The story is a little over-drawn at times but it certainly leaves the reader with a detailed understanding of the inner workings of this organisation- its corruption and cruelty
Not knowing anything about scientology or of the story of Jenna Miscaviage, I had no idea the depth this book would have. I'm glad I gave this well rated book a chance and am no longer ignorant about the people who believe in this so called religion. I have such a respect now for the people who manage to pull themselves out of the churches grip!
This is by far the most in depth look at the church of Scientology. It's just truly beyond belief. The best thing we can do as the public is arm ourselves with knowledge against predatory organizations.
I have read quite a few stories of people's life in Scientology and but never so young and tied to the corrupt leader directly. Thank goodness this story ended with escape but how many people are trapped in this cult. Hollywood rich should be ashamed to support child labor and abuse. Thank you for being strong Jenna and telling your story. Great book
Costume drama queen
While this wasn't *quite* as entertaining as Leah Remini's book, I found it just as enlightening and disturbing. It's beyond my comprehension that people actually believe this is somehow a church, much less a religion. After listening to both books, it's obvious now what Cruise meant when he made the statement regarding his split with Nicole Kidman-that it was due to "reasons which are well known to her". Thank God she and Katie got the Hell out. David Miscavige suffers from Little Man Syndrome, much like Tom Cruise, making them twin sons of different mothers.
The narration took me by surprise-she sounded like a 12 year old girl-but I eventually got used to the sweet voice.
Follow different genres in my selection of books. Like mysteries of all kinds. Absolutely love audio books.
I am glad Jenna had the courage to write this book. I have often wondered how scientology really worked behind closed doors.
Sandy Rustin is a great narrator. Very clear and easy to follow along with.
I highly recommend that everyone read this account of scientology. It is an eye opener into their world.
While not as disturbing as one would guess, I think her story is an honest look at an often misunderstood subject. No aliens or other crazy stuff. Just a harsh reality for any child to go through. The voice actor was also great!