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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

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, read by Karen White.

Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect.

In a powerful new vision, Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that in truth, vulnerability is strength, and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research across every area of our lives, including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous, to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

©2016 Brené Brown (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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    Bevan 05-23-16
    Bevan 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    I found this voice very annoying and difficult to listen to. However the content was fascinating !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron F. 04-28-17
    Cameron F. 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great audio edition of life-changing book"

    Karen White gives lends Bren󠈣e Brown's fantastic work credibility and some pathos with her narration. Like many others, I was introduced to Brown's work by watching her viral TED talk. Hearing White's narration reminded me of watching the TED talk, except the book is far, far richer. Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katarina Sladoljev 03-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Why stepping up is important"

    Listened some chapters couple of times. Written in a very engaging and interesting way, including author's personal experience and struggles with opening up to vulnerability and the lessons learned. Brene Brown know's how to suck you into her book!
    Reader Karen is totally ok, I just listened to audio lectures "performed" by Brene herself and preferred her speech and style.

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    Gracie Girl 04-21-16
    Gracie Girl 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Thought provoking content."

    Loved the content but found the narration very distracting. I couldn't listen to her again.

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  • Stephen Brewer
    4/12/16
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    "I so want to listen to this book but..."
    How could the performance have been better?

    I so want to listen to this book but I can't cope with the robotic voice.


    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    6/27/16
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    "Earnestness destroys Brené's natural humour"

    Having already listened to The Power of Vulnerability, I was disappointed to find that that's Brene Brown presenting the identical material to this book to an audience, but that this version has a terrible narrator that really put me off. Her earnestness, emphasising her every single word, really irritated me, and at times I wondered if it was in fact a computer reading rather than a human being because it sounded so odd. It was really disappointing, and I would heartily recommend you choose The Power of Vulnerability over this - you get exactly the same material but presented in Brene Brown's engaging, humorous style, rather than in the strange stilted version this narrator offers, accidentally removing all humour from the book.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Edinburgh
    4/23/16
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    "Hated the Voice"
    If you could sum up Daring Greatly in three words, what would they be?

    Loved the content but hated the monotone of the robotic voice.


    How could the performance have been better?

    By being narrated by the author.


    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Glenda Baptiste
    6/23/16
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    "Great content, shame about the delivery..."

    The reader's delivery was so lifeless, which totally contradicted Brene's writing. Nevertheless I persevered, as the concepts in the book were very interesting and thought provoking.

    Perhaps if I hadn't heard/seen Brene speak, probably would be less critical.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Isobel
    10/17/16
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    "Not the same without Brene narrating."
    If you could sum up Daring Greatly in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing book BUT, when Brene is not narrating it the warmth, enthusiasm for the subject, and vulnerability is not there for me so it loses a lot.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If it was narrated by Brene.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ceri Gillett
    1/2/17
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    "I'm so sorry but the narration!!!"

    I have tried on numerous occasions, to listen to this book and I just can't.
    I'm so sorry, I'm sure the narrator is very professional but I was so disappointed that Brene wasn't reading this. I just couldn't stick with it and ended up buying the book and reading it instead.
    The content is amazing but if you are used to brene's work you will be used to her voice .. and having this lady narrate just lost me

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • vee_eff
    3/2/16
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    "The gift of understanding vulnerability and 'I am enough'"

    I've read this book and now listened to it - and enjoyed the valuable reminders even more the second time around. I enjoyed it so much I've bought it for 4 people - what better than the gift of understanding vulnerability and 'I am enough'?

    A few tears, a few laughs and loads of 'Aha!' moments.

    As for the reading, Brené does a great job of narrating (no surprise there) but I did find it a bit slow so I sped it up .5 and it was perfect. I can't recommend this book highly enough!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • valerie farragher
    2/22/16
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    "wow weee.... I want to listen again right now.!"

    I'm definitely going to buy the hard copy of this book for notes and easy reference... one again Brene is daring greatly xxx

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Monkey Splodge
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    4/24/17
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    "Excellent book but robotic narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book is amazing and really gives some fantastic insights to our nature.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator struggled to sound like she had even been vulnerable. This was made worse by post processing that often left her sounding like a robot. It almost spoiled the book for me.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Agarshaker
    11/20/16
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    "Super"

    I wish Brené Brown had been able to read it but it was pretty good. Now for the application part, always a bit more tricky!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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