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.
No. The audio edition is painful to listen to.
No, Daring Greatly is a very good book.
Like a bad commercial that never never ends.
The book is not just personally helpful but gives insight into societal stuff as well.
The voice of the narrator was so hard to listen to that I couldn't even get through the book. I actually quit audible because of it. I don't want to purchase an audio book where I can't return a book that is way to difficult to listen to.
Who could get through it
Heavily!!! I didn't make it one minute into the book before I had to stop. I was so annoyed by the sound of her voice. UHG!!!
Who could listen to it!!!
I want another book to replace this!!!
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
Steady. But as I listened to the book I constantly found myself repeating what was said as I imagine Brene Brown would say it. With Brene's voice in my head, many places were funny; not so with the recording. Really wish Brene had been the narrator of the audio recording.
Very interesting reading - and she has the research to back up her view point. I really got how disfunctional it is to shame someone, and to look at times when I've felt shamed - to move beyond that. Highly recommend the book.
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.
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.
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.
The material in this book is phenominal. I would pay a lot of money to hear anyone else just read this book. I would never listen to anything narrated by this woman/machine again (sorry Karen White). Have you ever heard pre-recorded messages where every other word (or the syllables in the same word) are over emphasized because the sounds are literally stitched together? The words go up and down in random impersonal ways?
Example " FOR the MAIN DEPARtment please ENTER NUMmber ONE".She sounds so much like a machine with odd words emphasized to the point where you can barely hear the actual content of the words she is saying. Now the fact that the subject matter is about being vulnerable could not be more of a mismatch with this impersonal voice. Its almost like she was so disconnected from this content and so not vulnerable that she just shut down and became an automaton?
This is a fake sentence but an example"Vulner-A-BILITY is the catalyst for COUrage, comPAssion and COnection" The inflections go up and down every other syllable! Its like R-2-D2 Some reviews were saying she was "sappy"? I would take sappy over this hyper controlled, forced and devoid voice anyway. It is EXCRUCIATING and so distracting that I have to repeat the sentences in my head just so I can get past her voice to hear the content. I work full time and I am a Single Mom. I don't have time to read books so I listen to them. Some of them I will listen to over and over. I got so tense bracing to this grating and alienating voice that I had to stop listening even though I am totally inspired by and hungry for this content. I keep trying to give it another chance and then I am just shaking my head because its almost too painful to listen to. I don't know if I will ever get through this and I know I will not be able to listen to this more than once since I can barely listen to it this first time.I can not help but wonder how the author would let her material be read in such an inhuman and alienating way. I pray she rereleases this with a different narration.
I would pay anyone a lot of money to sit and simply read this book and record it for me so I could hear it and not be bracing myself at every other word of this narration. Even Monotone would brig a big sigh of relief so the content could speak for itself.
Brene Please read this book yourself or re-release it. I would buy it for everyone I know! BUt right now I say you MUST just read the book.
I believe everyone could benefit from this book. If we could all take this information and apply it to our lives, the world would be a better place. I am thankful for the lessons I've learned from this book.