I got online today to read the reviews because I was so thrown off by the narration of this book. Then I was with a friend this weekend who was saying that she was so thrown off by the narration of this book. Now I read reviews and find that it seems like everyone is so thrown off by the narration of this book. I don't understand why the book wouldn't be read by the author. Very disappointing.
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.
This was my 3rd Brene Brown audiobook and the audio completely detracted from the content. As an organizational psychology grad student, I love Brene's writing style as a mixture of research and very down to earth storytelling. She inspires me to move forward in my education and career but I barely made it through this book. The narrator sounded bored, pompous, arrogant, self indulgent, overly emotional and dramatic all at the same time. I had to listen in small portions and fight to concentrate on the content because the audio detracted so much. Personally, I think it was so bad that it should be rerecorded by either the woman who narrated the first two books or Brene herself. I would pay for it again because the content is something I will refer back to. Maybe I'll just buy the hard copy.
I wish this was read in the authors voice. that is my only complaint. I love Mrs. Brown's delivery and genuine sense of self. This narrator did a fine job but because I am used to hearing Breně speak her grounded theories, it was hard for me to focus on the message.
As much as I love Brene, I simply cannot get passed the narrator. This is by far, one of the worst I've heard. She sounds like a digital re-creation of a female voice. In fact, my Android voice synthesizer is more pleasant to listen to.
Why didn't Brene narrate this book herself? Her tone and voice is exceptional and would have been fantastic for this book.
Is there any way I can get a refund?
I was already familiar with Brene Brown and had seen her on YouTube (TEDtalks) and had also read her book, "The Power of Vulnerability". I was extremely disappointed with the fact that Brown herself did not narrate this. The reader was SO affected in her delivery. Would NOT recommend. Buy the hard copy if you must.
I am a big fan of Dr. Brown's work, but I will only buy another audio version of her book if she does the narration. Unfortunately, I found the narrator's voice for Daring Greatly to be too dull for the material. It was so distracting that I wasn't able to listen more than a few minutes.
Dr. Brown has a very engaging personality that comes across when reading her books. Unfortunately, the narrator's voice and inflection for Daring Greatly is the direct opposite - dull and monotonous. Although I loved the book when I read it, I could not get through a chapter of the audiobook.
I wish I had read the review first. I'm reading this book for work and am having a hard time getting through it with the current narrator. I then watched some of Brene's videos and this seriously should be narrated by her!!! The narrator is too slow and is quite frankly making this book weird. I'm going to have to just read the book and try to get that woman's voice out of my head.
Please ask Brene to narrate this book!!!!
how awful the narrator is
Brene to narrate the book
While the content of this book on genuineness is great, the reading of it is so phony that I can't bear to listen to it. I will go back to listening to Brene Brown speak her own words; she speaks from the heart.