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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-18

bonuses link is 404

bonus link to content that should make the book easier to understand is a dead link now, so this audio book is junk now. I would suggest passing on at least the audio version of this book, but for what I know about the author this kind of douchbaggary is to be expected.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Why can't I delete this?

What disappointed you about Your First Listen?

I'd really like to be able to completely delete this so I never see it again.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'd love to listen to someone tell me how to delete this

How could the performance have been better?

by letting me delete this.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Your First Listen?

This book from my library.

Any additional comments?

Delete this book from my library.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

great book

the story was great, but the performance was what really made it wonderful. I have to say that I look forward to future books from this author. what got me interested in the book was an interview he had on star talk, a podcast. he talked about how the science in this book was even more accurate than his other book, the Martian.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I'm done with Scott Adams books.

Adams tries to connect a to c, but b doesn't seem to fit. his a and c seem believable, but how he gets there is a trip through fantasy land. I couldn't finish it and it's the 2nd book of his I've returned. I won't get another of his books unless Dilbert is the main character.

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5 of 9 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-16

Just awful, complete rehash of How to Win Friends

Would you try another book from Leil Lowndes and/or Joyce Bean and Leil Lowndes ?

Just awful, complete rehash of How to Win Friends & Influence People. I just listened to the other book before this one and she starts off talking about the other book and she might as well have just started reading this book. One of the few books I am going to get a refund on.

Has How to Talk to Anyone turned you off from other books in this genre?

It will make me look harder to make sure the book I'm buying is not an inferior rehash of a book written 80 years earlier.

Which scene was your favorite?

When I stopped playing it and went onto a different book.

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

disappointment in the un-originality.

Any additional comments?

Don't get this book.

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22 of 24 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-16

7 minutes

I hated the book that I stopped listening 7 minutes in. I disagreed with a few minor points in that time but what really made me return it was the narrator. I could not stand to listen to her.

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-16

love Scott Adams, but hated this book

I hated it so much it was the first audible book I returned. I'd pass on this if you have anything better to do, even listening to the dead air where an ad would have been on the rush Limbaugh radio show would be a better listen.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-15

The performance killed it for me.

What did you love best about The Psychology of Selling?

There were some good tips. It was not 80/20 good, but there were still some things I wrote down.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Tracy?

Someone that was not doing the recording in their home. I thought the person that did the narration was fine as far as they read, it is all the annoying distractions that I could hear, beeping, page turning that really killed it. It sounded like it was recorded at someones home and not like the other books I've bought from audible.

Any additional comments?

There are a few time, and by a few I mean +15 times where it sounds like the start of the sentence was said from within a box and mid way through it he removed the box. There are also beeps or buzzes that you can hear throughout the recording. The most common sound to hear was paper being turned. I am assuming that this was the script that was being flipped. I have no idea why none of this was caught in editing and rerecorded.

As for the actual story I did find some of it useful and do plan to implement it into what I do. If ever there was an update to the book I really hope they take out the several parts where it wants us to say things about how great we are. He tells us to do this at a minimum 4-5 different times.

I do plan to listen to the book again to make sure my notes are complete, but I do not see this being a book I reread or listen to over and over like the 4 hour work week.

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-15

Great story

In a few places the music makes it difficult to hear the story. Other than these few times it was a great story and great performance.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-12

I can now tell when people are flat out lying

Where does Spy the Lie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was, at the time I listened to it the best book I had listened to. Its still great, but the one I am on now is even better.

What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen to, nice smooth easy to listen to voice.

Any additional comments?

If you have ever wanted to know for sure if someone is telling the truth, or hiding things from you this is a book you will want. They go over real world examples of times when people are flat out lying, and you know they are, but this book tells you HOW you know, so that you can spot it in other real life situations. What is amazing about this book is that they go beyond the typical things people look for when you think they are lying. Most of that is garbage. They show you new things to look for that are much more reliable in spotting a lie. While you wont know exactly what the truth is, you will know where to press them for more information so you can get the truth.

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