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The Unbreakable Miss Lovely Audiobook

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper

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In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology. Desperate to shut the book down, Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known.

The onslaught, which lasted years, ruined her life and drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette's terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time in The Unbreakable Miss Lovely. It reveals the shocking details of the darkest chapter in Scientology's checkered history, which ended with senior members in prison and the organization's reputation permanently damaged.

©2015 Tony Ortega (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Count B 09-29-16
    Count B 09-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A "CHURCH" THAT IS DESTRUCTIVE. INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY"
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    An incredible book, it's a page-turning thriller. It shows how paranoid, suspicious and utterly vindictive the "Church" of Scientology really is. They literally tried to make her take her own life.

    What is amazing is it's true. It's the story of how the "church" of Scientology set out to destroy Paulette Cooper, you will be utterly shocked what this cult did to try & destroy this lady. One example being the ‘church’ even went as far as to get her fingerprints on a piece of paper. They then sent forged bomb threats on the paper with her fingerprints to themselves, leading her to be arrested, facing 15 years in prison. The only reason she was not sent to jail was at around the same time, the FBI raided the Church of Scientology's offices in Washington DC and Los Angeles, finding evidence of what is to this day the largest infiltration of government offices in US history. They also found evidence of the campaign to destroy Paulette Cooper.


    The author, Tony Ortega, is an investigative journalist & the premier journalist in uncovering the evil cult that is Scientology. He is meticulous in his research, and delved deeply into original documents and spoke with people who were involved in this horrendous campaign to destroy Paulette. The "church's" own documents, seized by the FBI, detailed their campaign to either have her committed to an asylum, put in jail, or commit suicide!

    The book is stunning and you'll be amazed and horrified by what a "church" did to one young woman who dared to write something critical about them. Once you pick up this book, you won't be able to do anything else until you finish reading. This is a masterpiece of non-fiction storytelling. If you enjoy this then you must read Leah Remini’s book Troublemaker, it will also show how twisted & basically evil Scientology is.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Krysta Harty Vernon, CT United States 10-10-16
    Krysta Harty Vernon, CT United States 10-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A real life spy drama"

    The detailed account of the lengths a 'religion' will go to, to keep one woman quiet.

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    Maureen 11-05-16
    Maureen 11-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, scary this can happen."

    Thank you, Tony Ortega, for giving us this book in audio form. Even though I've heard you tell this story in interviews, it was still captivating. Paulette Cooper is a brave lady. Unbelievable how vindictive Scientology was and still is. Glad I'm just a wog. :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clive Hazell 11-23-16
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    "Engaging tale where fact is stranger than fiction "

    Loved it. An engaging tale of strength and fortitude. Cooper is at once charming and formidable and it is clear the author/narrator has respect for both the subject and her story.... And what a story it is. If ever there were any question that scientology is a cult this book will allay your doubts. More than cult, it is a menace.

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    Nurture Learners and Able Observers 10-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Her side of the story."
    What would have made The Unbreakable Miss Lovely better?

    This incident clearly involved many people and sides. More details or viewpoints would have been great. This is all from the viewpoint of Paulette Cooper and her friend who wrote it. Other voices in the book would have balanced it out a bit more.


    Would you recommend The Unbreakable Miss Lovely to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure. To understand at least one person's side in this incident. It was several decades ago so I would assume Ms. Cooper is one of the only ones left to talk about what happened. Most of them have probably passed away by now. She may be the only one alive with anything to say about it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tony Ortega?

    Anyone with a little emotion in their voice. The read sounds like witness testimony being read in a courtroom and is very rushed. I even looked for a way to slow the speed on my ipod.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Curiosity. There had to be 50 to 100 people involved in this entire incident. I would have enjoyed hearing the story from other people's views. Even one of Hubbard's children that was involved. Or anyone else that was involved. Even one of the attorneys.


    Any additional comments?

    The author's attitudes about others enforced on the reader are a little taxing. He uses a lot of adjectives to degrade other people in the book, that are from his own viewpoint. Which is fair, since it seems to be a bit of a memoir about him too. Maybe not everyone would share in his attitudes about who is "arcane" or whatever. These are not facts relevant to the story but a lot of his opinions. Which carry the book into somewhat fiction category.

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    10/30/16
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    "No s's"

    The story was well composed but an issue I noticed while listening is the majority of the s's were removed. Causing abrupt ends or manipulation a to words. This very well could have been an issue with the download, I'm not sure. Though nonetheless, still enjoyable and informative.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    10/9/16
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    "Great book told by the authority on the subject"

    Having followed Tony Ortega's work for a few years now, I bought this book with a sense of anticipation. Ortega doesn't disappoint as he manages to blend the story of Paulette Cooper with the history and context for scientology - highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
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    "frightening. well read."

    Excellent. Mr Ortega narrates a tale of a battle for sanity against those who will do anything to make one believe otherwise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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