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  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,841

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Good stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I quite liked the book. A few characters felt underdeveloped, but overall the story was still enjoyable.

  • Scientology: Abuse at the Top

  • By: Amy Scobee
  • Narrated by: Danielle Plaso
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

A former top insider reveals the nightmare world of violence and abuse at the highest levels of the Church of Scientology. One review states: "At home alone, a 14 year old girl takes a phone call from Scientology. This starts a quarter of a century journey of manipulation, betrayal and sexual, physical and mental abuse. This journey leads to the highest management echelon and one woman's courage to break free. A real page-turner." Mark P. Another writes: "Amy Scobee has written a book unlike any other expose of Scientology.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Writing....fair narration.

  • By Tony on 08-22-13

I couldn't get past "Supposably"

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-17

If you could sum up Scientology: Abuse at the Top in three words, what would they be?

I'm about two-thirds of the way through the book now. The book is much less detailed than others I've listened to written by former scientologists. The storytelling is more emotionally detached than others as well- but that may just be the nature of the author. It makes it a bit more difficult to become invested, though. It does offer informational sidenotes in a different tone from the narrator that I found more distracting than helpful.

Would you be willing to try another one of Danielle Plaso’s performances?

No. The narrator's phrasing is strange and she's said "supposably" a few times now.

  • The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

  • How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper
  • By: Tony Ortega
  • Narrated by: Tony Ortega
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "CHURCH" THAT IS DESTRUCTIVE. INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY

  • By Count B on 09-29-16

Holy Mother of Mose

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you want to know this story- read the hard copy.

I'm glad to read the other reviews and know it's not just me. Ortega leaves off the end of his words/sentences CONSTANTLY throughout the book- it's making me absolutely bonkers. "chu(rch)""nineteen-seventy-si(x)""li(fe)""reaso(ns)""looki(ng)"I almost quit the book after the first 30 minutes or so because I thought I wasn't going to be able to ignore it- which I haven't been- but the story is interesting so here I am, almost finished. I'm sad, though, because I enjoy listening to books a second+ time...but that's just not going to happen on this one.

What didn’t you like about Tony Ortega’s performance?

Complete drop-off of sentences and words.

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