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  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (979)
    Story
    (972)

    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

    Radiance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
    "Narrator ruins good book content."
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    If you could sum up Daring Greatly in three words, what would they be?

    Sadly, I can't answer because I had to stop listening. I think this book contains relevant observations about society today. However, I'm going to have to go purchase a hard copy. The reader approaches this content with drama and emotion that is completely inappropriate. This is non-fiction and should be read that way.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Karen White?

    Any number of simple even-speaking narrators would have been fine. Perhaps even Ms. White could be fine if someone had given her the feedback to rein in (!) the syrupy emotional delivery.


    29 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • The President's Pilot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Gandt
    • Narrated By Thomas Block
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (282)

    A year and a half into her first term as President of the United States, Libby Paulsen is in a world of trouble. Her controversial agenda has placed her in a doomsday clash with a right wing cabal led by an enigmatic Air Force general. The conspirators will stop at nothing - including assassination - to remove Libby Paulsen from office. When the cabal targets Air Force One, Libby's Presidency - and her life - rest in the hands of a maverick pilot named Pete Brand, a man with whom the President shares a long-smoldering secret.

    Matthew says: "Gives a whole new meaning to Snakes on a Plane!"
    "Good story...HORRENDOUS narration."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I enjoyed the plot, good light entertainment. I simply couldn't believe the producers released this book with this reader's awful performance. It was easily the worst reading of any audiobook I've ever heard. It wasn't until the very end that I realized the reader was a friend and advisor to the author did I understand. No wonder - the reader couldn't be "fired." What a disappointing decision the author made - his novel, and listeners deserve better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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