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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (690 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Morton Narrator: John Hinch Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781427204103
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In 2006 Forbes magazine ranked Tom Cruise as the most powerful celebrity in the world. With three Golden Globe awards, three Academy Award nominations, and 27 films with an average box office gross of nearly $100 million, People Magazine's choice for the "Sexest Man Alive" in 1990 is unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of our time.

He has also become one of the most controversial, for his outspoken championship of Scientology, for his criticism of Brooke Shields for turning to the "Nazi science" of psychiatry for help with postpartum depression, and for the time in 2005 when he jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes. But for all the headlines and the rumors swirling around him, the real Tom Cruise has remained surprisingly hidden—until now.

For two years, acclaimed investigative journalist Andrew Morton has been uncovering the true story of Tom Cruise—from his days as bullied "little Tommy Mapother," to his early stardom, to his romances and his increasingly public involvement in the world of Scientology. With new sources and exclusive interviews, Morton brings us never-seen photos and never-heard revelations about the private, sometimes shocking world of Tom Cruise.

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  • #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/15/2014

    " Should I be embarrassed that this is my favorite book of 2008 so far? Probably. Look, obviously you have to be into this sort of thing, or horrified/fascinated by Tom Cruise and open to the idea that he's nuts, but I totally was and I totally loved this. For anyone looking to solve the puzzles of "WTF with Tom Cruise?" or "Scientology, why?" this book offers the most credible explanations I've read yet. Do I take it as gospel truth? No, but it was definitely entertaining, and believable enough to keep me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/9/2014

    " Definitely one of those books that you have to take with a grain of salt, but there was a lot of interesting information on Cruise's background that I didn't know. And a fascinating look into Scientology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 2/5/2014

    " Ok. Normally I wouldnt have bought a book like this. But i heard that it had alot of insider knowledge about Scientology. GLAD i read it. I don't like making judgments about other people's beliefs. But let me say..Be afraid, be very afraid of this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeleine | 2/4/2014

    " Very interesting. I learned a lot about Scientology. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 1/28/2014

    " This book started out very good. I knew almost nothing about Tom Cruise's upbringing and childhood. I found it interesting. However, Andrew Morton rushed through his high school years and his first couple films. I wanted to know more details and wish he would have taken the time to talk to more people. However I think Mr. Morton knew that Scientology would be the money making part of the book and decided to rush to get there. I felt there were times that he left Tom Cruise's life just to talk about Scientology. I don't know much about it but I bought the book to learn about Tom Cruise's life not just Scientology. I was very disappointed in the scant knowledge of his marriage to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman. I wanted to know more about Penelope Cruz and how they came to be and break up. Mr. Morton didn't really explain anything. I would have gave this book a lower rating but the chapters on Scientology were interesting and he did go into detail about it. I would recommend this book to someone who knows nothing about Tom Cruise otherwise wait for the paperback or buy as a bargain book or get from a library. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy Burd | 1/28/2014

    " This book was awful. I bought it at the Dollar Store so I don't feel too bad about spending the money. But horrible. I really don't like Tom Cruise, and the author seemed to have a personal crusade against him. But for all the pages there was hardly anything about Tom Cruise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Blailock | 1/19/2014

    " WOW - does he have issues! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey Brewer | 12/20/2013

    " It was interesting but had a lot of repitition. It wasn't as sensationalistic as the negative press implied. Fascinating how a "religion" can define you and how we start to believe our own myths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy Steadman | 11/6/2013

    " What a freaking weirdo "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 10/15/2013

    " Somebody dared me to read this. "Why not?" I thought. "I could use some mind-numbing light reading for a change." Sweet Jesus! What a waste of publishing resources that was! I shall spend the next few weeks drinking away the brain cells where this piece of shite was stored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Antonetti | 8/26/2013

    " Those scientologists sound scary.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 8/13/2013

    " My friend Laura loaned me this book. Shame on her. I burned through it in less than 48 hours. Tom Cruise is one sick puppy, that is, if the stuff in this book is true. I vow never to spend another of my hard-earned dollars on one of his movies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Shafer | 4/10/2013

    " I'm no longer a Huge Tom Cruise fan....glad this is unauthorized and hopefully not true. Odd "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerger02 | 2/28/2013

    " This was good. Just too bad that it wasn't written a little bit later. Would be curious of the author's take on the newer developments in Tom's life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 8/10/2012

    " Scientology and Tom Cruise are completely nuts...very disturbing that many powerful and influential people believe in such a twisted cult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/1/2012

    " I did not read this book bc I am a big Tom Cruise fan (I have seen maybe 5 of his movies), but more bc I am intrigued with his relationship with Scientology. This book delved deep into it and I found it very interesting. I think more people need to understand how insane the whole thing is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 11/24/2011

    " Andrew Morton is not the greatest writer in the world, but I was fascinated/horrified to read about Tom Cruise's descent into Scientology. What a nasty, nasty cult. It really is no laughing matter. A good read. I couldn't put it down, once I got past Tom's (boring) childhood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Constance | 8/25/2011

    " Katie and Suri forever!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 7/18/2011

    " I'm giving this 5 stars because it blew my mind and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie X | 5/21/2011

    " Free Xenu! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 5/11/2011

    " I know a lot about Scientology now. The most interesting info was about his childhood and break into the business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/6/2011

    " I enjoyed it for entertainment purposes. Lots of 'find outs' about Tom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/11/2011

    " WOW - does he have issues! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devyn | 1/5/2011

    " Ok, for what it was, a shallow look at TOm's life and career without really revealing anything important about the actor or his craft. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 10/29/2010

    " This book was awful. I bought it at the Dollar Store so I don't feel too bad about spending the money. But horrible. I really don't like Tom Cruise, and the author seemed to have a personal crusade against him. But for all the pages there was hardly anything about Tom Cruise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/24/2010

    " What I learned from this book, that Tom Cruise is a prick, as we all suspected. Nice little expose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Connie | 8/25/2010

    " well...knowing what i know now about his belief system, he makes perfect sense.

    i don't understand how he believes what he believes, but...his behaviors and attitudes line up perfectly with his "truth". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ? Susan | 8/7/2010

    " I started this ages ago, was caught up in it.. then I had a baby. Must find and finish... eventually.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 4/21/2010

    " Thank you, Lucye, for leaving me with this riveting and intellectually stimulating novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Revier | 3/25/2010

    " Well....if this book is true, then TC is a nut and POOR katie holmes. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton is one of the world’s best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking biography Diana: Her True Story became a #1 New York Times bestseller, as did Monica’s Story, a portrait of the young woman behind the blue dress in the Clinton White House; and Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. He is the winner of numerous awards, including Author of the Year by the British Book Awards and Scoop of the Year by the London Press Club.

About the Narrator

John Hinch is the narrator of Tom Cruise: The Unauthorized Biography written by Andrew Morton.