One of my favorites.
I loved all the stories from Brene's life she shared.
I wish they would have used Brene to read for the audio book. Her voice is so distinctive. I could listen to her all day. It would have brought more authenticity to the stories.
The parenting advice more than anything.
I love Brene Brown, but I preferred The Gift of Imperfection to Daring Greatly. I thought it had more depth and was more solution based. I feel like Daring Greatly is the book that her publishers forced her to write as she became more popular, without giving her time to explore and research other areas to discuss. Many of her stories and revelations are found in her other works. That being said, I think it is full of good information and most people will get something out it (especially if they haven't read her other books).
The narrator was HORRIBLE. I have listened to many, many audible books and I believe this is the worst performance I've ever heard. At first, I thought it was because I was used to hearing the author's voice from other books, but then I realized this was just an incredibly bad choice for a narrator (or the director led her down the wrong road). She is overly emotional, emphasizes the wrong work in the sentence and totally misses most of the jokes in the book. I have listened to or read several other books by this author, so I know she is sarcastic and very funny. The narrator reads the jokes and witty remarks without realizing what they are. Having heard some of the stories in other books, I know how they were supposed to be read and she totally mangles them. I found myself frequently hitting my hands on the steering wheel in exasperation over how a narrator could ruin a book so thoroughly. I would recommend READING this book instead.
Yes, but only when she has done additional research and has NEW information to share.
I wanted to like this book so badly, but the narrator just made me count down the minutes until it was over. I really wish Brene Brown would re-record this book and I'd try it again.
I would listen to Daring Greatly again because I think Brown's message is important and helpful. There is much material to cover, so it would be worth hearing again.
This narrator was quite annoying to me. Maybe it's a matter of personal preference, but I felt as though her pacing was often totally off. Many times throughout the book, the cadence of her voice would seem very jerky and unnatural. It almost seemed like she was struggling to get the words out. This was really annoying because Brown is a very conversational speaker, and White's performance felt very forced. This is one of the most unpleasant narrators I've listened to just due to that one issue, which is unfortunate because everything else about her vocal delivery was fine.
I don't know anyone who wouldn't benefit from listening to this book.
I first saw Brene Brown on the Oprah Winfrey network and then viewed her you tube videos. Her book is an expansion of those informative and transformative experiences. She was able to explain personal transformation in a concrete platform. And make self development not only a choice buy a necessity. I think this book is great for people who have a hard time with new age personal transformation language but looking for inspiration and concrete examples for change. I have bought this book for many of my colleague...definitely a must read.
Power of Now, Change your thoughts, change your life.
I actually didn't care for the way she read the book. I thought it was too sugary sweet as if she was reading to a 5 year old. But beyond that it is still a great book
Vulnerability, vulnerability, vulnerability. Acknowledging everyone, especially the people who I don't always see.
The only thing holding this book back from an impeccable review is the fact that Brene herself doesn't read it.
I recommend listening to her TED talks beforehand, so you can get an idea of how she communicates- her speaking voice and tone adds such a comical effect to her writing, that it would be a shame to listen, not knowing how she would deliver it herself.
READ rather than listen to the book. The writing is wonderful. The content is valuable and moving. But the choice of narrator was entirely wrong.
Although Karen White (the narrator) is an experienced reader with a lovely voice, she read Brene Brown's book as though she were reciting a humorous, light fiction piece. Ironically, in a book about vulnerability, White's vocal inflections and tone were often cynical and mocking.
Like other listeners, I was unable to finish the book.
In the future, I will pay more attention to the reviews regarding the narration.
The content of the book is great. I wish the audio version had been read by the author, rather than another performer.
Although the performer has a pleasant voice, her performance felt melodramatic and that it detracted from the content.
I suggest trying another book by Brene Brown "Men Women and Shame". It is the concise version of this book and it is read by the author.
No. The performance was deadly. Karen White uses so much affect. Her narration seems overly insincere, a complete mismatch for a book about being authentic and vulnerable.
I listened to Brene Brown's speech on Ted and her talk "the Power of Vulnerability." Admittedly, the content is much the same, and, maybe even more current, but I wanted to go more in depth. Brene, of course, did a much better job.
Perhaps if she used less tone.
No, but I would have liked to listen to more than one chapter.
I hope that Karen White does not read all her books this way. Maybe her narration is appropriate for a romance novel.
I found this book difficult to listen to because Karen White read it like it was a fictional book, overstating much of the content. Her choice of narrative style was distracting to the content. I will be on the look out for her name, and in the future will steer away when ordering nonfiction.