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Tom Cruise Audiobook

Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography

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In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Tom Cruise as the most powerful celebrity in the world. With three Golden Globe awards, three Academy Award nominations, and 27 films with an average box office gross of nearly $100 million, People magazine's choice for the "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1990 is unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of our time.

He has also become one of the most controversial, for his outspoken championship of Scientology, for his criticism of Brooke Shields for turning to the "Nazi science" of psychiatry for help with postpartum depression, and for the time in 2005 when he jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes. But for all the headlines and the rumors swirling around him, the real Tom Cruise has remained surprisingly hidden: until now.

For two years, acclaimed investigative journalist Andrew Morton has been uncovering the true story of Tom Cruise: from his days as bullied "little Tommy Mapother", to his early stardom, to his romances, and his increasingly public involvement in the world of Scientology. With new sources and exclusive interviews, Morton brings us never-heard revelations about the private, sometimes shocking world of Tom Cruise.

©2008 Andrew Morton; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Crusader Menifee, CA USA 02-05-08
    Crusader Menifee, CA USA 02-05-08 Member Since 2012
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    "An In-depth Analysis of Tom Cruise & Scientology!"

    Although I have idolized Tom Cruise for decades, and have even published numerous commentaries defending his antics over the years, I recommend that people take a look at this excellent biography.

    Presuming that Andrew Morton, his publisher, and attorneys did their homework, I learned many disturbing things about Cruise and Scientology for the first time. I also enjoyed many of the tidbits that Morton provides from at least one Cruise family member, teachers, girlfriends, and others.

    Although the book is very tough on both Cruise and Scientology, it is a must for any die-hard Cruise fan or anyone interested in getting the inside scoop about Scientology.

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    Kimwatkins718 07-12-16
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    "Pronunciation is key"

    If you are going to narrate a book or produce an audio book, learn how to pronounce the names you are speaking. David Miscavige's name is butchered through the entire book. When you butcher the name of someone so central to the story, it diminishes the credibility of the book. I am not a Scientologist but found the obvious error really distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Colette 04-28-15
    Colette 04-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting"

    Let me first say. I am it a Tom Cruise fan. I think he an amazing actor. But as a person ahhhhh I think we don't see things the same way in life. It was an interesting insight to whom he is as an actor, friend and husband. Good read

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    Debbie Pieterse Dauphin, Manitoba Canada 03-20-08
    Debbie Pieterse Dauphin, Manitoba Canada 03-20-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Disapointing"

    I am a fan of Andrew Morton's and was looking forward to this book. The whole thing seems strangely uninteresting, and it never made me feel as though I learned anything about Tom Cruise. I thought the writing was disjointed. It doesn't even mention that Tom and Nicole were divorcing, and then all of the sudden mentions that they were divorced? Not worth the time.

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    EHB Pearland, Texas USA 07-22-16
    EHB Pearland, Texas USA 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just OK!!"

    I did not read the reviews prior to buying the book, but I wish I did because I may have not bought it. I am not sure I have much more to add than what has been said already. I too HATED the way he jumped from Nicole to Penelope, no discussion about the divorce, why, what do people think was the reason, etc. The mis-pronunciation of David Miscavige's name is absolutely BRUTAL to listen to, just painful! I was so irritated by it and hoped he would just start calling him David, but no, first and last name every single time.
    As for the Scientology part, I did not find it to be that inaccurate. I listened to Leah Remini's book (GREAT BOOK) and she goes into great detail about growing up in the cult. It seemed to line up and in fact she spoke of many of the same events covered in this book.
    Now this is the abridged version so maybe that is why it feels like there was much left out.

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    dez 05-17-16
    dez 05-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Bunch of Bologna"

    A lot of misleading information. For example, he kept saying David Misgovich's name incorrectly. he also said that Tom Cruise daughter has brown eyes. She has blue eyes. there were many more misleading statements. Nonetheless, I have read several books on Scientology and saw the documentary going clear. I know a lot of information that didn't match up with all the things I have read and seen. however, it was a relatively interesting book.

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    Jane Vaughan Ontario, Canada 04-15-16
    Jane Vaughan Ontario, Canada 04-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Swiss Cheese: full of holes!"

    I have several of Andrew Morton's other books & I'm aware of his ability to research and write an entertaining account that can be accurate and flattering about the subject. I'm not sure why this is considered a biography as it seems to be made up of a few snapshots from his life. In chapter 4, he is married to Nicole at 30:28 but by 29:28 he has Penelope as his lover. Where did that come from! No history, no breakup, just a quiet mention of his divorce around the 9/11 timeframe, immediately after a discussion about eyes wide shut. I wouldn't call it a biography in any way, shape or form. Should have been called "a handful of snapshots from a unique life". Yes, Tom likes to sue, but Tom, all publicity is good for your $$$, look at the Kardashians.... Scientology isn't likely going to attract anyone that can't be hypnotized, so publicity doesn't make a big difference. Book is overpriced for only 6 hours of audio, far less content than some of Andrew's other books.

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    Amy 03-24-16
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    "Audiobook Narrator"

    The narrator constantly mis pronounced "Miscavige." It drove me bonkers. David was an important part of the narrative and the mispronouncing was like nails on a chalk board.

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    MCP 03-11-16
    MCP 03-11-16

    I like memoirs and zombies; funny and scary stories... I smell a book!

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    "3.5 stars"

    I enjoyed this, it was interesting. I was looking for more about Tom and Scientology since I went on a Scientology kick but the rest was very entertaining. Obviously Tom Cruise has charisma and this book focuses on that a lot. Toward the end you really get a sense of who he is: An amazing actor... but kind of a weird duck.

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    princess144000 11-24-15
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    "Interesting read"

    Great read! Tom honestly sounds like a sociopath who just happens to be famous. He is too close to the leader to just be your average cult follower.

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