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Beyond Belief Audiobook

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Non-Fiction, 2014

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

In this tell-all memoir, Jenna Miscavige Hill, a prominent critic of Scientology who now helps others leave the organization, offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions, including some of Hollywood's brightest stars such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

©2013 Jenna Miscavige Hill (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Carol 03-24-16
    Carol 03-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Really is beyond belief"

    This was very good. Everyone should read it. This is not a religion but a cult. Hopefully books like this will open eyes and put an end to Scientology.

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    Cicmic 03-24-16
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    "Great book. One of the best i have listened to!"

    awesome book. one of the best i have listened to! good story telling and great narrator.

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    J. M. Davis Central Florida USA 03-24-16
    J. M. Davis Central Florida USA 03-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "WOW!!"

    This book is excellent!! Well written and read. I am just in disbelief how badly people are treated in Scientology. My heart breaks for the children not growing up with their own families and not knowing what family is all about. I believe children should have chores (age appropriate) this goes way beyond!

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    Holly 03-21-16
    Holly 03-21-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Must Read from a person who grew up in Scientology"

    I couldn't stop listening to this book. It is heartbreaking, beyond disturbing and astounding what is required of children growing up in Scientology. The author, Jenna Miscaviage Hill, would know because she lived it as the head of Scientology' David Miscaviage. When a child is punished, berated, separated from their families and threatened, no wonder they don't speak out and become robots into adulthood, forced to enforce what was done to them. Scientology will eventually go down and that weasel, David Miscaviage, will rot in prison for all the families he has torn apart.

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    BW 03-21-16
    BW 03-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Beyond belief is an understatement"

    I can not fathom how anyone could fall for such an insane religion. I understand how these poor children could have since their parents raised them in it, but how could anyone who grew up in the real world ever fall for this? Thank you for writing this book and helping anyone get out of this religion, or anyone else to even think about getting into it. This should be a must read for all people to make them realize how easy any of us could fall for even the craziest of things if we don't think for ourselves and just follow the majority around us like sheep.

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    wendy whittemore 03-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    excellent story.needs to be shared. hope to read T.C's someday. thank you Jenna for sharing

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    dez 03-19-16
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    "great book just starts off a little slow"

    Good read & incredible story. It's unreal. How can people not notice the brain washing? But, they were sheltered from the world. If you were born into it, you were screwed. Ugh, poor baby.

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    Susan 03-18-16
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    "Scientology revealed"

    Great Book! Captivated me from beginning to end! Exposes the brain washing of children in Scientology!

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    A. Marie VA 03-17-16
    A. Marie VA 03-17-16 Member Since 2014

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    "You won't be sorry you bought this book."
    What made the experience of listening to Beyond Belief the most enjoyable?

    I almost didn't buy this book because I saw a few bad reviews. They must have been Scientologists because this book will grab & keep your attention. I have read every book on Scientology there is & listened to hundreds of hours of lectures & interviews as well as watched every documentary. For sheer enjoyment & information I highly recommend Leah Remini's book & this one. I recommend these 2 books over & all information. You will get the broadest amount of knowledge & be spellbound by both.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Belief?

    Jenna's escape.


    What does Sandy Rustin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She was fantastic as the reader. I know it wasn't Jenna but she read it like she was Jenna complete with emotion. Great job Ms. Rustin!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    My escape from hell.


    Any additional comments?

    You won't be sorry you purchased this book no matter how little or how much you know about $cietntology. If you don't know who Jenna is she is the niece of the current leader of the church & she knew EVERYBODY there is to know in the church with regards to the people who run the church. Every documentary you read about on the high level people who escaped Jenna knew. Between her book & Leah Remini's you really will have a broad base of knowledge of how this "church" operates & the evils that are occurring within.

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    Teresa 03-16-16
    Teresa 03-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "informative and shocking"

    I thought the detail was too much at first, but it was important throughout the story.

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