Brene Browns TED talk was the reason that I purchased this Audiobook. but the narration is so poor in comparison to Brene's natural Storytelling, it was impossible to listen to.
What little of it I could get through was good in terms of content but I could not listen because of the narrator. I really wish Ms. Brown had read it herself. I powered through about an hour and a half of it.
The best comparison I can make is a female version of Eugene Levy's character in A Mighty Wind. But maybe it's just me. Listen to the sample. If it doesn't bother you then get the book. The content is good.
This would have worked as a course or set of lectures, but not so much as an audio book. I guess she got bogged down having to write fully formed paragraphs and sentences. Her spoken expressiveness carries so much meaning. I found the constant drum of key words like vulnerable really irritating. It would be great to match up Brene Brown's insight with David Sedaris' phrasing and style.
The reader was irritating. To sterile for BB's narrative.
Narrator annoyed me so much simply could not listen. Thought I returned, but for some reason it still shows up in library. So disappointed. Will just get book in print. Really needs to be re-recorded!
Did not finish (due to narrator).
Yes. Her messages are good and based on sound, interesting research. She should have researched her narrator.
If enough people could grasp the concepts in this book ,we could develop emotional intelligence and even inspire a positive emotional evolution . This hand book of how to avoid the pitfalls of emotional snares should be in every household and be considered as a text book in schools.
Dr Brene Brown. Brilliant
Recognizing the courage it takes to be true to my self and to ignore unworthy critics.
I have bought many hard copies to share with friends and loved ones.
Yes to Brene Brown but not if Karen White is the reader.
She was excessively emotional. She should talken a cue from Brown's TED Talk.
It seems sufficient unto itself. Though I might read more of Brown on other topics.
The reader's voice was clear and pleasant but the material didn't call for so much emotion. It was distracting.
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!
I think I would read it. I didn't like the narration as much as when Brene Brown is speaking. The narrator was fine but didn't bring the same authenticity that Brene brings to her speaking engagements.
I found the content to be the same but the hook was not as powerful.
I love the message that Brene brings with each of her books. All the books overlap a bit in content but they are things we can never hear enough. This book delivers that.
A bit overacted
Daring greatly is a game changer to quality of life
I was reluctant to pick up this book because Brene wasn't narrating but wanted to give it a try since I just love her books. Unfortunately I was disappointed in the narration and it didn't deliver the authenticity, passion or impact that Brene brings. The good news is that now I know not to select another audible book that by Brene that she isn't narrating.
A note to Audible...there are some lectures by Brene that are about 2 hours each that are one full credit. These should be bundled together into 5 -7 hour selections for one credit. I would love to listen to these but don't want to use one full credit for a selection that is a fraction of the time as a full audiobook.
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.