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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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    Amazon Customer 06-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "game changing"

    This is probably the most important book I have ever read. It has value in every aspect of my life as mother, spouse, daughter of aging parents, Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical mentor and Program Development, friend. This has been ground breaking in being there for my child in active addiction recovery.

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    P. Diane Kelly 06-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    it is a great book. I found it difficult to listen to because of the reader. She is not the right person to read this book.

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    Truckergirl 06-15-17
    Truckergirl 06-15-17

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    "Great content - horrible narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I love Brene Brown's work. And while I prefer her narration, I was able to get through Rising Strong no problem. But the narrator for Daring Greatly really makes it hard to listen to. I will be returning and just get the book.


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

    No


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    CJ Stanford, CA USA 06-13-17
    CJ Stanford, CA USA 06-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful book, narration not a good fit"

    Brene Brown's work has literally changed my life. But I can't recommend this audiobook. The bar is high for a performer because Brown is now known as a terrific speaker, and she's also a writer with a smart, feisty, unique "voice" on the page. This is an unfortunate match of performer and text. white's tone and timing would be great for something like a children's novel, but you want this to sound like a conversation with your sharp, witty best friend who just happens to be a brilliant social scientist. Especially if it your first encounter with BB's work I strongly recommend one of the "sounds true" recordings of her live lectures instead, or one of the more recent audiobooks she narrated herself. I wish the publisher would re-issue this with the author as narrator--I would buy it in a minute.

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    Amazon Customer 06-12-17
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    "horrible narration"

    Could not make it through this book, though I tried multiple times. The narration detracts from the book to the point I couldn't keep listening.

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    K Christensen apo, ap United States 06-05-17
    K Christensen apo, ap United States 06-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Brene!"

    I had a hard time getting used to the narrators voice and her intonations--I've listened to Brene way too many times I guess and it was hard for me to get used to someone else using her words but not emphasizing in the same way Brene does. Over all though a solid 5 for the actual book and content

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    alface 05-23-17
    alface 05-23-17
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    "great book, awful narrator."

    Brene Brown is a pretty decent writer with a lot of great info to share. Unfortunately, the narrator is so awful that it can be hard to focus on the substance of the book. Half the time I was questioning if I was listening to a robot or a human. I will have to keep a lookout for this narrator's name to be sure I never make that mistake again.

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    Joy Collins 05-21-17
    Joy Collins 05-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    Love Brene' Brown and all her books and I also love Karen White as a writer and narrator!! I'm 61 and I've been in Al-Anon for 6 years but lived with the effects of a family with the disease of addition. So now I'm on a path of recovery and spiritual journey for me and I can relate to Ms. Brown's research and her findings!!

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    Natasha 05-20-17
    Natasha 05-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love this book but not the audio version"

    This book is fantastic and a must read! I have read the paperback and was so excites to listen to it on audiobook as well. Unfortunately I'm not a huge fan of both the voice and cadence of the reader - it's almost agitating...such a bummer

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    P. Fulton WA State 05-18-17
    P. Fulton WA State 05-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible narrator. "

    I could hardly finish the first couple chapters because of the narrator's voice. It grated on my nerves and I had trouble paying attention. Too bad. I love Brené Brown's work and I especially enjoy listening to her.

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