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Becoming Magic

A Course in Manifesting an Exceptional Life, Book 1
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Becoming Magic is book one of a complete course in becoming creator of your own exceptional life. In this book, I outline the exact steps which enabled me to move my own life from one of poverty and drudgery, to one of previously unimaginable wealth, purpose and joy. But Magic? I do hope you are joking! That's what I would have said, five or ten years ago. I once despised all things 'New-Age'; all these spiritual types and their airy-fairy views, their bad science and their irrational beliefs. I had read The Secret and all the Law of Attraction greats, Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Napoleon Hill, Esther Hicks and Wayne Dyer. But no matter how closely I followed their instructions for manifesting money, love or happiness, I couldn't make it work. It was only when I recognised, accepted and finally embraced that what I was doing was actually some kind of Magic that suddenly things began to fall into place. Once I realised that the power came from within me, it was as if the light had suddenly been switched on. I learned how to manifest love and money, but I also learned how to be happy, truly happy. If you're jaded by the whole New Age idea of The Laws of Attraction, have become bored by their failure to deliver this book is for you. It is my intention to lead you by the hand through a marvellous journey of wonder and adventure, teaching you how to change your life, one step at a time.

©2014 Genevieve Davis (P)2014 Genevieve Davis

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Brilliant

read several books of this nature and felt that something within me was still not getting it. This book revealed accurately what it was and how to start again, laying the right foundations.

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Start Grabbing Life By The Balls

Fantastic no nonsense way to start manifesting what you want in life. Gets to the point , with simple exercises to follow

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Awesome

As I listened to the words, I keep seeing myself in her story. My story is her story. Been there, done that. This gives me hope and inspiration to start over and keep on keeping on.

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If you can only choose one LOA book...

Let it be this one. It is real, it explains everything that you're secretly doubting about LOA, and the author doesn't keep the profit, she donated it to specific causes. Amazing ... The first book that doesn't lie and say you'll be a millionaire by tomorrow.

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Very simple book

Being involved in the area of personal development for many years I thought this may be a good interesting book, unfortunately it tells you less than the basic info on what to do and uses reverse psychology to make you feel you like you are at a low level and you need to read this over a few times if you don’t get what you want or desire. A shame as the info in book one won’t get you to a level ever to read book 2 which is sad.

The book doesn’t talk about what to do for assisting in making those s changes and shifts in your life. Half way through the audio she talks about how the second book will give you the steps on what to do which was also pushed and if you are not worthy or ready for book 2 then go back to learn book one again :-(

I was hoping to learn something but I think I received this info and more from Tony Robbins free courses.

The narrator was lovely to hear and if played at a faster speed you can listen to this quicker if you choose to read this.

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love it!

thanks so much!! I read the barefoot investor and he had reasonable ideas but he presented them like a big patronising douchebag!!

these three books say exactly the same thing but presented in a much nicer and completely unpatronizing way. thanks again for helping me on my money journey :)

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A great listen

The content is entertaining and the narrator is enjoyable to listen to. Relatable and a fresh take on the law of attraction.

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Congruent.

Exceptional. Honest, reliable and practical guide to becoming magic ready; a call to childlike optimism.

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This is for beginners

I didn't really get much out of this book she spent the majority of the book talking about how people manifest certain ways don't work and we shouldn't do things. She then spent about 10 minutes telling us we have to become a receptive state to what we are trying to manifest which is great but didn't explain how to do this?? When it finished I was shocked I was little bit surprised that was it?? I was a fan of her book becoming rich so I expected better than this. It really didn't give much value.

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Illuminating!

Loved it. Debunks so many myths and redirects your attention to what is really important in creating the life you want.

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  • NJMom
  • 07-08-2015

with patience u get to the content

In the end I enjoyed the last few chapters. The first 7 chapters were literally about nothing. They were all just lead up about what the author was going to tell you. It was a little frustrating and I almost gave up. SERIOUSLY I bought another book and was about to switch when I decided to give it one more chapter. AND yes, she finally got to it. It was interesting and pleasant and original. I'm on the fence about buying the next book. I think ultimately I'll learn something but is it worth the frustration?

