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Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life Audiobook

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected

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Publisher's Summary

When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counterintelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life.

In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his "positive awareness" - a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior - on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.

In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason shares this know-how with listeners, revealing how to:

  • Prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes
  • Run countersurveillance and avoid becoming a soft target
  • Recognize common scams at home and abroad
  • Become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations
  • Gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of being uninformed or afraid

With the skill of a trained operative and the reliability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.

©2015 Jason Hanson (P)2015 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"Jason Hanson is a powerful proponent and practitioner of personal defense tools and techniques.... The valuable information and insights in this book...could save your life." (Peter Earnest, director, International Spy Museum, and former CIA clandestine service officer)

"The secrets Jason reveals in this book have literally saved my life. I used what Jason taught me to escape a potential kidnapping and an attack. I'll be forever grateful for the techniques he shared with me." (Heather O'Brien Walker, motivational speaker and life coach)

"This book is overflowing with practical knowledge and teaching points that can and will save your life. Navy SEALs study all of the elements from this book, but I was stunned to glean so many secrets of the trade." (Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author of Damn Few)

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    Tea 10-29-15
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    "Great narrator... Great content!"

    I am glad the author narrated this title himself. Both the narration and content are amazing....I definitely want to pass the book around to family and friends.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 03-02-16
    Stephanie 03-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Practical approach to self protection and survival"

    some scenario examples are quite extreme; however, certainly does give articulate techniques to avoid being victim of such situations

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony J 02-19-16
    Anthony J 02-19-16
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    "Great info"

    Great information here, some I knew from my own military training, and some of it was new to me. I really enjoyed the book and hope there is more to come in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stan Tron 08-03-16
    Stan Tron 08-03-16
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    "Call the police, I got robbed!"

    I just called local law enforcement 'cause Jason Hanson stole five hours of my life and $12 from me. This book was complete garbage.

    He serves as a great example why there is professional voice over talent. It seemed to be an incredibly unpolished delivery compared to my past purchases.

    The content was very poor. Anyone who has any interest in law enforcement, spycraft, or prepping is already familiar with the entirety of the book. It revolves around common sense efforts.

    The author regularly cites generic references to crimes that are loosely related to whatever he is trying to sell at the time. He shamelessly plugs a myriad of websites that he is affiliated with (all seem to contain the word spy) while presumably trying to instill fear with the real crimes.

    I know a book with the title won't exactly be a great insight into the inner workings of the CIA, but this was like listening to a cheesy, five hour, infommercial. I kept with it to see if I could salvage any value for my $12. I couldn't, so let me save you $12 and five hours of your life.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    walt 07-22-16
    walt 07-22-16
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    "good basic survival skills."

    A little paranoid and some of the skills would be better understood using a video.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Westport, CT, United States 02-21-16
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 02-21-16 Member Since 2010
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    "super quick guide to staying safe"

    Mr. Hanson provides important reminders about the everyday risks we rarely think about, but should. He lays out helpful tips on how to stay out of trouble. If you do get into trouble, he lays out strategies on how to respond.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 09-28-16
    Chris 09-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "More like an infomercial in text form"
    What would have made Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life better?

    Eliminate the constant sales plugs, ditch the mormon undertones, and be a little more authentic. First book I've returned on Audible, super disappointing.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew L. Pertl 05-31-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good content but too much self promotion"

    The content of the book was great, but it was hard to feel all author's recommendations were genuine. Throughout the book he endorses specific products, but omits that he's the one selling them. There are also supplemental videos created by the author, but you're required to signup for his mailing list to view them.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Smurda LOS ANGELES, CA, US 04-19-16
    Joseph Smurda LOS ANGELES, CA, US 04-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Useless"

    A waste of time. Is he joking?
    Shameless self-promotion and useless statements like "if you want to fight with a knife, you should get some training" and "use the Bible ad a bullet proof vest." Did anyone actually read this scam book before putting it on audible. Former CIA agent? No way. Low level, lower intelligence con man.

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    diane 10-20-17
    diane 10-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Tips"

    Interesting tips to use when facing crisis situations as well as tips on obtaining low-cost self-protection implements.

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