My first audio self-help book, and it is amazing.
The author is certainly a character - one I want to emulate.
NA - though I thought her reading did not allow for the real humor of the author to shine through - it was too "deadpan." No emotion, so it really sucked the life out of the book.
Yes, though not possible - and I really think listening to this book in increments allows more reflection and thought.
I'll be purchasing this author's other two books. I am not a self-help book junkie so I was really amazed at how relevant this book is - and I'll listen over and over.
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'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.
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.
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.
Yes, this book and the research behind it will help anyone understand the degree of fear, shame, guilt that we all live under.
I liked the narration best. I normally read books to escape, not to learn, Through this book I learned a lot about me and those around me.
The narrator voice, her tone and her inflection were so soothing to me.
To dare greatly.This book will help me to be aware when I am employing stalling mechanisms of fear and, hopefully, I will dare greatly with love, gentleness and kindness.
I truly enjoyed this book, I plan to listen to it again.
This is the best audio book I have listened to, but I think part of that is because of the content.
I liked that this had real life examples and short chapters
Yes but there weren't too many characters that needed different intonations.
I liked listening to a chapter and then stopping to reflect on what the lesson was.
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.