I love the way that she shared through story NOT just a bunch of data being rattled of and poorly explained. I wish that Brenda read it though (the reader put .e to sleep if I didn't increase the speed to 1.35)
the power of vulnerability is almost the same material so it's better to get that audio book. that book has better pauses and is read by the author. this narrator isn't bad , just this product isn't really needed or should have a disclaimer that it's the same thing as the other book.
I thought I would enjoy this book as I could use some motivation to dare greatly. I have previously listened to another book about shame by the same author, but it felt like i was listening to the same book twice. so much of the information was repeated, word for word. I got a few chunks of usable new information but overall, it wasn't worth the time.
The reader's sing-songy tone makes the book sound as if it is a melodramatic novel. I love BB, but couldn't stand listening to this. I tried for 3 characters because the information is invaluable, but I will have to read it.
I have a very hard time getting through books, but as I finish the last chapter of Daring Greatly by Berne Brown, I realized this needs to be shared. Go read it. And here's a quote for you all that touched me: "Traveler, there is no path. The path must be forged as you walk." (Quote by Spanish poet Antonio Machado featured in the book).
I love Brene Brown's work. Unfortunately, the narrator makes this book unbearable. The narrator speaks in a condescending and judgy tone that is the total opposite of what this book is about.
The narration was absolutely horrible. It's quite ironic and painful when a book about compassion and vulnerability is read in a robotic manner. I only got through 10 minutes before deciding to purchase and read the paperback book instead.
I have read -and listened to- this book several times over the last 3 years, at different points in my life. I have found it to help me work through the "sticky spots" when I am scared of failing with my kids, having hard conversations and professionally.
this particular book was narrated by Karen White. However, when the book (this and others) are read by the author, Brene Brown, I found the material and concepts easier to connect with, understand and entertaining as she inserts emphasis and emotion into her data and personal stories in her deliciously distinct Texan accent.
Regardless the media version, Daring Greatly is my treasured companion.