I could not stop listening. It is beyond belief that this cult hides behind the first amendment to abuse children & their followers. Using brain washing to degrade & abuse their followers, all in the pursuit of money & power. I cannot recommend this book enough, it shocked me but enlightened me as to what this 'religion' is really up to. They disgust me, but am so glad I got the book, I am still in shock this group is allowed to operate in any country.
I am a librarian working as a state worker by day and a FB stalker at night. I like thrillers, YA and, and just about anything in between.
Yes, I would listen to Beyond Belief again. I actually read it already and picked it up on audio to listen again.
Maybe Going Clear, but just because it is about the same topic.
No, I have not listened to any of Sandy Rustin's other performances, but she did an excellent job.
Yes, I would want to listen to this in one sitting because it is just so horrific and crazy. You just want to find out what happens.
I enjoyed the overall story, and the narration was clear and precise. However, this story is one that is billed as "harrowing", and I think this is a bit misleading. The story is about two hours too long, and was not that fast paced or riveting. It read a bit slowly, and I felt like the title and cover are a bit misleading.
Super curious about this world, some of my questions were answered. But more interesting was realized had I meet someone who would answer any question I had, I would have never asked the right questions. The author shares so much, how she can recall events from 2,3,4,5,6,7 years of age is beyond me. But it's a good listen and kept me wanting to listen.
Oh yes, I found it equally fascinating and disturbing... I had no idea Scientology was this... insane!
Leah Remini's Troublemaker, I read that book first and then purchased this one.
yes actually and i dont usually listen to books twice but there is just soooo much she talks about that is just mind blowing!
Leah Remini's book which also touched on the cult like religion!
when she visited her mom in florida and realized how different she'd been living
A great story told by a girl who was raised (brainwashed) by Scientology. It had you feeling very sorry for the little girl and disgusted in what others will do for the sake of a so called religion!
Jenna and Martino
She sounded the appropriate age and I imagined her to be Jenna
The stories from her childhood were particularly difficult to listen to
If you can get over the narrators voice, then it's worth listening to.
I read Leah Remini's book on her experience with Scientology and thought it was much more entertaining, informative, and her narration was great.
The narrators "little girl" voice throughout the book was extremely distracting and annoying, but since I had already paid for the book I figured I should just go ahead and give it a go.
This book does not need a follow-up. She covered her early youth through her escape as an adult. As far as I'm concerned, the story ended at an appropriate point.