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The Franklin Scandal

A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal
Narrated by: Nick Bryant
Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
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A chilling exposé of corporate corruption and government cover-ups, this account of a nationwide child-trafficking and pedophilia ring in the United States tells a sordid tale of corruption in high places. The scandal originally surfaced during an investigation into Omaha, Nebraska's failed Franklin Federal Credit Union that went beyond the Midwest, ultimately to Washington, DC. Implicating businessmen, senators, major media corporations, the CIA, and even the venerable Boys Town organization, this extensively researched report includes firsthand interviews with key witnesses and explores a controversy that has received scant media attention.

©2009 Nick Bryant (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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  • Melissa
  • 22-03-18

Excellent and Honest

One of the reviews I read said the Author had a nasaly voice. I was hesitant to purchase this book, because stuff like that can really irritate me, but it turns out he has a very nice voice.

This was one of the longest books I've listened to and it never lost my interest.

He does say, "quote unquote" a little bit too much, but it really didn't bother me.

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  • Linda Likes to Learn
  • 11-11-18

PEDOPHILIA AND POWER - IT CONTINUES TO THIS DAY

This is an up-dated re-telling of the original pedophilia scandal and coverup that occurred in Omaha, NE, years ago. The coverup involved powerful people, including the publisher of the newspaper, politicians and police. The perverts extended all the way to the Bush Sr White House - and then far beyond. Most of these men came from our 'most honored' positions in the U.S. They were men of wealth and power, who hid their filthy secrets from the rest of the world, while flying young children to special 'parties' - and murdering any who revealed their secret. Worst of all, the victims came from 'Boys Town', supposedly a safe refuge for young children, managed by a priest and funded by his religious and powerful local masters.

More of these stores are coming to light - Pizzagate is just one small purveyor of this depravity. Children as young as babies are used in debaucheries. Even worse, it has been estimated that up to 90% of our politicians and employees in high positions in the U.S. Govt are involved in these activities - including many past Presidents - and their wives!

#RippedFromTheHeadlines #Domestic #Globetrotting #Dark #Depressing #PoliticalPower

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  • Tw
  • 08-10-18

Just try and trust your government after this.

This book will make you see everything differently. Check out "The Devil's Chessboard" next. The author did a great job reading it as well.

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  • mary
  • 09-12-17

Why Do Citizens Trust Govt At All Anymore?!?

After scandal after scandal. Govt corruption revealed pon a daily basis. A history of assassinations; JFK, RFK, VINCE FOSTER, DC Madam Deborah Palfrey, Michael Hastings, Gary Webb, the FBI being found guilty of conspiracy leading to the assassination of MLK in a civil suit by King's family, the massive # of witnesses murdered surrounding the Warren Report & the hit on JFK. Operation Gladio, Operation Phoenix(aka The Phoenix Program), manufacturing and committing terrorism. And producing false flags like Pearl Harbour (moving the Pacific fleet from its protective W.Coast location to sitting ducks at Pearl Harbour AFTER the US had deciphered the Japanese encrypted code and knew Jap war planes were on their way with a planned attack). The Gulf of Tonkin false flag (US ships were never attacked by anyone, much less the North Vietnamese). Or lets not forget the false flag of Weapons of Mass Destruction lie to justify an invasion of Iraq (which then lead to the murder of Dr Davud Kelly, the UN's weapons inspector who stated their were no WMDs after travelling to Iraq) Then the invasion of Afghanistan to go after a handful of terrorists that were working with the CIA, and who cares about the innocent citizens of a country that'll had nothing to do with 9/11. Time to rethink what we're told is 'reality' by our loving & caring GOVTs!

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  • Brandon
  • 27-01-18

Quote unquote.

I’m 30 minutes into this book and have heard the phrase “quote unquote” about 6,000 times. If I wasn’t so fascinated by Franklin, I would have ditched this book almost immediately.

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  • Benjamin M Hoy
  • 31-10-19

Brilliant

A clear eyed look into a largely untold, malignant and proliferating evil that has America by the balls.

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  • Jesse Radon
  • 25-10-19

A heroic feat of investigative journalism

One of the most incredible, bone-chilling books I have ever come across. Bryant cuts through the conjecture and internet rumors to expose the truth behind the Franklin cover-up. Bryant has done exhaustive research, and has, in my mind, put all doubts to rest about what happened back in Omaha all those years ago. A must-read.

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  • Aaron
  • 20-09-19

Narrator

Bryant does extensive research and the material is given in logical format, if a bit redundant at times. My criticism would be of his choice to narrate. His dialect is taxing and his annunciations are forced and imprecise. I would’ve preferred to read the printed version.

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  • Caleb
  • 22-08-19

Horrifyingly jaw dropping

If any one part of this book is true the implications it has on the abuse of power by the US government is unfathomable.

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  • Maryam Drouillard
  • 04-07-19

Bryant does an excellent job

Sincerely recommended for those who are interested in this lost scandal. Shame on the media for not shedding light to this when it could’ve helped

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