I listen to Daring Greatly whenever I am on a road trip, rotating with other worthy titles - a worthwhile set of reminders.
Brene Brown - most definitely. Karen's voice grew on me a little, however I kept wishing it was Brene.
It must be hard for Karen to read all the negative reviews, but you have to get that it isn't as personal as it must seem. I just listened to the sample for "The Gifts of Imperfection," and I wouldn't choose that narrator either <3
I laughed and cried in various sections.
I'd recommend this book to the World. Life changer - but better than that, SOCIETY changer. This book is about being who you are - because it's ENOUGH. I love it.
There is nothing to compare it to. Lesser books are The True Measure of a Man, by Richard Simmons and perhaps Wild at Heart.
It was, but 8 hours, are you kidding, I wasn't flying to Australia this time.
Just buy it! It will answer a lot of questions, put a smile on your face, and make the clouds go away.
This is a powerful book that will change how you live your life. Based in research and facts the insights shared by the author, are life changing.
This book is about vulnerability, and I LOVE that idea. I struggled, as did the author at times, defining what exactly vulnerability looks like. It is a term where the definition may change depending upon whom you ask, and the circumstances.
I really liked the fact that it felt like Ms. Brown is baring her soul (showing her vulnerability) with this book. It makes me wish I was better at that.
I have read numerous reviews of folks that were not fans of Ms. White's narration. I was of a similar feeling, but then I sped the narration sound to 1.5X normal, and for some reason, that made it much better for me. After making that change, the narration faded into the background of the story (as it always should), and I was able to focus on the book.
The topic is very interesting, but the audio is done by a simulated robot voice. (Or someone who took great pains to sound like a robot, for reasons unknown)
A real human
To hate robots voices with a passion
Sorry if this review sounds bigoted to robots, I personally like them, except when they read books.
There were some odd voice inflections, but it wasn't terrible. I found that by speeding up the narration the inflections weren't as bad.
Brene Browns TED talk was the reason that I purchased this Audiobook. but the narration is so poor in comparison to Brene's natural Storytelling, it was impossible to listen to.
What little of it I could get through was good in terms of content but I could not listen because of the narrator. I really wish Ms. Brown had read it herself. I powered through about an hour and a half of it.
The best comparison I can make is a female version of Eugene Levy's character in A Mighty Wind. But maybe it's just me. Listen to the sample. If it doesn't bother you then get the book. The content is good.
This would have worked as a course or set of lectures, but not so much as an audio book. I guess she got bogged down having to write fully formed paragraphs and sentences. Her spoken expressiveness carries so much meaning. I found the constant drum of key words like vulnerable really irritating. It would be great to match up Brene Brown's insight with David Sedaris' phrasing and style.
The reader was irritating. To sterile for BB's narrative.
Narrator annoyed me so much simply could not listen. Thought I returned, but for some reason it still shows up in library. So disappointed. Will just get book in print. Really needs to be re-recorded!