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  • Jason Perry
  • 06-03-2016

heavy

it was like getting scolded by mary poppins
I didnt feel inspired and didnt want to read the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-2015

Refreshingly down to earth

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am a newbie to this LoA and manifestation stuff, and have been reading a variety of self-proclaimed experts on it. This is the only one that sounds like the real deal, not least because it is a fraction of the cost of online courses and programs. The author does spend what seems to be an inordinate amount of time saying what her book isn't, and I eventually wondered if she would tell me what her book was. It gets better and clearer after the first read/listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

What does Fiona Hardingham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a clear, crisp reading style that is perfect for this book. She reads each word as if it matters.

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

If you aren't working to change something in your life that you don't like, you shouldn't think about it at all.

Any additional comments?

Don't rush to get the second volume after getting this one. There is plenty of useful information in here. I have both of her audiobooks and all three of the books in the series, but this is the one that I keep coming back to. (When will volume 3 be recorded? I want it!)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-10-2015

The best book on The Law of Attraction I've read

I've read the Kindle version several times and I purchased this audiobook for another way to quickly review the material (and to hopefully get other members of my household to read/listen to it as well). The reader's pace and tone are easy to follow and set the mood for the topic.

The principles the author present make sense to me. I most like how she explains why other Law of Attraction methods haven't worked for me and emphasizes what I should be doing to improve my own attitude and beliefs.

I anticipate listening to this book again and again.

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  • Ted Striker
  • 30-08-2015

My New Favorite -- Quick and Simple

What did you love best about Becoming Magic?

A lot of the reviews were concerned that she took a while to get to the "what to do" part.

However, I've been in the reality creation genre for about 3 years now, and a lot of the concerns I have had with the material from other authors, are exactly what she addresses. So I did appreciate the first half, and her explaining the setbacks that a lot of people have.

I also appreciated that the author attempts to establish credibility with the readers. She says that she donates all of her profits from these books to charity.

I REALLY appreciated her description of "snapbacks," as I just had one, and it's exactly what led me to this book.

Finally, I also liked that this was a short, and her techniques are very simple.

In summary, I am very excited to get going on the exercises, as you don't practice magic, you ARE magic.

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  • TAT88
  • 03-01-2015

Great advice but logically flawed

Any additional comments?

If you're a critical thinker, you may find yourself slightly annoyed by this audiobook. However, her advice to stop being negative and her tactics on how to do that are valuable. I would have given this less stars but for the fact that despite how long it took her to get to the point, it's actually valuable advice. As someone who knows quite a bit about the law of attraction, it was refreshing to hear someone point out how duality of mind can get in the way (if you are visualizing wanting things, you're also subconsciously visualizing your lack of them). Anyway, I didn't hate it, but it could have been reduced to a half our.

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  • kosmicjerk
  • 11-04-2015

Much ado over what it's not

There is some good info in this book but over half the book is devoted to declaring what it is not.

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  • maesyn strite
  • 01-03-2016

Literally the worst waste of time ever

This book spends the entire contents making excuses and warning you about why her (lack of tools) may not work for you.
Ridiculous.

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  • Norma Banks
  • 22-01-2016

Not Worth It

The bulk of the chapters are just filler--what the book and concepts will not do and what magic is not. One, maybe two chapters are germane...that's it. I'm not buying part two. Fool me once....fool me twice!

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  • jo
  • 23-05-2015

waste of paper and audio tape

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

That she actually teach something instead of talk about what she is going to teach you in other books ..

What was most disappointing about Genevieve Davis’s story?

She talks consistantly about what she is going to teach you rather than get down to business.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Hardingham?

her voice was nice ..The book was a waste

What character would you cut from Becoming Magic?

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Any additional comments?

I would go to purchase new psycho cybernetics which is a great book if you havent already read it.

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  • Devon Dolley
  • 20-04-2015

Unrealistic for most people

What made the experience of listening to Becoming Magic the most enjoyable?

I enjoy listening to different approaches to using law of attraction, and this author has obviously mastered her own way.
I enjoyed some of the unique methods taught, which were fun to do.

Has Becoming Magic put you off other books in this genre?

No, I prefer other L of A authors

How could the performance have been better?

Totally.

The narrator sounded like she was reading a story to 5 year olds, not delivering a powerful self help book to adults.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Snap back was interesting

Any additional comments?

