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The Master Key System

Written by: Charles F. Haanel
Narrated by: Jason McCoy
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Self-Development, How-to

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Publisher's Summary

The Master Key is here released to the world as a means of tapping the great Cosmic Intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions and aspirations of each listener.

The Master Key teaching has been previously published in the form of a correspondence course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks. The listener, who receives the whole 24 parts at one time in this audiobook, is warned not to attempt to listen to it all at once, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part - listening and re-listening to only one part per week before proceeding to the next. Otherwise, the later parts will tend to be misunderstood, and the listener's time will be wasted.

Used as thus instructed, The Master Key will make of the listener a greater, better personality, equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life's beauty and wonder.

© and (P) Big Happy Family, LLC

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ronnie
  • 10-02-08

The Original

This is the original to the runaway hit "The Secret" But this is much better although the narrator reads too fast and I found his voice quite irritating. I had to listen to it a few times and each listen revealed more. I highly recommend this audio. I would read the book too. If you can listen to only one chapter a week as is instructed, you will probably get more useful information. As for me, I couldn't wait to go to the next chapter.

19 people found this helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Alice Smith/ Alice's Book Wonderland
  • 01-07-08

The narrator is not authentic of easy to listen to

I find that the practical tools offered in the program are helpful, but the narrator's reading does not correspond at all with the message being presented. His reading of the material actually makes it more difficult to pay attention to the message being taught.

15 people found this helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jack
  • 04-02-09

Terrible Reader

The lack of precision on the part of the reader was so distracting that I was unable to enjoy the material. Within the first 10 minutes, he mispronounces "hitherto" twice, uses the wrong tense of "read", and says "for" instead of "of". His delivery is also lacking in dynamic range.

On the other hand, this download was very inexpensive.

12 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • AJW
  • 31-01-08

Forget the rest...this the best

Charles H. Knows the power of positive thinking and how to train the mind to always be in positive mode....I listen to this audio book over and over....

11 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • daniel
  • 13-04-11

Master content, but not master format

FYI when you buy this, it is not separated into the 24 lessons, which can make it a challenge. 1mp3 that is 5.5 hours long so you have to search for lesson 1, 2, 3, etc... if you want to go back and review. If you pay a little more you can find a version that is in separate mp3's.

But you could look at it from the perspective that $3.95 gives you access to content that was so good the catholic church banned it.

6 people found this helpful

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  • C. L. K.
  • 02-08-10

Content = Breathtaking / Narrator = Car Salesman..

5 Stars for the Content. Minus two stars for the Narrator.

This book changed my life years ago. In all the ways many other books should or could but never actually do. So look no further...THIS IS THE KEY... hands down. So, ... when I learned that Audible had this as an affordable audiobook i was beside myself with excitement. And while ...The content this book is life altering... ...the car-salesmen/narrator who does this audiobook speaks too fast, he misreads words consistently, and garbles up some of the most poetic insights within this writing.

Normally I could careless about a narrator. But this reader leaves a lot to be desired. Almost as if his producer was forcing him to read as fast as possible to reduce the size of the content. ..but regardless.

No matter how you get this book - even if you think my criticisms of the narrator are more exactly what you want to hear - please, buy this book in whatever form you can get it. ..This truly is one of the most important books the world has ever known.

6 people found this helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas
  • 24-03-09

Yes, worth the credit.

This as another correlated with the new thought, type thinking is a good methodology for changing your life for the better. Good ole common sense stuff is still timeless and you need to absorb this book as one of your basics. Just like those that feel you need the classics under your belt, this classic from its time frame is also a must listen. I recommend you read this and be open minded and see if it changes your thinking. That is worth a million, isn't it.

5 people found this helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Walter V
  • 27-05-08

Where do they get these narrators?

I got this audio book because I thought the material would include some valuable life lessons in self improvement. What I got was a narration that was so bad that I, like another reviewer, also found his pronunciation to be inaccurate, careless, annoying, and non-grammatical. For example the word "read" pronounced "reed" when in context it should have been "red". Add to that the run-on reading with no logical emphasis and the inexplicable re-reading of sections as if the narrator walked away in the middle of a section and started again back at the beginning when he returned and you get one confusing read! (Pronounced "reed"). The fast, run-on reading also leaves one wondering if entire words or sections were skipped since in some instances it seems as though periods were disregarded. I want to get the printed version and compare it to the audio version to see if I missed anything! As for content, I got nothing out of the first chapter. One reviewer listens over and over again - I am willing to try this for the simple fact that I believe from other reviews I've read, (red), that the contents seem to be at least worth the try. Good luck with this. Other reviewers love it. I'm not giving up, but you should be warned.

8 people found this helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Evelyn
  • 20-02-08

Oh, please, the messenger counts, too

How can someone be a narrator and not be able to pronounce the word omniscient? And besides, he reads like someone is running after him. Please reread this book with someone like Don Leslie and maybe it will raise my interest.

16 people found this helpful

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  • Gem Avery
  • 23-08-16

This is THE Book...

...I have several books & authors who address this subject but this Haanel work is IT. He addresses every aspect of (what I refer to as) activating one's ascended self. Money WELL spent.

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  • Jydeda
  • 26-04-13


I have rated this version a 1 star. Please don’t get me wrong the book itself is fantastic, but this is because it is such a poor rendition, there are hundreds of mistakes. Jason McCoy sounds incredibly enthusiastic as always, but it becomes obvious that he is not concentrating on what he is reading. (Ironically this book is about the art of concentration) In the mildest of situations he reorganizes the sentence to his own liking or substitutes words that are not in the original text, thereby affecting the meaning conveyed. In other cases he misses out whole lines from the original text, further still in worse situations he omits whole pages (Maybe his pages got stuck together.) He is also unsure if he wants to read out the number of each paragraph or not. In the worst case scenario I discovered in the introduction, he arrives at " . . . . . In the atmosphere we find heat, light and energy. Each realm becomes finer and more . . . . Then he doubles back (2 pages) to. . . .It is this method of study to which the civilized nations owe the greater part of their prosperity and the more valuable part of their knowledge. . . . ." and starts to re-read what he has already read before. Incredible!!!! As I have said before there are many, many more mistakes. Sometimes it makes you go . . . WHAT???? . . . That can’t be right . . ." The version narrated by Erik Synnestvedt is by far better more consistent and 10 times cheaper, however it does not contain the lengthy introduction. Audible should not allow these kinds of defects in their products. This product should be pulled from the market and monies refunded or credits be granted to purchasers.

4 people found this helpful