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Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Written by: Brené Brown
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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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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A very deep touching and inspiring book.

A must read for anyone and everyone. I simply loved listening to this book. my favourite chapter was the chapter on parenting, parenting maefesto. the experiences that the author recites are so touching and so true. I wish she could interview me too..

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  • Kerli Girl
  • 26-06-19

Read it!

Yes read it, think about it and live it. You can only be better, live better from investing your time here.

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  • Ms. Kirsty L. Collins
  • 29-05-19

A great comfort

This book is a great comfort and tool to help me survive going deaf. It has given me words that help explain and understand what I'm dealing with every day in a hearing world in my sudden unwanted isolation a loss of quality of life.

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  • Ofentse
  • 24-01-20

Wow, Sis Snached my edges!

Loved this so much, I'll definitely listen many more times! Brene always knows just what to say to help you take a step closer to being a better person, friend, partner, parent and leader. I highly recommend this read to anyone who has struggled with shame or guilt or "abantu bazothini" syndrome

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-20

Brought me tears, laughter and hope

This is just a wonderful book for me right now. I am a parent, wife and business owner, all the wisdom she shared made an impact on how I live, lead and love.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-19

Wonderful and Uplifting

I really enjoyed listening to this book, the author is great and speaks from her heart. the quality was also superb.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-19

Re-read required

Coming from a family where we were taught that you can’t be vulnerable....this book opened up my eyes on how to start being brave

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-19

Daring Greatly

Remembering My humanity truth as possibilities regardless of my perceived circumstances 💗 blessings hugs and thank you Brené and all who share their vulnerabilities in this space 🙏🏽🥰 Sally 🌷

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-19

Invaluable in every way.

Brene has put her years of research and personal experience together perfectly. Her humor and openness make the book feel like listening to a friend. Excellent

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  • Chloe Harper-Ashton
  • 09-01-19

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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  • Ellie P
  • 04-09-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-19

Brilliant

Brilliant analysis of what it is to be vulnerable, and the difficulties we all have in doing so. A book I will continue to revisit.

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  • jonty59
  • 01-12-18

Loved the Ted Talk , loathed the book

Absolutely loved Brené Brown’s Ted Talk and looked forward to more of the same from the audible book. What a disappointment. I get what she’s trying to say about shame and vulnerability but this just seemed to be lots of spurious facts and figures about how shame is the new Oedipus complex mixed with mundane anecdotes from her life. Combined with Brown’s nasalised twang and the compulsory inclusion of the ‘s’ word at least once in every sentence, I found the book almost unlistenable to. I just had to give up.
If you want to read a book that might really help give you a new perspective on life, give this a miss and try Edith Eger’s ‘The Choice’. Eger’s book is an example of how to write an intelligent and completely engaging psychology self-help book.

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  • Bank of Ireland
  • 22-01-20

A great book

This book is so full of truths some exhilarating and some uncomfortable. It is great to have it as an audio book because I will listen to chapters again as I zoned out in parts that were so hard to hear and they are the bits I need to hear and live by the most. I love Brené Brown’s research and talks and have recommended this book to just about everyone I talk to in my life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-01-20

Every person should be REQUIRED to read this book!

Brené is just exceptional. Her insights are so profound and invaluable! I have no doubt this will be a life handbook for me 💫 Thank you for your unbelievable contribution, Brené 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-20

A must listen!

I joined audible to specifically listen to this book after watching the Netflix special Brene did! I absolutely loved that, loved this and love her! Her research is so interesting and she delivers it on this audio book very well!

Thank you Brene for allowing me to recognise vulnerability for what it is and rest assured I am determined to live the rest of my life in the arena! Win or lose, I will definitely show up!

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  • Patricia Seddigh
  • 02-01-20

loved this book

I loved this book so much that I had to buy it in hard copy too so I could see the words!
Brene makes so much sense, it's like she knows me.

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  • "ciarankeane"
  • 27-12-19

easy listening

i love When the author reads the book especially when it is brené brown as she has a great and engaging voice to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-19

moving, thoughtful and read by the author

i only recently discovered Brene Brown but the Roosevelt quote is already on my work and home walls. This is a moving, thoughtful and of course well researched book and the icing on the cake is its read by the author. thoroughly recommended.

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  • Avid Reader
  • 09-11-18

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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  • Holly Priddis
  • 06-11-18

A bit too similar to the authors earlier books

I normally love Brene's work but I just couldn't stick this one out. I really enjoy that she narrates her own work which is why I gave 5 stars for performance, but it felt like I was just listening to one of her earlier books as they all have the same message. A real shame as I really enjoyed her other books.

Would no doubt be enjoyed by someone who is new to the authors work.

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  • Anna Jane Grantham
  • 28-11-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-09-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-18

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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  • Leah
  • 23-09-19

Dude.

My friend handed me this book 3 years ago. I avoided it. It didn’t feel right. Maybe I was right about that, and although I’m grateful for having read it now, I can see why she handed it to me then. Just read it, dude.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-19

Confronting, inspiring and compassionate

Brené Brown, thank you for writing and recording your story and the story of so many others. At first I found what you were saying quite confronting as I wrestled with what you were saying against my own ego and shame. It has truly helped me realise so many of my own previously unconscious behaviours that were underpinned by shame. You’ve taught me to be more open with my husband and the children I teach and ultimately be more compassionate with myself, and release the ideals of perfectionism that were affecting me to my core. Thank you!

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  • Rich
  • 30-07-19

Excellent

This book helped me let go of my preconceived ideas of how my life should be, stop trying to control every aspect of it and go all in on what I have instead of sitting on the fence emotionally, never choosing a particular path. Highly recommend, particularly if you're at a juncture in your life and have a/some big decisions to make.

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