The subject is very interesting especially from it's source. This book could've been great BUT....the book is written and narrated for someone in grade school. It is true the narration is so robot like I... had.... to... BEEP.... laugh! It appears that the narrator was told to read very slowly, pronounce every syllable and remember he is not reading to intellectuals ...he ...is...so.. detached from the reading as if he was just learning the English language and didn't understand the words.... which is too bad. Get a new writer and narrator- the book still has some legs to make it worthwhile. The book reminds me of reading Dave's Story of Wendy's hamburger fame..... grade school level writing.
As a teacher I've relied often on Body language to read the tone of my class, my students and how the message is being received. This book confirmed a lot of what I already knew and expanded my intuition on what I was reading in people.
Very informative. Writer reminds us too many times that he was in the FBI... ok... we get it. But if you can look past this, it's a wonderful audiobook and the supplemental PDF is wonderful.
HIghly recommend if you are in social, retail, education or executive positions.
The information is timeless. There is enough information that listening for a second time would not be boring just more enlightening.
Say something about yourself!
The information in this book is invaluable. However simple...it can change how you view interactions on every level of your life. Just knowing someones intentions (agression, bordom etc) when you are talking to them, how their words are different from their thoughts, is hugely helpful. It can help you guide a conversation in the direction you want it to go in and know when one is over...if you want it to be or not.
More that a study on mirroring (which can be really creepy when done on purpose) it goes through all kinds of body language communications that will help you no matter where you apply them.
Has my recommendation.
Well it seems that the information in this book only leads to a 50% reliability rate by the author
More inflection and a desire of excitement concerning the content and subject.
I would and have. One key point he makes is that there are certain signals that can clue you in that something MAY be amiss. No one and nothing is a true polygraph, even a polygraph. But it definitely gives you hint on how to be tipped off, especially by tuning into non-verbal clues. An easy way I have found to practice this is to watch tv commercials with the sound off, suddenly you can really pick up on all the subconscious messaging going on!
The toughest thing about this book is the narrator's style. Each line is read tortuously slow and precise. Great if you are trying to catch everyword of a sentence, but really annoying if you are listening to a whole book! The really great thing about the Kindle Fire is that I could just increase the reading speed. I set it at 150% and then it was much better. If I had thought to do that right away I would have been much better off. So before you elect not to buy based on this comment, allow me to reiterate that just speeding up the replay made it fine to listen to. In fact, the narrators clear and precise style allowed it to be sped up without any loss of clarity.
I enjoyed the book. Picked up a few hints. But overall was more distracted by the narrators strained attempts to speak slowing and to overly enunciate.
I felt as though the narrator thought he was speaking to a half-deaf child.
TV show, yes... I have... it was called Lie To Me.
I can't imagine I would have a desire to read/listed to another book by this author, which is not to say that this one was not interesting or well written.
This narrator was not my favorite. His monotone made it very hard to maintain my focus.
I find myself more aware of people's limbic responses.
This was not my fave book- not my fave author. He makes a few good points but I was expecting grandeur and new information, not stuff that you can learn from watching jury trials on tv. My feet are pointed to the door as I am walking away and not looking back at this novel any more.