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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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    Kevin Olfert 08-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Looking to Improve"

    As a parent, I wish I knew this 10 years ago. I can always improve.

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    Megan 08-20-16
    Megan 08-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome book, not such a great narrator"

    Wonderful book but the narration is not as good as Rising Strong. I wish Brene Brown had read this one herself. The information is so illuminating I listen to it over and over anyways!

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    Kristina Jones 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the book but it needs the author's voice"
    What did you love best about Daring Greatly?

    It tackled the tough subjects that no one wants to deal with and lets you know that you aren't alone, it's ok to fail and it's ok to be imperfect.


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

    When she explained the healing power of vulnerability and learning from mistakes. Not being afraid to put yourself out there even if you know you won't get the ideal results.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voice of the narrator lacks a certain "down home, girlfriend quality". When Brene' reads a book, it's like one of my friends is telling me about her life. The author sounds like she's reading an audiobook. Her voice would be better suited for fiction. It's nice, just not suited for this author.


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

    No, because the author's voice was hard to listen to.


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    Gabriela Ramirez San Diego, CA United States 08-17-16
    Gabriela Ramirez San Diego, CA United States 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love the Book... HATE THE NARRATOR!!!!"
    Would you listen to Daring Greatly again? Why?

    NO, because I HATE the narrator


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

    Not having to listen to the narrator!


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

    Everything!! She is awful!! it was like she was reading a soap opera!!


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    cole 08-17-16
    cole 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Melodramatic narration"

    A good topic but 10 hours of the narrator acting like she was about to cry really made it hard to empathize with the author. It's literally all pity tone and guilt and the verge of tears. Better to read.

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    Dan 08-15-16
    Dan 08-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So needed"

    This is one of the most insightful, impactful and challenging books I have read (and re-read several times). As an entrepreneur, husband and father I am confronted with the growing problem of relational breakdowns and boundary-less living. This book puts language to things I have felt but haven't understood why or how they apply. Thank you so much for leaning in to the challenging research and blazing a path for ones like myself who are determined to live whole-hearted lives.

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    suzdo 08-12-16
    suzdo 08-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    Every sentence was relevant. I will be listening to it again. I appreciated that it applied to the workforce and also to parenting, as well as every day life.

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    J. Black Iowa 08-12-16
    J. Black Iowa 08-12-16
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    "Perception Changed"

    The principles the Author shared changed a number of important topics regarding real, successful living for me. I am thankful for her work and her courage to share it with the world. Will listen again.

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    Ann B Wilmington, DE, US 08-11-16
    Ann B Wilmington, DE, US 08-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Full of practical examples"

    Lots of food for thought. Something to listen to more than once. I marked many places to reread.

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    Nora N. 08-01-16
    Nora N. 08-01-16
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    "Dissapointed"

    The narration voice would have served better reading a romance novel. Unfortunately, I could not concentrate on what the author was trying to convey & couldn't bring myself to finish the book. Brene' Brown has such an animated voice of which I grew attached to & looked forward to hearing. This narration did not do her book justice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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