By Brene - yes. By Karen - absolutley not.
Only if Brene narrated it. This lacked authenticity. I bought this because I had previously bought and enjoyed the Power of Vulnerability. My experience with this was very different.
NO! It was the most boring thing I have ever listenened do. VERY disappointing!!
So I was initially very turned off by this book. I was excited about the content but the performance had so much emotion and over the top inflection that it sounded like she was about to burst into tears on every sentence. That gets REALLY distracting really quick. So I cranked up the speed to 1.25x, which I rarely do, and the listenability was greatly improved.
Really liked the book though thanks!
The content of this book is provocative, and game changing. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone (and have to many of my clients), however, get the hard copy to read due to poor, distracting, delivery in the narration. A good alternative is to buy Brene Brown's "The Power of Vulnerability," which is essentially the same information in the book but is a recording of Brown, herself, delivering it in a conference.
The narration was so distracting that it almost made the "read" impalpable. White reads the book with odd meter, and inappropriate inflection. Her inappropriate emphasis, and overly theatrical delivery, significantly undermines the content of the work. It sounded more like White was auditioning for a Shakespeare play than she was connecting to the meaning of the content. She sounded like she was in love with the sound of her own voice, not paying attention to the meaning behind what she was reading. Normally, I wouldn't be so harsh on a narrator, however, it was very, very distracting. Her voice is nice and she has a flair for the dramatic, however, the drama didn't work at all here. She might be best suited for fictional reads.
I am hoping that Brene and/or her publisher read our reviews, re-record the book using another reader, and release a new edition of this audiobook.
I have heard such wonderful recommendations on Brene Brown and feel that the content of this book is valuable.
The reader of this book is terrible! I listen to audible books frequently and never find myself "tuning out" the way that I do with this book.
I have not yet finished this book, and I am not sure that I am going to be able to make it through the entire book.
Please re-record the book using another reader, and release a new edition of this audiobook.
I would happy try another book narrated by Karen White, but not another book by Brene unless it were an academic monograph targeted at people in the field. Either She or her editor decided that ordinary people needed nothing more than reading the conclusion over and over again until the time had been used up.
She gives no anecdotes, no data, no processes, no ways of looking at the world, no arguments, no statements beyond "dare greatly, shame is bad", and no prescriptions on how to do anything better.
She somehow got me halfway through the book, despite its complete lack of content. Quite impressive, I think.
I'd have put back in the content that the author or editor removed because it was "too complicated", and then cut again, removing fluff.
Brene comes across and condescending, and self important, but, again, that is likely due to bad editing. One gets the feeling this is an abridged book, one that is abridgd poorly.
This is an incredibly insightful book. I have mild dyslexia so I usually listen to audio books instead of reading them. This book was different. I had to buy the print version so I could read parts over and over, stop after particular parts to absorb and think about them. I highly recommend the book, but I think that this particular one is best in print.
I love all of Brene's work and content, but so much of her meaning comes thru in her delivery and way of speaking, the books have way more impact when it is Brene's own voice. But still it's worth listening to! Excellent Content!
Karen's inflections and emphasis were very different from the way Brene would have spoken and I felt there was a great deal of meaning and impact lost in the superficial interpretation of this book. I had to do my best to listen beyond the narrator to hear brene's voice and the way she would actually be saying things.
After listening to 6 hours of Brene speaking on "The gifts of Imperfection" you can really connect with her natural and humorous way of communicating. So authentic and so much depth Brene is just awesome!
No. I loved this book, but I found her voice to be incredibly boring and monotone.
Great book and information, but I honestly thought Siri was narrating the book.
Yes, this book and the research behind it will help anyone understand the degree of fear, shame, guilt that we all live under.
I liked the narration best. I normally read books to escape, not to learn, Through this book I learned a lot about me and those around me.
The narrator voice, her tone and her inflection were so soothing to me.
To dare greatly.This book will help me to be aware when I am employing stalling mechanisms of fear and, hopefully, I will dare greatly with love, gentleness and kindness.
I truly enjoyed this book, I plan to listen to it again.
This is the best audio book I have listened to, but I think part of that is because of the content.
I liked that this had real life examples and short chapters
Yes but there weren't too many characters that needed different intonations.
I liked listening to a chapter and then stopping to reflect on what the lesson was.