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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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    KyraAnne 01-22-16
    KyraAnne 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Chilling Story of a Spunky Girl in a Cult"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jenna and Martino


    What about Sandy Rustin’s performance did you like?

    She sounded the appropriate age and I imagined her to be Jenna


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The stories from her childhood were particularly difficult to listen to


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    cokerd 01-11-16
    cokerd 01-11-16

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    "Narrator is horrible"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If you can get over the narrators voice, then it's worth listening to.


    What other book might you compare Beyond Belief to and why?

    I read Leah Remini's book on her experience with Scientology and thought it was much more entertaining, informative, and her narration was great.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Do you think Beyond Belief needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    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.


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    Donna F. Hanson Aurora, MO 01-04-16
    Donna F. Hanson Aurora, MO 01-04-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Beyond Belief is beyond belief"

    Very good book. Well written but horrific life of a Scientology member. I have rethought my admiration of some actors/actresses of Hollywood.

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    Beth 12-30-15
    Beth 12-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "truly beyond belief"

    Jenna's harrowing experiences and triumphs leave me inspired! Love hearing successes out of dark times.

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    Desiree Mitchell Lawrenceville, GA 12-14-15
    Desiree Mitchell Lawrenceville, GA 12-14-15 Member Since 2015

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    "loved it"

    riveting and eerie view of life inside scientology. couldn't stop listening! now I want to read everyone's accounts of this cult! great narration

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    Linda 12-13-15
    Linda 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a good book, but I don't think they would read it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jenna. She showed a lot of guts, but not until the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Didn't have a favorite.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither


    Any additional comments?

    Was going to stop reading and send it back, but got through it till the end. Seems she was happy where she was. To tell the truth she kept saying how shy she was about the interview and protesting after leaving, but if she did what she said to the auditors by smashing the cans and yelling at them doesn't seem shy to me. Glad she knows she is out.

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    Kelly Keathley 12-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A true page-turner!"

    This was a truly great Audible read. It was well-narrated, and the story is one that will stay with me for a long time. I simply couldn't turn it off. For anyone like me, left with a lingering curiosity about the Scientology cult after reading Leah Remini's book, this is the book for you. Jenna walks us through her life in the cult from a young age until she leaves, and her words will make you laugh, cry and cheer, all the way.

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    Cynthia Hardin 12-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well done!"

    Fantastic! I am so intrigued by Scientology and how people seem to be mistreated. This is an in depth inside look into the religion.

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    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 12-02-15
    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 12-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Hard hitting, well worth the time"

    I knew Scientology wasn't good, but I had no idea how bad it could be!!!

    Wow, thinking of parents abandoning their children at such a young age just twists my heart into knots!!! Finding out that Scientology views children as small adults lends credence to my view you have to be somewhat damaged to buy into all their doctrine.

    And imprisoning adults for not obeying the group rules? Yikes! Wouldn't us regular folks call that kidnapping?

    This is an important listen. This girl is telling us her experiences and they are horrendous.

    We need to look at the folks who have contributed millions of dollars to this cult as damaged goods. And I'm including all those famous folks like TC and GVS. Do you really want to continue to support this cult by supporting them in their careers? I don't.


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    Jennifer Nelson 11-30-15
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    "Fascinating view of this mysterious religion"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond Belief to be better than the print version?

    Not sure since the author did not read it. I thought maybe the narrators voice was a bit too childlike for authors words and views.


    What other book might you compare Beyond Belief to and why?

    Father, Mother, God - a memoir about Scientology from an outsider. Authors parents were Scientologists but she was not. The authors Mother died from cancer while being taken care of drug-free in a Scientology "home".


    Have you listened to any of Sandy Rustin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting, factual based but influenced by the authors emotions. You wonder why it keeps going on and on, I asked myself why she did not leave sooner when her parents did. It makes Scientology seem like a lot of high school drama.

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