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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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    Sivan Houston, TX, United States 09-04-14
    Sivan Houston, TX, United States 09-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very interesting and good skills to learn"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book. I recommend it. It's not long so it's not a big commitment. I always prefer short books. This book is most interesting when the authors are dissecting interviews with persons that are concealing something. I recommend this book to anyone from any background.


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    maxwell 07-08-14
    maxwell 07-08-14 Member Since 2015

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    "exceptional information"

    This is a unique and valuable contribution to living in the real world; well done and thankyou.

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    Jon GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 03-25-14
    Jon GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 03-25-14
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    "Finally a book that teaches!"
    What did you love best about Spy the Lie?

    Spy the Lie does a great job of using real life examples to prove their strategy in action.


    What other book might you compare Spy the Lie to and why?

    What Every Body is saying. It helps identify deception in non verbal. The difference, What Every Body is Saying focuses more on body language, while Spy the Lie focuses on all non verbal language.


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    Gabrielle 11-19-13
    Gabrielle 11-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "handy but use caution"

    A very good intro to how to spot liars and exaggeration. Teaches one the right questions and directions to use when asking kids about drug use which is handy. If you are living happily in ignorance perhaps do not listen to this book, but if you are sick of being lied to unknowingly then it is a great start.

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    Marjorie 07-23-13
    Marjorie 07-23-13
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    "Great information! Very insightful."
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I've listened to this book several times. There's a lot of information that I want to commit to memory and listening skills I want to use in my interactions with others every day.


    Any additional comments?

    As the mother of 4 children and in my career as a trial lawyer, this book was extremely valuable for confirming what I previously felt were only "hunches" about a person's truthfulness. This author gives you many examples of specific responses that are given when someone is lying, instead of answering the question truthfully. If you want/need to know when someone is being honest with you, or if they're avoiding telling you the truth, then this book is a "must read."

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    Chris San Jose, CA, United States 07-16-13
    Chris San Jose, CA, United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2010

    Avid Audio Book listener. Usual suspects are Leadership, Business, Philosophy, Biographies, and Random Fiction. But once every couple of months I choose a book I might not have picked...ever...but with good reviews.

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    "Interesting quick read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book would be an good book for a friend to read as long as they are not conspiracy nuts or are the type to diagnose everyone when they learn of a disease. It teaches you a lot of things to look for to help tell if deception might be present.


    What other book might you compare Spy the Lie to and why?

    Is not a current book I can compare it to.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration wasn't the best but not the worst. It is straightforward and informative but not particularly dynamic.


    What did you learn from Spy the Lie that you would use in your daily life?

    Learned to pay attention more to what people don't say as much as what they do. Plus learning different types of tells for deception and how to ask the right questions for truth.


    Any additional comments?

    The book also has some really great information for parents who want to grill their kids.

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    Christopher 06-13-13
    Christopher 06-13-13
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    "Facinating"
    What made the experience of listening to Spy the Lie the most enjoyable?

    This is a great presentation of a fascinating subject. What you think you hear is not what people are actually saying. What seemed plausible before now seems clearly untruth!If you sick of politicial double talk or just want to see more clearly when someone is being deceptive or just hiding something I suggest this book. The only downside- this is just an introduction. The complexity of the subject would require a great deal of study and work to become proficient.


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    Tah 05-17-13
    Tah 05-17-13
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    "Fascinating! I've listened to it multiple times"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spy the Lie to be better than the print version?

    Not better than print. There are indexes that are not included in the audible version. But a great listen! Whenever I finish one book, I go right back and listen to Spy The Lie for a review. Love it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was shocked by all the ways people, politicians, coworkers, bosses, KIDs, everyone lies. Especially useful for parents!!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Spy the Lie?

    Being able to identify the times and ways people prevaricate. Very interesting...MMT


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the money!

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    Peter 04-21-13
    Peter 04-21-13
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    Would you listen to Spy the Lie again? Why?

    This is not only very entertaining but also highly practical. A great method for detecting deception. It would be even better if they then moved into how to obtain a confession!


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    Aaron Lakeland, FL, United States 03-25-13
    Aaron Lakeland, FL, United States 03-25-13

    I enjoy listening to The Great Courses I have some books that are not from that series. I started listening because I was on the road a lot.

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    "Amazing!"
    Would you listen to Spy the Lie again? Why?

    I have listened to it 10 times and I still learn something new each time. I am not in law enforcement but I do many investigations in my line of work. Since reading this book I have been able to Spy the Lies and conclude many of my investigations to the satisfaction of my boss and our clients. Thank you for this informative book and the tools it has given me and the skill it has taught.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    Very easy to listen too. Thanks Fred good job !!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Spy the Lie?

    The Method


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