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What Every BODY Is Saying Audiobook

What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • The ancient survival instincts that drive body language
  • Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings
  • What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives
  • The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority

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

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    Dogmother MANTEO, NC, United States 04-30-12
    Dogmother MANTEO, NC, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2012

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    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    I would absolutely listen to this book again! I look forward to using it as a reference, because I don't think you can learn all the information in just one listen. As a crisis counselor for disasters, I will be putting the information from this book to good use to facilitate my understanding of non-verbal cues during conversation.


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    David Crested Butte, CO, United States 04-30-12
    David Crested Butte, CO, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good content, inefficient delivery"
    Would you try another book from Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins and/or Paul Costanzo?

    Probably not, this is Joe's specialty and I didn't care for Paul's narration


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What didn’t you like about Paul Costanzo’s performance?

    The narration had odd pauses, especially the first half. This interrupted the flow for me.


    Who do you think would benefit most from listening to What Every BODY Is Saying?

    I think anybody who doesn't live by themselves in a cave could benefit from this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is great material that I will use in my personal and professional life. I actually bought the paper book to pass around my office to my employees so they can be more effective in meetings.

    The audiobook suffers from two issues, however. The narration is weak, with strange cadences and pauses that break up the reading and make it sound unnatural. An example from Chapter 1: "Whenever I'm teaching people about, body language, this question, is invariably asked. Joe, what got you interested in study non verbal behavior, in the first place?" This passage includes passive voice and five pauses when there should be only two (after "language" and "Joe"). This might seem petty, but over the course of hours it adds up. It does seem to get better toward the end of the book.

    The second issue concerns what we used to call "meatballs" in writing. There is a lot of rambling and repetition about how important and useful what you're about to hear truly is. These are the noodles and I want the meatballs. Yes there needs to be setup and context, but it seems to take quite too long before you actually dig in to the good stuff that you got the book for.

    That said, when you finally get to the information, it is as good as promised. It makes perfect sense that our bodies communicate without us knowing it, and that our limbic brains betray our "freeze, fight, or flight" heritage. There is so much to learn here that I will probably want to go through it all twice. (Which of course will make the cadence problem even more annoying.) So there is my mixed review.

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    Pat 04-30-12
    Pat 04-30-12
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More situational descriptions and applications of the techniques. Lots of references to a pdf that they say is included with the audio-book, but I was unable to find to download.


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    Dr. E Chatham, NJ USA 04-30-12
    Dr. E Chatham, NJ USA 04-30-12 Listener Since 2009

    Dr. E.

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    "Book refers to unavailable PDF- frustrating!!!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes - I would make available for download the PDFs that are frequently referenced in the audio version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The materials were interesting and gave me food for thought.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Costanzo???s performances?

    Not really - his cadence and tone are not compelling.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    There are over 50 diagrams referenced during the audio presentation - how can a listener access the PDF, which I presume comes with a CD version?

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    Miike 04-30-12
    Miike 04-30-12
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    "Audible Should Leave It's Client Base Alone"
    What would have made What Every BODY Is Saying better?

    Don't ask for a review - trust us to write when we feel like it


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure until you list a book that looks interesting


    What didn’t you like about Paul Costanzo’s performance?

    I will contact you when I have something to say


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    None of the above


    Any additional comments?

    Be careful what you ask for as you might receive it.

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    Sergio Bucaramanga, Colombia 04-27-12
    Sergio Bucaramanga, Colombia 04-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "JUST FOR COPS AND AGENTS"
    Would you try another book from Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins and/or Paul Costanzo?

    I downoloaded this book because I fought it focus in human behaivor, but it is only about FBI agents stuff, more chronicles of an agent life tha a real learning book, I don{t recommend it.


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    Amazon Customer 04-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Waste of money"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    material basic and boring, not good cart listening, refers to diagrams you can't see.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    1


    What didn’t you like about Paul Costanzo’s performance?

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    What character would you cut from What Every BODY Is Saying?

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    Any additional comments?

    material basic and boring

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    Sherry Calgary, Canada 04-26-12
    Sherry Calgary, Canada 04-26-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Just ok"

    I was really looking forward to this book, unfortunately my expectations were not met. There were certainly some body language myths which he dispelled, and I did learn of a couple body language keys that I didn't know.

    Honestly it was just ok, I found myself spacing out then coming back and rather than rewind to see what I missed just pushed through to the end.

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    Eileen LARGO, FL, United States 04-26-12
    Eileen LARGO, FL, United States 04-26-12

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one that I know of.


    Has What Every BODY Is Saying turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    What didn’t you like about Paul Costanzo’s performance?

    He stated off strong but then sounded like I felt...exactly where is the substance in this book? His voice sounded strained.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The handout was informative


    Any additional comments?

    You cannot depend on the brief descriptions given with the books. Rule of thumb: if by the third chapter the book has not grabbed your attention, send it back.

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    L. webb 04-25-12
    L. webb 04-25-12
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    "Basic body language info, confirms intuition..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I've had my mind blown by books like The Sociopath Next Door and The Gift Of Fear and imagined this book would be similarly perspective-altering. It was perfectly listenable but mostly confirmed body language queues that your intuition already flags.

    Perhaps if I worked in a field where such interpretation is pressing, law enforcement or high school principal ;-), I'd have been more affected.

    Strangely, though the book is competently narrated there were portions that sounded robotic. Not as an adjective, but literally.


    What was most disappointing about Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins ’s story?

    No narrative threads to make the technical information come alive. A bit abstract and difficult to follow without the PDF showing the physical behavior. Not an ideal candidate for an audiobook, in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    There are other titles in the genre you're likely to find more colorful and engaging.

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