Brene Brown and her work entered into my life exactly when I needed her most. She talks about letting go of perfection and others expectations and being aware of what you may be doing to cause shame on another person. Her goal is to help others live whole-heartedly. A nice, soul-searching read.
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!
Brene Brown's latest book on vulnerability, leadership, and living covers science, anecdotes, and insight in easy to understand and entertaining text.
This audio book suffers only from the narrator, who reads at good speed and emphasis, but has a high rasp in her voice that I found irritating. Not a fatal flaw because the content is so good. I recommend this audiobook.
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.
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.
I listen to Daring Greatly whenever I am on a road trip, rotating with other worthy titles - a worthwhile set of reminders.
Brene Brown - most definitely. Karen's voice grew on me a little, however I kept wishing it was Brene.
It must be hard for Karen to read all the negative reviews, but you have to get that it isn't as personal as it must seem. I just listened to the sample for "The Gifts of Imperfection," and I wouldn't choose that narrator either <3
I laughed and cried in various sections.
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.
I'd recommend this book to the World. Life changer - but better than that, SOCIETY changer. This book is about being who you are - because it's ENOUGH. I love it.
There is nothing to compare it to. Lesser books are The True Measure of a Man, by Richard Simmons and perhaps Wild at Heart.
It was, but 8 hours, are you kidding, I wasn't flying to Australia this time.
Just buy it! It will answer a lot of questions, put a smile on your face, and make the clouds go away.
I'm going to have to return this one and buy hardcopy. Totally prefer to "read" audibly, but this narrator is painfully annoying to listen to. Every. Single. Line….is said with such overdrawn earnest that it becomes incredibly distracting to absorb what's being said. I gave 5 stars on the story simply because the content that I was eventually able to get through was quite good. I'm projecting that had the narration been better this would have been a terrific book.
This is a powerful book that will change how you live your life. Based in research and facts the insights shared by the author, are life changing.