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The Unbreakable Miss Lovely Audiobook

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper

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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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  • Count B
    29/09/16
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    "A "CHURCH" THAT IS DESTRUCTIVE. INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY"
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    An incredible book, it's a page-turning thriller. It shows how paranoid, suspicious and utterly vindictive the "Church" of Scientology really is. They literally tried to make her take her own life.

    What is amazing is it's true. It's the story of how the "church" of Scientology set out to destroy Paulette Cooper, you will be utterly shocked what this cult did to try & destroy this lady. One example being the ‘church’ even went as far as to get her fingerprints on a piece of paper. They then sent forged bomb threats on the paper with her fingerprints to themselves, leading her to be arrested, facing 15 years in prison. The only reason she was not sent to jail was at around the same time, the FBI raided the Church of Scientology's offices in Washington DC and Los Angeles, finding evidence of what is to this day the largest infiltration of government offices in US history. They also found evidence of the campaign to destroy Paulette Cooper.


    The author, Tony Ortega, is an investigative journalist & the premier journalist in uncovering the evil cult that is Scientology. He is meticulous in his research, and delved deeply into original documents and spoke with people who were involved in this horrendous campaign to destroy Paulette. The "church's" own documents, seized by the FBI, detailed their campaign to either have her committed to an asylum, put in jail, or commit suicide!

    The book is stunning and you'll be amazed and horrified by what a "church" did to one young woman who dared to write something critical about them. Once you pick up this book, you won't be able to do anything else until you finish reading. This is a masterpiece of non-fiction storytelling. If you enjoy this then you must read Leah Remini’s book Troublemaker, it will also show how twisted & basically evil Scientology is.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Marie
    24/01/17
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    "It was Ok"

    I was hoping for more details about the cult and less about lawyers. Also kind of weird that it seemed like every other sentence contained a word that Ortega would leave the last letter off of????

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TLF
    Mpls, MN
    7/12/16
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    "Interesting Story"
    Where does The Unbreakable Miss Lovely rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's toward the mid range. The narration wasn't great as I typically don't like authors to read their own work but Paulette's story was intriguing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paulette was my favorite because she is so very human and stay so naive for so long.


    What three words best describe Tony Ortega’s voice?

    Mono-toned, untrained, and unemotional.


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

    No. It was good for long commute times (as are most books).


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maureen
    5/11/16
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    "Great story, scary this can happen."

    Thank you, Tony Ortega, for giving us this book in audio form. Even though I've heard you tell this story in interviews, it was still captivating. Paulette Cooper is a brave lady. Unbelievable how vindictive Scientology was and still is. Glad I'm just a wog. :-)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Krysta Harty
    Boston, MA
    10/10/16
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    "A real life spy drama"

    The detailed account of the lengths a 'religion' will go to, to keep one woman quiet.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • C. L.
    USA
    15/04/17
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    "I'll be getting the paperback."

    I only made it through two chapters due to the horribly boring and lacklustre reading by the narrator. It sounds like he is reading a grocery receipt. Ugh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anna S.
    23/03/17
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    "Narration is the worst!"

    The author should have left the narration to the professionals. The end of most sentences gets left off. He sounds like he has a cold for the entire book.
    Buy the action book and read it. The story is good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Katie
    31/01/17
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    "Holy Mother of Mose"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you want to know this story- read the hard copy.

    I'm glad to read the other reviews and know it's not just me. Ortega leaves off the end of his words/sentences CONSTANTLY throughout the book- it's making me absolutely bonkers. "chu(rch)""nineteen-seventy-si(x)""li(fe)""reaso(ns)""looki(ng)"I almost quit the book after the first 30 minutes or so because I thought I wasn't going to be able to ignore it- which I haven't been- but the story is interesting so here I am, almost finished. I'm sad, though, because I enjoy listening to books a second+ time...but that's just not going to happen on this one.


    What didn’t you like about Tony Ortega’s performance?

    Complete drop-off of sentences and words.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine Capello
    20/04/17
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    "Beware The Church of Scientology"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was an interesting story. I am sure many people have been terrorized by The Church of Scientology


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miss Lovely of course


    What three words best describe Tony Ortega’s voice?

    A bit droning.


    If you could give The Unbreakable Miss Lovely a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Beware The Church of Scientology.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure if there was a problem with the editing but many many sentence ends were cut off in an odd way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    3/02/17
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    "Pronouncing"

    only thing that needs to change is the pronouncing of the city name of Chilliwack... Canadians pronounce it Chillawack

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • T. Webb
    30/10/16
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    9/10/16
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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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    8/10/16
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Matt O'Brien
    6/03/17
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    "Worth a listen!"

    The actual story of what happened is extremely compelling and shocking in certain places and really helps give some insight into Scientology that other books just don't give!

    The one thing that stopped me almost finishing this book the narrators irritating tendency to not finish words. At first I thought it was something to do with the editing but it does seem to be the narrator. Frequently when he is saying something like "Her father owned many houses" he'll just say "her father owned many house"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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