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The Creature from Jekyll Island

A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
Written by: G. Edward Griffin
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Commerce
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Publisher's Summary

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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2nd time around and always great information.

This book should be required reading for all children in high school, great facts and knowledge.

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Very informative and well written.

Everyone needa to read this book. Then read it again and share it as much as possible.

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This is the book that connects the dots.

Excellent in every aspect. Conspiracy...absolutely not, just facts that prove the alleged conspiracy is real. Must read or listen.

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Excellent Listen

Long but 100% worth the time. very eye opening. the narrator also does an excellent job.

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  • Stephen
  • Orem, UT, United States
  • 2013-08-31

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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  • Will
  • YPSILANTI, MI, United States
  • 2013-11-21

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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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  • Charyn
  • 2013-09-14

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.

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  • Linda
  • 2013-08-29

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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  • alexander
  • miramar, fl, United States
  • 2014-04-26

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.

Any additional comments?

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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  • Ken
  • 2013-08-29

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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  • Kyle
  • 2015-10-30

This book could have been very useful.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book could have been very useful - opinions and facts are too closely blurred. The author's own opinions weave in and out of every part of the book, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone looking to gain an unbiased opinion of the Fed.

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  • Kenneth
  • Texas
  • 2014-08-08

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-04-30

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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  • Peter
  • Denton, TX, United States
  • 2013-09-15

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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