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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dissapointed

I found Brene's voice to be easy to listen to but I didn't like the way that she generalises about men and women. She lumps all men together and all women together and implies that all men think alike and all women think alike. I disagree with this. People are individuals and think differently, we are not all the same. I only listened to half of the book and am not going to listen to any more. Perhaps there is more information further on in the book which would be interesting but I am not going to persevere with it.

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Life changing

I wish everyone could listen to Brown's books and learn everything she has to offer. First Gifts and now this have really helped me.

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Everyone in the world needs to read/hear this!

I loved the message! Brené’s honest research-backed rendition of how we view life just hit home in so many ways... I now have a new lens through which I can choose to view my world, interact with my loved ones, friends and strangers. Thank you Brené!

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Amazing read! Great life lessons for home and work

This book is a must read for every person. It will help you improve your relationships, create a better work culture and even raise better humans.

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  • Ellie P
  • 04-09-2018

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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  • Bex
  • 12-03-2019

Powerful learning experience

I love the vibrant, authentic way Brene Brown shares her research, the results and real life implementation.
'Daring greatly' challenges us to have the courage to see ourselves in our human development; to be open and challenge our world views; to be vulnerable and recognise this as a strength worth cultivating in our pursuit of joyful living.

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  • Fatumah
  • 25-02-2019

Pep Talk

This book is a good source of a pep talk when you feel out of balance/stuck due to shame, humiliation, disappointment or guilt.
It is a listen you can go back to and there is lots of lessons that can help with dealing with situations involving self doubt that arises from shame.

It is however does not reflect much of the data driven research that you get in the TED talk the author did on Vulnerability.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-02-2019

Wonderful!!

Thank goodness Brené narrated it this time!! A great book, like all of her others, full of humour & simply fantastic stories. Read it!!!!!

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  • Ailish Hanley
  • 12-01-2019

Brilliant

Superb book and excellent being able to hear author read it just fantastic thank you

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  • simone
  • 11-01-2019

love this book

I love Brenè her words teach me so much, this book had laughing and crying and enjoying every minute

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  • Ross Webb
  • 10-01-2019

Just wow!

Inspired from the first few lines. Beautiful. Personable. It will make you laugh and cry and the cry some more. It will pull on your heart strings as you grapple with these life defining emotions and experiences. For those wanting to progress. To stand up and be counted. To become a better individual. This book is so for you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-2019

Getting to know Myself

A great book that is helping to review my relationship with myself, family and others

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  • Chloe Harper-Ashton
  • 09-01-2019

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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  • Comfort Ndukauba
  • 06-01-2019

Great book

The audio was clear., Contents are life changing. I love the authenticity of the stories including Brene's personal experiences. Listening to this book, I reflected on how I responded to past issues in my personal life . I have learned ways to improve relating to myself and others in my sphere of influence.