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.
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If you want to get an idea where this country is headed, you've got to listen to this. So many puzzle pieces about the political big hitters and policies just fall right into place.. This is not aimed at a particular political party.
I'm only half way through, and am planning a 2nd listen so I can understand more of the intricacies of the monetary world.
Please inform yourself in the name of humanity.
Yes, "Creature" is the story of world history but tied to the trail of money. Even though the actual book is a bit intimidating in length, the audio book is easy to digest and read very well. This is, hands down, the best audio book I've ever listened to. Additionally, the book has forever changed the way I look at banking and my country.
Griffin's ability to explain both the macro and micro without losing the reader.
He's one of the best narrators in the field. His delivery is surprisingly close to Griffin's.
No. 24 hours in one sitting wouldn't be possible.
Anyone who wants to truly understand the issues that America faces needs to read or listen to this book. Now that I've listened to "Creature" on Audible, I'm going back to the book version to read the footnotes.
Eyeopening, shocking, disquieting
The explanation of how banking and the economy actually work.
Mark's narration brought the concepts and information presented into clear focus.
They really are out to get you.
This book has been on a shelf in my home for over 10 years and during that time I manged to read maybe the first 3 chapters. I'm so glad I found it on Audible and that it has been updated with information about the world's current economic situation. I've learned more about banking and the economy from this book than I did from my college economics and finance classes. Well worth the investment.
Great book, Scary, but great. If you have children you must read this book. If live in the USA, you must read this book. If you care about any person on this earth, you must read this book.
I liked that this is the truth. The story line resonates in your guts, you know what is said is true.
The book grabbed me from the first page and I couldn't put it down.
Yeah. G. Edward Griffin somehow found a way to make the history of the Federal Reserve interesting. I learned a lot. I am realizing I have so much more to learn about finance and econ, and I am grateful to an author who can keep me wanting to listen to anything about them. He does a great job making this important knowledge not only easy, but enjoyable to digest.
The book has almost a detective feel to it, as it tells the story of a crime that was and is committed against the American people. The story feel is the best part. And learning the concepts doesn't feel too much like learning, but more like hearing a crime story unfold. So serious thanks to this author for a very important book. If it would've been written with a little more character development just to draw you in more it would've been even better in my opinion.
Revealing, Sickening, Empowering
I especially appreciated the authors perspective with regard to the political and economic forces leading up to the civil war, as well as sheding light on the powers and more base motives facing Lincoln as the war wore on. this book brings a great deal of insight to many of the events that have shaped our county. He brings to light how the many facets and influences of monetary control have worked against America since its inception. For the history buff's... I guarantee at least 2 to 3 Ah ha moments. This book really stitched together key historic events of the last two hundred years with each cause and effect. Demonstrating time and again the destructive and enslaving paterns used by powerful monetary forces to literally control the "Free" people of the world
The Narration was excellent. I often felt as though I was traveling by train through history, being enlightened as my traveling companion Mr. Griffin explained to my understanding, in some cases for the first time the passing historical landscape.
Despite the size of the book... I didn't want it to end.
The top 300
The breadth of the historicity of the subject.
A film would ruin it.
This book requires a lot of checking the references for accuracy they are so astonishing.
The Factual support for the incredible statements made in this book, made this book one of the most memorable I have ever read. Each and every incredible assertion and fact is footnoted with the source of the fact. It will open your mind to what real history has happened in the U.S.No one, who thinks he knows American history and the economy, truly knows it without reading this very important book.
The reading performance is very good and makes the material easier to listen to.
The degree of uncovered knowledge from this book is life altering.
Every voting American SHOULD be made to read this book. After reading this book, one can truly say truth is stranger than fiction. You'll listen to it more than once.
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.
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!
"Money=Debt. Debt=Money. If Debt =0 Money =0MG"
Descriptions and history of Gold backed Currencies, Fractional Reserve lending and fiat currency along with usury of of charging interest on fiat currency.
Rockerfellers as the big bad wolf. - they probably were!
Good clear annunciation and read. kept me listening with a great rhythm for this the of text.
OMG. Just OMG! Read this. Educate yourself and your family and then your friends.
Very well written and presented research, that had me gripped from start to finish. Only thing I can criticise is that there is no accompanying file with the foot note references, which the author mentions at the end and recommends purchasing a print edition. That really isn't a great solution for someone that has already bought the audio book.
An eye opening revelation of the true picture of our financial landscape!
A must listen seriously in depth look into our past and scary view into the future......
"A must listen if prepared to take action"
This is not a book for fun, entertainment or intellectual curiosity. You are going to be dragged from Plato's cave into the light and if you try to tell your friends it may well go badly for you. But this is precisely what this book is about; spreading the word before it's too late (if it's not already!). Listen to it if you're prepared to make some hard choices about the rest of your life.
"Long but worthwhile"
If everyone listened to this and fully understood it, the price of bitcoin would hit £1m each tomorrow.
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