• Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out

  • By: Rick Alan Ross
  • Narrated by: Daniel Adam Day
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You’ve seen them in movies and on TV, but cults are more prevalent than you think - and they’re armed with strategies that can brainwash and persuade even the most unlikely of candidates. 

But how do individuals get involved with cults in the first place, and what steps can be taken to “deprogram” and heal those who have been drawn into these damaging groups?

These questions and more are addressed in Cults Inside Out, written by leading cult expert Rick Alan Ross. Over the course of three decades, Ross has participated in around 500 cult interventions, provided expert court testimony, and performed cult-related work all around the world.

With the help of current and former cult members, Ross demonstrates many of the tactics the groups use for control and manipulation - and, more importantly, some of the most effective methods he and other experts have used to reverse that programming.

As a result, listeners will find themselves armed with a greater understanding of the nature of destructive cults and an improved ability to assess and deal with similar situations - either in their own lives or the lives of friends and family members.

©2014 Rick A. Ross (P)2021 Rick A. Ross

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Informative and interesting read!

Reads a little like a text book in the middle but if the topic interests you this is a must read!!
The author outlines success stories and failures, it makes for an extensive perspective about dealing with people and interventions.

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A fascinating & thorough explanation of cults

Ross provides you with relevant literature & perspectives from an array of fields to help better understand cult involvement. He shows you how he applies this data through out a career that has spanned since the early 80s, to intervene in a cult involved individual's life. The information is read to you clearly and harmoniously by the audiobook narrator. This is a must read for anyone & everyone. The valuable education shared here could save your life one day.

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So important

This book has a lot of very important and impactful information. Please listen, read, share, etc as much as you can. More people need to learn this information.

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  • 08-15-22

Quite simply boring

First a straightforward listing up of known cults everyone interested in cults is already completely familiar with; then a long and repetitive recipe for interventions.

Possibly helpful if you literally need to perform an intervention on someone in real life, I couldn’t comment on that, but certainly if your interest is academic you will be left wanting for analysis, illumination and a deeper psychological examination of why people join, and how they get out.

This is impersonal and banal, and constantly quotes other works, leading one to wonder if one should have simply bought one of those books instead. Lacking in substance, lacking in interest, and a pretty monotonous narrator as well.

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  • 07-04-22

You can make it even better

Would be great to include chapter with discussion of all major issues with actual representatives of the cults

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