Mom of teens, navigating the modern world by the seat of my pants.
I do not think I would listen to it again, simply because all my questions have been answered.
Answered the mystery of how Mr. Hubbard spent his last days. Described what happened during the change of power during that period.
This book answered many questions I had about the organization, answers that were even worse than I'd imagined. The time line of events was very eye-opening. The honesty of the accounts was marked.
Books are hotter than TV
...for a book you listen too. This one is perhaps better read. So many people, events, etc that are so detailed that they are hard to keep track of. Book is great but I'd a lot to digest in this format.
Cut it in half. I got that he and they were all nut jobs.
It is a documentary, and from what I hear a good one.
I found this insiders view helpful. Seems like brainwashing is alive and well in the house of Satan. This story was engaging, insightful and horrifying.
The reader was very steady though at times you could tell he was in disbelief about the subject matter.
I really liked the book. Lots of information. It's seems long for what it covers but maybe it had to be this way. The last chapter is one of the best.
This isn't really a biography of either L. Ron Hubbard or David Miscavige, but their stories are inexorably linked to Scientology, and they have each shaped the church into what it is today. The way the church works, and how it is run makes more sense with the context of these two men, and the many others featured in this book.
For a proper biography of Hubbard, I recommend "Bare Faced Messiah" by Russell Miller, which focuses more on the man than the church, but these two books make great companion pieces.
The narrator was excellent but a little slow, i recommend 2x speed. The information of Scientology is surprising, sometimes unbelievably ridiculous but above all, it is kind of sad.
I loved this book. It's's so amazing to see what people will put up with just to be a part of a community, even when they find out that there are damaging lies, with his religion they stay. I see it in Mormonism all the time. I'm so glad to hear that some got out, but sad to hear that marriages broke up, and families were divided. Heres to hoping Tom Cruise John Travolta, and others like them will see the light one day to be able to move forward.
Terrifically well written, engaging, and nicely paced. Narration was a bit slow, but it was kind of fitting for the story, which includes many unknown terms for non-Scientologists.