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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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    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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    Lindsay Denver, CO, United States 03-15-16
    Lindsay Denver, CO, United States 03-15-16
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    "Scientology, One Scary Joke"
    What made the experience of listening to Beyond Belief the most enjoyable?

    I hate to admit this, but when Jenna talks about the celebrities in Scientology and what their existence is like. Even though it's a brief part of the book, it's still fascinating. Sort of like seeing a car wreck.


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

    Maybe Helter Skelter, since it's involves a cult that brain washes it's members.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Sandy Rustin's performance takes a little getting used to because she has a very girlish voice. It makes sense, since she is the voice of Jenna who grew up in the Church of Scientology, so of course she would have a young sounding voice. While she did a great job narrating as a young girl, it's still a little difficult to get used to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I didn't feel the desire to listen to this in one sitting, it still was captivating. Especially the second half.


    Any additional comments?

    If you watched "Going Clear" or read it, here's another insight into the cult life of Scientology.

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    juliet 03-14-16
    juliet 03-14-16
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    "I couldn't believe it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond Belief to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version


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

    I think it compares well with books on the Hitler youth movement.


    What about Sandy Rustin’s performance did you like?

    She does great character voices.


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

    Suffer the children


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't believe that something like this is going on in a western culture. How can celebrities and others espouse how great Scientology is when they do this kind of things to children and the vulnerable.

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    Karen Maple Ridge, BC 03-14-16
    Karen Maple Ridge, BC 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Longer than necessary..."

    ...but still infuriating! This sad bunch of gangsters qualifies for tax-free status? IRS...you're crazier than Miscavidge!

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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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    "I'm a Scientology sucker so I loved this"

    I have listened to Leah Remini's book, Going Clear and now Beyond Belief. I am a sucker for the Scientology story and how interesting it is that people "fall" for it. So if you like Scientology then definitely listen to this. It's a different side since she is a relative. A lot of details on Scientology levels and policies, etc etc so some of it may sound confusing but the story as a whole and what Jenna Hill does now is so interesting.

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    Wanda 03-10-16
    Wanda 03-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Powerful"

    This was an amazing eye opening book. Just confirms what I've always thought about that" religion " better said cult!!

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    karen newell 03-09-16
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    "Secrets of Scientology Revealed"

    Interesting story from a lifelong Scientologist. The brainwashing techniques used by the "church" are finally becoming general knowledge. I enjoyed the book, however, I felt it was a little too long.
    The narrator did a great job.

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    Jenna 03-06-16
    Jenna 03-06-16
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    "Truly touched"

    This is a beautiful story about the triumph of the human spirit. The narrator does a great job in speaking with a similar voice to the author's as well, having heard her in interviews.

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    s. grisham 03-06-16
    s. grisham 03-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unbelievable!"

    It was kind of sluggish getting through until you got half way through or more. The story seemed to repeat over & over but once you got towards the end, the story unfolded even more. overall, I liked it and it brings awareness to the craziness and cultish Scientology.

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    Count B 03-05-16
    Count B 03-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Scientology Is An Evil Cult"
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    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.

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