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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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    muffinshadow 01-27-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Narrator Ruined the Book"
    Where does Daring Greatly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Brene Brown's work. Unfortunately, the narrator makes this book unbearable. The narrator speaks in a condescending and judgy tone that is the total opposite of what this book is about.


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

    Absolutely not.


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    Anna 01-25-17
    Anna 01-25-17
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    "Brutal narration"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was absolutely horrible. It's quite ironic and painful when a book about compassion and vulnerability is read in a robotic manner. I only got through 10 minutes before deciding to purchase and read the paperback book instead.


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    James Bartolucci 01-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Listen as you grow"

    I have read -and listened to- this book several times over the last 3 years, at different points in my life. I have found it to help me work through the "sticky spots" when I am scared of failing with my kids, having hard conversations and professionally.

    this particular book was narrated by Karen White. However, when the book (this and others) are read by the author, Brene Brown, I found the material and concepts easier to connect with, understand and entertaining as she inserts emphasis and emotion into her data and personal stories in her deliciously distinct Texan accent.

    Regardless the media version, Daring Greatly is my treasured companion.

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    Amazon Customer 01-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm Daring Greatly"

    Changes my perspective on so many levels. Thank you Brene for Daring Greatly! I've seen evidence that Daring Greatly is being used in the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, Utah with great success among the inmates as part of their Real Transition Program for life on the outside. Thank you, thank you!

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    Southern Magnate Boca Raton, FL USA 01-20-17
    Southern Magnate Boca Raton, FL USA 01-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Brene but couldn't handle the narrator."

    I had to return this Audible version because I simply couldn't enjoy the narrator. It would have been way better if Brene did her own narration.

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    Lauren 01-19-17
    Lauren 01-19-17
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    "BUFFERING!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I cannot listen to this book on my iMac. I am able to listen on my iPhone...but when I try to play it from my computer it says "buffering...problem connecting to the server"


    What other book might you compare Daring Greatly to and why?

    AUDIBLE, FIX THIS!!!


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

    Her voice sounds a tad robotic.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The book and author are amazing....I just want to listen from my desktop, but cant.


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    H.F SLC, UT 01-18-17
    H.F SLC, UT 01-18-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Buy the book, listening is hard and you'll want to take notes"

    Overall it is a great book with a lot of insight on helping us be better people. I'd suggest getting the actual book so you can take notes and mark it up with what you want to do to help yourself.

    What drove me nuts!!! The last two-three hours she plugs her website 4 (maybe 5) times which almost made me turn this off. I'm not a fan of that. I'm also not a fan of the rave review she gives Lulu Lemon's CEO especially after the negative publicity they have with their sheer pants being designed for a specific population. They are made for the skinnier crowd and the thicker people shouldn't be wearing them. They've also designed pants that will give women a thigh gap. With Brené's constant talk of gremlins and trying to battle them you'd think she'd not she'd so much light on this woman and the company... I do realize much of this has come out after the book was written though.

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    c 01-16-17
    c 01-16-17
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    "really helpful"

    narrators voice does a great job to keep me interested
    the book definately gives helpful advice that I can relation to.
    And gave me another way of thinking about certain topics
    book is a helpful if you have trouble with your courage and/or vulnerability

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    Jaclyn H. Harlow Anchorage, AK USA 01-14-17
    Jaclyn H. Harlow Anchorage, AK USA 01-14-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Incredible Book, Terrible Voicing"
    What did you love best about Daring Greatly?

    I loved the message and the beautiful insights offered by the author.


    What other book might you compare Daring Greatly to and why?

    I'd compare it to Rising Strong and a Return to Love by Marianne Williamson


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Karen White?

    Anyone. Anyone else. This woman is not believable and for a book about vulnerability and being everything you are, this could have been voiced by someone who didn't try so hard to convey emotions they weren't feeling.


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    Nicholas Wanamaker 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book but the performance felt insincere"

    I loved the book but wish Brene had read it. This performer was cheesy and the sounded like a computer more than a person. The result left a feeling of insincerity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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