How does our government eavesdrop? Whom do they eavesdrop on? And is the interception of communication an effective means of predicting and preventing future attacks? These are some of the questions at the heart of Patrick Radden Keefe’s brilliant new book, Chatter.In the late 1990s, when Keefe was a graduate student in England, he heard stories about an eavesdropping network led by the United States that spanned the planet. The system, known as Echelon, allowed America and its allies to intercept the private phone calls and e-mails of civilians and governments around the world. Taking the mystery of Echelon as his point of departure, Keefe explores the nature and context of communications interception, drawing together fascinating strands of history, fresh investigative reporting, and riveting, eye-opening anecdotes. The result is a bold and distinctive book, part detective story, part travel-writing, part essay on paranoia and secrecy in a digital age. Chatter starts out at Menwith Hill, a secret eavesdropping station covered in mysterious, gargantuan golf balls, in England´s Yorkshire moors. From there, the narrative moves quickly to another American spy station hidden in the Australian outback; from the intelligence bureaucracy in Washington to the European Parliament in Brussels; from an abandoned National Security Agency base in the mountains of North Carolina to the remote Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia.As Keefe chases down the truth of contemporary surveillance by intelligence agencies, he unearths reams of little-known information and introduces us to a rogue´s gallery of unforgettable characters. We meet a former British eavesdropper who now listens in on the United States Air Force for sport; an intelligence translator who risked prison to reveal an American operation to spy on the United Nations Security Council; a former member of the Senate committee on intelligence who says that oversight is so bad, a lo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Radden Keefe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000550/bk_rand_000550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Chatter, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates the international eavesdropping alliance known as Echelon, sorting facts from conspiracy theories to determine just how much privacy Americans unknowingly sacrifice in the name of greater security. Keefe´s riveting investigation moves from a secret listening station in England´s Yorkshire moors to the intelligence bureaucracies of Washington and London; from an abandoned National Security Agency base hidden in the mountains of North Carolina to the European Parliament in Brussels.Along the way Keefe meets intelligence eavesdroppers who listen in on other people´s private conversations, protestors who believe that systems like Echelon will end privacy as we know it, former senators who feel American intelligence operates without any effective legislative oversight, and the journalists who brought Echelon to light. As the struggle between national security and civil liberties becomes ever more pronounced against a backdrop of global terrorism, Chatter is sure to fire debate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000439/bk_bkot_000439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chatter:Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping Patrick Radden Keefe
Two audio workbooks in one: Easy lessons and exercises to help you discover the power of living in the now and beat negativity! This double workbook for beginners contains two best-selling titles of the best-selling Secret of Now series: Living in the Now in Easy Steps: 7 Lessons & Exercises to Experience Inner Peace Stop Negative Thinking in 7 Easy Steps: 7 Lessons & Exercises to Beat Depression & Pessimism Based on the teachings of the German spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now, A New Earth, and Stillness Speaks, this revealing audiobook centers on the following premises: Human suffering and unhappiness are produced by our own minds, which unceasingly produce an endless inner dialogue or mental chatter, preventing us from experiencing the Joy of Living. There is a simple method to slow down our chattering mind. Once you learn it, you too will be able to slow down your thoughts and end your inner distress and self-inflicted suffering. By practicing this method, you will not only be able to stop your negative thinking and beat depression, but you will also experience inner peace and discover the joy of Living in the Now starting today! Get this audiobook now! And check out the rest of the series! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Smith, Will de Renzy-Martin, A. J. Parr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108687/bk_acx0_108687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why do some people thrive while others just get by? What´s their secret to peak performance and maximum happiness? Some call it the zest, the gusto, or the extra edge in life. The ancient Indian spiritual tradition Vedanta calls it prana, or life force. We can call it vital force. By any name, it´s the fundamental fuel that activates and optimizes all physical, emotional, and cognitive functions, including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory. In modern life, we have forgotten the golden key - the higher our energy, the better our performance in everything we do. Energy naturally impacts mind-set and moves us toward greater happiness, success, and self-awareness. This book gives you back your power with simple tools to take hold of the limitless energy of life itself - more swiftly and easily than you ever thought possible. Rajshree Patel is a former federal prosecutor who discovered Vedanta by accident and went on to become an internationally renowned teacher of its deep wisdom and dynamic practice. In this audio, she reveals: What vital force is, how it influences every single aspect of your life, how to enhance it - and how your mind, the biggest energy hog, can drain itTools to dial down the chatter of your racing mind and resolve your personal energy crisisWhy traditional mindfulness meditation may not be your best path to inner peaceEasy biohacking techniques, from breath work to meditation to movement, that reduce stress and maximize joyAncient secrets to fuel your purpose and performance in every aspect of your lifeThe Power of Vital Force is a practical pathway to the unlimited source of energy and intelligence that exists beyond the thinking and reasoning mind.