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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.

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  • Stephen
  • Orem, UT, United States
  • 08-31-13

Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

Would you listen to The Creature from Jekyll Island again? Why?

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.

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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.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Will
  • YPSILANTI, MI, United States
  • 11-21-13

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Where does The Creature from Jekyll Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that this is the truth. The story line resonates in your guts, you know what is said is true.

What about Mark Bramhall’s performance did you like?

Good Narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book grabbed me from the first page and I couldn't put it down.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely Brilliant! How the powerful enslave

If you could sum up The Creature from Jekyll Island in three words, what would they be?

Revealing, Sickening, Empowering

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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

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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. <br/><br/>Despite the size of the book... I didn't want it to end.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Prepare to be amazed

If you could sum up The Creature from Jekyll Island in three words, what would they be?

Eyeopening, shocking, disquieting

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

The explanation of how banking and the economy actually work.

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

Mark's narration brought the concepts and information presented into clear focus.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

They really are out to get you.

Any additional comments?

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.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Educational

Where does The Creature from Jekyll Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The top 300

What did you like best about this story?

The breadth of the historicity of the subject.

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

Good pace

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A film would ruin it.

Any additional comments?

This book requires a lot of checking the references for accuracy they are so astonishing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Do you really know what your Politians are doing?

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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.<br/><br/>I'm only half way through, and am planning a 2nd listen so I can understand more of the intricacies of the monetary world.<br/><br/>Please inform yourself in the name of humanity.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • alexander
  • miramar, fl, United States
  • 04-26-14

Unbelievable revelations

What made the experience of listening to The Creature from Jekyll Island the most enjoyable?

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.

Have you listened to any of Mark Bramhall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The reading performance is very good and makes the material easier to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The degree of uncovered knowledge from this book is life altering.

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Peter
  • Denton, TX, United States
  • 09-15-13

Outstanding!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

Griffin's ability to explain both the macro and micro without losing the reader.

Have you listened to any of Mark Bramhall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He's one of the best narrators in the field. His delivery is surprisingly close to Griffin's.

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

No. 24 hours in one sitting wouldn't be possible.

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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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 05-22-14

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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  • Jeff
  • Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
  • 10-14-13

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.

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  • DRMM
  • 08-24-15

Money=Debt. Debt=Money. If Debt =0 Money =0MG

What did you like most about The Creature from Jekyll Island?

Descriptions and history of Gold backed Currencies, Fractional Reserve lending and fiat currency along with usury of of charging interest on fiat currency.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rockerfellers as the big bad wolf. - they probably were!

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

Good clear annunciation and read. kept me listening with a great rhythm for this the of text.

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

NO

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OMG. Just OMG! Read this. Educate yourself and your family and then your friends.

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  • Nathy
  • 11-29-17

Hands down most compelling listen of 2017 !

The depth of detail in this work is fantastic , but yet it never seemed hard to keep on listening .
It reads like a crime novel, with fascinating plot twists and turns , but the unfortunate thing is that this is all factual and happening to us all this very second .
Don't be put off by the size of this bookt is one that you will never forget ..

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  • Buster
  • 11-04-17

One of the most important books to read

This book brings together contemporary US banking, its history and its effects on the world. A must read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-18-17

This is an amazing book it will blow your mind.

l love audio books but this is by far in away the most enlightening book bar the bible that l have ever read. It sheds light on so many of the bewildering acts in our current world order. Read it and be wakened.

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  • Derek
  • 05-22-17

Wish it was fiction

Fantastic content and history that spams many if not all areas and events of influence. The banks, the personalities, the politics, agendas and the secrets that you may wish were fiction. But sadly, I fear this is closer to reality than most can bear.

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  • Chris
  • 01-19-17

Eye opening

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.

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  • ian lyons
  • 01-04-17

WOW!!!

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......

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  • Mike Freeman
  • 09-15-16

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.

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  • Gavin
  • 11-20-15

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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  • Hamish
  • 07-13-16

Fascinating from beginning till end.

This audiobook was thoroughly enjoyed, it was a particularly interesting perspective on a tragically under appreciated issue.

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  • Andrew Armstrong
  • 03-05-16

A great read/listen!

A very well detailed story of the bankster cartel and associated groups from the distant past until current day. Let's just hope the story doesn't play out in the way predicted based on the story so far!

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  • Vincent
  • 05-25-15

We are all pawns to the banks

Incredible account of the Federal Reserve that literally blew my socks off. God save America!