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The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles Audiobook

The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich, the Science of Being Great & the Science of Being Well

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Publisher's Summary

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.

For the benefit, however, of those who wish to investigate philosophical theories and so secure a logical basis for faith, I will here cite certain authorities: The monistic theory of the universe; the theory that One is All, and that All is One; that one Substance manifests itself as the seeming many elements of the material world - is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of the western world for 200 years. It is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies, and of those of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Emerson. The reader who would dig to the philosophical foundations of this is advised to read Hegel and Emerson for himself.

In writing this book I have sacrificed all other considerations to plainness and simplicity of style, so that all might understand. The plan of action laid down therein was deduced from the conclusions of philosophy; it has been thoroughly tested, and bears the supreme test of practical experiment; it works. If you wish to know how the conclusions were arrived at, read the writings of the authors mentioned above; and if you wish to reap the fruits of their philosophies in actual practice, read this book and do exactly as it tells you to do.

In Mr. Wattles' book, The Science of Being Great, you will get methods, plans, carefully outlined instruction, for the highest self-development and training for efficient living.

The Science of Being Well: If you are well this book will tell you how to keep so. If you are seeking better health this book is for you.

Each book builds upon the previous one to construct a complete, simple, practical, easy-to-understand, step-by-step system for getting rich, being healthy, and becoming successful.

©2013 BN Publishing (P)2013 BN Publishing

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    Tyler S. 11-21-14
    Tyler S. 11-21-14
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    What disappointed you about The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles?

    This is NOT a recording of the original books. The content has been heavily modified to suit the opinions of the editor and it has not been clearly indicated what they changed. If I wanted to read about that the WAPF thougth about what one should eat I would buy a book from them. Very dissapointing. Do not buy this book.


    What didn’t you like about Jason McCoy’s performance?

    He read much too fast. No pauses for paragraphs, chapter changes, etc...


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    Peter United States 02-27-14
    Peter United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Trilogy not in order."

    This trilogy is out of order. The first book in the series is: "The Science of Getting Rich", followed by "the Science of Being Great" then "the Science of Being Well." This audio book starts with "the Science of Being Great." "The Science of Getting Rich" is last and I don't know if this was intentional or not. Either way I'm getting a refund and will purchase the other version of this book from Big Happy Family, LLC. Don't buy this version unless you want to save a dollar and don't mind titles out of order.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Rixie 03-04-15
    Cathy Rixie 03-04-15 Member Since 2012

    I commute several hours a week. Audio books entertain me and help me use the drive time wisely - balancing learning and entertainment.

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    "Content Great, narration terrible."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Content is timeless but trilogy is out of order.


    What didn’t you like about Jason McCoy’s performance?

    He read way too fast, as if a teacher was standing over him rushing him. No pauses for effect, no pauses in between major ideas or chapters. His style was so disruptive, I had a difficult time focusing on the material. I'd love to find the book with a different narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry Tampa, FL USA 05-21-14
    Kerry Tampa, FL USA 05-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A timeless classic."
    Would you listen to The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles again? Why?

    I would probably listen to it a second time, but not a third. The narration is fine; the writing is definitely dated.


    What other book might you compare The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles to and why?

    This is one (or rather, three) of a kind.


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

    Jason did a good job with narration. He had some excellent content to work with, but it was buried in a writing style that was obsolete a hundred years ago.


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

    Thoughts create things. They didn't actually use those words, but they sum up the whole law of attraction (which may not have actually been so named at the time these books were written).


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a self professed self-improvement junkie. My focus, to be honest, has been largely on increasing my financial wherewithal. I've read and listened to material by some of the greatest on this topic, including Harv Eker, Joe Vitale, and many others. I worked backwards to find the roots of their teaching - and it all seems to start with this guy with the goofy name, Wallace D. Wattles.

    So my advice to you is, if you want to improve your health, your wealth, or your general position in the world, start here and go in whatever direction is appropriate for you, rather than working backwards as I did. This is the source.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CWRDigitalmedia Newport News 09-30-16
    CWRDigitalmedia Newport News 09-30-16

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    "Excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles to be better than the print version?

    Great book. Excellent narration. I have listened to entire book at least 10 times already.


    What other book might you compare The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles to and why?

    This book is a compilation of Wallace D Wattles


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Great book all the way through


    If you could give The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Necessary Wisdom of the Ages


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent author and narrator

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    Brad DeMoss 06-21-16
    Brad DeMoss 06-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "incredibly powerful and perception provocative "

    it really pushes one's own views of thought to the forefront and gives clear and defined paths to achieving one's goals if so desired

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    Malcolm Jn. Baptiste 04-18-16
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    "Suggest Reading along with the Original Text"
    What made the experience of listening to The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles the most enjoyable?

    Wattles puts his information in the most simplistic form that can be asimililated by the minds of the intellect as well as the layman. The ideas are coherently placed enabling the reader to see clearly what he speaks about.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jason McCoy’s performances?

    The narrator omits all bible scripture spoken by Jesus which is written in the original book. however since the entire book makes reference of GOD he chooses to reference GOD, but not the ones referencing Jesus. These omitted text however makes it clearer to the christian reader how to go about interpreting the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read however you need to read the book while listening to the audiobook because some of the major aspects can pass you by without your awareness. The narrator also makes silly mistakes in pronunciation or word choice which is not picked up and edited by the publisher.

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    Amazon Customer 03-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "1st and Goal"

    If you are intuitive and just know the truth when you hear it -then listen up!
    "Buy this book right now and put it in your daily routine"

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    C. Harris 02-24-16
    C. Harris 02-24-16
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    "Old school platitudes written to appeal to emotion."

    This was a positive book with typical self help motivations. His definition of "science" seems to be a big miss unless science equals what I think and feel is true. Many logical fallacies. This would serve as a great practical exercise to spot all the different logical fallacies. Overall, I got a few points out of the book (focus on the positive and steer toward goals) but the author quickly lost credibility with nonsensical claims and some straight weirdness.

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    KatieCA California United States 02-21-16
    KatieCA California United States 02-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed with this version"
    Would you try another book from Wallace D. Wattles and/or Jason McCoy?

    The material written by Wallace D wattles is fantastic! I think Jason McCoy does a fine job of narrating it, with only a few mispronunciations.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The books included here are very inspiring, extremely motivating, and provide a roadmap for achieving one's most dearly held ambitions and dreams.

    However approximately 75% of the material in which Jesus is quoted is missing from this version as compared with the print version published by Soho books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jason McCoy’s performances?

    Yes


    Was The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles worth the listening time?

    The narrator could have been a bit more expressive. I found his delivery to be a bit deadpan. In addition, there are a few mispronunciations.

    However, it is well worth the listening time. This is actually three books in one: all three of the books of The Wisdom of Wallace D Wattles, including The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great and The Science of Being Well.


    Any additional comments?

    This version of the collection is missing at least three entire chapters in The Science of Being Great: chapter 18 - Jesus' Idea of Greatness, chapter 19 - A View of Evolution, and chapter 20 - Serving God.

    Further, entire passages are missing elsewhere. For instance, in Chapter 14 of The Science of Getting Rich, entitled The Impression of Increase, most of a paragraph is missing: "This law of perpetual increase is set forth by Jesus in the parable of the talents; only those who gain more retain any; from whom he hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."

    This book should not be listed as unabridged. It is edited and redacted.

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  • Nana Kofi
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    "Absolutely phenomenal!"

    My whole life has changed. The simplicity of it's truth is ever so refreshing. Great

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