The Science of Getting Rich

Read by Diana Majlinger

(4.5 stars; 8174 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



(3.5 stars)

For a book on getting rich, there is little to no mention of economics. Instead it's a philosophical and metaphysical blueprint of what to believe, how to think and to act to be successful. Some aspects are a little out-there, and the author's insistence on single-mindedness rubbed me the wrong way a little, though I understand why it may be useful to success. Well worth a listen, as it's also quite succinct.

One of three

(5 stars)

This review is an edited version of ones I’ve left on the pages of the other two books in this review... I read this book along with “Thought vibration, or the law of attraction in a thought world” by Atkinson, and “Your invisible power” by Behrend. I was trying to understand the importance of the mind as we go through life. This was about five years ago and although I got the gist it, I thought all the books were a waste of time. Fast forward to present day, I’ve taken my time listening and re-listening to all three books and they finally make sense! I think books like these take a bit of studying or at the very least, paying very close attention. To me, all three of them helped explain each other and reinforced their ideas. They all helped me to understand the power of the mind. The writers have small varying opinions as to whether to share your ideas/mental image with a close group or keep them a secret, but I think that’s up to you. You decide what works for you and you believe it wholeheartedly. Whatever you think and believe it to be is what it will be.

Best Life Hack Ever Written

(5 stars)

I have read and listened to this book on many occasions and found it to be of value if you implement the advise correctly. Be careful to understand it properly before applying it as it may have the opposite effect of what you want.

(2 stars)

This is NOT science. The author does not cite any scientific research to back his claims and asks you to have unconditional faith in them. He even goes so far as to say that you shouldn’t even expose yourselves to ideas that contradict his views! On a positive note, the book is quite entertaining if you don’t take it too seriously. It is a good example of new thought beliefs for those who are curious about that. The narrator did a great job. Some of the ideas contained inside really are interesting, and might provide you with insight and out of the box thinking. Also, one has to consider that the author died the next year after publishing this book. If his ideas about the power of the mind were right, they were not very effective in preventing his illness and death! Yet, he very authoritatively says in the book that illnesses and poverty are caused by wrong thinking...


(5 stars)

He keeps mentioning that you should avoid reading anything else that will only serve to confuse you except the writers mentioned in the preface. I thoroughly recommend that you also read or listen to any works by Thomas Troward. He provides a firm philosophical ground for the Mental Science upon which this book is based. But Thomas Troward does not provide any firm practical steps - he concerns himself only with the principles of the science. Wattles provides very good teachings of the practical steps. The two writers work together as well as hands and gloves.

(5 stars)

after tray about 500 books in the past year, THIS is THE icing on the cake, found it's was to me at the perfect time and yes, Absolute truth in EVERY chapter! my most favourite yet, this guy knew pure truth

(5 stars)

Okay it is a good book i liked this book and i love this book

great read for any young person out there

(5 stars)

Thanks for the wonderful book