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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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changed my life, best 1 credit I've ever spent

I manged to get my dream job, paid off my debt, and get the relationship I always wanted. highly recommend

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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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Awesome Mindset Shifter

I loved this book and I will very likely continue to listen to it every day for the rest of my life. It gives me a grounding and a purpose that I have never experienced before!

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Best Book Ever Created

This book covers how to use quantum physics to achieve your goals. Very inspirational and Perfect for any who is looking to improve there life in all areas.

Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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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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Lifechanging

I really loved listening to this book. it got through to me in a much needed way. sometimes we need reminding that we are the creators of our own destiny.

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amazing

this book is amazing and helped me a lot going through divorce I recommend anyone listening to this book

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Really hokey

If you’re into pseudoscience not based in reality and have the IQ of a golden retriever you’ll like this book.

It’s very out of touch and not based on the scientific method whatsoever.

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its great read worth listening to multiple times

its great narrative and great book. every one should read, listen or watch this.

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  • Mary Buckley
  • 2020-11-18

The Secret is Toxic Positivity

Have you ever been in a car accident? Have you ever gotten sick? Maybe a disability? According to this author, you have brought all these things upon yourself because your thoughts are not focused on the positive

I agree that a positive mindset can help you live a happy life. But The Secret tells us that happiness and gratitude are the only emotions we should allow in our lives. This kind of thinking is dangerous and encourages denial of reality.

Humanity has a wealth of circumstances and emotions. I think the positive mindset and daily gratitude are good takeaways from this book but it’s larger message that anyway who has experienced unfortunate circumstances has their own thoughts to blame is a toxic idea.

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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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  • e.conley
  • 2019-05-13

Take from it only what you need. Throw out the rest!

As a skeptic and realist, I was able to pull out from it a couple of helpful points. I strongly feel that someone who puts to use every aspect of this they are taught, they will sacrifice compassion and empathy. Think I’m wrong? I’ve met these people. So while some aspects are helpful, many instructions if followed would result in emotionally detached self focused people. The world does not need more of these people. The world needs more compassion and empathy.

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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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  • 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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  • Reginald
  • 2010-05-11

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kim
  • 2007-03-13

Brainwash hogwash

I have several reasons for disliking this selection:
1. "The Secret" is positive thinking. Positive thinking is not a secret.
2. All of the "world-renown" scientists and leading thinkers on The Secret are people of whom I've never heard... and are all American. Why aren't there any Indian or Swiss or British or Japanese thinkers on here? Why only Americans? Also, most of them are motivational speakers or self-help types. In other words, professional cheerleaders who give you just enough motivation to buy their next book or go to their next seminar.
3. The author (who is an Australian TV producer, BTW) seems to espouse a fairly selfish way of thinking. In no part of this book does she mention how this ethic can help the ills of the world, only the ills of me.
4. It's incredibly ignorant and callous to imply that people who were killed in massacres or natural disasters died because they weren't thinking enough positive thoughts. Well that explains why 100 million people died in the Russian prison camp system! Too many negative thoughts!
5. I am fat because I eat too much and don't exercise enough, not because I think that food makes me fat.

Here's some free advice: Think positive thoughts and don't buy this book. There is no secret to life: live with passion, focus and love and good things will come to you. Any fortune cookie could tell you the same.

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  • Nadine
  • 2020-03-06

erreur de commande

Est ce possible de l'avoir en français ? Je n'ai pas vu qu'il était en anglais

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  • estelle
  • 2021-01-04

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Je n'ai pas vu qu'il était en anglais et non traduit... Je ne pourrais donc pas l'écouter Domage

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  • latra
  • 2021-10-17

pas en français

je suis déçu de mon achat l'audio n'est pas en français possible de remboursement

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  • Jabam
  • 2021-10-24

Pas en français

Comme beaucoup je n'ai pas vu qu'il était en anglais uniquement.
Vu la quantité de message similaires, pouvez-vous revoir la présentation de ce livre audio pour préciser qu'il est en anglais uniquement ?

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-07-24

tire indisponible en français

contrairement à ce qui était décrit dans la description lors de l'achat, cet audio est indisponible en français.

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  • Vicky Boura
  • 2021-12-28

Revealing story for a better world for everyone

Loved it, even though being sceptical at the beginning. But it's well structured guiding you through the end and revealing simple truths that hold magnificent power! If everyone reads this book and embrace it, we ll all leave the life we dreamed of in a better world!

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  • Brandon Savio Bradford
  • 2021-03-05

Using the Secret, I've manifested my dreamcar.

Enlighteningly poignant. Listen in with an open mind and you will realise you are more important than you thought. And I'm usually a sceptic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-02-28

Everyone should now this truth about life.

Listen to this entire audio book and you will get to know the one thing that can solve all your problems in your life for you. Enough said.