I would always get another book by Brene Brown, but this narration was especially horrendous.
I was not even able to finish the book.
I wish I could replace this book with some other, it was a complete waste of my money.
The narration on this title was so bad that it made me look up the Audible return policy. The author herself is vibrant, energetic and has a great voice, so I really don't know why she didn't do this herself.
No. Can't stand the narrator. I thought she was a robot at first.
God, yes. Please don't let this reader do any more Brené Brown books.
I simply can't stand this narrator. It's like she's speaking to children; too much emotion, inflection in the wrong places. Theatrically over the top. Completely ruined the book for me. Very, very distracting. So I stopped listening and just READ the book myself. Very disappointing. I will not ever read anything again narrated by this Karen White.
This is one of the best books she's written; plus together all of the ideas well.
The author herself, or someone less gimmicky in the narration.
I love Brene Brown -- this audio recording, however, is terrible. It sounds like she's talking through a synthesizer. Couldn't listen to more than five minutes because it sounded like nails on a chalkboard to me. Do yourself a favor and read this one not listen to it.
I had read "The Gifts of Imperfection" some time ago and thought that was terrific book. As I was reading "Daring Greatly," I didn't feel the content was much different from her other book. I looked at the descriptions for both books and they have the similar themes - 1) shame, authenticity, belonging, courage, compassion, connection and 2) vulnerability, imperfection, courage, engagement, connection. I think the first book provided more depth and guidance. I think this book provided the stories and examples that allow the readers to see themselves in those situations.
The book itself was interesting and inspiring. The narration made it unlistenable; I couldn't finish it. I'll probably buy the hard copy.
No! The narrator's tone was cloying and the phrasing was awful. EmPHASis ON the WRONG syLLABle. I kept imagining Siri was narrating.
No. The content of the book is great. The readers voice to me was so annoying that I am choosing to not listen. I will read my hard copy instead.
I really wish Brene Brown, the author, had read this audio book!
This book is about vulnerability, and I LOVE that idea. I struggled, as did the author at times, defining what exactly vulnerability looks like. It is a term where the definition may change depending upon whom you ask, and the circumstances.
I really liked the fact that it felt like Ms. Brown is baring her soul (showing her vulnerability) with this book. It makes me wish I was better at that.
I have read numerous reviews of folks that were not fans of Ms. White's narration. I was of a similar feeling, but then I sped the narration sound to 1.5X normal, and for some reason, that made it much better for me. After making that change, the narration faded into the background of the story (as it always should), and I was able to focus on the book.
The topic is very interesting, but the audio is done by a simulated robot voice. (Or someone who took great pains to sound like a robot, for reasons unknown)
A real human
To hate robots voices with a passion
Sorry if this review sounds bigoted to robots, I personally like them, except when they read books.