I found this book difficult to listen to because Karen White read it like it was a fictional book, overstating much of the content. Her choice of narrative style was distracting to the content. I will be on the look out for her name, and in the future will steer away when ordering nonfiction.
Absolutely. I've actually already recommended it to 5 friends, and will probably recommend it to many more.
There are so many uncomfortable or taboo topics in our society that we don't really understand, and this book does an amazing job at showcasing some of those.
I cried a number of times during this book because Brené was able to capture feelings that I had never been able to identify. It was incredibly moving.
I had to take a lot of breaks from reading it so that I could allow her message to really sink in and so that I could find ways to apply it to my life.
This book is phenomenal and every day I find new ways that I can apply things I learned from it. Granted, I didn't "enjoy" it the way I enjoy reading fiction, because parts of it make the reader uncomfortable... which is the point. I will soon be reading the rest of Brené Brown's books because she has an incredible insight into humanity.
No, I just don't have the time to read it. I'd like to have the book for references!
I'm not a big fan of her voice. But it was OK and I was able to hear the book!
To dare greatly, step up to the play and swing as best I can.
I'm not even done with the book, but I had to write the review. The lady narrating this book is totally wrong, if you have heard Brene Brown speak then you will be disappointed with the audio book. Its like everything she reads is a question which totally goes against the tone of the book.
Brene Brown is an amazing author and story teller. The narrator reads as if she was on Broadway, I had to stop
Listening after 5 minutes, I could not take how fake she was
I will have to read it
Not a performance!
Please redo the reading with someone who is not putting on a show
Brene Brown is such a fantastic speaker. I was disappointed that she did not narrate her own book. I encourage her to do so because there is a great deal missing from the countenance and inflection.
This narrator really misses the mark on this book. She seems to be trying too hard, emphasizing emotion and passion at completely inappropriate times. I will watch for her name in future narrations and choose instead to read the book rather than listen to her.
For anyone who has not heard Brene Brown with your own ears, search out her videos from the Ted Talks on You Tube.
Probably not. The books spends hours explaining the condition: you feel this way, you act that way - and it's because of deep-rooted shame. It's how you were raised and how your parents were raised. It's about what happened to you when you were young, and growing up, and how this has affected you. Go on...please! Tell me how to dare greatly, how to change, how to overcome my pain. Please, tell me! But, like most other books that tell you what you really already know deep down, it offers no solutions, no real hope that you can change. Very disappointing.
I wish the author or publisher had chosen a different narrator. I believe the content would have been valuable, but it was extremely difficult to follow due to the narrator's sing-song style. This would have been far more compelling if told in the author's voice, especially since she shared so many first-person experiences about students and herself and family members. The narrator's style would be good for fiction or young adult books. I had to force myself to listen to the whole thing and grasped very little because the style of the narrator was so unnatural for this type of book that it was distracting.
I had seen this author interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and was looking forward to listening to the book.
Brene Brown has a way about making one think deep, dig deep and spend many hours searching within. The performance delivery was too forced didn't give Brene's humor or message a fair shake.
Yes. I look for narrators that project a warm and flowing story - this one did not meet that criteria and I would avoid any other books narrated by her.
Yes. Good food for thought.
I would not try another book with Karen White as a narrator unless it was a fiction book. She does not read non fiction books well. And after listening to Brene Brown speak, Karen White especially does her an injustice. Her inflection is off and very difficult to follow. Her cadence is off. Very, very, very difficult to listen to.
Brene Brown on the other hand is great. I love her books and love listening to her. If you want this book, get it in written form and not in this narrated form.