I didn't know much about Scientology before listening to this book and did find it very interesting. The downfall for me was with the narrator. She has a slight lisp that had driven me crazy by the end of the book. I would not listen to another book by with this speaker.
This book opened my eyes to the very sick and deranged world of Scientology. I have always been curious about this book and I appreciated the perspective from someone who grew up knowing nothing else. The obvious abuses that she went through, as well as others, and the isolation is disturbing. I don't actually know how celebrities can subscribe to this theology, unless the religion that they are receiving is much different than those in the Sea Org. I wouldn't doubt it since much of the money the church seeks is from large donors such as celebrities. It is truly shocking that people can get so brainwashed and watch their families split apart and allow it to happen! It's truly crazy making.
I really liked this book and think it shines a bright light on a very dark religion.
The story goes over and over about how the kids worked hard in the Scientology center and the desire of the narrator to live a simple life.
This book was incredibly moving and I couldn't put it down until I was done. While I'd seen and read other books and programs on Scientology, I don't think I've ever seen such detailed information about the life of a child in the Sea Org anywhere else. I definitely cried at some parts and found the story gripping and dramatic. No issues with the narration, though it was nothing spectacular. Definitely get this if you're interested at all in Scientology or cults.
Great peak inside of Scientology for those interested. Also, the way the book was either written or narrated, not sure which, as I listened to it, it actually kept my interest. Not sure why, but it did. I recommend it for those two reasons. It is a peak inside and the story was easy/captivating enough to keep my attention, without suffering through it.
I, like many others, am fascinated, horrified, and angry about the Scientology cult created by a very mentally ill psychopath. It's a shame this powerful and extremely harmful "religion" is still around destroying so many lives.
Jenna Hill should be proud of playing her role in helping to expose this garbage organization.
great all the way through but i couldnt put it down during the second half. I read Ron Miscaviges book Ruthless too. Both were great. Though this one had me choked up at times seeing the abuse sociopaths such as Dave and LRH can have on people. Encouraged to see this and other such information being demonstration of what happens when you violate social contracts.
Interested in True Crime mostly, however, I have been known to vary with other true stories (i.e. Hellhound) & an occasional fiction piece
This was interesting and informative. It is not my usual choice but it definitely kept me interested. I hope to find more books written with this style.
I had no listened to any others but I will certainly consider more of her work.
I would recommend this book to anyone that would like more information into Scientology. I had no interest but now I feel more informed.