Scientology: Abuse at the Top

  • by Amy Scobee
  • Narrated by Danielle Plaso
  • 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. She actually was at the top of International Management for 20 years, and oversaw the recruitment of Hollywood stars into the Church of Scientology. She witnessed the abuse of top managers by their senior, David Miscavige. She writes convincingly of the human rights violations she endured while on the Rehabilitation Project Force, a thinly disguised slave labor camp. Her book is enjoyable to insiders and laymen alike, with a glossary of terms provided, and plentiful footnotes. This is an important contribution to understanding the controversy surrounding the Church of Scientology. The glaring spotlight eventually points to Abuse at the Top." - Michael H.

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Customer Reviews

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Good Writing....fair narration.

Would you consider the audio edition of Scientology: Abuse at the Top to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version. Although I'm not sure that this book differs much from the written text.


Who was your favorite character and why?

The book is told in 1st person so you follow her experiences.


What three words best describe Danielle Plaso’s voice?

Milena Markovna Kunis


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I follow the LRH legend like some people follow "Dexter" (and I follow him for the same reasons). This, like the Jenna Miscavige book follows a specific slice of time describing experiences of the author. If you want a fantastic overview look for Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. But if, like me, you want to drill down into experiences in the SO check out this one and Jenna's book.


Any additional comments?

The reader seems to have some difficulty with reading the text...maybe it's just under rehearsed. But lots of amateur emphasis, rhythm and pronunciation inconsistency.

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- Tony

OMG the Narration!

Although I appreciate the inside information and the details of the struggles Amy Scobee went through and I really did want to enjoy this book, I could not get past the narrator. She actually mispronounced 'corps' as 'corpse'! She butchered the English language repeatedly and her phrasing was off by a mile. She also made everything sarcastic - I mean everything. It became very hard to listen to since I started to listen for mistakes instead of getting lost in the book.
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- Christina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2013
  • Publisher: Ravenpheat Productions, LLC