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Publisher's Summary

He says that's his best offer. Is it?

She says she agrees. Does she?

The interview went great - or did it?

He said he'd never do it again. But he did.

Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover:

  • The ancient survival instincts that drive body language
  • Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings
  • What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives
  • The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority

Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Joe Navarro (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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every BODY

Narrator was a little monotone a s d f g h s s s s s s s s

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Native language of the human body

Highly recommended. Among the few books I've listened to twice in a row. Beyond helpful for just about any profession or personal settings. Well worth your time.

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good subject matter, terrible narrator

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The content was great, but the narrator was speaking in a "now you are listening to me read" cadence and it drove me nuts.

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  • Bob
  • Mountain View, CA, United States
  • 07-20-15

content okay, but narration ruins the experience

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

the narrator, spoke, with unnatural pauses, inserted at, weird, places in, each sentence, sounding like, a bad, parody of, William Shatner.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

more business or real life examples. too much of the book was related to interviewing criminal suspects. not many of us get to do that

How could the performance have been better?

use a, different narrator. I, would, never listen, to a book that, used this, narrator even, if, the book was, written, by William, Shakespeare

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no practical info that can't be found in other books about body language

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  • Cindy
  • Santa clara, CA, United States
  • 03-28-14

nothing interesting

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

i saw so many stars rating so went to give it a try, however there is not any interesting mind reading fun facts or statistics provided. Everything is based on the person, i think only the high level concept is important enough for me to remember.

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

nothing

How did the narrator detract from the book?

good

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

nothing useful or interesting, got fooled by the ratings.

Any additional comments?

none

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  • Natalya
  • PEARLAND, TX, United States
  • 03-22-14

Not horrible, but would not recommend it either

What would have made What Every BODY Is Saying better?

Less filler, especially in the first two chapters.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins again?

Probably not.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator was fine.

What character would you cut from What Every BODY Is Saying?

N/A

Any additional comments?

For a book that sets out to teach you to read people, it is too non-committal to any reading of yours or even that of the author's.

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Don't buy this if your wanting excitement

What disappointed you about What Every BODY Is Saying?

The narration was incredibly boring.

What was most disappointing about Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins ’s story?

The information wasn't new, most of the 'tips' have been around along time and can be found in many books/articles. Also, a lot of the info. was, putting into words what a lot of us do unconsciously anyway,stuff you don't really need to be told.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Costanzo’s performances?

Probably not

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What Every BODY Is Saying?

Too much to list

Any additional comments?

If you really believe you are not a good judge of character, you may pick up some tips. Otherwise, I don't think you will learn very much.

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  • Tad
  • wichita, KS, United States
  • 12-03-13

Over all I did not care for this book.

Would you try another book from Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins and/or Paul Costanzo?

Probably not

What was most disappointing about Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins ’s story?

I did not care for the over emphasis of disproven nature of the resoning for the technical data in the book although I am not disputing the subject matter as untrue as it is very true. I also found it to be lack luster and a bit plain. I did not seem to learn anything new from it. I felt like I could have spent money on something better for my taste.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What Every BODY Is Saying?

Joe Navarro is clearly and expert and well respected in his field, however, I would contest the disproven and specultative evolutionary genesis that was so over stated. It sounded like rhetoric for the sake of sounding sophisticated.

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  • Nancy
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
  • 11-12-13

Couldn't keep interest

Would you try another book from Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins and/or Paul Costanzo?

Not right now

What do you think your next listen will be?

Mystery.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

It wasn't the narrator. The topic got boggy, and couldn't keep me from thinking about how I hate the gym, where I listen to these things. Major barometer for an audio book, that is, is it good enough to not let me think where I am and how I'd prefer to be eating bon-bons.

Could you see What Every BODY Is Saying being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

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Best book I've read on body language

Any additional comments?

This book is well written, well narrated and very practical. I was able to apply what I learned immediately. I appreciate the author's careful word choice throughout the book (avoiding over promising about what one can learn from body language) and the clarity of expression. However, this should not be the only book about body language that you read since it is written from the narrow perspective of an FBI agent. Other books cover a broader array of emotions and situations.

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  • Eve
  • 06-19-17

fantastic book!

expect all the puns I enjoyed the book and found the knowledge gained from it very helpful :)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-17-17

What every body is saying

This very informative book is greayt and really easy to listen to would recommend to anyone

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  • A G.
  • 03-06-17

Surprising obvious

I really enjoyed listening. I now have far more awareness of what is going on around me.

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  • Reza
  • 02-04-17

Great book!

Incredibly interesting and very useful content. There were some repetition in the book, that suggested author was simply making a short article into a book. But overall, the book was so interesting that the verbose did not bother me. Also, the audiobook version may not be the best choice, as there are so many figures that need to be looked up. So the book version may be a better choice.

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  • Daphne
  • 11-06-16

An extremely informative book

The reading style of the narrator made listening to this informative book really easy. I will definitely look out for other books read by Paul Costanzo.

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  • Mrs W, Cumbria
  • 06-19-16

Very interesting, chunk size, informative

What made the experience of listening to What Every BODY Is Saying the most enjoyable?

I thoroughly enjoyed this audible book. It is full of bite size chunks, that are explained clearly with lots of real examples. The download pictures are available, I found the explanations were so clear I did not need the download. I will listen to the book again as a refresher.

What about Paul Costanzo’s performance did you like?

Good clear narration by Paul.

Any additional comments?

I could have listened longer. What's next Joe?

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  • Lynfa
  • 06-18-16

Informative and helpful

Good book, would recommend if interested in universally understanding, people reading and communication. Nice listen.

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  • Adrian Mansfield
  • 01-15-16

Great idea but doesn't work as an Audio book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The ideas and concepts in the book are great and are backed by years of experience and background but they just don't come over as an Audio book. To really get them you need to be able to go back over them or stop the book and "think about" or "action" them. As someone who listens a great deal whilst driving that proves to be a difficult situation.

I think overall I would have preferred this book in hard copy format so that I could read it and review the ideas in a better format.

What was most disappointing about Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins ’s story?

The difficulty to implement or test the ideas whilst listening to the details

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Costanzo’s performances?

No

Do you think What Every BODY Is Saying needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

NA

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  • Christopher Bisazza
  • 09-08-15

Good content, pity about the performance

Good content, but very painful to listen to. Robotic tonality, unintuitive pauses and changes in tone make this book a real effort when it shouldn't be.

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  • Dreamer
  • 08-04-15

Good Read

Mostly circumstancial evidence cited in his examples. in conclusion he agrees . Reading body languages is an art.