''Tell It All'': The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism


Read by Danielle Cartwright

(4.6 stars; 9 reviews)

Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith. Her religious zeal is sorely tested upon receipt of news from America revealing that their religion has adopted the practice of polygamy as the means to exaltation. The couple is summoned to Utah only to find themselves firmly ensconced in Brigham Young's inner circle and called upon to practice plural marriage or risk a fall from family, friends, and faith. - Summary by Spiffycat (22 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Prefaces 19:21 Read by Danielle Cartwright
My Early Life 18:14 Read by Danielle Cartwright
My First Introduction to Mormonism 25:37 Read by Danielle Cartwright
The Labor of My Life Begun 27:22 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Life Among the Saints 23:10 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Mormon Wonders-Anointings and Miracles 36:36 Read by Danielle Cartwright
The First Whisperings of Polygamy 24:03 Read by Danielle Cartwright
My Husband's Mission: I am Left Alone 42:20 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Our Mission in Switzerland---Mutterings of the Coming Storm 31:26 Read by Danielle Cartwright
The Revelation on ''Celestial Marriage'' 25:20 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Missionary Work: Teaching Polygamy 34:04 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Mormonism in England: Preparing to Emigrate 30:41 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Emigration to Zion: We Arrive in New York 29:00 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Life in New York: Conducting a Mormon Paper 21:13 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Saintly Pilgrims on the Way: The ''Divine'' Handcart Scheme 33:17 Read by Danielle Cartwright
A Terrible Story: The Handcart Emigrants Crossing the Plains 24:52 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Mary Burton's Story Continued: Terrible Ending of the Hardcart Scheme 38:32 Read by Danielle Cartwright
We Forsake All and Set Out for Zion: Our Journey Across the Plains 21:09 Read by Danielle Cartwright
My First Impressions of the City of the Saints 37:39 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Brigham Young at Home: We Visit the Prophet and His Wives 29:23 Read by Danielle Cartwright
The Wives of Brigham Young: Their History and Their Daily Life 45:18 Read by Danielle Cartwright
The Origin of the Reformation: Extraordinary Doings of the Saints 37:06 Read by Danielle Cartwright
The Reign of Terror in Utah: The Reformation of the Saints 36:55 Read by Danielle Cartwright
The Mountain Meadows Massacre--I Will Repay Saith the Lord 33:36 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Ways and Works of the Saints--The Prophet's Millinery Bill 29:27 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Mysteries of the Endowment House: Fearful Oaths and Secret Ceremonies 44:14 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Secrets of Saintly Spouses--A Visit from my Talkative Friend 18:16 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Social Life in Salt Lake City: Ballrooms, Wallflowers, and Divorce 35:54 Read by Danielle Cartwright
What Women Suffer in Polygamy: The Story of Mary Burton 29:28 Read by Danielle Cartwright
How Marriages are Made in Utah: A New Wife Found for My Husband 30:06 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Taking a Second Wife: The Experience of the First 31:33 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Trials--The Second Wife Chosen--Shadows of Life 32:43 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Marriage for the Dead--Entering into Polygamy--The New Wife 26:02 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Domestic Arrangements Among the Saints--Polygamy from a Woman's Standpoint 37:01 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Lights and Shadows of Polygamy--Marriage and Baptism for the Dead 41:43 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Festivities and Social Gatherings of the Saints--The Prophet's Whiskey Shop and… 25:40 Read by Danielle Cartwright
My Daughter Becomes the Fourth Wife of Brigham Young's Son--The Second Endowmen… 26:36 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Realities of Polygamic Life--Orson Pratt: The Story of his Young English Wife 32:55 Read by Danielle Cartwright
''Our'' Husband's Fiancee--A Second Wife's Sorrows--Steps Towards Apostasy 32:48 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Some Curious Courtships---Brigham Ruins Our Fortunes 26:18 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Mary Burton--Life's Journey Ended: Rest at Last 32:03 Read by Danielle Cartwright
My Husband Disfellowshipped--We Apostatise--Brutal Outrage 20:34 Read by Danielle Cartwright
Amusing Troubles of my Talkative Friend--Charlotte with the Golden Hair! 29:16 Read by Danielle Cartwright
After We Left the Church--Facts and Figures--The Mormonism of Today 51:19 Read by Danielle Cartwright
L'Envol 15:01 Read by Danielle Cartwright

Reviews

Horrifying and Fascinating

(5 stars)

This was one of the most interesting books I've listened to on Librivox! I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. Fanny writes in such a clear and personal way that I felt I got to know her. We could hardly stop listening to this until it was finished. Also, thanks to the reader who did a wonderful job with the narraration. Thanks for all the time you put into it!

(4 stars)

Great historic account - through the eyes of a educated Mormon woman. My family was involved in the issues she discusses. She “honestly” states what she participated in- Mormon Polygamy.