Mr Navarro establishes his qualifications at the start of the book. And then again every few pages or so. I would have liked less of that.
I would listen to another one. The information is helpful, and interesting.
Monotone. For a while I thought he might actually start spelling out words. Clear? YES. Interesting? NO.
While the constant restating he is an FBI Agent, and the monotone delivery was annoying, on the whole, the information is useful, often surprising, fresh and clearly presented. The emphasis on what can and cannot be read from viewing body language was honest and informative. I'll listen to this one again.
I've never given a one star review out of hundreds of Audible purchases - but they don't allow zero stars (or minus stars) for which this waste of hard drive space would qualify. Believe this pseudo-science bit of drivel if you wish, but utter drivel it shall remain. I suspect this to be largely a manufactured book deal to supplement the author's FBI pension. Don't expect even the merest whiff of scientific evidence to support his very nearly psychic claims and you shan't be disappointed. To overcome the boredom (and ponderous narration) I found it more informative to attempt to follow the profusion of logical fallacies that permeate this troubling discourse. I so rarely feel that I have wasted a credit (and my time) but, I regret that such is the case. And yes, as many others have so stated, the narration is, at best, quite intolerable. Purchase at your peril.
I can't believe a person can sound so robotic that does this professionally. I had to speed it up just to tolerate his constant rhythm that was not appropriate for how the sentences were worded. Made this very difficult to get through.
not sure , i might have created a summery of each chapter at the end highlighting the points presented in the chapter
slightly back and forth
i did learn something
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
Know thy interactions.
This is a very informative book. Navarro is a retired FBI agent with a great deal of experience in the art of reading people. What I liked most was his attention to the methods for reading people in contrast to telling many stories from his career. Too often in books like this are short on information and long on memories. This is not the case for this excellent work of non-fiction.
Paul's reading was very clear and articulate. However, you could have picked up the tempo of the reading.
I would say 70% of the material in this book surprised me. My expectations of what was offered were surpassed because the information was clearly field tested and so different from what I would have guessed.
I recommend reading this if you want to learn more about human gestures and what they generally mean.
QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!
Yes, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the people around them.
I remember reading a book about body language in the eighties. I can't remember the exact title, I was quite a bit younger, (weren't we all?). But.. in that book a lot of the same observation were made.
No, but he did a great job.
I loved this book. It comes with a PDF. Make sure you download it.
If a friend was interested in the subject, I would recommend the book based on the authors experience and knowlege of the subject. However the book references diagrams not provided in the audio version.
No. They are essentially the same.
The narrator had a good serious tone that was appropriate to the content. However, it was much too obvious that he was reading and thus it was quite monotone.
Yes and no. Listening is great but it does come with PDF file so you can follow along .
I work crisis intervention . When I ask a person if he feels suicidal I will know better how to evaluate body language regardless of eye contact .
What could be better than information from an ex-FBI officer who spent his time specializing in reading body language?
Don't bother with anything else on the subject of body language.