Nothing. The authors didn’t have any great insight or knowledge that wasn’t provide in an afternoon of cartoons.
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
Sorry, but no.
Very well read with lots of details and examples. Great content. It's exactly what you hope it's going to be when you see the title.
Not better than print. There are indexes that are not included in the audible version. But a great listen! Whenever I finish one book, I go right back and listen to Spy The Lie for a review. Love it!
I was shocked by all the ways people, politicians, coworkers, bosses, KIDs, everyone lies. Especially useful for parents!!
Being able to identify the times and ways people prevaricate. Very interesting...MMT
Well worth the money!
All this makes tremendous sense and most likely works really well when used by an experienced practitioner. Well worth a look for anyone who is interested in behavior, psychology, or just managing in the world.
This is not only very entertaining but also highly practical. A great method for detecting deception. It would be even better if they then moved into how to obtain a confession!
I have listened to it 10 times and I still learn something new each time. I am not in law enforcement but I do many investigations in my line of work. Since reading this book I have been able to Spy the Lies and conclude many of my investigations to the satisfaction of my boss and our clients. Thank you for this informative book and the tools it has given me and the skill it has taught.
Very easy to listen too. Thanks Fred good job !!
This book uses a structured approach to interview and listening that should be in any physician's toolkit. As a psychiatrist, I often have to assess for risk of self harm or assault. As noted early in the book, the most important first step is a willingness to doubt the truthfulness of your subject. People contemplating self harm and assault are often deceptive about their symptoms and plans. People malingering self harm and assault are also deceptive.
Hence, this book can help train the interviewer to listen and observe clusters of symptoms consistent with lying and deception. In many ways, I think this book is an improvement over Roger's Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception with brevity and good use of examples.
Another review criticizes the references to 2 tables. This reference to the tables is not vital at all. The references are clear and concise.
I found this book very accessible at 1.5 to 2.0 X, but suggest reading/listening to it twice.
This audiobook was a light, informative and entertaining listen, with some good tips and illustrative life examples. After a bit slow start, a very good narration kept me interested and entertained. I was a little surprised to learn that the good-natured, nice guy type is better at detecting deception than the cold, dispassionate one. I particularly liked the descriptions of the three categories of lies (the lies of commission,the lies of omission and the lies of influence) and the part on popular misconceptions regarding micro-expressions, such as poor eye-contact.
Being a general reader, I found a sample narrative analysis in Appendixes a little too long and detailed for my taste and had to force myself to listen it to the end.
Overall, this book does a good job of outlining what detecting and evaluating deception looks like to those who are trained but it won't quickly teach you how to do it yourself. If you are a normal adult person, it will give names to your common sense approaches to identifying deception. Bearing in mind that you should not jump to conclusions based on a single sign of deceptive behaviour and that this book must be employed with understanding that what it yields is information that requires further examination and training, some tips and questions it provides could be used as an effective tool in resolving everyday situations, with a word of advice (quoting the authors): Don't ask a question until you are sure you really want to know the answer! :)
A very interesting book on a remarkably important subject. Lies! The authors seem to possess the know-how and put forward a sizable number of examples to that end. Unfortunately they chose to provide a limited amount of details on those examples which impairs the ability of the reader to fully grasp the concept being advanced. I concede that there is a chance that was precisely the goal.
In any event, a good book for non-experts (like me) in the subject of deception and interrogation.
Useful information, optimization for audio.
Anything that refers to items that cannot be seen.
This is, without a doubt, the worst book I have ever listened to or read. The information is basic common sense with almost no added value.
Further, the examples provided are so watered down and underwhelming that I found myself struggling to continue to the end. In nearly every one, the "suspect" spontaneously confesses to everything in a matter of minutes after being asked the simplest questions.
The analysis of instances like Anthony Weiner's bungled press conference show no exemplary deception detection prowess. Anyone watching that disaster knew he was hiding a great deal.
Lastly, the book is not optimized for audio, more than once the narrator refers to items that cannot be seen.
Wish I could get a refund and nearly 3 hours of my life back.