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Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Daring Greatly, written and read by Brené Brown.

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.

 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2013 Brené Brown (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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A great comfort

This book is a great comfort and tool to help me survive going deaf. It has given me words that help explain and understand what I'm dealing with every day in a hearing world in my sudden unwanted isolation a loss of quality of life.

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Read it!

Yes read it, think about it and live it. You can only be better, live better from investing your time here.

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  • Chloe Harper-Ashton
  • 01-09-19

If you're struggling, read this book!

I read this book after it was recommended to me by my boss shortly after breaking down in front of him. This is a really inspiring book to understand how being vulnerable can be positive, and shouldn't be something you're afraid of. Brené narrates the story with great passion.

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  • Ellie P
  • 09-04-18

This hits home!

I absolutely loved Brené Brown reading her book Daring Greatly! Why? Because it spoke directly into my heart and mind giving me the tools to live a braver life. I am no pussy cat by any stretch of the imagination but this book together with Rising Strong has transformed my way of thinking and being (I was going to say acting, but it’s not an act anymore) for the better. As I implement the principles from these books on a day to day basis my life feels richer and I feel like I’m becoming a truer version on myself. Thank God for Brené Brown!

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  • Waly O
  • 05-29-19

Awesome, just awesome.

Finally understood what "I am enough" means, this book was a follow up for me after "the power of vulnerability". I cannot express my gratitude to Brene for difference this book made to my life.

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  • jonty59
  • 12-01-18

Loved the Ted Talk , loathed the book

Absolutely loved Brené Brown’s Ted Talk and looked forward to more of the same from the audible book. What a disappointment. I get what she’s trying to say about shame and vulnerability but this just seemed to be lots of spurious facts and figures about how shame is the new Oedipus complex mixed with mundane anecdotes from her life. Combined with Brown’s nasalised twang and the compulsory inclusion of the ‘s’ word at least once in every sentence, I found the book almost unlistenable to. I just had to give up.
If you want to read a book that might really help give you a new perspective on life, give this a miss and try Edith Eger’s ‘The Choice’. Eger’s book is an example of how to write an intelligent and completely engaging psychology self-help book.

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  • Ex-Pat in Sweden
  • 07-22-19

Brene Brown at her best!!!

Every human on the planet should listen to this book. Brene Brown is a modern day hero.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-19

Brilliant

Brilliant analysis of what it is to be vulnerable, and the difficulties we all have in doing so. A book I will continue to revisit.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-19

Loved every minute

Thank goodness for Brené Brown and the research she does and her ability to communicate her findings so relatably. If everyone learnt just one thing from this book, the world would be a significantly better place.

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  • Joe
  • 07-09-19

The best work on shame I've ever read bar none

This is without doubt the finest..most in depth and yet easy to understand book on shame I've ever read. Brene is as real and true to her research as I've come across. Outstanding insight..beautifully written and every home should have this book as a quality guide to human nature. I'm glad I found Brene by accident on TED talks which led to her book..Thanks Brene for your work I know how much would have gone into this. Brene has been a much needed inspiration...I'll be re reading this many times...Simply outstanding stuff.

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  • Mrs M L Pepper
  • 07-04-19

Brene Brown is pure inspiration

Brene Brown is pure inspiration and so delightfully human and relatable. So many insights, stories and tips. A really thought-provoking but uplifting audiobook.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-21-19

Everybody needs Brene in their lives

Amazing book. Loved that Brene voices,it too. She has a lovely voice. Everybody needs to read or listen to this book to allow connection and compassion. The world needs more of this.

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  • Avid Reader
  • 11-09-18

Finally understand shame!

I loved this book. I've just finished listening to it and I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of my hard copy version, which I intend to use as a reference.

I've learned so much about shame, the impact it has had on my life and best of all, I've learned so much about shame resilience. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Anna Jane Grantham
  • 11-28-18

Daring Greatly is the absolute best business book

a fantastic study with practical suggestions on living a wholehearted life. I LOVED it, thank you Brene.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-18

Life changing

It took to full two listenings of this audible book to really digest entirely; there is so much to absorb and comprehend. Brene’s narration is natural and very easy to listen to. I will strive to dare greatly from now on!

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  • Holly Priddis
  • 11-06-18

A bit too similar to the authors earlier books

I normally love Brene's work but I just couldn't stick this one out. I really enjoy that she narrates her own work which is why I gave 5 stars for performance, but it felt like I was just listening to one of her earlier books as they all have the same message. A real shame as I really enjoyed her other books.

Would no doubt be enjoyed by someone who is new to the authors work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-18

I used to believe the myths...

This book has really broken the myths for me. Vulnerability is not my long suit, nor did I think I even “did” vulnerability. Your research seems solid and your words made sense Brene Brown. I will use this in my life now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-18

Fantastic

Brene Brown has so much insight and wisdom. This book has encouraged and challenged both my husband and myself. Looking forward to listening to / reading more from Brene.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-18

Game changing; Engaging stories backed by research

If you're looking for a game changer in life. Be it work, parenting, relationships, dealing with fear, vulnerability & shame- This is it!👌👌👌

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-19

Constantly on Repeat

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Brenè is an incredible Storyteller. I've listened to this book several times and keep finding new insights.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-27-19

Best book I've read on leadership

The best book I've ever read on Leadership. Brene Brown is the most skilled story teller of our time.

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  • Nicola Edghill
  • 06-25-19

I'm so Afraid

It all makes sense...I hope I'm not to far gone in my own life (too selfish) to put Brene study into my life for only one reason... Not for me but for the 2 little humans I'm shaping. My children.
I now have a plan and clear way thanks to this book..
Still afraid.... But I'm gonna go onto the stage, naked and be myself. 💕