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Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception | [Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, Don Tennant]

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

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.
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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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    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 4 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn Richmond Hill, ON, Canada 11-24-12
    Glenn Richmond Hill, ON, Canada 11-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Learn some tells to lies& ways of asking questions"

    Offers some great tells when someone maybe lying as well as some insights into effective ways of asking questions. It is short with some good stories. Forbes has a good review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 08-13-12
    Amazon Customer United States 08-13-12
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    "never again can I........"

    never again can I believe a bold face lie even from my own family after learning all the tell signs they give off.

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    Jonathan APEX, NC, United States 07-23-12
    Jonathan 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.


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    Mark 07-31-15
    Mark 07-31-15
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    "What a book!"
    Would you listen to Spy the Lie again? Why?

    I listened to the book twice. Entertaining and Educational, what else can you ask for! I will listen to it again in the future for a refresher. It is a book you will want to talk about, then you will think, no, I will keep this information to myself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SlimCognito 07-10-15
    SlimCognito 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    Rufi Family 07-10-15
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    "EXCELLENT!!!!"

    This book is amazing and very fascinating. I had an ex boyfriend who cheated on me and I swear this book covers his deception word for word. My ex followed the deception patterns exactly as described in book. It felt like it was written about him. The narrator is excellent. I have heard narrators so a poor job and it makes me want to shut off the audio book, but this narrator is superb! WELL worth your money. It is one of the best books I have ever purchased!!

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    Mohammad Al Jarad 06-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Everything is a lie"

    According to this book, everything you will hear is a lie. I would be very cautious with this book, because assuming someone is lying is a self poisonous prophecy. Eventually you will convince your self that it is true because of what you heard here. The book lacks sufficient examples.

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    James Tampa, FL, United States 05-31-15
    James Tampa, FL, United States 05-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"

    Excellent mix of academic research and examples, especially real world examples which help draw a clean understanding.

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    YoDigital Washington, DC USA 05-13-15
    YoDigital Washington, DC USA 05-13-15

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    "It was OK"

    Hard to believe some of the people especially the spy were so obvious in their deceit. I don't know I feel like maybe there were a lot of holes in the story.....all cases seemed to come to resolution too fast. Not great as an Audible book, would maybe be better as a training video.

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