In literature and film, the spy chief is an all-knowing, all-powerful figure who masterfully moves spies into action like pieces on a chessboard. How close to reality is that depiction, and what does it really take to be an effective leader in the world of intelligence?This first volume of Spy Chiefs broadens and deepens our understanding of the role of intelligence leaders in foreign affairs and national security in the US and UK from the early 1940s to the present. The figures profiled range from famous spy chiefs such as William Donovan, Richard Helms, and Stewart Menzies to little-known figures such as John Grombach, who ran an intelligence organization so secret that not even President Truman knew of it. Many of those profiled in the audiobook served at times of turbulent change, were faced with foreign penetrations of their intelligence service, and wrestled with matters of transparency, accountability to democratically elected overseers, and adherence to the rule of law. This audiobook will appeal to both intelligence specialists and general listeners with an interest in the intelligence history of the US and UK. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131108/bk_acx0_131108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To live in 19th-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in the human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication and work; cities grew vast; and scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognisable. This was an exhilarating time but also a horrifying one. In his dazzling new book, David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of the British 19th century in all its energy and dynamism, darkness and vice. This was a country which saw itself at the summit of the world. And yet it was a society also convulsed by doubt, fear and introspection. Repeatedly, politicians and writers felt themselves to be staring into the abyss - and what is seen sometimes seen as an era of irritating self-belief was in practice obsessed by a sense of its own fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force. Victorious Century is an extraordinarily enjoyable book - its author catches the relish, humour and theatricality of the age but also the dilemmas of a kind with which we remain familiar today. It reframes a time at once strangely familiar and yet wholly unlike our own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Dyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030978/bk_adbl_030978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brexit, also called British Exit, refers to the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. This has long been a political accomplishment that has been pursued by many individuals, political parties, and advocacy groups. This has been the idea of these persons since the United Kingdom joined the EU in 1973. The withdrawal of member countries has been a right of the EU's membership since 2007, fully addressed under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union. In June 2016, Britain held a referendum on the matter and the result saw 51.9% voting to exit the EU while 48.1% to remain. Britain's departure from the European Union is filled with propaganda and myth but the risks are very real. Brexit could lower global status of the United Kingdom, diminish its quality of life, and throw its legal system into turmoil. This is an audiobook about the Brexit phenomenon, stripped of the wishful thinking of its supporters in the media and Parliament. It is the real picture of a country about to undergo a sharp and self-inflicted isolation. This book is for people who still believe in evidence and in experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Montanez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086367/bk_acx0_086367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London, United Kingdom: Bei ihrer Ankunft in London erwartet das G-Team ein ungemütlicher Empfang: Am Flughafen Heathrow detoniert eine Bombe und reißt mehr als zwanzig Menschen in den Tod. Während der Chef des G-Teams John D. High abgeschirmt mit anderen internationalen Sicherheitsexperten die Lage sondiert, machen Cotton und Decker eine schockierende Entdeckung: London ist das Ziel einer Terrororganisation, die einen Anschlag plant, der selbst den 11. September in den Schatten stellen soll... COTTON RELOADED ist das Remake der erfolgreichen Kultserie und erscheint monatlich in abgeschlossenen Folgen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Tobias Kluckert. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/001680/bk_lueb_001680_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Are you excited about planning your next trip?Do you want an edible experience? Would you like some culinary guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Eat Like a Local book is for you. Eat Like a Local - Manchester by Olivia Scott offers the inside scoop on living life like a local in Manchester, United Kingdom. Culinary tourism is an important aspect of any travel experience. Food has the ability to tell you a story of a destination, its landscapes, and culture on a single plate. Most food guides tell you how to eat like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Eat Like a Local series, this book will give you a food guide from someone who has lived at your next culinary destination. In this audiobook, you will discover advice on having a unique edible experience. This book will not tell you exact addresses or hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge of food and drinks from a local that you may not find in other travel food guides. Eat like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the food, people, and culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next culinary destination. 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: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168037/bk_acx0_168037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Auf Rastplätzen und in Straßengräben werden über das gesamte United Kingdom verteilt übel zugerichtete Frauenleichen entdeckt, die alle auf das Konto desselben Täters zu gehen scheinen. Chief Inspector Kenneth Stafford kann sich kaum auf die Ermittlungen konzentrieren, da bei seiner Frau Beth Brustkrebs diagnostiziert wurde und er in jeder freien Minute zu ihr ins Krankenhaus fahren möchte. Die Jagd nach dem Serienkiller wird nicht leichter, als er sich auch noch zu der Profilerin Diane Harris hingezogen fühlt, die ihm in beratender Funktion zur Seite steht. Allmählich gelingt es ihnen, den Täter einzukreisen, aber wird Kenneth ihn noch rechtzeitig überführen können, bevor der Wahnsinn weitere unschuldige Opfer fordert? 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Peter Lontzek, Yvonne Greitzke, Klaus-Dieter Klebsch, Uschi Hugo, Oliver Stritzel, Arianne Borbach. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xsky/002167/bk_xsky_002167_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
This is an audiobook about the myths, fables, legends and scientific studies concerning the Loch Ness Monster, known as "Nessie", for children. It is for ages 7-12, and is a short chapter book, highlighting some of the earliest sightings, as well as more recent sightings. The myths, fables, and legends encourage imagination and invite children to add their own theories. This provides an opportunity to use critical thinking skills on a fascinating topic. Nessie sightings are presented as myths, and not proven fact. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014469/bk_acx0_014469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Cambridge, UK by Jennifer Baines offers the inside scoop on the city of Cambridge in England. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. From this audiobook, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other travel books or audiobooks. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Angelo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117113/bk_acx0_117113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.Greater Than a Tourist - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom by Haroula Saridaki offers the inside scoop on Edinburgh. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. You will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other small travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. Inside this travel guide audiobook you will find:Insider tips from a local Bonus tips: 50 Things to Know About Packing Light for Travel by best-selling author Manidipa Bhattacharyya Packing and planning list List of travel questions to ask yourself or others while traveling 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goodrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161219/bk_acx0_161219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.