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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

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.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.

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. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. A nationally renowned teacher and speaker, she is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t). Her groundbreaking work has been featured widely in the media, including PBS and NPR.

©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“A wonderful book: urgent, essential, and fun to read. I couldn’t put it down, and it continues to resonate with me.” (Seth Godin, New York Times best-selling author)

“In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown refers to herself as both a mapmaker and a traveler. In my book, that makes her a guide. And I believe the world needs more guides like her who are showing us a wiser way to our inner world. If you’d like to set your course on being more courageous and connected, engaged and resilient, leave the GPS at home. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you’ll need.” (Maria Shriver, New York Times best-selling author)

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    Tis I, the seeker Ohio 02-20-16
    Tis I, the seeker Ohio 02-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly recommended"

    This book has forever changed how I will view the validity of my feelings and the beginning of accepting those uncomfortable feelings, she identifies as vulnerability, as ok rather than feelings to avoid at all costs. A friend reconned this book and now I see why. the narrator does an excellent job of using her voice to help drive the narrative of Ms Brene's book and never lulled me into mindless daydreaming as some narration I've explained. Well done ask the way around.

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    DH2007 Seattle, WA United States 02-15-16
    DH2007 Seattle, WA United States 02-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Robot Narrator?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who enjoys robotic narration.


    Has Daring Greatly turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I would love to listen to the author read the book. Is Karen White a name for a computer?


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

    NO


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    Tabetha Hedrick Lakewood, CO 02-12-16
    Tabetha Hedrick Lakewood, CO 02-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Robotic"

    Sadly, I couldn't get past chapter one because the narration was so stilted and robotic. I had to return the book.

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    Frugalnotfrumpy 02-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Must read"

    So good I have bought it as a gift for several friends. Browns insights and research strike close to home.

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    "*captivating*"

    I loved every ounce of this book! As a working wife and mother of two and entrepreneur.....I couldn't be more grateful by what I've learned and will now live by from "Daring Greatly"

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    Blaze Herokity 02-09-16
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    "Courageous subject matter"
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    Excellent treatment of a subject that many have difficulty facing - shame, perfectionism, how cultural bias impacts our relationships and perspective. Dares the reader to be accountable, to take responsibility for one's own growth.

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    Allison 01-30-16
    Allison 01-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Who picked this reader? She ruins the audiobook."

    I love Brene'...and I love this book. I've read this book, but wanted to listen to the audiobook to re-familiarize myself with some of the concepts. The reader of this audiobook totally ruins the Brene' experience. All I can think about as I'm trying to concentrate on being vulnerable is how much I hate the lady who is reading this book. Hey publishers...get Brene' to re-record this book! I would buy the audiobook again.

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    Michelle 01-26-16
    Michelle 01-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Kicked in the head ... again"

    Every time I read a Brene Brown book I feel like I'm kicked in the head...in a good way. She shakes me to the core. Through the last few books I have felt my purpose emerging. I don't think that was the intention of the book, but allowing my self to dive into vulnerability and what it looks like for me has enabled me to dive into the really important elements of my life. Thanks Brene I'm another step closer to finding my true calling because you continue to gently and lovingly kick me in the head.

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    Eve Mabry 01-25-16
    Eve Mabry 01-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Narration is tough to stay tuned into"
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    I really appreciate when Brene narrates her own books. Ms. White has a lot of upspeak patterns and almost seems to be asking for permission with every paragraph. I'm having a really hard time staying focused with this book because of the narration style.


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    Ms. B. 01-25-16
    Ms. B. 01-25-16

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    "I wish I'd read the reviews first..."
    Would you try another book from Brené Brown and/or Karen White?

    I absolutely adore Brene Brown and love hearing her speak. I couldn't get through 10 minutes of this audiobook. I really wish I'd read the reviews first. I guess I'll have to buy the physical book because I'm still interested in the information.


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