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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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    Kate 21/04/2016
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    "Narrator not ideal"

    I'm afraid the narrator was not good! I think Brene delivers the content with a much more engaging manner!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Krystal 23/05/2016
    Krystal 23/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Offputting narrator"

    The narrator sounds like a computer reading it out: it's completely disconcerting. I like Brene Brown but I would enjoy this audiobook 100x more with a different narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 13/10/2016
    Elizabeth 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Yep, narrator sux"

    They could of found someone less robotic sounding - more whole hearted maybe....
    Hard to listen to for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Starbuck 02/10/2016
    Starbuck 02/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "The voice is fine!"

    I held off buying this audio book for so long because of the bad reviews regarding the reader. Seriously, the reading is fine especially as the book progresses. There is so much valuable advice and insight in this book. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya 08/12/2016
    Tanya 08/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Query chose if narrator."

    Unfortunately I found it difficult to listen to the narrator. It's funny, I have seen comments like this and thought that they were a little harsh. What impact could the narrator have on the content of the book, I wondered. A notable impact when listening for 8 hours...

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    Sonja 22/11/2016
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    "Excruciating narration "

    While the content was well worth listening to, I eventually had to give up finishing this audio book. It was like listening to a disjointed, sometimes staccato machine. If there is a school of narration out there, teaching this method, they need to STOP!
    Karen White has a nice voice - nothing grating about her tone or accent but the rhythm of speech was so off and possibly a digital doctoring of the recording occured to disastrous affect. A real shame.

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    missreadalot 15/09/2016
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    "Life changing"

    Made me reinterpret some of the key events that have shaped me and redefine a number of my core beliefs about myself and my worth.

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    Rebecca Newman 20/08/2016
    Rebecca Newman 20/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting"

    This book was absolutely riveting. I found myself bookmarking many items and taking notes. So seemingly simple yet so clever. Thank you so much for your work, Brene.

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    Emma Collins 21/07/2016
    Emma Collins 21/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Really would have preferred Brene as narrator."

    Unfortunately I couldn't finish this book due to the narrator. I've loved Brene's other books.

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    23/05/16
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    I found this voice very annoying and difficult to listen to. However the content was fascinating !

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  • Gracie Girl
    21/04/16
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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
    12/04/16
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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.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    27/06/16
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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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    23/04/16
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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.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Glenda Baptiste
    23/06/16
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • vee_eff
    2/03/16
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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
    22/02/16
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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
  • Kerry Strauss
    29/11/16
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    "Helpful in all aspects of life"

    This book has been so insightful and made me realise many things about life.
    I am so greatful to have been able to listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agarshaker
    20/11/16
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Isobel
    17/10/16
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    24/09/16
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    "Lifechanging!"
    Where does Daring Greatly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the most profound books I've "read" to date.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daring Greatly?

    Brene tells the most amazing, memorable stories.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The sections on how we shield ourselves from vulnerability and how to develop resilience were extremely valuable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, Brene, for understanding deeply, in order to help us dare greatly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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