I have listen to Brene Brown speak as well as narrate one of her books. She is a tough act to follow. I am sure the content of this book would be fantastic but the narrator awful. She sounds pained when speaking.failure. Her attempt a Brene's presentation style does not work. I tried a few times to listen because I wanted to hear the content but I just could not do it. I am trying to return the book, having a bit of trouble with returns right now..
The reader sounds like a kindergarden teacher. I just couldn't get past it.
Time wasn't the issue, I'm going to buy the book and read it.
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.
The narration on this book sounds computerized and is too difficult to listen too. I didn't make it through 5 minutes. I will just buy the book for my kindle
I would always get another book by Brene Brown, but this narration was especially horrendous.
I was not even able to finish the book.
I wish I could replace this book with some other, it was a complete waste of my money.
I had read "The Gifts of Imperfection" some time ago and thought that was terrific book. As I was reading "Daring Greatly," I didn't feel the content was much different from her other book. I looked at the descriptions for both books and they have the similar themes - 1) shame, authenticity, belonging, courage, compassion, connection and 2) vulnerability, imperfection, courage, engagement, connection. I think the first book provided more depth and guidance. I think this book provided the stories and examples that allow the readers to see themselves in those situations.
Really good book: really challenging. The Narration is/was awful - I stopped listening because the narrator's performance didn't fit the content.
Get the book; don't get the audio book. It's worth taking your time over. It's worth hearing yourself reading this book.
I'm sure the story is great - I am tempted to purchase the book but I've already purchased the audio book. I find the reader impossible to listen to. I have heard Brené Brown on TED Talks which inspired me to get this book. I wish I had listened to the sample before purchasing. The reader sounds very mechanical and strained to me (she sounds artificial and computer generated). She may be a good reader but the delivery (and she had to be coached, right?) does not flow well (in my opinion). If you purchase, listen carefully to the sample to see if you like the reader. I unfortunately do not.
My first audiobook from this author.
I would have the author read her book. She is very entertaining and engaging!
By using sometime who can imbue the words with power but doesn't sound like a dating site's AI avatar.
I'm rating this well because of the content, but this audio book is awful. I'll be reading the book instead. What a waste.
Life changing perspective. Gives me courage to be "real" : vulnerable, grateful, connected. I will re-read and make life changes to live and act more honestly, more wholeheartedly and enjoy real connection. Love this book!
Sadly, I have to say the narrator of the audio is not good at all. Her cadence left me wondering if this was a computerized voice. I got through listening to it but there was an edge to it.