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Daring Greatly Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, read by Karen White.

Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect.

In a powerful new vision, Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that in truth, vulnerability is strength, and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research across every area of our lives, including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous, to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

©2016 Brené Brown (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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    Bevan 05-23-16
    Bevan 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    I found this voice very annoying and difficult to listen to. However the content was fascinating !

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    Gracie Girl 04-21-16
    Gracie Girl 04-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Thought provoking content."

    Loved the content but found the narration very distracting. I couldn't listen to her again.

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  • Stephen Brewer
    4/12/16
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    "I so want to listen to this book but..."
    How could the performance have been better?

    I so want to listen to this book but I can't cope with the robotic voice.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • vee_eff
    3/2/16
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    "The gift of understanding vulnerability and 'I am enough'"

    I've read this book and now listened to it - and enjoyed the valuable reminders even more the second time around. I enjoyed it so much I've bought it for 4 people - what better than the gift of understanding vulnerability and 'I am enough'?

    A few tears, a few laughs and loads of 'Aha!' moments.

    As for the reading, Brené does a great job of narrating (no surprise there) but I did find it a bit slow so I sped it up .5 and it was perfect. I can't recommend this book highly enough!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • valerie farragher
    2/22/16
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    "wow weee.... I want to listen again right now.!"

    I'm definitely going to buy the hard copy of this book for notes and easy reference... one again Brene is daring greatly xxx

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Glenda Baptiste
    6/23/16
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    "Great content, shame about the delivery..."

    The reader's delivery was so lifeless, which totally contradicted Brene's writing. Nevertheless I persevered, as the concepts in the book were very interesting and thought provoking.

    Perhaps if I hadn't heard/seen Brene speak, probably would be less critical.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edinburgh
    4/23/16
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    "Hated the Voice"
    If you could sum up Daring Greatly in three words, what would they be?

    Loved the content but hated the monotone of the robotic voice.


    How could the performance have been better?

    By being narrated by the author.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    9/24/16
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    "Lifechanging!"
    Where does Daring Greatly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the most profound books I've "read" to date.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daring Greatly?

    Brene tells the most amazing, memorable stories.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The sections on how we shield ourselves from vulnerability and how to develop resilience were extremely valuable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, Brene, for understanding deeply, in order to help us dare greatly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • katie
    9/7/16
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    "Gratefully received."

    I will listen to this warm and generous recounting of valuable information again and again. I find solidarity, humour and forgiveness here. Thank you.

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  • Katie
    8/15/16
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    "definitely a few life changing points for everyone"

    not sure if the title attracts the correct audience. life lessons and confirmations that you're not mad and others have the same issues. lessons and tips that could Change your life.

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  • rodders
    8/12/16
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    "love it"

    dare greatly and get out of your head, it isn't changing the fact that actions are not being done

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  • Anonymous
    6/27/16
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    "Earnestness destroys Brené's natural humour"

    Having already listened to The Power of Vulnerability, I was disappointed to find that that's Brene Brown presenting the identical material to this book to an audience, but that this version has a terrible narrator that really put me off. Her earnestness, emphasising her every single word, really irritated me, and at times I wondered if it was in fact a computer reading rather than a human being because it sounded so odd. It was really disappointing, and I would heartily recommend you choose The Power of Vulnerability over this - you get exactly the same material but presented in Brene Brown's engaging, humorous style, rather than in the strange stilted version this narrator offers, accidentally removing all humour from the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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