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

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    Elizabeth Eckhardt Kabul, Aghanistan 02-16-15
    Elizabeth Eckhardt Kabul, Aghanistan 02-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "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

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    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.

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    daniel 01-20-15
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    I like the concepts and the fact that they are based on research and not just anecdotal evidence. I think this book has some useful information for personal and business situations.

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    Dirk K. 12-04-14
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    What did you love best about Spy the Lie?

    Contrary to what preconceived ideals, this book brings new information. Specifically, about interrogation techniques that would be very useful in day to day life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It doesn't make light of the complexity of reading human emotions, the need for baselines. But instead tries to allow a comprehensive view to make well informed decisions on the validity of a persons statement.


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    More advanced interrogation techniques. These are often opposite of those techniques commonly viewed in Hollywood and TV created series.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Complexity of Story Telling


    Any additional comments?

    Performance made this a book one of those you'd like to listen straight through.

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    C Cary, NC, United States 10-06-14
    C Cary, NC, United States 10-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Important to navigate many situations"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spy the Lie to be better than the print version?

    Excellent and a good important body of information. Often times I myself have thought these types of behaviors are telling. With obvious huge experience the author explains. Narrator not at all good but hey. It was good other than that.


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    Sami Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 09-30-14
    Sami Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 09-30-14 Member Since 2017

    Addicted to audible. One the best things that happened to me

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    The book is a must for people in sales, customer service and surely law enforcement. I believe the findings in the book need refinement as the assumptions are not based on real science rather than observations.

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    "Very Interesting, Specific, And Useful"
    Where does Spy the Lie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to thus far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I did not have one favorite character per se, but there were many interesting one's throughout the book.


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

    No this is the first performance I have listened to of his. He gave an good performance. My only problem was that his voice would sometimes fluctuate a little low and quiet. This was only a problem when I was in the car. Other than that is was great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The section outlining some of the interviews with prominent liars of the last few years troubled me greatly. This is because by the time the authors layed out the interviews with these liars, they had spent the entire book outlining all the various indicators of deception. After doing so, most of the lying was just so blatant, easy to see,...and truly troubling.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book for your work, relationships, and day to day interactions. I highly, highly recommend it, and will reread it.

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    Stephanie G 09-10-14
    Stephanie G 09-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    I just loved it! I wish it go on forever there is so much more I wish to know. A great read and very well written and read.

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