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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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    Faye Deardurff 03-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Daring Greatly excellent book"

    this book is very interesting and informative. the research is good. I find myself wanting to Dare Greatly. thank you

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    RK 03-22-17
    RK 03-22-17
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    "Narration sounds like a robot"

    There is value to the content in this book, however the narrative sounds so much like a robot/computer that after listening for an hour I coukdnt take it anymore. Will be returning.

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    Chrissie Johannesburg, South Africa 03-21-17
    Chrissie Johannesburg, South Africa 03-21-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book and content, annoying narrator,"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Daring Greatly to be better than the print version?

    For me audio is almost always better than print


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

    Can't think of one right now.


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

    Very annoying tone and condescending style


    What did you learn from Daring Greatly that you would use in your daily life?

    Vulnerability has its place and shouldn't be feared. I can actually bring value.


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    Amazon Customer 03-20-17
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    "Great book - Brené Brown narriation request please"

    The book is great. This audio book could only be improved if it was narrated by Brené Brown.

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    Cindergirl 03-20-17
    Cindergirl 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Do not waste your money."

    This book is non-de script as the author tries to rename commonly used behavioral words and create new definitions for these words. It's confusing and not helpful. Very wordy.

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    Amazon Customer 03-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Too much rambling"

    I liked the fact that this was written. It loved her Ted talk. I think the intention and topic are good.

    I think this was delivered poorly. The reader's infrlextions and pauses, and voice, reminded me of the Star Trek computer voice or those text to audio programs. Robotic, droning.

    Also, I found the story to ramble often, and did not get to helpful items readers could incorporate. I stopped this 2 hours from the end, after forcing myself to listen past the first 1/2 hour.

    I do not recommend this book.

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    KG 03-18-17
    KG 03-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't discard this book because of the narrator!"

    So many people reviewed this book, in my opinion, unfairly. I enjoyed every minute! So many complained about the narrator. I believe these people became spoiled by listening to the author before listening to this book. I would suggest that you listen to this book 1st, then move onto the other books read by the author herself. If you have already listened to her, and you want to listen to this book, keep in mind that this narrator is an actor, not a researcher. Of course I would prefer to listen to Brene Brown, but this book is life-changing and should not be discarded because of the narrator. I actually enjoyed her narration. It reminded me very much of the voice of Siri! Soothing and perfect annunciation and diction. That aside, listening to the content of this book resulted in some of the most profound paradigm shifts I've ever experienced. So many things in this book will leave their mark on my life. This is a must listen-to!

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    Eric Ray Moss Seattle, WA USA 03-16-17
    Eric Ray Moss Seattle, WA USA 03-16-17 Member Since 2016

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    "I couldn't take the narrator"
    What disappointed you about Daring Greatly?

    I love Brene Brown's books and her philosophies on life, shame, guilt, and other deep topics. her TED talk on vulnerability literally changed my life. However, I could not make it very far in this audio book because of the narrator. Slow, monotonous, and mechanical. Not personal at all.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Inflection and speed!


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

    The message is amazing.


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    Andye 03-14-17
    Andye 03-14-17
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    "A must read for any human!!!!!"

    Ms. Brown does an amazing job of bringing to light what most of us try to avoid. She gives great examples so that we can relate it to our own circumstances and hopefully apply it. I felt the narrator was very well picked, she brought the story to life.

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    rhonda 03-12-17
    rhonda 03-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Are you ready"

    When you are embarking on the journey to see and deal with yourself. to become the best version of you this is one of those books that needs to be on your resource list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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