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The Secret

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It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. It has been understood by some of the most prominent people in history: Plato, Galileo, Beethoven, Edison, Carnegie, and Einstein, along with other renowned inventors, theologians, scientists, and great thinkers.

For the first time, all the pieces of the Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life transforming for all who experience it.

In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want. You will learn how to use the Secret in every area of your life. You will hear from modern-day teachers - men and women who have used the Secret to achieve health, prosperity, relationships, and happiness. They share their incredible stories of using the Secret to eradicate disease, acquire massive wealth, overcome obstacles, and achieve what many would regard as impossible. Through them, you will begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that is within you, and the true magnificence that awaits you.

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    Mark Annapolis, MD, USA 12-26-06
    Mark Annapolis, MD, USA 12-26-06 Member Since 2002
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    "Great information, weak delivery"

    While I like the subject matter and feel that it is important, I don't think it offers anything new, nor does it deliver it in a particularly effective or enjoyable manner. I found it very similar to parts of the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?" Also, similar information is available from Dwyer, Chopra, Myss, and even Brian Tracy if you venture to the business section.

    65 of 82 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Fort Myers, FL, USA 12-31-06
    Adam Fort Myers, FL, USA 12-31-06
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    "Not new, but wonderfully delivered."

    You've probably heard most of the messages in this book because they've been around for ages and the overall secret is alarmingly simple to comprehend and practice - and I can tell you from first hand experience it works. The real gem of this audio book is that this story is masterfully crafted and lovingly delivered. There's passion from the first word and it's infectious. This is a first class production and a very enjoyable listen. Don't be surprised if you end up with all you asked for... that's it!

    80 of 105 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Gardner, MA, USA 08-04-09
    Susan Gardner, MA, USA 08-04-09
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    "Priceless"

    This book is uplifting and inspirational. I have thoroughly enjoyed The Secret and I've been practicing the techniques on a daily basis. The techniques are easy, fun and they don't cost anything! The Secret is priceless! Thank you Rhonda Byne.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    MJ Catonsville, MD, United States 11-08-07
    MJ Catonsville, MD, United States 11-08-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Makes you think"

    I think it gives some wonderful suggestions on positive thinking, gratitude and visualization. I wish it focused less on material wealth and more on relationships, health and other things that bring us happiness.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Booth Point Roberts, WA United States 02-13-07
    Kathryn Booth Point Roberts, WA United States 02-13-07 Listener Since 2002

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    "Good companion for the DVD"

    I purchased the audio version a few weeks ago and enjoyed listening to it, but heard that the DVD was very different. After viewing the DVD, a lot of the content is exactly the same, but there are visual illustrations that will help you if you are more kinetic or visually receptive.

    As far as this being some kind of silly vibe nonsense, having lived using these principles since about 1983, I can vouch for it being as effective as you are bold and patient enough to ask and take action on.

    Even if it didn't produce dramatic results for many people, the shift in attitude and clarity produced by thinking this way make life more enjoyable and positive for everyone. Thankfulness, love and focusing on the good around us instead of the inconveniences are always going to produce a better life regardless of the circumstances.

    Has "The Secret" made a difference in my life? I was diagnosed with infertility and have 6 amazing children. Several "incurable" diseases healed in my family. I've gone from visiting food banks and having my house in foreclosure 3 times to making about 3 times my areas average income and in the process of taking my company to a higher level now that my children are older.

    I couldn't list the hundreds of small things that have just "shown up" ranging from a perfectly fitting wedding dress for $99 dollars that was the exact copy of a picture I'd torn out at age 16 and hadn't looked at until after the wedding when I was 20 to connections with people to household items I wanted or my children wanted.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Buice 06-01-10 Member Since 2006
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    "awsome book!"

    I think anyone who says this book is a phony has no idea the power of the mind; it follows the same principles of Think and Grow Rich. You can litteraly will yourself - good or bad- and are not a victim uless you think that way.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Galveston, TX, USA 11-20-08
    Anne Galveston, TX, USA 11-20-08
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    "Say what?"

