I love Brene Brown, but I have already listened to lots of her stuff, so this just was repetitive. same stories, examples and anecdotes -unfortunately!
I like to listen to audio books because I have a long commute to work. I've listened to Brene's other books several times over and was excited to get this one. The narration is so horrible, I can't even stand listening to it. Wish I could get my money back on this one.
There's no way I would try another of Karen White's performances unless it was something along the line of Charlotte's Web. If she had read the book like she was having a conversation with someone it might have been better. I can't imagine that anyone would speak this way in a normal conversation...so it's nearly impossible to stomach for this type of book. Karen White missed the mark on this one...because she's reading it as if it were a children's storybook. Very bad for this kind of book.
If Brene Brown read the book herself...I would purchase it again. Karen White totally butchered Daring Greatly. I couldn't even get through half of it...just way too painful to listen.
Listen and learn about yourself and the struggles of your fellow humans. I wept tears of self-compassion and understanding more than once.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This is an awesome book, but Brene should really read it. There is something about Karen White's voice that grates on your nerves. She has almost a whiney lilt to her voice. No matter which of Brene's books you read, you will get the same message and the stories are very similar. If you don't read this one, read one of them!
It took me about three hours of listening to determine the book wasn't being read by a computer generated voice. But the content was incredible, and applies to you, and every career or relationship you'll ever have. If you're questioning whether this book is right for you or relevant to what you're going through, the answer is yes.
I've gotten most of the Brene Brown learning materials I can get and it's all awesome and all on the same points of wholeheartedness, vulnerability, shame, leading ourselves, loving our friends and family, and (in this book more than any others) leading others. I would start with her two TED talks free online. Men, Women, and Worthiness also on audible and Sounds True is a good next good overview. Dating Greatly is her fullest book and covers everything I got out of both The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me. It's long but it's all good content and it's all high quality material. There's content here for everyone. I do wish Brene read this one too. It feels stronger coming from her with her intonations on all the personal stories as well. Overall, loved it and expect that I will come back to it a few times like I did with Gifts of Imperfection.
One of the best books I have listened to, so applicable to daily life and interactions with others. This book came onto my life when I had to do something vulnerable. It was perfect timing.