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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Trembling Truth about the Cartel Federal Reserve!

Could not "put this book down" and was riveted from start to finish. Sobering and astutely academically composed leaving no stone unturned. A call to arms to the now paltry American middle class against economic slavery of the masses- domestic and abroad-by an elite percent behind the 1%. Get your personal house in order and understand that most of your wealth woes were carefully orchestrated over decades by the Federal Reserve bankers and anti-free marketplace politicians. We are in hot water and being gradually boiled like frogs. Its not too late to jump out. It's not easy, but Griffin points the way!

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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.

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A book that makes you think, although I’m not sure the way the author intended.

While the book starts off strong after a few chapters things begin to go off the rails. Events that support the authors claims are examined in excruciating detail while those that oppose it are quickly disregarded or hand-waved away.

The author has a tenuous, at best, grasp of history that he uses to spin a compelling but flawed narrative. While the book provides a good starting point I suggest all readers approach it with skepticism and do their own research into its claims.

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Lost confidence in author

I wanted to listen to a book about the Federal Reserve given the current economic situation. I could tell by the title how the author felt about The Fed. However, the book has a lot of good reviews and is extremely popular. The author even alludes to his negative feelings about the Federal Reserve in the first few sentences. That’s fine - everyone has their own opinion. At least he is up front with his. What I couldn’t handle was the description of the banking system. I have been a commercial banker for 18 years. The author lacks understanding, or, even worse, misrepresents basic banking fundamentals such as how banks make money, how a balance sheet works, how lending works, how deposits work, what happens when loans go sideways, how bank profitability works, etc. I was able to push through the first two chapters because my goal was to learn more and the Federal Reserve. However, once he butchered how the FDIC works he lost all credibility in my mind. I just didn’t have faith in anything else he would describe in the remaining chapters. Not a book I can recommend or spend any more time on. I’ll search for another book on the topic. I just wish I wouldn’t have wasted an Audible credit on this.

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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.

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

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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.

Despite the size of the book... I didn't want it to end.

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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 book it is one that you will never forget ..

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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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  • knittyboot
  • 01-27-21

Wow!

I went on Wikipedia and apparently Mr.Griffin is a "conspiracy theorist". This makes him sound like a tin foil hat wearing nutter, as no boubt it was meant to. The usual 'nothing to see here move along' tactic. Far from being a nutter he stikes me as a rational man, putting forward a well reasearched reading of historical and current events. I'm not trained in economics and therefore had to listen repeatedly to certain sections, in part to understand what was meant but also to get over the shock! The assertion 'money isn't real' comes to mind. I wish I had read this book when I was young, I find it makes it easier on my mental health; knowing that there are reasons, no matter how evil, for the state of the world rather than attributing it to a kind of free floating madness. Thank you Mr.Griffin, you are a star.

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  • Qme
  • 08-25-19

For The Liberty of Our Families and the World

This book is an excellent narrative on how the banking system of most if not all countries with a central bank work. How they are and eventually errode all liberty from people due to the immense power awarded to them by governments. All is not lost however.

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  • Miro
  • 07-22-19

Interesting book to read with an open mind

Very interesting book with eyes opening information. Crazy to believe in it but if we look back over the years, we see exactly what Mr Griffin estate in this book happening now, the majority of the population world wide are getting poorer and poorer and the mega rich getting richer and it’s happening specially in the first world countries. That’s exactly why we don’t have Financial Education in our schools, the common people must NOT know how to manage and grow their wealth, they must be ignorants and go to school and be trained as modern paid slaves, working their entire life making the politicians and the rich richer, and with luck possessing a house to live the rest of their days , most not getting even a house. Would be great if common people as we are could be more interested in minding our own business and live a better life forever and it’s simple than we think. Good luck everyone we will need.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-22-19

Should be mandatory reading in schools...but never will be

If you only read one financial book in your life this should be it brilliant

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  • Chris Barnard
  • 04-27-20

An excellent telling of how America functions behind the scenes.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book about the Federal Reserve’s creation and the darkness and corruption that surrounds it. Well written, with a good flow.

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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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  • richard morley
  • 02-15-21

Open your eyes!!

This resonates even more now while we're in this 'pandemic' Was it constructed?? Makes you think

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  • Mette
  • 01-11-21

well worth a read..

explains a lot about what is going on in the world today so will help make sense of it...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-19-18

“The whole world lies in evil”

For those who reject the accidental theory of history and suspect that there is a carefully crafted plan which spans history then this book is preaching to the converted. For those that are sceptical, there are far too many things that must be refuted; if only half of what is written were true then this world is in serious trouble: this world is in serious trouble. One thing is sure; power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is where we are headed.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation13:16-17

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  • Noah
  • 12-27-17

A Great Work.

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

Great,
Comprehensive,
Epitome.

What other book might you compare The Creature from Jekyll Island to, and why?

I have delved into many books regarding the nature of the works entailed in The Creature from Jekyll Island. Truly, this book stands on its own in the public realm. If you've read/listened (and without a doubt, enjoyed) this book, and seek to understand more, may I recommend Jim Rickards works.

What about Mark Bramhall’s performance did you like?

His performance was stellar. A great orator who's speech truly conveys and illustrates the language of the book. Eloquent, mannered, consistent and pleasant to listen to. A great narrator for a great work.

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

Yes. Aside from the joy of knowledge and understanding, the later chapters shall strike a chord in all hearts whom hear it.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this work to anyone who wishes to understand the economic strings we find ourselves tangled in from birth. Whom pulls them, and how these strings are swayed from beyond our sight.
The author has done a tremendous and incredulous study into the history of money, which is, of course, the history of mankind and our societal and economic structuring.
For those seeking to further their education on finance, politics and true world history; this is indeed a work that should not be forgone.

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  • Poss
  • 08-01-18

Eye opener to the Federal Reserve

Must read (listen) to anyone who uses money and interested in the future of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-19

Truth is simple

Great researched book. Easy to understand the next moves I have to make. This is a must read for those who are keen on understanding debt and taxes

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-17-19

eye opener

the is a must read, and should be a topic taught to our young people in all our schools.

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  • Krishna Parikh
  • 12-19-18

The untold story of money.

Simply essential listening, for anyone interested in the realities of the money they work for, save and spend. You won’t learn this stuff at school....

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  • David A Johnson
  • 11-29-18

The red pill...

It’s like having a veil lifted. Once read, you can never go back to unknowing. Thank you for this brilliant work.

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  • Francis Gregory
  • 01-26-21

Loved every minute of it

Great insight to today's monetary system. Will definitely recommend this book to friends and family. Keep up the good work.

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  • Nick H.
  • 10-06-20

spot on. cant put it down

great read and so true to the current environment pertaining to The Fabians/the New Machiavellians

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  • Matthew
  • 10-14-19

Wouldn't recommend

Couldn't finish it. A bit to dark hand controlling the world and forgets some facts.