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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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    Randall 01-22-14
    Randall 01-22-14
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    "Everyone should know!"

    The first of this book is history and therefore gets bogged down a little because of the facts that are necessary to some but not others (the reason for only 4 stars on story). I do not fault him for the details....it was just a little over my economic intellect sometimes. The reader was good enough to pull me through the doldrums. But stay with it. Wait for it. The last 3 and a half hours is pure genius that I was not expecting! Griffin succinctly and factually frames the thoughts about the Federal Reserve that I have been accumulating for years. Then he gives reasons and details that support my same theory that there is a collapse coming. He even offers solutions that COULD work and which would turn our economic death into just a hangover. BUT....(Because we have dishonest men running the country, and because the "electorate is unaware of what's being done to them and therefore unable to do anything about it"..... I believe it's never going to happen! Of course he chides me for this apathy....but I likewise chide him for his surrealism. Should be required reading for every economic student....and you, too! I rarely take the time to rate books....and when I do I rarely am this excited about giving such high marks. This is an A+ Be getting ready for the collapse!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Portsmouth, Ohio, United States 10-14-13
    Jeff Portsmouth, Ohio, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The Illusion of "MONEY""
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Creature from Jekyll Island to be better than the print version?

    I do not have time to read whole volumes anymore. As the owner of a manufacturing plant, I choose to listen to books in my car and at work instead.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ruskin/Rhodes and the formation of a world wide secret society for the purpose of total financial control of the world's finances.


    What about Mark Bramhall’s performance did you like?

    Smooth voice inflexion.


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

    I would love to, but 24 hours is a long time to listen in one sitting. You need time to digest, and even go back to listen and take notes as necessary.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should read this and absorb the significance of what is being put forward as the basis for this country's "wealth" and how the world might progress toward a "one world currency", irrespective of religious beliefs or suspicions.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Armen 06-02-15
    Armen 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enlightning"

    I think every one needs to know about this story. It was the structured answer of many my questions that I had about money creation and banking/government relationship.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher 05-31-15
    Christopher 05-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loved this, but the truth can hurt"

    very cool read, but leaves you in a quandary about where we would be as a society without the fed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brett Holmberg 05-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent"

    Scary but great research and presentation was excellent such a great presentation of the corruption of the banking system.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James 05-18-15
    James 05-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "An amazing argument!"

    An amazing comprehensive argument for the elimination of the federal reserve. Anyone interested in freedom should immediately educate themselves on the enemy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Tom Woods New England 07-11-15
    Tom Woods New England 07-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "If half of this is true, we're all in deep trouble"

    I've listened to this history of money twice so far. Concept rich if somewhat frightening.

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    Timothy 06-23-15
    Timothy 06-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The Truth Hurts"
    What did you love best about The Creature from Jekyll Island?

    If you are searching for in-depth knowledge about macro-economics... this is your book. Finally, a work that explains what money is, where it comes from, and the shocking history of the economic world. It's like looking into the sun through a welder's mask.


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

    This is a text book... I'll probably be listening to it more than once over the years.


    Any additional comments?

    When it is said, "The Truth Hurts", this is the literary work that embodies the thought. Do you want the red pill or the blue pill? If you want the truth, the naked truth, read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gordon Stull Shamong, NJ USA 06-19-15
    Gordon Stull Shamong, NJ USA 06-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "well researched FED history"

    well-researched, well-written, readable and entertaining. This is a complex subject made understandable by Mr Griffith in this excellent treatise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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