I saw Brene Brown's TED talks, loved what I saw and heard, and immediately bought the audio book without reading the other reviews...big mistake! The delivery is HORRIBLE, the cadence of the speech is stilted and artificial, the "art-tic-cu-la-tion" is forced and OVERLY emphatic. Karen White needs to find a new profession.
I will be returning this book.
EVERYTHING about the performance was awful. The narrator's inflection, cadence, emphatic articulation were all forced and artificial. Nothing good to say about it.
Sadly, could not stomach the narration for long enough to be inspired (I bought the book hoping to be)
Have this wonderful author read her own book, or re-record with another reader and re-release it
I have never experienced a book that has affected me so deeply. I am 50 years old and this cuts straight to the heart of so many things I have struggled with. I finished listening and then went straight back to chapter one to start again. Amazing.
Through this book I was able to understand so many little - and not so little- "dark" incidents in my life which caused me to feel uncomfortable or ashamed, and shed light on them. I was able to understand them a lot better, and grow. I can now take these experiences, analyze them in a new way and feel good about myself.
The book is very empowering- using simple language to explain our most inner selves and how it is implemented in varied areas of our lives- relationships, parenting, work.
I am definitely going back to this one! I have quite a few bookmarks.
Karen White's colorful voice drew me into the text. Even though this is a non-fiction, she was able to bring a lot of emotion and the author's enthusiasm from her research into the sentences. Well done.
Narrator annoyed me so much simply could not listen. Thought I returned, but for some reason it still shows up in library. So disappointed. Will just get book in print. Really needs to be re-recorded!
Did not finish (due to narrator).
Yes. Her messages are good and based on sound, interesting research. She should have researched her narrator.
If enough people could grasp the concepts in this book ,we could develop emotional intelligence and even inspire a positive emotional evolution . This hand book of how to avoid the pitfalls of emotional snares should be in every household and be considered as a text book in schools.
Dr Brene Brown. Brilliant
Recognizing the courage it takes to be true to my self and to ignore unworthy critics.
I have bought many hard copies to share with friends and loved ones.
Yes to Brene Brown but not if Karen White is the reader.
She was excessively emotional. She should talken a cue from Brown's TED Talk.
It seems sufficient unto itself. Though I might read more of Brown on other topics.
The reader's voice was clear and pleasant but the material didn't call for so much emotion. It was distracting.
Why is my name Hillary Clinton?
I would listen to another Brene Brown book, but only if Brene read it.
The narrator made me want to stop listening. While I am very interested in the content of the book, the narrator's syrupy, insincere tone made it painful to listen to and was unable to convey content as intended. Kind of shocked this one got through!
No, because I will definitely have to read the book to get the true value of the message.
I've never written a review before but this was so bad, I had to do it. I've sometimes had to adjust to a narrator's voice or style, but with this one, I'm never going to get there. Will likely return, because I can't get through the book!
I think I would read it. I didn't like the narration as much as when Brene Brown is speaking. The narrator was fine but didn't bring the same authenticity that Brene brings to her speaking engagements.
I found the content to be the same but the hook was not as powerful.
I love the message that Brene brings with each of her books. All the books overlap a bit in content but they are things we can never hear enough. This book delivers that.
A bit overacted
Daring greatly is a game changer to quality of life
I was reluctant to pick up this book because Brene wasn't narrating but wanted to give it a try since I just love her books. Unfortunately I was disappointed in the narration and it didn't deliver the authenticity, passion or impact that Brene brings. The good news is that now I know not to select another audible book that by Brene that she isn't narrating.
A note to Audible...there are some lectures by Brene that are about 2 hours each that are one full credit. These should be bundled together into 5 -7 hour selections for one credit. I would love to listen to these but don't want to use one full credit for a selection that is a fraction of the time as a full audiobook.
If you search for 'The Power of Vulnerability' you'll find a live talk from Brene Brown, of which about 80% is identical to this book. Because Brene Brown is a lively speaker who doesn't take herself too seriously, it's a much more enjoyable listening experience.