witnesses and I'm fascinated to learn more about cults and the way people are controlled and influenced by them. I applaud Elissa to have the courage to break through and share her story with everyone.