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The Secret

Written by: Rhonda Byrne
Narrated by: Rhonda Byrne
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Self-Help, Motivational
4.5 out of 5 stars (344 ratings)

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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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Incredible!!

I cannot say enough about this book. After never listening to an audio book before I am left open mouthed and exhilarated at such an amazing audio experience. I never expected every person in the book to be talking to me, I felt as if I had my own private book reading read to me by all of the individuals in the original story. Absolutely blown away!!

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positive thinking

good vibes, basic training to raise your thoughts to a higher plane. I listen to it once a month!

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Difficult to listen to

I personally didn’t like the Australian accent. I really didn’t like the stranger background music and how the actual content of the book was so drawn out with pauses for music and multiple different voices/people reading. I haven’t gotten ok the way through it yet but I might not be able to listen to the audible. It’s painful to listen to and absorb the information.

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Amazing

I have the DVD and the book. it was so amazing to just listen to it on Audible. I am going to listen to it again and again.

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Incredible

I listen to it every day and it changes my mindset. I find myself believing more and more in the person that I want to be. I am that person I am becoming that person. now I have no doubt of who I will be. I don't get upset anymore about frivolous things, they don't matter! I tried to find love in everyone and for everyone.

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Excellent Content

I absolutely love the content but to be honest, the narrator's delivery is hard to listen to. I wish I could listen to the entire book from a different narrator but applaud the author, Rhonda Byrne for great content.

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A must read book

Everybody should read this book and know about The Secret. Very useful life information to have.

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incredibly inspiring

Very inspiring and motivating, I will listen to it again and again as a constant reminder

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Amazing book!

love the book and was very easy to follow, appreciate the different speakers and what they contributed. would highly recommend!

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inspirational

everything was amazing and overwhelming. can't wait to see things happen more than they have already.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 2008-01-08

Good for an intro to the Law of Attraction

I am giving this book 4 stars, not because the author was so spectacular, but because I think this book is very important as an intro to the Law of Attraction for people who really don't know much about it. After getting turned on to this stuff, and you want to know more, I recommend looking into Ask and It Is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks, The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer, and my favorite, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra. You will also hear a lot of quotes from other people in The Secret, I suggest looking deeper into their work if one of their quotes is especially meaningful to you.

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  • Scott
  • 2008-02-10

You're better off with the DVD

I normally prefer the complete, unabridged version of most Audiobooks, for maximum reading pleasure. In "The Secret," however, I found the unabridged audio version contrary to the themes and purpose of the book: There's too much negativity. Interviewed experts rant ad nauseum, with far too many examples of how our negativity affects us.

I watched the abridged DVD several months after discarding the present audiobook. The 90-minute DVD format was both tight and focused. The downside of negativity was appropriately presented, without being "dragged out" at the reader's and the book's emotional expense.

Not Recommended.

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  • Reginald
  • 2010-05-11

perspective

I think it it a great book on audible but its a book that walks a fine line on being great and completely awful...let me explain...well, I believe your opinion of the book it going to be based solely on how literally you believe in the "secret" as described by the book ...meaning...if you take it as "if i think it..it well come "...you will think the book is a joke ..and idiotic..and some reviews i think reflect that...yet on the other hand I say its a great book because on the other side of things(how I take the message) is from the "perspective" that if you believe in something and keep a tunnel vision type focus on achieving it...anything is is possible..i think the book is truly about ones focus...simple as that...some say its like an 'adult fairytale" but isnt that the same as a person's having dream to create something from nothing (or like such goal as creating ones business,etc)...so again...how you take the words of the book will be how you view it...rather as a terrible book or great inspiration.

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  • Debi
  • 2008-05-04

Wonderful

Read it..over and over again until it clicks. If you are not ready, put it aside until it calls you. It puts in easy to understand language much of what most religions have taught for ages (without the need for control). Listen carefully. And think back on your own experiences to find that what is being said is true. Even if you don't believe, you'll at the very least begin to think about your thoughts and maybe you'll end up happier. Worth the investment.

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  • Margaret
  • 2009-07-09

fantastic

This is one of those incredible life changing books. In addition, the recording is superb. Once in a while a book has more impact in the audio version and this is a perfect example. I would say a person would be better off listening than reading in this case.

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  • Abby
  • 2007-11-16

review of the audio only--not of the content

Plenty of people have written about the content, so I will write aout the actual recorded version.

For whatever the content is worth, I think this makes an excellent audiobook. The reading is clear and enthusiastic. The sections of the book are well broken up and there is a different voice that reads the end of chapter summary, so you know where you are at the end of a section. The use of different voices is exceptionally good - I think it breaks up what might otherwise be a pretty monotonous reading. All of the voices are different and yet still expressive. While the main reader has an Australian accent, she is easy to understand; all of the other readers have American accents.

I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for two things though:
1) the music is awful new age-y stuff. it's not at all necessary and what they picked was just terrible. it's not enough to distract from the reading, but it'll date the audio pretty quickly.
2) there are a couple of sections where the reader (the author) is clearly in love with her own ideas and you can hear the "look how amazing i am!" in her voice. it's kind off-putting in the sense that what she's describing isn't all that remarkable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2006-12-31

You say potato, I say potahtoe

This book deals with what the author says is the immutable law of attraction that rules the unverse, just as the law of gravity. The premise is that you can get what you want, be it money, fame, love, good health, a parking space, just by asking, believing and waiting.

Good things happen to those people who emit positive (what I call) vibes, and bad to those who emit bad vibes and that everything that happens to us is because of these "vibes" we emit.

I'd have to disagree with the premise of this book. Bad things happen to good people, regardless of their vibes, and sometimes good stuff happens to bad people. I just don't believe that the people who were killed in 9/11 brought it on themselves because they attracted it.

However, I do believe that our thoughts do influence our lives and that if we "believe it, we can achieve it." What the author calls the law of attraction, some people call postive attitude and others call, faith.

So read this book for what it's worth and draw your own conclusion; an interesting read, but not entirely factual or believeable.

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  • Nicole Dean
  • 2007-11-03

Your Guide to Materialistic Obsession

I agree with the content of this book in most ways. I think our minds do in fact create our lives. However, I think it is a waste to focus that power on gaining material possessions, as seems to be the focus of this book. There must be something more useful than stuff (houses, cars, and bikes, as suggested in the book) to manifest in ones life.

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  • TX Home Cook
  • 2009-08-17

Great production of an audio book

Really enjoyed this audio book. The production was wonderful and made it easy to listen to, understand, and enjoy. Instead of someone just reading straight through a book, it was filled with audio clips and interview sections from different people. I assume these were excerpts from the movie, but it was a wonderful audio format that others should emulate. I liked it very much. Oh yea...the message was good too. Full break down into the power of positive thinking. It has made me a more positive thinker.

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  • Susan
  • 2009-08-04

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.

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  • E.D.
  • 2018-08-26

thank you

This book brought me amazing and unbelievable things. Thank you thousand of times !!! :-)

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  • Heavena12
  • 2018-08-26

A must have

Slightly different to the movie. I'd rather like the audio book. I do love it.

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