Scientology: A to Xenu: An Insider's Guide to What Scientology Is All About

  • by Chris Shelton
  • Narrated by Chris Shelton
  • 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What is Scientology really? Behind the glossy logos and sleek advertisements and South Park parodies, what do Scientologists really believe and practice? Is it really a religion? Who was L. Ron Hubbard, and why did he start it in the first place? Is their technology for real or just so much New Age pseudoscience?
Former insider Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology and worked for it for 25 years. This critical analysis covers the key aspects of its beliefs, practices, and structure from the bottom to the top, including not just the confidential Xenu story but details of all of the upper-level scriptures. Chris goes into detail about what goes on inside Scientology churches, why its members get involved in the first place, and what it takes to get out should someone decide to leave.
An informative guide for anyone who has been involved with Scientology in the past as well as anyone who wants to understand what it's really all about.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent & book with some technical problems

What made the experience of listening to Scientology: A to Xenu: An Insider's Guide to What Scientology Is All About the most enjoyable?

This is a straight forward book that works as both an introduction to the CoS or a companion piece to other books such as Going Clear or Inside Scientology.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Chris (the author) comes off as informed & sincere. While this book is not about him or his journey out of Scientology, you can't help but rout for him.

Which scene was your favorite?

The chapter that breaks down the O.T. Levels is very interesting. I don't think that information has been presented so straight forward in any other book about Scientology.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

As started above. The O.T. Level information is very interesting.

Any additional comments?

There are some real problems with the production value of this audiobook that I think need to be addressed. During several parts of this book the narrator will stop mid-sentence & say "again", then reads the line over again. Clearly these were just messed while editing the audiobook together. Not a big deal but still it happens quite a bit. To the point of being distracting. Would love to have this corrected at some point.

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- Dallas

Good stuff about LRH's destructive cult.

This is the 7th anti (or rather the trurh about) Scientology book I've listened to since I watched Going Clear the movie. I learned a few new things in this one. I love learning about destructive mind-control cults like Heaven's Gate, The People's Temple and the Church of Scientology.

Welcome back to the land of the WOGs, Chris!
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- Dr. T. Austin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: GraphicsWerks