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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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    WET 11-17-16
    WET 11-17-16
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    "Great book a must read for everyone!"

    Really helps you evaluate the events that shaped your core beliefs, and while it isn't a parenting book it great to shift your mindset and help you avoid some parenting pitfalls that cause guilt and shame.

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    phil ohana 11-13-16
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    "Boring commonplaces"

    I was quite disappointed as this book relates very common sense facts and in a repetitive manner. I can't come up with anything I learnt from this read.

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    Amanda Johnson 11-13-16
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    "The book is great...the narration was not my fave"
    Would you try another book from Brené Brown and/or Karen White?

    LOVE Brene Brown but I would probably not try another book narrated by Karen White. Her voice was hard for me to listen to.


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    Kimberley Edwards 11-08-16
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    "Awesome! Such a great way to discover me! Daring!!"

    Narrator was great! Plan yo read again and again... So rich with information! Thank you!

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    Drew W. 11-07-16
    Drew W. 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Brene Brown, but this narrator is not great"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I really want to listen to this book but I could not bring myself to get past the first chapter. After listening to Brene Brown narrate two of her other books, this narrator just doesn't cut it.

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    Bubbles' Mom CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 11-03-16
    Bubbles' Mom CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 11-03-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Narration robotic"

    I struggled to absorb BB insight with this audio. And I'm not picky! Please rerecord!

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    Dustan 11-03-16
    Dustan 11-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Valuable"

    This is the sort of book you will want each of your family members to read. Young, old, male, female, it matters not.

    The wisdom packed into its punch needs to be absorbed and shared by all.

    Thank you for writing this book Brene Brown!

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    Cathleen 11-01-16
    Cathleen 11-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Surprisingly Amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to parents, entrepreneurs just anyone looking to grow and make sense of things in your life that you may not have thought about or havent made the connection. Things as early on in your childhood. This book is great for building relationships.


    What does Karen White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    personality


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    Charisse 11-01-16
    Charisse 11-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Where's Brene??"

    I loved Rising Strong especially as it was narrated by Brene. This narrator over performs yet doesn't quite convey the same energy and spirit. It's made it hard to listen.

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    Renee 10-31-16
    Renee 10-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I couldn't finish this..."
    What would have made Daring Greatly better?

    Better writing! Less run on sentences.. A different narrator.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect was discussion of being vulnerable.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could have finished this book, but writing/narration I just couldn't bare to listen anymore. This book was recommended to me by a friend because of the great principles/topics Brene Brown discusses. While I agree with a lot of her view points and interesting subject matter it was painful to listen to and follow. It seems like it was taking forever to get to the point. It was making me think she had a word count on this book so she kept going back and adding words to get to the magic number like a high school paper. I am hesitant to listen to anything else by this narrator or Brene Brown.

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