I have now listened to all 3 Magic books. I didn't like the arrogance of the author in her scathing opinion of other L of A authors, however, this was obviously from her own frustrations and realisation of her own effective approach.

About her approach. It is probably most useful for people who are largely sorted financially and emotionally and just want a more fun and interesting life.

For anyone who is in a desperate situation in need of real guidance for powerful and realistic help today, I don't recommend this book.

Her process is for those who aren't in a hurry, and have little to lose 'giving it a go'

For example, she suggests you take your focus on what you don't want and to 'trust' the Universe will bring what you need and to get on with other things. Try telling that to someone with the bailiffs knocking at their door. Unrealistic.

A good book though and glad I listened to all 3

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  • N Tyler
  • 21-04-2015

Refreshing Honesty

I have read all the recommended books Think and Grow Rich, The Attractor Factor, The Law of Attraction etc etc etc. I did as I was told....
Something was missing, it was sort of happening but my gut feeling was telling me that something was missing in me. Why couldn't I get it right. Why did sometimes it go so very wrong? They make it sound as is we should all just be able to just do it.
So back I went to Amazon, no more books to read or listen to that said anything different. It had to be me. I have had experience of NLP in the past with great results so I started down that road again. Did I have limiting beliefs that were holding me back? I made an appointment in 3 days time. Meanwhile I thought why not listen to these Magic books, they are cheap and something to listen to for the next couple of days. I downloaded all three!!!! WOW I was not expecting that.....
They make sense of all the previous books. Once I had listened to Becoming Magic I understood completely what I needed to do first, and that also included not listening to Doing Magic. I felt normal and capable of starting the process with practical doable guidance. Whether you are an old hand at this or a complete beginner it makes no difference this first book is a little treasure. The narrator has a beautiful clear voice which is easy and a pleasure to listen to. This book puts the common sense back into this thing we are all able to do. It answered all of my questions. Sometimes you get more than you pay for!!

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  • Elinor Dashwood
  • 12-02-2017

A very long introduction

This amounted to a very long and vague introduction, and two pieces of advice: stop whining and start a gratitude journal. The author says she donates all profits from this book to charity - I sincerely hope that's true, because else it's a swindle.

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  • manini
  • 28-06-2016

This book is a total waste of time

The author wants the listener to buy the second book so says nothing of value in this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-2019

really enjoyed listening to this book

loved it so much I bought all the others to read next! loved all 3 and becoming Genevieve was my absolute favorite after the trilogy books.

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  • Amanda
  • 09-02-2019

Awesome

This book spoke to me I felt that the author had an insight into most people's lives. I recommend these books to anyone who is looking to change how they feel about themselves how they approach Law Of Attraction and who would like to make changes in their life.

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  • T Kelly
  • 21-01-2019

Inspirational

Having read quite a few books on the Law of Attraction, Genevieve makes so much sense. What she teaches is beautifully simple, yet still challenging for most of us. I bought this book after reading Becoming Magic because I related so much to how she felt at certain points of her life. I'll be reading - and following through - on the rest of her books.

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  • JGroove
  • 18-01-2019

Excellent and refreshing!

Even though this is a very short book it refreshingly keeps the points made short and sweet. It's very clear and easy to digest and unlike some other listeners I had no issue with the narrator at all.
Highly recommend this book.

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  • Ms. AM Bond
  • 13-12-2018

you'd be crazy not to understand it.

I started off by in book 3 I really enjoyed book free and I thought that I wonder if I'm missing out on anything else and when I bought book one I thought silly girl you should have started with this first first of all it really really makes a lot of sense she speaks beautifully its articulate in the way that is presented that easy to understand and execute the instructions that are given I would totally recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in any form of affirmation of getting what you want from this life the secret or books relating to law of attraction or books on what your thoughts create things etc but this version is completely different in its outlook and It just gives you a fresh easy-to-understand view I totally tell you now it's worth the money and it's worth the listening hope you enjoy it as I did xx

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  • ANGELA
  • 24-10-2018

Magic

What a great book, and loved to listen to this so what I’ve been looking for for years. Aha moments!
Would love to hear the author; Genevieve Davis narrate the next one!
Thank you!!