I was glad I listened to the book opposed to reading it. I don't think I would have gotten through the book had I read it.
Probably not. This book has some good aspects such as turning things around and asking what is true and what isn't, focusing on what we have control over and looking at things from a different perspective. I do think that listeners have to be careful as it may cause some negative self talk as thinking is shifted from self to others. I think this is a good book for people with a strong sense of self and has some good tools but I think it can be a dangerous book for those with lower self esteem.
My favorite part of this book, which I have discussed with others is paying attention to what is our business, others business and God's business. It is always helpful to remind ourselves which business we are trying to control.
In my job, I have asked people who come to me if what they are feeling is true and how do they know it is true.
There are some really good pieces to this book, but overall I wasn't comfortable with my perception of the messaging. One of my gauges with things is "does this make me feel good" and the exercises did not feel good to me. Not because I didn't want to face the truth but because they took me back to a place that I have worked hard to move out of.
This wasn't a fit for me and I would only recommend it if I felt it was a fit for another person.
It did inspire me to look at things differently. I have done a lot of self work and have to be careful not to "blame" myself for things or take ownership of other people's behavior. I felt this book was pushing me back into that place that I have worked so hard to move beyond so I had to read it with caution and pull out what I thought was beneficial. What she is discussing in this book has some wonderful thought provoking value and people who lack self awareness or accountability would benefit from reading this book.
Any book that inspires and gives the reader tools to be a better person is a great book. These self help books all depend on the frame of mind of the reader. If taking accountability or not understanding other people in your life or their actions, then this book may be helpful.
I think I would read it. I didn't like the narration as much as when Brene Brown is speaking. The narrator was fine but didn't bring the same authenticity that Brene brings to her speaking engagements.
I found the content to be the same but the hook was not as powerful.
I love the message that Brene brings with each of her books. All the books overlap a bit in content but they are things we can never hear enough. This book delivers that.
A bit overacted
Daring greatly is a game changer to quality of life
I was reluctant to pick up this book because Brene wasn't narrating but wanted to give it a try since I just love her books. Unfortunately I was disappointed in the narration and it didn't deliver the authenticity, passion or impact that Brene brings. The good news is that now I know not to select another audible book that by Brene that she isn't narrating.
A note to Audible...there are some lectures by Brene that are about 2 hours each that are one full credit. These should be bundled together into 5 -7 hour selections for one credit. I would love to listen to these but don't want to use one full credit for a selection that is a fraction of the time as a full audiobook.
Yes, I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. It is a great feel good read that keeps the reader captivated throughout. It is a beautiful story about the meaning of love and family.
That is hard to answer because there were so many characters that I related to and each had their own very valuable place in the story. I could understand the intent and motivation of each character with each decision whether I agreed with the decision or not.
The performance was fantastic and I think she did a wonderful job of expressive reading, differentiating each character beautifully.
No, sometimes things happen in books that leave me captivated and wanting to read more, but also needing to digest and process the information. There were times when I wanted to walk away and process the events.
This was one of those books I was sad when it ended. I felt so intertwined with the characters that it felt like I was walking away from friends. The main character Angie was on a journey parallel to other characters but it was exciting to see her through that.
The narrator of this book is one of the best I have heard. His ability to change his voice to reflect the characters was amazing.
This was an excellent story.
No, I appreciated the time to step away from the book and digest certain parts.
I highly recommend listening to this book on audio
The last 2 books have been a bit disappointing but still an enjoyable great quick read with a few laughs. Personally I like the love triangle between Stephanie, Morelli and Ranger and this book left me a bit disappointed with that. It was good for the typical laughs and entertaining characters.
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