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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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    SlimCognito 07-10-15
    SlimCognito 07-10-15
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    "Preview of the book, does not do it justice."

    I had listened to the preview and was sort of 'meh' about it. But I gambled and got it anyway.

    So very glad I did. It was a very entertaining read, that gives you knowledge on how one can spot liars easily, whether it is during interviews, business talks, spouses or when your children lie about silly things.

    They clearly outline what techniques are employed where, and how and when they should be.

    They show us interviews of OJ Simpson and Sandusky, and dissect them to show us how they knew they were guilty even before their convictions just based on the interviews the CIA agents had listened to.

    Overall, an amazing book if you want to have a introductory/intermediate book for deception detection.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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


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    Danielle Morales Texas 03-23-17
    Danielle Morales Texas 03-23-17 Member Since 2015

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    "great listen"

    very good book on human behavior and verbal and nonverbal communication highly recommended to all

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    Robert 03-18-17
    Robert 03-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "pretty cool read"

    I have noticed deceptive behavior much more consistently after going into the L-squared mode. I enjoyed listening to this book. I did not enjoy the beginning because it felt like they were trying to be too dramatic. that said, it was a good introductory reading for this type of study.

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    Jason R. Oklahoma 03-11-17
    Jason R. Oklahoma 03-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book"

    this book was a real page Turner for me. I will be recommending it to friends and family for sure.

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    Amazon Customer 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Excellent, well written, easy to follow. Great choice for law enforcement and general life. Excellent

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    Mark 03-01-17
    Mark 03-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "my favorite"

    I'm pretty sure this is the first of two books. I have the other and love it too, but this is simply my favorite book.

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    Deborah Killion, writer and CEO of Small Town Global Technologies 02-03-17 Member Since 2015

    Audible.com and Kindle author; former teacher and counselor, now full-time writer and entrepreneur; degrees in Media/Radio-TV and Psychology

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    "Excellent and insightful!"
    What did you love best about Spy the Lie?

    I am a writer and entrepreneur and have also studied Forensic Psychology and behavior analysis, etc. As both a former teacher and now a writer who was involved in the 2nd Revolution, information is power. This book helped me to fine-tune my skills on how to spot a lie and to check information for accuracy in the light of current events.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Excellent information and delivery; Susan is a great presenter too with the videos. I like the narration as well by Mr. Berman.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The interrogation of Trojan horse, Anthony Weiner


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

    It wasn't an emotional experience or narrative. But the information inspired me to continue my research on human behavior and how to draw accurate conclusions on those behaviors.


    Any additional comments?

    Please put out more information on these topics based on CIA techniques.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jmadrigal45 Las Vegas, NV 12-30-16
    jmadrigal45 Las Vegas, NV 12-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great examples and information"

    Said in the title of my post this has great information and example. I highly recommend this book.

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