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Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1910, this audiobook takes the mystery out of the accumulation of wealth and breaks it down into a scientific formula.

Here is an excerpt from the Preface of the audiobook:

This book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

It is expected that the listener will take the fundamental statements upon faith, just as he would take statements concerning a law of electrical action if they were promulgated by a Marconi or an Edison; and, taking the statements upon faith, that he will prove their truth by acting upon them without fear or hesitation. Every man or woman who does this will certainly get rich; for the science herein applied is an exact science, and failure is impossible...

...In writing this audiobook I have sacrificed all other considerations to plainness and simplicity of style, so that all might understand. The plan of action laid down herein was deduced from the conclusions of philosophy; it has been thoroughly tested, and bears the supreme test of practical experiment: It works...and if you wish to reap the fruits of their philosophies in actual practice, listen to this book and do exactly as it tells you to do.

©2007 Thinking Stuff LLC (P)2007 Thinking Stuff LLC

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Where are the actionable tips?

Listened to the whole thing and it just said have faith you will get rich, have gratitude, do as much as you can in a day... that’s it. Not ground breaking. I find it strange that this book is recommended by so many successful entrepreneurs. Lucky it was only 2 hours of my life. It’s also very repetitive.

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Very interesting

Listening to it again, and probably again and again. So many news ways at looking at things in a way that are so refreshingly moral and right and good for you.

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This works!

Have read the book too many times to mention. Tried listening to the 'free' audio versions on YouTube. Finally forked out pennies for a professionaly narrated version - minus the annoying YouTube ads! Love it (and YES The SOGR is working for me just like Wattles insisted it would - because I am working the science in the certain way.)

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  • Sakile
  • 17-03-2019

Best Book Ever Written in History: Life by Design

Love the book!! We have at least 10 copies...gave one to all my friends and family!!! The first 2 audio books could not hang...the woman voice was nail on chalk board, 2nd book sounded like a pirate with distracting theatrical music in back ground...third time was a charm....

Best Investment ever...this maybe the 10-20th (lost count) time I read this book...first time completing it audio...so excited!!

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  • Keng
  • 01-01-2019

Good for motivation

I like this short self improvement book. I listen to it every time when I feel down. Good for motivation.

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  • Celia Dias
  • 04-03-2018

pretty good.

interesting, more like life lessons then how to make money. I tottaly recommend it for the entrepreneur in us.

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  • Walter V. Metcalf
  • 08-12-2020

Amazing!

This books shows how to become rich on an entirely different level. It’s as if the author was put on this earth to give this message. Read the book and you will understand!

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  • Osama Bakur Natto
  • 14-11-2020

A book to study and not just read

For this book, I decided to study it and not just read it/listen to it. So the approach is that I will set the first hour of my day to study this book. For each day, I will take one chapter and listen to the same chapter 5 to 6 times. I also have the ebook and I was following the text with my eyes while I was listening. I then spend some time to write notes of what I understood from the chapter. I must say that this book is deep and require to be carefully studied. I have reconfirmed some ideas that I already had and helped me to structure my process. I highly recommend it if you are into contemplating. I would rename this book to "The process of thinking and acting to get rich"

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-2020

Great book!

Loved the simplicity of the explanations in this book and found a little humor in the examples.

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  • gale jackson
  • 22-10-2020

Brilliant Book!!!!

The principles in it STILL apply almost 120 years later! I’ve listened to it over & over!

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  • Shon
  • 22-10-2020

Not cater To all involved

So I will say this the book is a very smart thing to read if you just starting out with your plan. For me it could have been more catered to Women also. what woman wouldn't mine getting rich on her own. Thanks

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  • woc
  • 05-10-2020

the best

this book is awesome. I listened to it 3 times. I cant get enough of this book. it is a game changer.

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  • army soldier
  • 22-06-2021

good tips, hard to listen to

the way the book is worded makes it a little harder to listen to, and the way that it's read is a little more monotone. so I found myself either falling asleep, or mind wandering somewhere else. if you can stay focused it does have some good info. I think a lot of it I've heard in other books though.

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  • jessie
  • 07-12-2015

wow

this book is fantastic and I will be reading it again. it has changed my way of thinking and I am already seeing the results just after a few short weeks.

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  • dreemuk
  • 22-08-2015

Awesome narration of an all time great book

If you could sum up The Science of Getting Rich in three words, what would they be?

This book is an awesome book and an all time great however you'll not really get what he is saying if you're not at least in the process of spiritual awakening. When you read this book purely from the ego you will not really get the message, even if you think you did. I read it twice previously and thought I understood its contents. But I have been doing some work on spiritual awakening lately with meditation etc. and when I read the book again I was blown away with how different the message was compared to how I saw it before.

What does Brian Holsopple bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Brilliant narrator. I actually had another audible audio version of this book gotten years ago but had to get this one again by Brian Holsopple because of his brilliant narration of another book - As A Man Thinketh.

Any additional comments?

IMO the book's message only opens up to you after spiritually awakening or when you're at least in the process of spiritual awakening and now able to differentiate your real self from your ego.

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  • Connor Reilly
  • 11-09-2015

Mindset is key to success in all areas of life

Great listen with interesting points, just shows how a mindset change alters the way we think and see the world. e.g the concept of becoming rich to fulfil ones potential and give more to others is amazing and a great and positive way to look at it.

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  • Vince B
  • 04-10-2019

Life-changing

This book remains perhaps the most influential piece of work on my life. The narration on this version by Brian Holsopple is also very even, well-paced and thought-inspiring.

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  • Hani glory
  • 26-08-2019

lovelly book I cant stop listening to it very nice

I loved the book iam so getting rich I will listen it every week so it sinks in my mind

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  • Farrukh
  • 30-07-2017

High level philosophy only

It only offers high level philosophy on getting rich but lacks any practical tips. It's similar to saying that the golden rule of success is hard work but then offer no detailed techniques on the topic.

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  • Elizabeth Ebudola A James
  • 14-05-2015

Inspiring

This is the one and only tool to get rich. There is no other to be added and would be wicked to take anything away from it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-2021

gave me a headache

Worst audio book I've ever listened to...particularly disappointing as I actually bought it too! The narrator speaks in a monotonous voice, barely pausing for breath and you feel as though you're just being talked at. No expression, just as though he's trying to get through it ax quickly as possible so he can do something more interesting instead. I only got to chapter 12 and couldn't take it any more!

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  • Avishai
  • 25-04-2021

Relevant to many things we wish to achieve

Must hear at least 3 times in a row to properly grasp the idea and be able to apply.

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  • Eggy
  • 17-04-2021

It's a bit 'meh'

Considering it's title, there really is very little science. Appreciating the age of the book and the thoughts in question, it's an early take on mindset, with know what you want then think it, then visualise it.

Some amusing moments in there where the language is very confusing.

All in all, save your 2 hours for another book.

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