• The Mysteries of Free Masonry Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge

  • By: William Morgan
  • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After being denied admission to a Masonic lodge in Batavia, William Morgan secured a sizable advance from a local newspaper publisher for this work. That publisher, David Cade Miller, released this book after Morgan's death, presumably at the hands of the Masons. Because of the notoriety of the previous events, The Mysteries of Free Masonry Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge became an instant best seller and an American classic.

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Most Boring Book Ever Written or Read Aloud

What disappointed you about The Mysteries of Free Masonry Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge?

There must be some other way to present "The Mysteries" besides the verbatim reading out of every knock and question/answer ritual.

Would you ever listen to anything by William Morgan again?

Nope

Would you listen to another book narrated by Ken Maxon?

Yep. He did a good job with terrible material.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

meh

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So incorrect.

You can’t make things up about something that has existed for centuries and pretend that it’s real. One may be able to pass it off and convince others it is real, but it doesn’t make it so. Don’t rely on this as something other than a way to pretend.

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Now Hear This !

Very interesting listening. The narrators were excellent and did a commendable job. I highly recommend this for for anyone who wants to know about Free Masonry .

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Not interested

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

Nothing

What could William Morgan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

H could have not written the book

How could the performance have been better?

by not being performed at all

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

anger, it was a waste of money

Any additional comments?

It is a dreary and repetitive recital of the laws, codes and levels of Freemasonry.

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Not Morgan but still good

This is not Morgan’s Freemasonry Exposed; I am pretty sure it’s Richardson’s Monitor. Reader has a pleasant enough voice, but has no idea how to pronounce many Masonic words, or even biblical words: HEE-rum-uh-BEEF, sep-POLE-kur, Two Chronicles, etc. I thought I’d get over it, but it just kept getting more aggravating.

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Disappointing

This was quite disappointing on so many levels. The monotonous manner of the work is discouraging.