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.
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.
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 would have Brene read it. She did pick a decent narrator, but it just wasn't the same. I kept thinking it was missing something...it was. When a book like this comes from the writer, in her words, it means so much more.
I enjoy the stories that are true to Brene and her family.
Calm, appropriate, out-of-place (here)
I started a gratitude journal.
Great book, but I liked power of vulnerability more.