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What Every BODY Is Saying Audiobook

What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

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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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    Gladis houston, TX, United States 03-06-12
    Gladis houston, TX, United States 03-06-12

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Wow, listen to this book!"

    I'm not even quite sure how I picked this book to spend my credit on but I'm so glad it turned out to be an awesome find! It gives you the medical reasons why our body language can say more than the words that we say -plus examples that happened through out his career while he was an FBI agent . While listening to this book I became a people watcher and have observed some of the examples he talks about in the book so now I can't help feeling like this book has given me tools to decode what people are saying without saying it. Delivers its promise! Great use of credit.

    106 of 132 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Macquarie Hills, Australia 05-02-12
    Tom Macquarie Hills, Australia 05-02-12
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    "Good info made boring by monotone delivery"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Mr Navarro establishes his qualifications at the start of the book. And then again every few pages or so. I would have liked less of that.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins ? Why or why not?

    I would listen to another one. The information is helpful, and interesting.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Monotone. For a while I thought he might actually start spelling out words. Clear? YES. Interesting? NO.


    Any additional comments?

    While the constant restating he is an FBI Agent, and the monotone delivery was annoying, on the whole, the information is useful, often surprising, fresh and clearly presented. The emphasis on what can and cannot be read from viewing body language was honest and informative. I'll listen to this one again.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 11-30-12
    Richard 11-30-12
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    "An unadulterated crock, plus painful narration."

    I've never given a one star review out of hundreds of Audible purchases - but they don't allow zero stars (or minus stars) for which this waste of hard drive space would qualify. Believe this pseudo-science bit of drivel if you wish, but utter drivel it shall remain. I suspect this to be largely a manufactured book deal to supplement the author's FBI pension. Don't expect even the merest whiff of scientific evidence to support his very nearly psychic claims and you shan't be disappointed. To overcome the boredom (and ponderous narration) I found it more informative to attempt to follow the profusion of logical fallacies that permeate this troubling discourse. I so rarely feel that I have wasted a credit (and my time) but, I regret that such is the case. And yes, as many others have so stated, the narration is, at best, quite intolerable. Purchase at your peril.

    25 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Britt Atlanta, GA, USA 03-29-12
    Amazon Customer Britt Atlanta, GA, USA 03-29-12

    Britt

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    "Is Paul Costanzo a robot or a person?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I can't believe a person can sound so robotic that does this professionally. I had to speed it up just to tolerate his constant rhythm that was not appropriate for how the sentences were worded. Made this very difficult to get through.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Costanzo’s performance?

    Nothing.


    37 of 48 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 03-23-12

    QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!

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    "WOW! I learned so much. "Happy Feet", enough said."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the people around them.


    What other book might you compare What Every BODY Is Saying to and why?

    I remember reading a book about body language in the eighties. I can't remember the exact title, I was quite a bit younger, (weren't we all?). But.. in that book a lot of the same observation were made.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Costanzo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he did a great job.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    *See Headline


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. It comes with a PDF. Make sure you download it.

    20 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 03-19-12
    Robert 03-19-12
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    "Good if you like the subject"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If a friend was interested in the subject, I would recommend the book based on the authors experience and knowlege of the subject. However the book references diagrams not provided in the audio version.


    22 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Grimsby, Ontario, Canada 03-19-12
    Chris Grimsby, Ontario, Canada 03-19-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great text."
    Would you consider the audio edition of What Every BODY Is Saying to be better than the print version?

    No. They are essentially the same.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator had a good serious tone that was appropriate to the content. However, it was much too obvious that he was reading and thus it was quite monotone.


    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    manaf 05-25-12
    manaf 05-25-12 Member Since 2017

    I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity

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    "an ok book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    not sure , i might have created a summery of each chapter at the end highlighting the points presented in the chapter


    If you’ve listened to books by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins before, how does this one compare?

    no


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    informative
    slightly back and forth


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    not sutable


    Any additional comments?

    i did learn something

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Orofino, ID, United States 03-13-12
    Tracy Orofino, ID, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolute must read for everyone !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of What Every BODY Is Saying to be better than the print version?

    Yes and no. Listening is great but it does come with PDF file so you can follow along .


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from What Every BODY Is Saying?

    I work crisis intervention . When I ask a person if he feels suicidal I will know better how to evaluate body language regardless of eye contact .


    26 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Ruthanne Fairfield, NJ, United States 02-16-12
    Ruthanne Fairfield, NJ, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding!"
    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    What could be better than information from an ex-FBI officer who spent his time specializing in reading body language?

    Don't bother with anything else on the subject of body language.

    Enough said.


    29 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    "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
    6/17/17
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    "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.
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    "Surprising obvious"

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

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  • Reza
    2/4/17
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    "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
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    "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
    6/19/16
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    "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
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    6/18/16
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    "Informative and helpful"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian Mansfield
    1/15/16
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    "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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Bisazza
    9/8/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Artizani MT
    8/4/15
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    "Good Read"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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