The Science of Getting Rich

Read by Diana Majlinger

(4.5 stars; 5729 reviews)

Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't.

The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after almost 100 years. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction." (Summary by Diana Majlinger and Wikipedia)

(2 hr 8 min)


00 - Preface 2:40 Read by Diana Majlinger
01 - The Right To Be Rich 5:26 Read by Diana Majlinger
02 - There is A Science of Getting Rich 6:13 Read by Diana Majlinger
03 - Is Opportunity Monopolized? 6:59 Read by Diana Majlinger
04 - The First Principle in The Science of Getting Rich 9:51 Read by Diana Majlinger
05 - Increasing Life 9:42 Read by Diana Majlinger
06 - How Riches Come to You 8:44 Read by Diana Majlinger
07 - Gratitude 6:31 Read by Diana Majlinger
08 - Thinking in the Certain Way 7:31 Read by Diana Majlinger
09 - How to Use the Will 7:55 Read by Diana Majlinger
10 - Further Use of the Will 8:43 Read by Diana Majlinger
11 - Acting in the Certain Way 8:56 Read by Diana Majlinger
12 - Efficient Action 7:37 Read by Diana Majlinger
13 - Getting into the Right Business 6:43 Read by Diana Majlinger
14 - The Impression of Increase 6:52 Read by Diana Majlinger
15 - The Advancing Man 6:50 Read by Diana Majlinger
16 - Some Cautions, and Concluding Observations 7:41 Read by Diana Majlinger
17 - Summary of the Science of Getting Rich 3:15 Read by Diana Majlinger


Listen to it, be open-minded, I'm not devote bit I will try

(5 stars)

I really prefer the concept that all of mankind can be financially rich without taking from others my own path was along these lines to begin with. To believe that their is always more of something even if we cant see it is so true. If you need to see it it defeats the purpose but look at the stars what if we as in mankind no longer built weapons of war(competition) and instead built weapons of exploration and automation. A robot whos greatest desire is to fullfill its duties to the best of its abilities (this does not include self aware/self improving i.e. not all humans either lol) to do the meanial...its not wrong to create jobs so that one can perpuatuate their own but it is wrong to take from them who know not how to become more nor wish not. We will only obtain ourselves when we all have moved beyond competition(the act of taking from others) into creation(the act of forging more intangible into tangible). We see it all around. This is the age folks. Hop on. Lets move forward. Create!

(5 stars)

The principles in this book stood the test of time. Where is falls short is the absence of self discovery. You need to know yourself first and discover your talents before any of these principles will have any success in your life. I've enjoyed listening to this audio book, thank you.

Forget everything you think you know and then read this book

(5 stars)

Its very important for a reader to have complete faith in author and just do what he says. Forget everything you know till now about who to live life and then read this. As a nuisance, as child being taught about Newton's laws. He doesn't questions if Newton was right or wrong he just believes and that's what you and me should do after listening to this.

Bizarre mixture of distorted social theories n motivationa speec

(2 stars)

Wattles shows here a pretty unsuccessful admixture of late capitalism advocacy and Christian socialism. All is one and one is all - but god wants you (and not your employees of course) to be rich. Put some use value on your workers - but never forget to exploit the labor, because you deserve to pay them a tiny fraction of what you earn. According to this book, getting rich has nothing to do with circumstances, luck, occasion, educational and cultural background - exactly as modern political science shows. It is merely a lack of will power. No matter how unscientific, this book presents one of the first coaching and self-help editions. It is amazing how similar modern-day audiobooks pertain to the exact same narrative. 2 stars for Wattles having predicted that airlines will grow to a huge business, about 3 years before the world's first airlines was established!

Contrast With Islam

(5 stars)

A lot of this book's teachings match Islamic view of God. The only difference here is that the purpose of teachings in this book is to get rich, while the purpose of Islam is to progress in all aspects whether you stay poor or rich.


(5 stars)

I find listening to this I am more focused on what I want, which inevitably has you going in the right direction and the confidence to continue pushing forward. Listen with an open mind and you might find yourself listening to this book more than once. It helps

Must for the people who wish to work with unconventional ways

(5 stars)

Content of the book- There were alot of gems hidden in this book, the best thing i got to know or realise was that the author always emphasises on being creative in finding the way the universe works rather than using what has been already done before. Time spent listening to this book was worthwhile. Quality of recording- The recording was clear

Just listen to the summary

(2 stars)

The 3 minute summary of the book is all there is to this book. You might think that there's some substance in the rest of the book, but there really isn't. Save yourself the trouble and time spent listening to this entire book, and just listen to the last chapter.