    Interesting idea, but not presented with much basis in fact. Redundant in its presentation and a bit droll in content. The aggressive focus on material wealth was shallow and a bit kitchy.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA 10-23-07
    Debra Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA 10-23-07
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    "The Secret"

    After listening to this book I purchased it also in paperback. A great book for inspiring you to think of your daily actions and how they reflect on not only your outlook but how others view you. Great for getting you back on track to a more positive way of life.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kris overland park, KS, USA 02-09-07
    Kris overland park, KS, USA 02-09-07
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    "Amway Self-Help"

    The premise of "The Secret" could be interesting and useful for those who need a lift. However, for those who are looking for a scholarly walk through self analysis and enlightenment I suggest looking elsewhere. The book feels like a term paper written using the National Enquirer as it's lead source. The message is clear from the outset concerning the power of positive thinking but the author rambles amd repeats the same message so much it feels like brainwashing. "The Secret" can have a place as an important message in our lives, but this is simply an extravagant marketing commercial for the people who need to hear the message the most. The author name drops several well respected figures in history but their connection with the "The Secret" is unclear. Just because one chooses to quote Einstein and Churchill in their book it simply does not make the message anymore earth shaking or relevent.
    Perhaps those who are in need of self-analysis would be better served reading from scholars who offer substance to their logic and not best-sellers on Oprah's list.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Lamishia winchester, VA, USA 02-07-07
    Lamishia winchester, VA, USA 02-07-07
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    "Best thing to happen to me lately!!!"

    This book has changed my life in such a short amount of time that I wish that I'd found it sooner! Sure the law of attraction has been around for years but it wasn't until I found it in the format that Rhonda Byrne has put it in that I actually UNDERSTOOD it, the implications and was able to APPLY it. It's all about timing and being open to it and I finally found the thing thats been missing in my life. I am listening to this book regularly as well as watching the DVD because I truly believe immersing myself in this philosophy and life practice will effect the change I've been needing in my life. If you haven't gotten this yet. Do yourself a favor!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • A User
    1/25/09
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    "Terrible advice and quite offensive"

    The author claims that the victims of Nazi Germany PUT themselves in that situation due to their negative thoughts and thinking.

    The author claims that patients with cancer and other critical illness's have brought on their disease with their thoughts and can heal themselves with thought alone.

    The rest of the book is in my opinion just a spin on the 'positive thinking' sales pitch popular in life coaching through the 1990's and a protracted advert for the authors movie on DVD and related products.

    A fool any his money is so easily parted...

    I requested a refund of my Audible credit

    63 of 83 people found this review helpful
  • Mariom
    4/6/16
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    "Absolutely Spot On"

    This book for me reiterated that I can achieve my dreams , that society would make you believe you can not with false indoctrination of limiting beliefs.

    Thank you for sharing Rhonda!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rod
    steppsUnited Kingdom
    5/22/07
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    "If you like simple answer"

    Positive thinking is one thing but blaming victims for being victims is beyond my resistance. With in the first hour you will read that victims of the genocide, crime, rape, murder, have attracted this evil by there way of thinking. It never mentions how babies and very young children attract this kind of horror.
    If you like simple answer and are stupidly materialistic this book is for you. If you want to believe that cancer, Nazis, hunger, and natural disasters are made up by your mind this is your book.
    I can not believe that intelligent people are not lining up to denounce this garbage.

    92 of 122 people found this review helpful
  • Marc
    newton abbot , devon, United Kingdom
    7/17/09
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    "1 star is being generous!"

    This is related to the laws of attraction and is basically consumerist non-sense aimed at those gullible enough to swallow it. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. This is so transparently ugly and stupid that it seems impossible that anyone could take it seriously. Take out the buzzwords and pseudo religious nonsense about what you 'manifest' for yourself, ignore the vague prose and you get the message that thinking positively serves you better than thinking negatively. To sane people this is laughable, like the Tooth Fairy or Ouija boards. If you're falling out of an airplane, the law of gravity trumps the law of attraction.

