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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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    Sandra Vanhooser 02-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book. not so great narrarator"

    I enjoyed the book but the narrarator was very robotic and made it hard to listen to at times. but really loved the content.

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    Cora Hegler 02-18-17
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    ""Vulnerable" is Too Important to Sidestep Anymore"

    Worthy of multiple re-listens to really internalize the hard won wisdom this book gives freely.

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    shoppersister 02-14-17
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    "Loved the way she shared through Stories"

    I love the way that she shared through story NOT just a bunch of data being rattled of and poorly explained. I wish that Brenda read it though (the reader put .e to sleep if I didn't increase the speed to 1.35)

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    Jules 02-13-17
    Jules 02-13-17
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    "Not read by author"

    the power of vulnerability is almost the same material so it's better to get that audio book. that book has better pauses and is read by the author. this narrator isn't bad , just this product isn't really needed or should have a disclaimer that it's the same thing as the other book.

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    Miranda 02-13-17
    Miranda 02-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "not impressed"

    I thought I would enjoy this book as I could use some motivation to dare greatly. I have previously listened to another book about shame by the same author, but it felt like i was listening to the same book twice. so much of the information was repeated, word for word. I got a few chunks of usable new information but overall, it wasn't worth the time.

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    Lisa 02-07-17
    Lisa 02-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hated the tone of the reader."

    The reader's sing-songy tone makes the book sound as if it is a melodramatic novel. I love BB, but couldn't stand listening to this. I tried for 3 characters because the information is invaluable, but I will have to read it.

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    DavidGray13 02-06-17
    DavidGray13 02-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Major Mindshift"

    This book has the capability to empower us to change the way we think and live.

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    sierra 02-03-17
    sierra 02-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Brene brown is my newest hero."

    Brene brown is my newest hero. I will read it again immediately. so much Brene brown is my newest hero.valuable stuff.

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    k San Diego, CA 01-28-17
    k San Diego, CA 01-28-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Absolutely amazing"

    I have a very hard time getting through books, but as I finish the last chapter of Daring Greatly by Berne Brown, I realized this needs to be shared. Go read it. And here's a quote for you all that touched me: "Traveler, there is no path. The path must be forged as you walk." (Quote by Spanish poet Antonio Machado featured in the book).

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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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