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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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    Nanette Robinson 04-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great audio book"

    Wow! Very intriguing! Her strength, determination and respect for humanity is very admirable! A must hear!

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    Amazon Customer 04-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "I never knew Scientology was so EVIL!"

    This is the incredible true story of Jenna, the niece of David Miscavige (the dictator of Scientology). It is a straight forward, no-nonsense, blow by blow account of her growing up years in a horrible, abusive, mind-control-cult. A MUST READ! I listened to the audio version which was excellent!

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    Dee South MS 04-19-16
    Dee South MS 04-19-16 Member Since 2015

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    What did you love best about Beyond Belief?

    This isn't a book I loved. Most like an accident that you have to look even though you don't want to see it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jenna, I guess. Hard to have favorites.


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

    She made everything real. I think if I had read the book my mind might wonder but that didn't happen while listening to it.


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

    I was mostly incredulous that this goes so deep into the lives of it's practitioners.


    Any additional comments?

    Run, Forest!!!!

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    C 04-11-16
    C 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Very well written and interesting. I was on the edge of my seat. What this woman endured is pure evil and absolutely criminal. Her uncle belongs on jail.

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    Terri 04-10-16
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    "Great insight of the inner workings of Scientology"
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    Jenna Miscavige Hill gives us an in-depth look into the inner workings of Scientology that goes a step beyond anything else I have read. Not that I am well versed on the subject. I also read Leah Remini's book, which was very revealing, but I read this book first, so everything that Leah revealed, I already was aware of... and more! If you want to know about Scientology, both good and bad, give this a read. I loved it and applaud her.

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    GeoK 04-09-16
    GeoK 04-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    Excellent. Riveting. Infuriating. Both I and wife grew up in another cult religion from which we broke free. It has both empowered us and embittered us to all cults and sadly to say all or most religions who also share mind control techniques. Scientology is obviously a group of psychopathic individuals who function much like Adolf Hitler in their ability to control and dominate. I applaud Ms. Hill for her tenacity and bravery in sharing her disturbing story. An excellent read.

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    death 04-06-16
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    "Beautifully read and intelligently written"

    Jenna had me hanging on her every word and feeling every emotion and truly seeing the pain around her!

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    Jennifer Allgood Melbourne, FL 04-06-16
    Jennifer Allgood Melbourne, FL 04-06-16 Member Since 2015

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    A somewhat tediously written but undeniably interesting and troublesome inside account of a madman's exploitation of humanity. I have this image of LRH staying up late, drinking with a friend and wondering laughingly if they could convince people if a science fiction plot was real, and just how could they do it? Terrifying to think of the many lives destroyed in the name of his game. I hope that justice will eventually prevail and these poor souls will be freed from their psychological imprisonment. Kudos to the brave survivors and dissenters.

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    Tracy Honolulu, HI, United States 04-01-16
    Tracy Honolulu, HI, United States 04-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Truth is stranger than fiction..."
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is a shocking eye opener. Perhaps some of the most attractive things about Scientology for so many people is the elusive achievements they believe they can get at the higher levels of attainment. All the great things and enlightenment promised by Scientology is exposed as a fraud in this book. Bravo to Jenna and her family for having the courage to think for themselves, break free and tell the truth about what is going on behind closed doors with the abuse of children and mind control they practice as a matter of course.


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

    Great emotional delivery.


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    Ellen M. Mancusi Piscataway, NJ United States 03-25-16
    Ellen M. Mancusi Piscataway, NJ United States 03-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    Jenna Miscavige Hill demonstrates the definition of courage in this book. The story is harrowing yet made me feel such hope for us all. It must be so hard to break free of the confounds of a destructive cult especially if you are born into it. Loved this story.

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