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  • 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
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

By: Tony Ortega
Narrated by: Tony Ortega
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Summary

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. It reveals the shocking details of the darkest chapter in Scientology's checkered history, which ended with senior members in prison and the organization's reputation permanently damaged.

©2015 Tony Ortega (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Great book told by the authority on the subject

Having followed Tony Ortega's work for a few years now, I bought this book with a sense of anticipation. Ortega doesn't disappoint as he manages to blend the story of Paulette Cooper with the history and context for scientology - highly recommended!

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frightening. well read.

Excellent. Mr Ortega narrates a tale of a battle for sanity against those who will do anything to make one believe otherwise.

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No s's

The story was well composed but an issue I noticed while listening is the majority of the s's were removed. Causing abrupt ends or manipulation a to words. This very well could have been an issue with the download, I'm not sure. Though nonetheless, still enjoyable and informative.

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Deeply fascinating

I wanted to listen to this book after watching Leah Remini's aftermath program and I am so glad I did. Hearing the history of the CoS and the side by side chapters of what Paulette Cooper was going through with the details of what the CoS were doing at the same time was a clever twist. It is not only a story, a very detailed story, of Paulette Cooper but also a detailed commentary of the CoS and it's leader.

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Heartbreaking and inspiring in equal measure

Hard to go past Tony Ortega as the most informative source on Scientology. The book is excellently researched and a fascinating insight into the fair game policy at its peak. Paulette Cooper is admirable for her courage in her fight against appalling actions by a reprehensible organisation. An excellent listen.

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A fascinating listen

This is a truly fascinating book. Ortega brilliantly tells the story of Paulette Cooper's ordeal at the hands of the Church of Scientology. This story reads like a great thriller novel and sometimes you have to remind yourself that this is a true story.

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a real hero

I have been following the business of scientology and what they do for a while I find what they get away with shocking. this is something I truly looked forward to hearing and although not a huge fan of Tony's narration I believe the book was outstanding. and although I'm sure ment as a jibe I believe taking back the title miss lovely was a nice touch what a wonderful woman a true hero to have gone through so much and not only be able to say she got through it but admit she almost didn't brave and strong and truly lovely.

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Such unbelievable strength of 'Miss Lovely'

it's just such an incredible story! well researched and well performed by Tony Ortega.

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Great book

I loved the story and how it was written. Great job Mr. Ortega and Mrs. Noble. A joy to read and sad when it was over. The story is so compelling and at times, unbelievable what Scientology accomplished...purely fascinating. Other than a few repeated facts and superfluous details, it was a great read.

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Narration irritating souds libe he bugged up wid de flue

Book is interesting, well written and flows well, but...I'm persevering but I don't know if I can keep going for another nine hours, keep having to go back and relisten to words as the narrator sounds bunged up and it's making it a little hard to listen to spent a few minutes working out what a bob threat was...it's bomb if you pinch your nose shut by way of translation.

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