Spy the Lie
- Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
- Narrated by: Fred Berman
- Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-17-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Kim on 08-07-12
Excellent, with one disappointment
Where does Spy the Lie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Having listened to Joe Navarro's "What EveryBODY Is Saying", I felt this audiobook provided similar content, but with excellent suggestions for honing questions that an interviewer might ask of a potential hire, or an employer of an employee in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. My only misgiving is when the reading refers to "Figure 1" or "Figure 2", etc., and there was no companion download to include what might be important images. I'll never know how important they were to include unless they are available or unless I get the hard copy somewhere... please Audible, let the reader decide on their importance rather than make the decision on our behalf.
155 of 162 people found this review helpful
By R. A. on 08-08-12
Helpful, well written, and smart
Spy the Lie starts out a bit slow, with quite a bit of background and sports analogies. After Chapter Two, once you fully believe the authors are bright and well meaning, the fun begins. Listening to such a book made me want to take notes, so that I could better retain the information. Spy the Lie is basically a how-to on "The Method" for detecting deception. It won't make you a human lie detector, but it certainly can help you get to the truth. Plus, the analysis of OJ Simpson, Jerry Sandusky, and Christine O'Donnell are fascinating. The appendix includes sample questions for your child if you suspect he/she is doing drugs, and another sample list in case you think your significant other is cheating. I used "The Method" to uncover why a family member was behaving so strangely and it worked unbelievably well. Both party left the conversation feeling good because the truth had come out.
47 of 50 people found this review helpful
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By Adrian on 02-25-13
This is an enjoyable, educational book on some of the techniques used to help you spot when someone is not being honest with you. Mostly, it's common sense and then some but an interesting listen if you enjoy trying to read people. It's marked down a very small amount because I'd have loved to hear some more borderline cases of lies, rather than one that pretty much anyone could recognise even before understanding "the technique" but more importantly because the narration is slightly irritating at times. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just get the impression that every sentence is voiced as though the narrator is about to say "Oh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" at the end. Have a listen to the preview - if that doesn't put you off too much, then chance a credit on this audiobook. I'm glad I did.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By B. J. Jewell on 01-26-18
Beware, you don’t know you friends
Would you listen to Spy the Lie again? Why?
Oh yes many times, there is far to much useful information to take in, in one listen
What other book might you compare Spy the Lie to, and why?
Trufully None! This is just unique. My children haven’t got away with anything since I read this book,
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
After threading the book and chatting with friends and family, YES it will effect you emotionally.
Any additional comments?
I found this book after watching a YouTube video by the author. The author never tried to sell the book but her theory was far to intriguing.
You will never talk to people without picking put on subtle triggers again, every time you ask an important question to someone you will be counting to 5.
However this has lead me to catch many people in lies, some actually quite serious. It’s worked 8 out of 10. Reading people involves so much more than just chatting. If your thinking about this book it is most definitely for you.