I love everything Brene does. My life is always better with a bit of Brene in it.
I found it really really hard to listen to. Perhaps it is because I have listened to all her other works, read by Brene herself and so I just knew this wasn't Brene. However, it felt more like the narrator was disconnected from the content and reading some sort of radio news broadcast. It just felt very disingenuous to me and it became painful to listen and I did not finish it. Maybe someday...
Audiobooks have given me the privilege to venture into genres that I might not have some years ago. I do still support paper and e-books every now and then. This particular narrator, (in my opinion) with misplaced emphasis and a voice not suited for the material , is redirecting me to my local bookstore or library.
As much as I am deeply interested in the subject matter, I'm not so sure I can withstand much more. No blame. Just one of those things.
It's all about the voice.
the Narrator ruined the book for me. Brene MUST Narrate her own audio books! I won't buy another one unless she narrates it!
I bought this so my partner could listen with me since I've already read it. I adore Brené Brown, but the woman narrating sounds like a robot. I only managed to get a chapter in before I gave up. Why on earth did they not have Brené read her own book, when she gives lectures all the time??
I found this book very enlightening and applied to many areas of my life from personal relationships, work and parenting. I did not however enjoy the audio voice. It sounded mechanical and almost automated. Took the warmth right out of the book. Other than that I enjoyed this audiobook.
Excellent read for anyone who is trying create better relationships, social interactions, and raise healthy kids. All educators should take a listen for sure!
The narration is so painful it has taken me a year to finish this. I have to listen in small doses or I start to go crazy from the outrageously over-acted, schmoozy voice of the narrator.
Although her research is fascinating and very well put together, the topic was a bit boring for me.
I think I will maybe go back and read it again when I have kids. There's some good nuggets of wisdom.
I think everyone should grasp these concepts and understand them. Just know it's not a very light fun read. It's a heavy topic.