We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
What Every BODY Is Saying Audiobook

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

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.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (2682 )
5 star
 (957)
4 star
 (935)
3 star
 (554)
2 star
 (153)
1 star
 (83)
Overall
3.9 (2242 )
5 star
 (805)
4 star
 (782)
3 star
 (461)
2 star
 (121)
1 star
 (73)
Story
3.8 (2262 )
5 star
 (740)
4 star
 (754)
3 star
 (480)
2 star
 (190)
1 star
 (98)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    John F. Gaither, Jr. 04-16-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent book - but maybe not for audio"
    What did you love best about What Every BODY Is Saying?

    Book delivered what was promised. Some reviews criticize the material as "dry" but it the book is non-fiction instruction, not a story.


    What about Paul Costanzo???s performance did you like?

    I thought that the performance was well done and appropriate for the material.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio makes frequent references to a pdf of illustrations that is supposed to accompany the audio version of the book. I never did figure out how to get the pdf. If I had known this in advance, I would have purchased an e-book or paperback, if I couldn't figure out how to get the pdf.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jewelrydesigner1 04-16-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "very informative and well written"
    If you could sum up What Every BODY Is Saying in three words, what would they be?

    informative
    well written
    great source of useful information if you are looking to improve your social skills


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sungrl09 04-16-12
    Sungrl09 04-16-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So worth the credit!!"

    I've never written a review before, but felt I needed to with this book. I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought it, but felt it would be worth it. It's definitely worth it. Joe Nararro is right on with the information he gives us. It is information I can use in my personal life as well as my professional life. Besides being interesting, it helps show us why people act the way they do in certain circumstances. I like the examples he gives us. Many felt the narrator was flat or monotone. I enjoyed the narrator. I thought he did a good job. This is a book I will need to listen to again as I think I missed some valuable information the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lisa Corless 04-14-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book"
    If you could sum up What Every BODY Is Saying in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, informative, surprising

    As an avid observer of people and of body language I was interested to see how many instincts that I have relied on that were correct. More importantly, with 2 teenagers at home and a staff of approximately 700 this book has given me additional clues and cues when people are happy, not comfortable, and their limbic responses to one another or to me. I highly recommend it. I have referred it to my boss as well. Great read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carlos JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 04-12-12
    Carlos JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 04-12-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Do you really need to hear this?"
    If you could sum up What Every BODY Is Saying in three words, what would they be?

    You really do need to hear this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Every BODY Is Saying?

    We focus on the words and face so much that we neglect to read what 75% of the body is shouting.


    What about Paul Costanzo’s performance did you like?

    The way he uses inflection to keep me alert and engaged.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    More like shock. I immediately starting observing people and discovered with great alarm and surprise how much information I was missing.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm now looking for more material on this subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Emily IsBell Indio, California 04-12-12
    Emily IsBell Indio, California 04-12-12

    Combopizza

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Insightful, and entertaining"
    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    Yes, there is so much information. I am very interested in the topic and the author did an excellent job conveying the message.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What does Paul Costanzo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Paul Costanzo makes me feel as if he were just talking to me. The book flows and the words come to life.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from What Every BODY Is Saying?

    I now am more intrigued in people watching. Reality tv just got more interesting. The body language is so revealing, so much more than the words that are spoken.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth Provo, UT, United States 04-11-12
    Elizabeth Provo, UT, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Now I am looking at everyone"
    What made the experience of listening to What Every BODY Is Saying the most enjoyable?

    I think that most enjoyable part of listening to this book was listening at the gym and watching as people interacted. I tried to determine if the people liked each other based on what I was learning for this book. Very interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Every BODY Is Saying?

    When Mr. Navarro is talking about how the feet never lie. I now find myself looking at people's legs and feet while they are sitting and talking with myself or others. It is interesting what the lower half of the body can tell you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Antonio arverne, NY, United States 04-10-12
    Antonio arverne, NY, United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's Great Listen and Learn"
    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    repition is good one learns more points that at first missed


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    liked all


    Have you listened to any of Paul Costanzo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    He's Experance is Great


    Any additional comments?

    Give us more info :One can Learn and have more of an open thinking

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine 04-09-12
    Christine 04-09-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    67
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Listened in one sitting/walking"

    When I looked at the PDF before starting the book I thought I was going to be disapointed - I was not. I think many of us, at least I do, pick up on people's mood or trustworthness by what I have always assumed was intuition. What we have really be doing all along was acuratly reading people's body language.

    This book complements perfectly The Gift of Fear - A book which Joe Navarro gives mention to.

    I appreciated the fact that Joe Navarro emphasises that we cannot judge someone guilty of something just by their body language as they may simply be under stress or have a neurological disease. Understanding what we are seeing, being it discomfort or nervousness, and nutralizing stressful situations can help you get a better read.

    Whilst listening to this book I became very aware of how I self soothe constantly and I find myself wondering what other people must make of this! I consider myself an extraverted introvert and perhaps I manage this by subtle self soothing habits! :-D

    Immediatly after completing the book I witnessed a freind talking about an incident in the past as if it didn't bother them any more - however they were dramatically self soothing by stroking in large circles over one leg! It was clear that they were still upset. I felt so much more compasion and understanding now Knowing what I was witnessing and stayed in the moment longer with them than I might have.

    As for the narration - it was indeed a little strange but you either get used to it or it diminishes during the book; it is hard for me to tell as I listened to this book from beginning to end in one sitting. If you have ever watched The Matrix then I would liken Paul Costanzo's narration to be similar to Agent Smith with the emphasis falling strangely on the wrong words. Having said that I wouldn't let discourage you from giving this book a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rex Provo, UT, United States 04-09-12
    Rex Provo, UT, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great information: requires work on your part"
    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    This is a great book if you're willing to do what he teaches you. It isn't something you read for entertainment more to train your mind to watch for body signals. I took notes and now I'm seeing these body gestures all over the place. This could really help you in work and your personal life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.