He says that's his best offer. Is it?
She says she agrees. Does she?
The interview went great - or did it?
He said he'd never do it again. But he did.
Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover:
Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2008 Joe Navarro (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
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 am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
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.
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.
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.
Interesting and informative, dull reading voice seems slow and monotonous, but ultimately worth the time spent reading it. Not bad
"Essential life skill"
The content is very interesting and reading body language is an essential life skill to understand people.
The story was easy to understand and explanations of people's action were very clear. The narrator's voice is easy to listen to also.
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"You will NEVER loot at people the same way!"
This audio book comes with a pdf which you can use to reference back to as the book progress. The author presents principles and then illustrates the point with a very interesting story. I find that I watch and look at people I am communicating to with greater awareness. Even if I can't remember what exactly a certain movement might mean at that moment in time, you can always refer back to the pdf as well. People are not so poker face anymore even though they try to be.
Some very good information about subject matter just "spread" over too long a time.
Possibly but would check reviews first.
Worth it, just.
Yes a pocket guide would suffice.
"Dragged on a bit....."
Best: Examples given
Worst: It really did go on and on and on and......
Lack of tonality.
No, not really
Best listened to in short bursts, it's very repetitive.
Sadly the "academic" co author has hijacked the main author (the FBI chap) and created what could have been an interesting and insightful book into a tedious and thoroughly boring audio. The academic should also remember you cannot refer to illustrations when you are listening to an audio book. 100% disappointed.
Sack the academic and just have the FBI chap tell it his way.
Totally pissed off.
If the real author (FBI chap) is reading this.....if I have "read" this right...you should have gone with your instincts and had faith in your own creation. Forget the academic with his high flying words....most people are bored by this and want a practical book.
"Excellent book, would recommend."
I really liked this audiobook. It's a lot to take in but an excellent listen. I have read a few body language books before and this one is one of the best.
"Becoming more aware"
This is an interesting book. When I first started listening to this book, I was almost put off by the endless references that set the stage for the material to be discussed. The author spends a lot of time citing his resume in these early stages - but then it became clear that the stage setting is necessary to understand the concepts of 'reading' body language.
I became fascinated with the way the material and now find myself watching people very closely.
Although I have invested in the written book as well, I will be re-listening to this book as there is so much material crammed into a little space. The blend of the science and the practice of body language is just about right for people who only want to learn (understand) this new language!
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