From Publishers Weekly
Supporters will hail this New Age self-help book on the law of attraction as a groundbreaking and life-changing work, finding validation in its thesis that one's positive thoughts are powerful magnets that attract wealth, health, happiness... and did we mention wealth? Detractors will be appalled by this as well as when the book argues that fleeting negative thoughts are powerful enough to create terminal illness, poverty and even widespread disasters. The audio version of this controversial book, read by Byrne and contributing authors such as John Gray and Neale Donald Walsch, is uneven at best. The cheesy, obvious sound effects will not do much to add intellectual respectability to a work that has been widely denounced as pseudoscience. Mostly, this audio is hampered by its confusing and disjointed organization—techniques that worked reasonably well in the print version and the movie, such as cutting every few seconds from one enthusiastic expert to another, make for a choppy and somewhat bewildering listening experience. The gentle cadences of Rhonda Byrne's breathy, Aussie-infused voice are certainly the best part of the audio, but her material is scarce and provides mostly connective tissue between the testimonials.
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About the Author
Rhonda Byrne began her journey with The Secret
film, viewed by millions across the planet. She followed with The Secret
book, a global bestseller, available in fifty languages and with more than 25 million copies in print worldwide. The Secret
has remained on the New York Times
bestseller list for more than 190 weeks, and was names by USA TODAY
as one of the top twenty bestselling books of the past fifteen years. Rhonda continued her groundbreaking work with The Power
in 2010 and The Magic
also New York Times
bestsellers. Rhonda is also the author of The Secret Daily Teachings
and The Secret Gratitude Book