Not a big reader. I read so much at work that I don't enjoy reading for pleasure. I fall asleep too easy. Audible has been the answer!!!
Great information. I've read several items regarding Scientology & am loving the education about this subject. Well written & engaging to list to.
Jenna - first person knowledge is always best
Would have loved to if I had enough time to listen consecutively :)
it was interesting for the first 15 chapters or so. I felt it was a bit exaggerated at times and not written that well. It went on and on and I found myself not caring what happened towards the end. Using close proximity made me cringe.
if you are interested in the crazies of scientology you will find at least some of it interesting.
This was by far one of the best books I've read about Scientology. Hopefully with all the information there is out there, authorities wiill soon dismantle this cult.
From the moment I started listening I was hooked. A great look into a world I never knew existed.
Well told story that takes you on a journey through the perspective of someone who never knew better, to a realization that something wasn't right.
The audio performance, while good, was a little "cutesy" voiced for the tone of the book, but only slightly takes away from the overall experience.
The book itself was an interesting perspective less often heard from ex-scientologists. The author focused on detailing what it was like growing up as a child in Scientology as a Sea Org member. She even touches on how in some cases, the abuse she suffered was either lesser than or worse than other children who practice Scientology, partly due to her relation to David Miscavige. Yet another insightful look into an absolutely unbelievable "religion" .
Jenna shares her story growing up as a Scientologist. From childhood living on a communal ranch without her parents, to life as a teenager with a full time job working for the church to her fight to leave the cult she'd known her entire life. Jenna's story is intriguing, insightful and inspiring!
I couldn't stop listening to this book, I was so impressed by Jenna's bravery in sharing her story despite the threats she received by the church. I feel like I have gained new insight on Scientology.
I also recommend the recent documentary "Going Clear".
First- I hate this narrator. Every book she narrates I usually return because it's like bad acting. I much prefer when authors narrate their own books. However the story was good. My only complaint was that the writing was mediocre, and I rarely knew at what age she was experiencing things because she only mentioned her age a few times during the book. However she does have an excuse, being that she didn't go to real school in her life. I don't regret reading it though and would do so again.
M. A. d. l. M. Rodriguez
This story read like many books on cults. It demonstrated that all cults have the same patterns: cults separate you from your family, cults control your money and your movements, cults control your words, thoughts and actions.