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  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,073
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,224

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important information - painful narration

  • By Marc on 10-01-12
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White

Great book, not a fan of the narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-16

Would you listen to Daring Greatly again? Why?

I wish that Brene Brown was the narrator of this book. She's puts such a great amount of enthusiam and into everything she does, plus I love listening to her lectures. Her tone just makes everything better. This narrator does not capture that. I'm hoping that Brene will narrate her future books.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She sounded so different from Brene that at times it just got boring to listen to her (even though the book isn't boring).

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,715

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

LOVED this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-15

Would you listen to You are a Badass again? Why?

I would absolutely listen to You are a Badass again. I just finished it and it was great. There were so many parts that I literally laughed out loud to. Having the book narrated by Jen was definitely needed.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how she gives her own examples of how she shifted her thinking and manifested her own reality.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't pick just one favorite part of the book. Overall is was a really great message.

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

Yes, and I wound up not wanting to get out of my car on a very long road trip to turn it off. I wound up finishing it in one weekend in the car. And I plan on listening to it again, starting today.

Any additional comments?

Jen Sincero is definitely in the right profession. What a wonderful soul and what a great message. I felt like she was coaching me along a path to a better life that was in my hands to mold as I wanted it to be. GREAT BOOK!

  • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

  • Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,875
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,271

On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very good refresher, but not her best book.

  • By Filazafer on 06-06-15

I would recommend this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-15

If you could sum up The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting in three words, what would they be?

Definitely worth reading!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting?

There was a story in this book where Brene Brown talked about how she spoke with her daughter about how her daughter felt like she was an "other" at school, and Brene communicated that she knew how her daughter felt and that she wasn't alone and it was OK to feel that way. I was able to use some of those strategies with my own 5 year old. It was incredible how well it worked! I will continue to use this way of communicating to allow my kids to be OK with expressing their feelings in a comfortable, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment.

What about Brené Brown’s performance did you like?

Everything. She's one of my all time favorite researchers and I thoroughly enjoy the work that she does. It's just so easy to listen to her. Her tone of voice and the way she tells stories makes you feel like she speaking right to you.

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

How to get your children to finally be OK with expressing their feelings without judgement.

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