    46 of 61 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    London, United Kingdom
    10/13/12
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    "There is no 'Secret'"

    I brought this book about three years ago but only writing my review now as I believe time was a true test. I initially brought this as two close friends raved about it and curiosity led me to give it a listen. I was quite angry at the underlying message of this book - that you, and you alone, are responsible for what happens in your life, and all external interactions are a result of you attracting that to yourself. Others have highlighted what this implies for the sick and disabled. Of course this book has a great defence mechanism, that should you find fault with it then your not practicing the 'Secret' correctly; No I didn't, but my friends and many others did and did it deliver the life changing guarantees if offered? No in the slightest.

    The only thing I can commend it for is that it probably will put you in a positive frame of mind for a while. If so then good, use that to DO things to get on with life but don't expect the universe to give you everything, its busy enough without tending to greed.

    27 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Samuel
    ballyronan, derry, United Kingdom
    2/1/11
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    "Missing 1 vital thing."

    Determination... This books puts out that with positive thinking alone you can sit back and all will fall into you lap. Total rubbish. If positive thinking was so powerful there would be no point playing sports as our teams would never loose, we would never get illnesses etc etc. Complete rubbish.

    27 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Neal
    DublinIreland
    5/11/08
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    "Empty - Made for the sake of making money"

    This is your typical run of the mill self-help/inspirational swindle - a money maker and nothing more. Full of empty platitudes and inane cliches that you've heard a million times before.

    This book does more harm than good with it's wishy-washy 'ask the universe and all shall be granted' approach. Here in the real world you have to work hard and persevere to get want you want.

    25 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • George Alex Henderson
    3/1/16
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    "One of my all time favorites, without limits!!"
    Where does The Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Secret ranks I would say in my top 3 audiobooks I have listened to, I both listen to and read it every day. Holding the book is like holding a priceless piece of treasure you just cannot put down. This was the first book which introduced me to the Law Of Attraction, I consider this, along with Neville Goddard's " Feeling Is The Secret, " and Eddie Coronado's books the most spiritually enlightening books anyone anywhere, regardless of where they are and how much they have, could ever read, There are simply not enough words in any language of any civilisation past, present or future that could express the level of practical wisdom Rhonda Byrne brings to the reader's attention.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The simplicity and testimonials of individuals who have applied the wisdom and principles herein have convinced me that anyone who uses them correctly will experience much peace and harmony and abundance.


    Have you listened to any of Rhonda Byrne’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I would say The Secret, The Power, Hero, my personal favorite of Rhonda Byrnes, The Magic I found a little difficult to follow, I do not have Secret Daily Teachings, or The Gratitude Book yet but soon I will.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the account about Morris and Cathy Goodman, particularly moved me, in his own words, " man becomes what he thinks about, " and how Cathy beat cancer in 3 months with no radiation or chemotherapy, and how Morris defied all the doctor's pognosis, truly moved me so much I contacted him shortly afterwards, and he replied the same day, I was and still am deeply moved, and I still have his message, this experience I consider was very significant and life changing for me, I totally and utterly believe with all that I am that everyone can heal themselves, self healing or healing with the mind, when fuelled and programmed properly is the greatest first aid and survival kit you can ever have far and away way superior to any so-called medicine any doctor prescribes. I KNOW, I do not think or hope, I KNOW that anything is possible and there are absolutely no limits at all, except those which exist in your own mind.


    Any additional comments?

    The principles in the secret should be taught in schools, colleges and Universities all over the world, in fact I believe they will one day, society would improve immeasurably without question. Also the contributors to the secret I will meet very soon and I these individuals to me contirbute considerably to society and humanity and much Gratitude and Thanks to Rhonda Byrne for writing the book in the first place, may the joy be with you Rhonda thank you with gratitude!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John
    10/11/15
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    "No voice available for this book. Why sell as audi"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Having a voice so we can listen as an audible book.


    Has The Secret put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Add voice and give me my money back


    What character would you cut from The Secret?

    Audible.co.uk


    Any additional comments?

    Money back

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shirley
    Sheffield, South Yorks, United Kingdom
    3/2/07
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    "The Secret to Life!"

    This is one of those rare books that really can change your life! I have listened to it about 6 times in the 3 weeks I have had it, and still want more. I feel more energised, positive and most of all, happier! Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their life in simple but profound ways.

    45 of 72 people found this review helpful

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