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The Secret Audiobook

The Secret

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. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2006 TS Production LLC. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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    CARLO MIGUEL F JOSE Pasadena, CA United States 05-15-12
    CARLO MIGUEL F JOSE Pasadena, CA United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I should have stayed away"
    Would you try another book from Rhonda Byrne and/or Rhonda Byrne and contributors ?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Rhonda Byrne’s story?

    Did not live up to rave reviews and endorsements I've heard from others.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Little angry that I wasted credit on it.


    Any additional comments?

    A friend of mine shared a perspective that this is a book that will make sense to you provided certain conditions exist in your life. In her case she was dealing with depression and some other issues. At all other times it doesn't do much. I guess I can agree.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Oghenemudiame STATEN ISLAND, NY, United States 05-07-12
    Oghenemudiame STATEN ISLAND, NY, United States 05-07-12
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    "Ready to get your life back on track?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this to a friend. It helped me see how to take control of my life and the things that were happening to me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret?

    Learning that I was in complete control of my situation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Hurricane, UT, United States 05-07-12
    Doug Hurricane, UT, United States 05-07-12
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    "Wonderfull enlitenment"
    What did you love best about The Secret?

    It was a whole new way of thinking for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My life has changed significantly for the better after having learned of this.


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

    No but I will.


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

    I have listened to it 10 times now, sometimes all at once & sometimes in bits.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought it was very well done & it has been a life changing experience for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Billy port charlotte, FL, United States 04-27-12
    Billy port charlotte, FL, United States 04-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "this book is amazing"

    I love it! I've listened to it a few times a year! so inspirational and life changing! if you lived this book, get the Power! is even better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Calwell, Australia 04-24-12
    Annette Calwell, Australia 04-24-12
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    "Life changing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to be better than the print version?

    We listened to The Secret on a long road trip. We played it twice, and I've since referred to the book several times. I can hear Rhonda's voice when I read the book, so I recommend both.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret?

    Learning that I create my life. Noone else.


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

    No


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    That I create my life; I can summon anything I want, providing I am positive and have unwaivering faith that I will receive it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda Detroit Lakes, MN, United States 04-16-12
    Yolanda Detroit Lakes, MN, United States 04-16-12
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    "Total bull!"
    What would have made The Secret better?

    The story itself is absolutely absurd. The presentation is acceptable.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rhonda Byrne again?

    Maybe.


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

    No.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Secret?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion, "The Law of Attraction" is crap. There may be some truth to having a positive attitude about things and life getting better, but the only reason some things happen is because GOD made them happen. Not some ridiculous law of the universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Josh ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 04-01-12
    Josh ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 04-01-12
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    "Helps me think positive and fight depression."
    If you could sum up The Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Positive thought habits


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret?

    Jack Canfield talking about things his dad said which became part of his negative social conditioning like


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

    It's over 4 hours so I don't listen all in one sitting. I do however listen to it repeatedly.


    Any additional comments?

    I like this book and I liked the movie as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lonnie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 03-26-12
    Lonnie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The Secret"
    If you could sum up The Secret in three words, what would they be?

    True if believe


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything was pretty on point, I especially like the chapter that mentions the Genie


    What does Rhonda Byrne and contributors bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    real experience


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Secret?

    As much of it as I can.


    Any additional comments?

    The secret is an awesome book- pls buy, it's life changing (if you apply)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Cambridge, MD, United States 03-05-12
    Kathy Cambridge, MD, United States 03-05-12
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    "1 of the Best books I every Read!!!"
    Where does The Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love It!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    VERY,VERY, HELPFUL.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    How it theaching us to do for outselfs, and secceed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How to be HAPPY!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joel Greenslopes, Australia 02-25-12
    Joel Greenslopes, Australia 02-25-12
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    "Terrible..."
    What would have made The Secret better?

    So decided to listen to this audio book as I had heard a couple of people say good things about it. As soon as I started to listen, alarm bells start going off. Yup, definitely a heap of crap. But I convinced myself to continue with an open mind. Mistake. Lasted 2 hours before turning it off and vowing to save as many others from this crap as possible. I feel significantly stupider since listening to this book...Would have benefited from continuity, intelligent writing, credible sources, contributors who DON'T sound like they are trying to sell me a vacuum cleaner, sham-wow, or magnetic pillow... If something seems to good to be true, it probably (almost definitely) is.


    What could Rhonda Byrne have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Rhonda Byrne could have not written this book at all and we would all be better off, and I would have my $20 back


    What didn’t you like about Rhonda Byrne and contributors ’s performance?

    Everyone sounded like they were from an infomercial. The 'references' and 'credible sources ' were incredibly weak. How could Oprah (or anyone who has actually read this book) give it any kind of positive review.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I am hesitant to even stretch my imagination to come up with a redeeming quality. If I was Oprah and a publisher was paying me to give this book a good wrap, I might stretch to say they tried to pick and choose bits and pieces from different religious belief systems that they liked (strong christian swing though), a bit here and there from meditation, and the the occasional bastardized quote from a famous philosopher, physicist or meta-physicist (yes that's right, physics and meta-physics are opposed. Did your google search not tell you that Rhonda?). All gently tied together in the fashion of a midday TV sales rep telling you everything will be okay if you just think happy thoughts...


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't waste your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • 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.

    39 of 49 people found this review helpful
  • 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

    56 of 72 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.

    22 of 28 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.

    22 of 28 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.

    83 of 109 people found this review helpful
  • Yvonne McGrath
    7/14/15
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    "Please don't read this book!"
    What disappointed you about The Secret?

    Firstly I expected a story, not a self-help book. There was nothing in the blurb to warn me that it was not a conventional novel.


    What could Rhonda Byrne have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not write it in the first place. It was utter unscientific nonsense.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Even if I put my utter horror and disbelief aside for a minute and pretend that I could swallow such nonsense, the book is endlessly repetitive. The "secret" is revealed in the early stages of the book and then endlessly repeated.


    What character would you cut from The Secret?

    There are no characters. It is a long tedious lecture on the "secret" with "professionals" adding their deep and meaningless insights.


    Any additional comments?

    Please post this review to prevent other unsuspecting listeners from making the same mistake. It was a complete waste of money.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • jamied
    8/21/11
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    "Complete rubbish"

    Complete rubbish - I cannot think why I downloaded this. I will more careful in future.

    4 of 5 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.

    21 of 30 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.

    41 of 66 people found this review helpful

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