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Spy the Lie Audiobook

Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Business and Educational, 2013

Three former CIA officers - among the world’s foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior - share their proven techniques for uncovering a lie.

Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences.

As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior. Spy the Lie chronicles the captivating story of how they used a methodology Houston developed to detect deception in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and shows how these techniques can be applied in our daily lives.

Through fascinating anecdotes from their intelligence careers, the authors teach listeners how to recognize deceptive behaviors, both verbal and nonverbal, that we all tend to display when we respond to questions untruthfully. For the first time, they share with the general public their methodology and their secrets to the art of asking questions that elicit the truth.

Spy the Lie is a game-changer. You may never experience another book that has a more dramatic impact on your career, your relationships, or your future.

©2012 Philip Houston, Susan Carnicero, Don Tennant, Michael Floyd (P)2012 Macmillan

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    Jon Ball APEX, NC United States 07-23-12
    Jon Ball APEX, NC United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "very interesting book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    James Freeland, MD, United States 01-09-13
    James Freeland, MD, United States 01-09-13
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    "lots of fluff"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the entire book could be condensed into a couple chapters. It sometimes comes across as over-dramatic. There is some good info, but way too much time spend on analyzing politicians and a former coach. The authors are clearly liberals.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It just kind of ends ubruptly. These guys might know how to detect deceptive behavior, but they're not great authors.


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

    Without Fred, I would not have finished the book.


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

    No


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 10-20-12
    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 10-20-12 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "Informative, applicable wih no pyscobabel"

    SPY the Lie is a solid how to book with just the right number of real life examples. The authors do a good job helping the reader understand the model they create. They do not get wrapped up in themselves like so many how-to books tend to do. The writing is clear and pragmatic. Book has a series of example questions in the appendix which are quite handy. My chief interest in the book is using the information to become a better hiring manager. You might also consider reading “What Every Body Is Saying” by Navarro. Reading both of these books gives you strong reinforcing material.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joyful buyer Colorado 09-23-16
    Joyful buyer Colorado 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Go ahead and buy it, you're going to love it!"
    Would you listen to Spy the Lie again? Why?

    Hell yeah! I loved the details of actual interviews, like OJ's interview with the LAPD detectives and then analyzing it. So interesting! Solid gold!


    Any additional comments?

    I learned tons of stuff I'd never heard before anywhere else!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It was a good listen i learned a lot. "

    it was a good listen. im going to start it over to pick up on the few things i missed. i will be putting this in play very soon.

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    Steve K. 07-21-16
    Steve K. 07-21-16
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    "Encourage all Police Officers to read this"

    I encourage all LEOs I meet to purchase this book. I tell them if they don't read it twice in 3 months I'll buy it off of them. I have never had to buy a book.

    This is a MUST read.

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    James 06-09-16
    James 06-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read"

    Book is eye opening. Found material useful from the first serious conversation. I have listened to several times, and highly recommend.

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    William 04-05-16
    William 04-05-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great information"
    If you could sum up Spy the Lie in three words, what would they be?

    Very interesting and informative. Very useful especially for attorneys. Will read more of their books.


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    Kimberley 02-24-16
    Kimberley 02-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "REVEALING"

    Excellent and revealing look at human behavior. Eye opening and provides insight into deception versus honesty.

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    LobstahLovah Stafford, VA 02-17-16
    LobstahLovah Stafford, VA 02-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book but narrator stinks"

    The person who wrote this book had good lessons to teach but the narrator got angrier as the audio went on and he got do mean he was a total turnoff. I quit listening half way through and would take a refund. I wish more authors would read their own books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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