This is the 1st bad review I've ever given.
I LOVE Brené Brown and was so excited to get this book. I wanted to LOVE it and tried really hard to listen to it, but couldn't get past this voice. I mean. I tried SO hard. All of the emotions the narrator tried to portray seemed so fake. She made it sound like one, huge pity party and it was depressing. I didn't finish it and won't. It was a complete waste of hard earned money because all it did was raise my blood pressure, anger and annoy me.
Great information, but skip the audio book and read the hard copy. I had to stop listening about halfway through, I was longing for Brene's "voice". The Narrator did not convey the intended feeling of the book. To be fair, I give the narrator kudos for attempting to reproduce the magic of Brene Brown, gotta be an impossible task.
Absolutely. Karen seemed so unnatural reading it. I wondered if she had ever even heard Brene speak on these topics? It was very annoying.
There were so many nuggets of wisdom in this book. I will be definitely listening to it again to help me retain all of the wisdom Brene shares.
It will hangs the way you look at shame, parenting and goal setting.
Brené is a master of the modern world. She shares her soul so that we may find and share our souls. The data speaks truths so deep that the primal "knowing" which it uncovers is significant, painful, enlightening and transformative. This book is true, not theoretical. It shows.
Daring greatly, putting myself out there, admitting that I am one of "the others", making the hard choices to not solve my kids problems but let them grow through them, admitting my mistakes, exploring my shame, and understanding the distinct favors of shame in men and women, building relationship before over sharing, and minding the gap between my espoused values and those which I actually practice...it is all beautiful, challenging, raw and feels so important; so worth it.
I know having absorbed this book has changed my life in perhaps subtle, but significant ways. The choice is now up to me how often I choose to get in the arena.
Next up...Rising Strong!
Note that Karen White does a masterful job of narrating and creating a space for unbiased understanding. I would LOVE to hear Brené speak and emote her words, though.
I'm sure the book is fine, but the reader's treacly, wistful reading cannot be abided for more than five minutes. If I wanted to listen to an injured, never-satisfied, passive aggressive tone of voice, I'd call my grandmother. I'll have to buy the book in standard format to see what B. Brown wrote.
Please! Please! Please! Save yourself the absolute pain and difficulty that it is to listen to the narration of this book. I love Brene and want you to know that the dull, animatronic narration of this book does her content a severe injustice. Rarely if ever do I write negative reviews. This was just so bad I felt that it was my responsibility to let you know to save yourself the time and money. To the creators of this audiobook--please honor Brene's amazing content and have someone else narrate this book.