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The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve | [G. Edward Griffin]

The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.
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This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Your world view will definitely change. Putting it quite simply, this may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read.

The 5th Edition includes a no-holds barred analysis of bank bailouts under the Bush and Obama Administrations that are shown to be nothing less than legalized plunder of the American people. Many other updates have been added, including a revision to the list of those who attended the historic meeting at Jekyll Island, where the Federal Reserve was created.

©1994 G. Edward Griffin (P)2013 Audiobooks.com

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    01-13-14
    01-13-14 Member Since 2006
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    "More than interesting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Creature from Jekyll Island to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Creature from Jekyll Island?

    The trip into the future taken in the last chapter…
    And in earlier chapters learning that money not politics controls the world.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

    This is not a book of characters being performed, it's a nonfiction about global control


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It took me three days nonstop listening to complete this book


    Any additional comments?

    What draws us to the books we read? I have heard the Federal Reserve mentioned in other books, a paragraph here a chapter there. I only wanted to learn a little more about the federal reserve, but what I got instead was Morphious offering me the red or blue pill in the form of this fantastic book. If you choose the red pill and read this book, you will never see money the same way again.
    I was expecting a simple book about bankers meeting in secret on an island, and what I got was so much more. This book takes us back into history, brings us up to present date, and my favorite part, A trip into the future that we can all see has already begun just by reading today's newspaper headlines.
    I have to say that when I finished this book I no longer saw the world the same… I see it now as a much scarier place!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Galvin 11-17-14
    Ben Galvin 11-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A little extreme, but absolutly great."
    What did you love best about The Creature from Jekyll Island?

    I hate the federal reserve as much as the next libertarian, but Griffin walked right up to the "extreme FED hater" line and put is toe just on the other side. Very interesting thought experience that I thoroughly enjoyed, I'm just not 100% sure his suggestions that he say are happening are actually happening.


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    William J Mackey SNOQUALMIE, WA, United States 10-15-14
    William J Mackey SNOQUALMIE, WA, United States 10-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Well done"
    What made the experience of listening to The Creature from Jekyll Island the most enjoyable?

    It was not enjoyable. It's like eating kale.


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

    Well I would not have read it at all were it not for the narrator. I listen while driving. So the book is what I would not have experienced.


    Any additional comments?

    This should be required reading for every human.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert United States 09-07-14
    Robert United States 09-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "There's a lot of things we are not told"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend. Not many books out on the Federal Reserve system. I found out a lot more than i expected!


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

    Mark's tones and expression emphasize points that might get passed over if the book was read


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, although it would be an impossibility


    Any additional comments?

    Almost a conspiracy theory. The kind of book that you might not want to discuss with anyone but a close acquaintance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alyce Durham, NC, United States 07-25-14
    Alyce Durham, NC, United States 07-25-14
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    "Extremely disappointing journalism"
    What would have made The Creature from Jekyll Island better?

    This book had a lot of potential. There are lots of interesting historical items, which I would love to continue to learn about. There are also many good factual recounts of events. Unfortunately, there is so much political spin that it becomes difficult to to discern what is fact and what is political / economic wishful thinking. There are many examples in practically every moment of the book. One recurring example is his excessive inaccurate labeling of things as "communism" and "socialism".


    Has The Creature from Jekyll Island turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I feel that I now need to find other reputable books about the FED, IMF, and World Bank in order to sort out fact from spin.


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

    This book is bad in the worst possible way. It seems to obfuscate more than it enlightens. If I could ask for my money back from the author, I would as I now need to invest in other sources to clear truths from falsities.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Perry Menifee, CA, United States 07-07-14
    Perry Menifee, CA, United States 07-07-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Frightening..."

    Meticulously researched. Nicely written. Exquisitely narrated. Essential information for very American to know.

    My only complaint is that it was too long. An abridged version would be welcome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Chicago, IL, United States 05-22-14
    John Chicago, IL, United States 05-22-14 Member Since 2009
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    "A disturbing look at reality"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book should be read by everyone, especially those with complacent socialist leanings. It is well documented, and forecasts a grim future unless there is a major change in our culture. It outlines very well how "1984" is coming to pass.


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    Memphis Graton, CA, United States 01-12-14
    Memphis Graton, CA, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent but drawn out and unconclusive"

    I liked this book and enjoyed it generally speaking but it honestly could be quite condensed, I think someone (not the author...) should make an abridged version. Very abridged. Also I thought there were not any real solutions or alternatives to the federal reserve given, and the one that was is ridiculous and poorly described/defined (using gold as money). Many of events and concepts were a bit outlandish as well. Has some interesting information though and the audiobook makes the great length of the book more tolerable. Good narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason FRISCO, TX, United States 11-06-13
    Jason FRISCO, TX, United States 11-06-13
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    "A conspiratorial masterpiece."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend if only for its educational value surrounding the origins and functions of the Federal Reserve. The book does lose value with a sort of "global conspiracy" theme in which Fabian Socialists and a quasi New World Order involving the Council on Foreign Relations are plotting to socialize the world. It's a bit much at times, but does raise some good points for discussion.


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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 10-20-13
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Hauntingly captivating."

    Let me start of by saying this book should be required reading for every single American.

    I listen to these audible books while i hike with my dog. On more than one occasion I caught myself making a disgusted face because of what i was hearing. Wipe that look off your face and keep listening.

    I plan on buying a hard copy to re-read. There is so much information in this book it will require you to listen to it 5 or 6 more times.

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