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rajshree Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hayh/001005/bk_hayh_001005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By now it´s a safe bet that you have at least heard of Scientology. Nine times out of ten what you have heard is negative. Very rarely do you ever hear something positive about the Church of Scientology or Scientologists. This often leads to a greater misunderstanding of Scientology, Scientologists and what the mission of the Church of Scientology actually is. Scientology is arguably the most controversial of all the religions. When you mention Scientology to someone you are almost guaranteed to get some kind of reaction or opinion. The Church of Scientology has been maligned and demonized by many detractors. But Scientologists themselves are passionate about their beliefs and defend Scientology with that very same passion. When it finally comes down to understand what Scientology is there is little if any objective information out there. It´s all written from the perspective of detractors, supporters or people who just uninformed about Scientology and Scientologists in general. A new book, What Is Scientology - History, Beliefs, Rules, Secrets and Facts, will help shed some light on one of the most controversial topics of all time, Scientology. Look no further for one of the few objective accounts that will finally shed some light on the Church of Scientology. This book will help you better understand Scientology. It cuts out all the unhelpful chatter and helps you understand in simple terms exactly what Scientology is. This short audiobook will help answer the most important questions you might have about Scientology. Some of the more important questions include everything from the Scientology belief system, the History of Scientology, and why people join the Church of Scientology and much more. You will also have a greater understanding of why people hate Scientology and why former members speak out about it. For those of you looking to learn more about Scientology this is the book you are looking for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029728/bk_acx0_029728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains a collection of spiritual tales designed to calm your mind and help you experience the Power of Now. These selected stories prove that the basic teachings of ancient Hinduism share the same elementary truths than those presently taught by Eckhart Tolle, as evidenced by the writings of Swami Sivananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi, and other renowned Hindu masters. As you will see, both teachings are based on the notions of the illusory world, the ego, the ´´mental chatter´´, the self, inner peace, and enlightenment, as well as the importance of meditation and learning to live in the now. Get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109523/bk_acx0_109523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two-in-one bundle: Eckhart Tolle Biography and Christian Meditation. This revealing audiobook bundle contains the basic life lessons and exercises originally contained in two best-selling titles of the ´´Secret of Now Series”:Eckhart Tolle: His Life & Quest for the Power of Now (The Unauthorized Biography of a Modern Mystic)New Age Christian Meditation (Esoteric Teachings of Jesus, Meister Eckhart, Eckhart Tolle, Krishnamurti & More!)Based on the teachings of the German spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now, A New Earth, and Stillness Speaks, its revealing words center on the following premises: Human suffering and unhappiness are produced by our own minds, which unceasingly produce an endless inner dialogue or mental chatter, preventing us from experiencing the power of now.This fundamental truth was also taught by Jesus and the founders of the world’s main religions based on the principle that ´´in essence there is and always has been only one spiritual teaching, although it comes in many forms”.There is a simple method to slow down our thoughts and discover ´´Heaven Within” that will not only end your inner distress and self-inflicted suffering, but also experience inner peace starting today!Get this audiobook now and check out the rest of the series!Living in ´´the Now´´ in Easy StepsBuddhist Meditation for BeginnersSpiritual Hindu Tales to Calm Your MindNew Age Christian Meditation in Easy StepsMeditation in 7 Easy StepsStop Negative Thinking in 7 Easy StepsUnderstanding Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Living in the NowEckhart Tolle: His Life & Quest for the Power of Now 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Austin Moran II, A.J. Parr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129636/bk_acx0_129636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 production of Wynyard Browne’s classic play about a 1950s family homecoming at Christmas. It is Christmas Eve and the family are gathering at Reverend Martin Gregory’s Norfolk vicarage. A soldier son destined for Oxbridge, two elderly aunts with a passion for chatter, a cousin with a military background and a pair of daughters who are both hiding secrets join the vicar to celebrate the festive season.But family tensions soon come to the fore, and as skeletons tumble from closets, the vicar finds his Christmas spirit sorely tested and is forced to reconsider all the values he holds dear... The Holly and the Ivy was adapted as a successful film starring Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson. Among the distinguished cast in this 1971 production are Stephen Murray, John Samson, Jane Knowles, Isobel Black and Geoffrey Beevers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Murray, John Samson, Jane Knowles, Isobel Black, Geoffrey Beevers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004892/rt_bbcw_004892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.