Parley P. Pratt. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2003, 12 CDs, approx 15 hrs.
Ever since its publication in 1874 the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt has provided a fascinating look into the events that shaped the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Parley P. Pratt, a beloved Apostle and missionary, was an eyewitness to the rolling forth of the newly restored gospel. His vivid descriptions of the people, the places, and the events surrounding the early Saints have enlightened and inspired generations of readers. Now, for the first time in audio format, this classic work comes to life in a complete, unabridged narration, providing nearly 15 hours of captivating listening.
You will hear Parley’s memorable account of Zion’s Camp, his painful descriptions of mob actions against the Saints, and his colorful missionary experiences that took him to such places as England, the Pacific Islands, and South America. You will also hear the unforgettable description of “majesty in chains” as the Prophet Joseph Smith rebuked the guards: “Silence, ye fiends of the infernal pit. In the name of Jesus Christ I rebuke you, and command you to be still; I will not live another minute and hear such language. Cease such talk, or you or I die this instant!”The Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt will be an inspiring and valuable addition to every audio library.