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Daring Greatly Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    Jody 12-15-15
    Jody 12-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    book is great. I needed to play it at a speed of 1.5 due to the authors measured pace.

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    Natalie Menzies-Spradlin Springfield, MO USA 12-07-15
    Natalie Menzies-Spradlin Springfield, MO USA 12-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Never Purchase Anything Narrated by Karen White"
    Where does Daring Greatly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I couldn't finish it. The narration made it impossible to focus on what was being said. The first Brene Brown audio book I purchased was narrated by Brene Brown, so I loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Giving myself permission not to listen to the rest of it. Brene would have approved of that. She is a fan of not torturing yourself or beating yourself up because you paid 3.99 for an audio book and decided not to listen to it.


    What didn’t you like about Karen White’s performance?

    She sounds like a computer generated voice. She seems to have no concept of narration or story telling. There is generally no voice inflection and if there is, it is misplaced.


    What did you learn from Daring Greatly that you would use in your daily life?

    Make sure to notice who is narrating the book before purchasing it.


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    Hannah 12-05-15
    Hannah 12-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "pleas make a new version with a new narrator!"

    Great content, but narrator sounds like a robot, or a corporate "go team!" speaker. not conversational enough, not genuine. Very distracting from the content.

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    Patricia FREEVILLE, NY, United States 12-05-15
    Patricia FREEVILLE, NY, United States 12-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "feeling inspired"

    this book came to me at a pivotal time in my life thank yoI brenee

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    Brittany 12-01-15
    Brittany 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I love Brene. Worst narrator ever"

    Brene please have someone else narrate this!!! I could not even make it 5 mins before I stopped. Like nails on a chalkboard.

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    LCNaka 12-01-15
    LCNaka 12-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Ugh - stuff, plastic reader"
    If you could sum up Daring Greatly in three words, what would they be?

    I think the message is that it feels risky to be authentic and real, but worth the risk.


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

    No, but I want to hear Brene Brown read her books. Her message is good and usually engaging.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The message is not nearly as engaging or appealing if it is read woodenly by someone else. Not authentic at all and that really takes away from the overall package.Lack of affect, stiff pace, odd intonation at times.Really disappointing.


    What did you learn from Daring Greatly that you would use in your daily life?

    Don't shrink, don't puff up, be authentic, allow my authentic self to be seen


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    lquest 11-20-15
    lquest 11-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the same without Brene's voice"

    I love Brene's work and i'm loving the content but very distracted by the breathy-complainy voice lady speaking. Sadly kinda takes away for me.

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    M. Graham United States 11-19-15
    M. Graham United States 11-19-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book, unfortunate that Brené doesn't read it"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daring Greatly?

    I really enjoyed the author's take on vulnerability in men and women, and how it looks different.


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

    No, i didn't enjoy Karen White's narration. It sounded like a phone operator was reading the book. A first-person book not read by the author is borderline non-listenable for me.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can, I would read this one instead of listening to it. If you can't / won't read it (I can relate), then just prepare yourself for someone else reading it to you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ang Goody Bethlehem, PA 11-16-15
    Ang Goody Bethlehem, PA 11-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Brene is awesome!"

    This book is a bit boring at times, and I'm a therapist myself, but you'll get a lot out of it.

    The narrator is a bit robotic sounding. I got use to that though.

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    Rula Lenska 11-15-15
    Rula Lenska 11-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "a must read!"

    I love Brene Brown and didn't like the voice of the narrator but the book was so important, i I powered through it. my favorite part was the description of the whole hearted life.

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