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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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    SlimCognito 07-10-15
    SlimCognito 07-10-15
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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Ball APEX, NC United States 07-23-12
    Jon Ball 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.


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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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 5 people found this review helpful
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    Brandt H Hagemeister 09-19-17
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    "Excellent read"

    Make sure you read slowly, and absorb the information. I had to read some chapters twice, because there was so much information, that I needed to go back and take notes. So get out a pencil and paper, and enjoy!

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    Gracy100m 08-26-17
    Gracy100m 08-26-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Know who is truthful."

    Gives the information to learn the skill. It is amazingly simple and incredibly it really works.

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    Matthew harnden 08-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very interesting but would have liked more data"

    Very interesting book with multiple good examples, but they felt anecdotal without as much of a quantitative backing as I was expecting. I understand that deception detection and deceptive strategy management are both tremendously complicated topics and at some point you have to go with a qualitative explanation for the sake of brevity so I still give it 4 stars.

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    philip geyer 07-11-17
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    "Fantastic Book"

    A very informative read, full of insight and supportive information. A very well demonstrated illustration of the techniques and nuances discussed throughout. I wish they had done more.

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    Alina Petlin 06-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    I only wish it was longer 👍🏻 w more examples & better explanation of what the model is. Good listen/read.

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    Mary 06-05-17
    Mary 06-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good method"

    the method is very usable and powerful . at times too much analysis to explain the method.

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    saintwithsword 05-18-17
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    "Buy the book!!!"

    Buy the book, not because the audible version is bad, but because it's worth having a real study session. Have a book to follow along while listening and making notes will enhance this experience and help develop these real skills.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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