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.
If you search for 'The Power of Vulnerability' you'll find a live talk from Brene Brown, of which about 80% is identical to this book. Because Brene Brown is a lively speaker who doesn't take herself too seriously, it's a much more enjoyable listening experience.
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.
I love Brene Brown, but I preferred The Gift of Imperfection to Daring Greatly. I thought it had more depth and was more solution based. I feel like Daring Greatly is the book that her publishers forced her to write as she became more popular, without giving her time to explore and research other areas to discuss. Many of her stories and revelations are found in her other works. That being said, I think it is full of good information and most people will get something out it (especially if they haven't read her other books).
The narrator was HORRIBLE. I have listened to many, many audible books and I believe this is the worst performance I've ever heard. At first, I thought it was because I was used to hearing the author's voice from other books, but then I realized this was just an incredibly bad choice for a narrator (or the director led her down the wrong road). She is overly emotional, emphasizes the wrong work in the sentence and totally misses most of the jokes in the book. I have listened to or read several other books by this author, so I know she is sarcastic and very funny. The narrator reads the jokes and witty remarks without realizing what they are. Having heard some of the stories in other books, I know how they were supposed to be read and she totally mangles them. I found myself frequently hitting my hands on the steering wheel in exasperation over how a narrator could ruin a book so thoroughly. I would recommend READING this book instead.
Yes, but only when she has done additional research and has NEW information to share.
I wanted to like this book so badly, but the narrator just made me count down the minutes until it was over. I really wish Brene Brown would re-record this book and I'd try it again.
I would listen to Daring Greatly again because I think Brown's message is important and helpful. There is much material to cover, so it would be worth hearing again.
This narrator was quite annoying to me. Maybe it's a matter of personal preference, but I felt as though her pacing was often totally off. Many times throughout the book, the cadence of her voice would seem very jerky and unnatural. It almost seemed like she was struggling to get the words out. This was really annoying because Brown is a very conversational speaker, and White's performance felt very forced. This is one of the most unpleasant narrators I've listened to just due to that one issue, which is unfortunate because everything else about her vocal delivery was fine.