Purely captivating! She explains this in a way that non scientoligists can understand. Sad that she spent much of her life held captive but at least she got out
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!
I found the story dragged with details that werent consistent. Felt like the author was manipulating the listener to see one side of story. I am NOT a sympathizer to that 'religion/cult'. But the several years as a youngster seem to be written with youngster emotion. Whiny at times. Too much about early years, would like to have read more about older years.
This story gets better as it goes along. As the years pass raised in the church Jenna tells tales of mind control that are absolutely shocking. I was eager to get to the next chapter to know what happened next. I found myself in tears several times. I myself was raised in a religious cult. I like Jenna was taught to conform. Having my own thoughts and expressing them was also considered an eternal "crime". Hearing her stories made me very emotional and reflective. I cant imagine how cruel life is for those who were raised inside and have blown. Losing everyone & everything they have ever known. I hope one day David Miscavige will pay for the real crimes he has committed and the countless lives he has destroyed. Jenna tells her tradgic story and it has an inspiring ending. I wish her the best.