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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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Where does Beyond Belief rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was interesting and informative. It is not my usual choice but it definitely kept me interested. I hope to find more books written with this style.

What did you like best about this story?

The realism.

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

I had no listened to any others but I will certainly consider more of her work.

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I would recommend this book to anyone that would like more information into Scientology. I had no interest but now I feel more informed.

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A must read for anyone who wants to know the truth about Scientology

The story is a little over-drawn at times but it certainly leaves the reader with a detailed understanding of the inner workings of this organisation- its corruption and cruelty

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  • Kim M.
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  • 05-27-16

Worth the listen!

Not knowing anything about scientology or of the story of Jenna Miscaviage, I had no idea the depth this book would have. I'm glad I gave this well rated book a chance and am no longer ignorant about the people who believe in this so called religion. I have such a respect now for the people who manage to pull themselves out of the churches grip!

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Captivating

Purely captivating! She explains this in a way that non scientoligists can understand. Sad that she spent much of her life held captive but at least she got out

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Very interesting

This is by far the most in depth look at the church of Scientology. It's just truly beyond belief. The best thing we can do as the public is arm ourselves with knowledge against predatory organizations.

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Great Scientology story

I have read quite a few stories of people's life in Scientology and but never so young and tied to the corrupt leader directly. Thank goodness this story ended with escape but how many people are trapped in this cult. Hollywood rich should be ashamed to support child labor and abuse. Thank you for being strong Jenna and telling your story. Great book

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Enlightening

While this wasn't *quite* as entertaining as Leah Remini's book, I found it just as enlightening and disturbing. It's beyond my comprehension that people actually believe this is somehow a church, much less a religion. After listening to both books, it's obvious now what Cruise meant when he made the statement regarding his split with Nicole Kidman-that it was due to "reasons which are well known to her". Thank God she and Katie got the Hell out. David Miscavige suffers from Little Man Syndrome, much like Tom Cruise, making them twin sons of different mothers.
The narration took me by surprise-she sounded like a 12 year old girl-but I eventually got used to the sweet voice.

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Fascinating inside look of Scientology

It's hard to believe that one could be brainwashed to this degree. Such an abuse of authority!

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Inspiring!

I am glad Jenna had the courage to write this book. I have often wondered how scientology really worked behind closed doors.
Sandy Rustin is a great narrator. Very clear and easy to follow along with.
I highly recommend that everyone read this account of scientology. It is an eye opener into their world.

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Intence and important

the story told by Jenna Miscavige is intence and it kept me reading no stop