Customer Reviews for

Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints

Average Rating 4.5
( 42 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(21)

4 Star

(16)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 21 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 2
  • Posted August 13, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A Great Companion Read

    I'd advise anyone considering this book to also consider and read first Jon Krakauer's "Under the Banner of Heaven". By all means if you read Krakauer then "Prophet's Prey" is an absolute must-read. Sam Brower gives the reader a guided tour into the insanity of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints' (FLDS) way of life. If you've read some of the other books about polygamy, sexual abuse and the FLDS: Carolyn Jessop's "Escape", Spencer's "Cult of Insanity", Wall's "Stolen Innocence" , (the list goes on) then Sam Brower does a masterful job of bringing all of these disparate but similar characters and themes together. Be assured, this is NOT a rehash of old material you've read elsewhere, this is the story of the investigator who essentially ran Warren Jeffs to ground and got people to pay attention to the crimes Jeffs was committing in the name of religion. This is not Brower's self-serving account of investigation, he simply puts you in the car, taking you with him to shine the light on the madness that was the Warren Jeffs FLDS community.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 17, 2011

    I highly recommend this book for those who ask "Why and How" concerning polygamy.

    Living in St. George, UT, I have seen, heard and read much about polygamy and Colorado City/Hilldale. However, Sam Brower's 'Prophet's Prey' is the most comprehensive, straight-forward revelation of the true evil perpetrated against the "willing" followers. His account answers many questions, such as WHY, even today, so many continue to follow Warren Jeffs' madness. While the abuse has always been obvious concerning young girls, women, children and young men, the control and abuse of grown men was shocking. I have read several other books on this subject, but 'Prophet's Prey' digs deepest into the realities of "Living the Principle." Thank you, Sam Brower, for this exceptional read concerning present-day polygamy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Amazing details you won't believe!

    Sam has done the legwork here. Sit back and prepare to be captivated by the details of the SICK Warren Jeffs and his clan of predators! You won't want to stop reading! Thank you, Sam, for bsing so instrumental in the takedown of this monster!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    OMG

    So disturbing!! So upsetting!! Thank you Sam Brower for writting this book. This is something everybody should now about.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A Must Read

    Prophet's Prey is not about bigamy. Yes, bigamy is a part of the story but, bigamy in itself is far from the main issue. This is about a cult hiding under the sanctions of religion. This is about one man's journey to ultimate power, the corruption of an entire town, horrendous child abuse, the total absence of women's rights, ingrained fear, warped beliefs, and helplessness. This is also the story of a handful of people who stood up and, no matter the obstacles, did the right thing.

    Before reading this, I was aware of the headline stuff relating to Warren Jeffs and his FDLS religious group. After reading this, I realize the little I knew was twisted or ignored by the media. This book is an incredible read. I had to keep reminding myself that this is real, not fiction. Sam Brower takes us on an unbelievable journey into the heart of the FDLS, a warped offshoot of the Mormon religion. This is a powerful book written by a man I have immense respect for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    A must read

    The shows on tv about polg sugar coat it. Untill you read thiss book you have no idea what this religion is really about.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Liked this boook...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

    Wonderful!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Riveting. Horrifying. Vital

    Those wishing to delve behind the scenes of the dramatic trial of Warren Jeffs in Texas should look no further. This is a clear sighted account of the years of investigation - and denial by various government agencies - that finally put Jeffs in the dock for his crimes. Brower also demonstrates that it will be a long time before all the perpetrators of abuse are brought to justice.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Excellent, informational and a compelling read.

    Outstanding, the author provides a lot of information and tells a great story as well.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 3, 2011

    An enlightening and truly shocking expose'!

    Brower gives a 100% firsthand account of a nearly decade long investigation into the FLDS and its megalomaniacal leader Warren Jeffs. The book is at the same time chilling and incredibly compelling! Brower, with his style and real-life experience masterfully relates the gripping story of Jeffs, the false messiah, and the genesis of his lurid religion.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 21 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 2