We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Spy the Lie Audiobook

Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

Regular Price:$13.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (1528 )
5 star
 (786)
4 star
 (456)
3 star
 (220)
2 star
 (43)
1 star
 (23)
Overall
4.2 (1365 )
5 star
 (686)
4 star
 (407)
3 star
 (216)
2 star
 (34)
1 star
 (22)
Story
4.3 (1351 )
5 star
 (728)
4 star
 (397)
3 star
 (184)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (16)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Mohammad Al Jarad 06-09-15 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Everything is a lie"

    According to this book, everything you will hear is a lie. I would be very cautious with this book, because assuming someone is lying is a self poisonous prophecy. Eventually you will convince your self that it is true because of what you heard here. The book lacks sufficient examples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jim 05-31-15
    Jim 05-31-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent!"

    Excellent mix of academic research and examples, especially real world examples which help draw a clean understanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    YoDigital Washington, DC USA 05-13-15
    YoDigital Washington, DC USA 05-13-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It was OK"

    Hard to believe some of the people especially the spy were so obvious in their deceit. I don't know I feel like maybe there were a lot of holes in the story.....all cases seemed to come to resolution too fast. Not great as an Audible book, would maybe be better as a training video.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Todd Tracy 04-19-15
    Todd Tracy 04-19-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Compelling read but I needed more"

    Great book with many real world examples. I wish the authors went into more detail on applying the model though...left me wanting more. The book ended way too soon!Fantastic narrator, voice fit perfectly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mike SE US 04-13-15
    Mike SE US 04-13-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not quite "What Every Body's Saying""
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It depends. This book is for those that are into studying people and their responses. I believe that it could send the wrong message to some.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed the way they took the interviews apart and discussed the actions. It was occationally dry but not without merit.


    Could you see Spy the Lie being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know if it was the narator or the authors but the book seemed a little melodramatic for my taste. Made me think of Don Adams.

    The authors provide a number of places where the deception was present. I would like them to have provided an instance(s) where there was no deception.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Natalie Nevada 03-28-15
    Natalie Nevada 03-28-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good info"

    Good information but with chilling examples that I could have done without reading. A bit much for me but all true stories

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Heather 03-25-15
    Heather 03-25-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Information Overload"

    This book is very well written, but it is a lot of information. There are definitely practical uses for this type of book, and I intend to use them. It speaks clearly but it is kind of fast. I do wish it did give more examples though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dan-Victor Balaesh 02-27-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Super"

    Easy to understand and complex in explanations. A professional work by professionals. Time well spent reading, also lots of fun stories as well...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth Eckhardt Kabul, Aghanistan 02-16-15
    Elizabeth Eckhardt Kabul, Aghanistan 02-16-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "puts concepts in a practical and actual use."

    I love the quality of this audio book. it makes the conversations flow freely and teaches you to hear it as if you were watching a movie only forcing you to imagine it as its going on. book was thought out and well written. well played! for this genre it's one of my favorites

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dorothy 02-12-15
    Dorothy 02-12-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love this book"

    I have listened to this book over and over. It's very easy to following and comprehend. I have and would recommend this book to anyone who finds interest in reading and understanding other peoples behaviou.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.