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Publisher's Summary

The secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions - of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers.

People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning. Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime will give you the power to:

  • Identify and practice good questioning techniques
  • Recognize types of questions to avoid
  • Know the questions required when hearing
  • Unconfirmed reports or gossip
  • Practice good listening techniques and exploit all leads
  • Determine when and how to control the conversation
  • Gain real expertise fast

Within professional interrogation circles, Pyle is known as a strategic debriefer - meaning there is no one around him more skilled at asking questions and getting answers. He has been training other interrogators in questioning techniques since 1989.

©2014 James Pyle, Maryann Karinch (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

"With his style of questioning alone, Jim Pyle can get more information than most other interrogators using multiple techniques." (Gregory Hartley, coauthor of the best-seller How to Spot a Liar)

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Good book. Bad narration.

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I like what the book said.

But I did not like how it was said.

Actually: The performance of the narrator is so bad that I felt the need to write this - my first ever audible review - to warn others that they should choose book over audio this time.

Instead I bought the book for my kindle so I could read it there.

The book itself is informative, practical, in all: Good. Especially recommended for negotiators who wants to improve their questioning techniques to extract information and/or evaluate credibility.

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Reader speaks fast and 3/4 speed doesn't help

The book has great information and I'll probably buy the paperback for reference.

The reader spoke too fast. You can tell this is his normal speed, so it's likely he lives in New York city. Sad part is that the audible iPhone app at 3/4 speed made the vocal cadence about right but produced a horrendous echo effect that was even more distracting. Get this on your free credit if you've got nothing better in your wish list, otherwise buy the hard copy for a better experience.

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insightful

a great resource on how to better frame questions to get clearer answers. listen to the audio at 75% speed

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2 Stars. Rambles On and On for Eight Chapters.

2 Stars. Rambles On and On and On and On for Eight Chapters with examples, and examples, and examples, of how late night show hosts, news reporters, sports reporters, political leaders, etc. ask questions, but the author never gets to the point on how to effectively ask the "who, what, where, when, why, and how" questions to "Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime". Got as far as the beginning of Chapter 8, when that chapter... again, starts out with, even more examples, and the book still hasn't provided any expertise or insight, on how to actually "Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime". Stopped after the beginning of Chapter 8. Very disappointing. Will be returning this audio book, if this option is still available.

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Questions

Great at helping someone who struggles with questioning or asking questions. Gives challenges to make you better and short listen so it is easy to understand.

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Excellent listen

I really enjoyed the near raider both in cadence and tone. It was extremely enjoyable to listen to. I would recommend this book to fall in law-enforcement investigation’s and those interested in discovering all they are curious about.

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read way too fast by performer

Would you try another book from James Pyle and Maryann Karinch and/or Walter Dixon?

Ok book made worse by horrible, too fast narration. pass on buying this book

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Author forces political "Woke" beliefs on you

The information is okay. I got this book for the information not to hear the author's political views.
If he wants to use real world examples, fine. My suggestion use ones that don't show his obvious political bias. In fact, stay away from that area altogether. It does nothing but undermine his credibility, and I immediately discount the value of the information.
I didn't ask for it, and I don't want to hear it. This should be a forum for learning and not propaganda.
I don't care what your political beliefs may be. You should have a choice as to whether or not you want to hear a political message, and one should never be hidden in something that is supposed to be merely instructional or informational.

Nothing earth shattering in the material that you could not find elsewhere.

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I learned a lot From this book.

Great starter guide. Manageable exercises you can do everyday. To improve your skills. Learn new things. Learn about yourself and other people. I highly recommend it to everyone

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One, but useful concept

... repeated many times: put open-ended questions whenever possible. Many examples how to avoid "dead-end" questions.

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  • Melviba
  • 05-03-14

Way too fast to digest properly.

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Hard to get past the speed, but could do more on how to build a series of questions. Touches on this with examples from interigations and court room battles, but these are sterile and rare scenarios. Would have been good to have some more real world examples.

What was most disappointing about James Pyle and Maryann Karinch ’s story?

I would have liked some comment on working out what it is you want to discover.

What didn’t you like about Walter Dixon’s performance?

Playback was way too fast.

Was Find Out Anything from Anyone, Anytime worth the listening time?

Meh, some good points and definitely helped me, but could have gone further.

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  • ish
  • 07-25-21

Great book BUT..

Awesome information there but the book is “ broken “ it’s been released without anyone paying attention . You have to slow the narration speed to 0.8 or 0.9 to sound like a human being . Not the end of the world but not very professional. All in all Good book apart of this tech problem