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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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Amazing

Such a great book. Keeps you interested and involved the whole way through. Must listen!!

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Great if you're interested in the topic!

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

I really enjoyed the narration and content. It's a non-fiction telling of Jenna's life and courage in Scientology. This was my 4th book on the "religion" and having seen countless documentaries, I was worried it would be the same stories over and over. Not with this book. Jenna's first-person account of a childhood in the Sea Org was interesting and different. The resolution was pleasing.

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The narrator was great!

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I was hooked to hear how certain chapters played out, even though I knew of the ending. It was riveting.

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Definitely worth the time!

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Good companion to Leah Remini's book and show

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I enjoyed this book. The narrative dragged on at times, but overall I couldn't believe what these children -including the narrator - had to endure. I recommend it, especially if you are enjoying Leah Remini's show and have read her book (not to overshadow Mrs. Hill's book)

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LOVED IT!!

Very good to get the truth out!! My dentist boss took us all to Portland to help his staff help him make more money..I became a suppressed person SP and found myself without employment as the dentist desperation over-road any commitments or real understandings of being an employer.. SO DISTRACTIBLE AND CONTROLLING WHILE THE SCEINTOLIGIST FILL THEIR POCKETS $$$ with money he didnt have in the first place!!

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Incredible Real life Story

If you have ever have wondered about what Scientology was about, this is a must read book. The story is unbelievable, great narration and absolutely memorable.

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Performance Just About Ruins the Story

Despite being slow sometimes, this story is remarkable. It shines a revealing light on the crimes of a corrupt scheme masquerading as a religion. Hill shares her personal story in gripping detail. The performance was nearly intolerable though. I had to shut it off at points because I couldn't keep listening to the narrator's voice. You'd be better off reading the hard copy yourself.

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Excellent book!

I truly hope Jenna saves many people from the mind bending cult she was once a part of & broke free! This book gives a very clear picture of what Scientology is all about. A must read.

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Wowzers!!!!

Who knew??? It's hard to even fathom something like this could happen in today's time. Brained washed or not, I can't imagine anyone having to go through any of this. Seriously, if anything attempts to block you from your family or loved ones how is this different from jail? Very interesting to hear this!!!! 😲

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To all of God’s people:

Amazing!! A movie should be made to spread the information around the world to alert all people of this dangerous cult.

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Eye opening

Loved it! Never heard events from a childs perspective. It's hard to believe this kind of stuff was allowed to go on.