I'm sure the story is great - I am tempted to purchase the book but I've already purchased the audio book. I find the reader impossible to listen to. I have heard Brené Brown on TED Talks which inspired me to get this book. I wish I had listened to the sample before purchasing. The reader sounds very mechanical and strained to me (she sounds artificial and computer generated). She may be a good reader but the delivery (and she had to be coached, right?) does not flow well (in my opinion). If you purchase, listen carefully to the sample to see if you like the reader. I unfortunately do not.
My first audiobook from this author.
I would have the author read her book. She is very entertaining and engaging!
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.
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.
There were some odd voice inflections, but it wasn't terrible. I found that by speeding up the narration the inflections weren't as bad.
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.
Karen white- never - Brene - of course, she is brilliant.
Breane is wonderful but am returning this title due to narration.
Almost anyone but most preferably and without contest Brene herself. I am astounded why she didn't narrate her own words. Why is any other narrator considered when Brene is so easy to listen to?
The content is exquisite, but couldn't listen to more than two chapters, it was just that painful.
I am so very disappointed about this production and have kept checking back to see if there is another offering with a better narrator so I could actually listen to the book. Such a pity and a huge professional oversight.