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It's a pretty straight forward book that makes a lot of sense.
The only thing that might throw some people is that it is so straight forward. It's more of a how-to manual than a fluffy business book. This is a huge positive in my view, but I've found that most people only want easy, 45 second solutions and tend to dismiss anything like this that will require some extra thought.
Bottom line is that Hartley, as in his other books, gives the basics of reading someone - establish a baseline, observe them under different scenarios or questions, and then hone your skills. That's the part I think some won't like. They want some black and white cue that they can easily discern, and never requires any adjustment for context. (Crossed arms always mean X, or a liar always does Y.)
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The theory in the book seems to be solid, however, the narration is distracting. The male and female author speak alternately with the male narrator speaking most. He speaks too fast and it needs to be slowed down to pick up the concepts discussed. It was distracting listening to the voices switch between male and female and they also had different paces. Would love to listen again with a re-recording.
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