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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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    Joseph 12-07-16
    Joseph 12-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    I really loved this book it's the best book from hers I've read so far. I also read reviews before reading this book and was pleasantly pleased to find that unlike others I actually liked the reader of this book. I'm a man though and a lot of the other reviews where done by woman. But reading the book I understand why they write bad reviews about the narrator , Because they have shame. Anyways I would give this book a 9/10 great read.

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    Cami L Lebovitz 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible Reading Voice."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I wish I could have listened to even a full chapter. This was the worst Audible book I've ever purchased.

    This would have been better if a human instead of a bot read it. Probably should have read reviews first before making this. What a waste of money.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I wish I knew. The voice sounded like a robot and with no inflection I could barely stand to listen to it. I rated the story high only because I like Brene and I'm sure the book is great.


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

    Is this really a person? It sounded so robotic it was very irritating. I don't know how anyone could actually listen to this.


    What character would you cut from Daring Greatly?

    No idea, I couldn't listen to this.


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    Ono 12-03-16
    Ono 12-03-16
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    "great message, but..."

    some great quotes, and brave ideas, but I think this book could be edited down A LOT.

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    Sara Collier 12-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Where's Brene's voice?"

    So sad that Brenè is not the voice reading her work. I can't listen to her work without her voice. This sounds like a robot. A good book I'll have to read on my own.

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    Shani 12-01-16
    Shani 12-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Listen If You Can Stomach the Narration"

    loved it! great information and tools to apply. Struggled with thw narraror's almost digital voice and oral pauses. For these reasons it was difficult for me to get into the book as deeply as I would've liked.

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    nikkib 11-30-16
    nikkib 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book. Awful Narration"

    The content of the book is well worth the read; however, the narrator's voice and pitch waivers so much I half expected her to break into tears multiple times. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.

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    Pen Name 11-28-16
    Pen Name 11-28-16
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    "Great Book, Hard Listen"
    Would you listen to Daring Greatly again? Why?

    No. The narration is not very good at all. If it was offered with an alternate reader, I would take another listen, but at this point, I'm going to the library to check out a hardcopy of the book and read it that way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The topic is covered very well.


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

    Unfortunately, it sounds like she's been sampled into a computer and then the text to voice narration function was turned on. There are random pauses mid-word, and her inflection seems to be off. I had to check out a few of her other narrations and I have found that the same problem exists with her other books as well. She has a nice voice... Just HA...te the rand...om PAUSES and in...FLECTION.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Starring anyone other than Karen White as Brene Brown


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously, Listen to a sample before you buy this. Listen to several samples of Karen White's other books to see if you can get past her narration style.

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    Kristy A 11-26-16
    Kristy A 11-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nearly the same as the Talks on Vulnerability"

    BIG FAN of Brené!

    However, I would not have bought Daring Greatly had I known that the Talks on Vulnerability would be almost identical. I know this because I listened to them back-to-back.

    So, I LOVED this but recommend picking one or the other. Otherwise, you'll have two of the near-same product.

    K

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    Connie 11-25-16
    Connie 11-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "awesomeness"

    These ideas should perhaps be included in everyone's early education. in my opinion, a must listen!

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    mariah 11-23-16
    mariah 11-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I enjoy Beene Brown, but could stand this audio."

    I loved the last audio book by Brene Brown, it is her voice. I have forced myself to listen to 3 chapters of this one, and I just can't go on. The actor sounds like a robot. So boring. Bummer!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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