Maybe, but only if the topic had some meat.
The reader's voice just isn't right for this topic.
I haven't seen the TED speech on this topic yet, but my guess is that 18 minutes has all the information needed. The book seemed to just drone on without providing much content. I finally stopped listening.
As always, the information is of high quality and value. If it wasn't for the author, I wouldn't have proceeded to listening to this audiobook. The reader's voice starts out very robotic and it makes it difficult to understand and focus on what's being read.
I had the most awful time following this audio book. The narrator just turned me off completely. I could not connect to her tone at all. This is my first Brene Brown book and I'm wondering if it is the narrator or the book. Based on the amazing reviews I've seen for Brene, I'm pretty sure it is the narrator!
The material is absolutely informative and helpful in understanding motivation and behavior. I had many "aha" moments in reading the book.
Yes, I think she has interesting stuff to say.
Ugh, I'd try not to. She was way over dramatic in how she read the material. I've watched Brene's TED talks, and Karen's dramatic voice did not match at all. It was distracting.
This is a wonderful book and I've read the paperback, but wanted to re-read, so I tried the audio version. The only problem is that I couldn't stand listening to the readers intonation and way she chose to articulate the story. I've seen Brene Brown's TED talk and she is grounded and real. The readers voice is more aloof and a bit stuck up, like she's telling you something you should already know. So great book, but read it yourself!
I would recommend this to everyone! If you're thinking about reading it please do. this book is life changing and I am grateful for the direction it is taking me.
No! Karen White's sing-songy style didn't fit the material at all and made the experience unlistenable.
I was so distracted by the narrator's delivery that I quit midway through the first chapter. Not enough time for anything to stick.
I'm familiar with Brene's speaking style and can "hear" her when I read her books. Karen White's speaking style was just too dissimilar to be enjoyable. It had none of the warmth, connection, and passion Brene brings to her own material and the sing-songy delivery made me crazy.
This is the first and last book by Dr. Brown I will read.
The first two thirds of this book is about dealing with shame. The author uses the word shame ad nausea, like 100 times...shame this and shame that. So, when you break from the book, what are you going to think about? Shame! You will find yourself analyzing the shame in your life, the causes of it, who and what are to blame, etc. This is a very depressing and unhealthy way to think and live! Unfortunately, the book does not present ways to effectively eliminate shame, just ways to identify it and become angry and upset about it. The whiny, sing-song pitch of the narrator only adds to the depressing nature of the book.
The last third was just a bunch of psycho-babble with no clear topic or direction. The chapter on parenting was just awful. Near the beginning Dr. Brown states that she's no expert on parenting, but this doesn't stop her from dishing out her parenting philosophy, which of course is 90% based on her own children and parenting experiences. She implies that the way you raise your children is the most significant factor in how they turn out, but I'm 52 years old and I've seen enough children and parenting to know that how kids turn out is 90% about the confluence of sperm and egg.
Dr. Brown says in this book that anyone who criticizes her should have the guts to disclose their full name. Hello, I'm Ronald Anthony Marshall.