• 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
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 2018-06-26
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars (129 ratings)

Price: CDN$ 30.70

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The number one New York Times best seller. One million copies sold!

From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. 

“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 the 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. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. 

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” 

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena - whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen. 

Includes a Bonus PDF with an appendix.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2012 Brené Brown (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Transformative!

Daring greatly comes at a cost, absolutely! That cost is being seen and heard. It's showing up and being courageous and resilient. It's embracing our vulnerability so that we can experience joy and life to its fullest. None of this is easy, and yes, we will stumble along the way. But wholehearted living is more than worth it. Thank you, Brene, for this gem of a book. 💕🤗

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Loved it so much I got a tattoo =)

This book is a game changer. I was so deeply changed I decided to get a tattoo on my arm in tiny script reading "dare greatly" as a constant reminder being brave is a skill to be learned daily. Please listen to this book. #Audible1

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Loved it!

Listening to Brene read the book makes it that much better. I feel like I am in my own personal TED talk with Brene. I really enjoy the personal stories Brene shares, they help me to relate my own personal journey.

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great book !

great book! from the way it's written, the points and example it makes, to the way it's read. greatly recommended to anyone and everyone. should be even assigned in school, work, etc.

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Must read for everyone!

I could listen to Brene Brown talk for hours on end, she feeds my soul!

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My heart, mind and body loved every word!

Oozing with wisdom and insight. A dare to live bolder and sraight from the heart with research to prove it. Something we all know deep down but may have forgotten or need reminding of.

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Helpful for understanding myself a little better; lacking in instruction

I found the book helped me understand the mental processes that happen when I feel vulnerable, and I’m certainly more aware of that now. I was expecting the book to provide more instruction on how to date greatly, so I was disappointed that it didn’t.

Brené Brown gave a fantastic performance, I can’t fault her at all.

This is a good book if you want to understand more about why you act the way you do.

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an inspiring piece of work!

I was listening to this book and I really enjoyed brene Brown's voice and the way that she projected her science. I appreciated the Practical advice.

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Nothing short of brilliant!!

This book was commended to me by my therapist as I struggle to come to terms with the shame I have carried with me since childhood. Yes the book is very much about shame, but it is also about so much more. So. Much. More. I have learned so many powerful life lessons from listening to this book, lessons which I will incorporate into my own life and strive to pass down to my children.

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another bonus for personal growth

can not hide from the truth this book will help you change and grow. great book

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  • Vanessa Portillo
  • 2018-10-10

listen to “the power of vulnerability” instead

I wonder if everyone who gave it 5 stars has listened to “the power of vulnerability” I enjoyed it so much more. I couldn’t get into this book. I heard the same stories/anecdotes again from other books and it wasn’t deep enough for me. I listened to half of it but keep getting distracted by anything so I just stopped there. I greatly admire dr brene brown, she is definitely an eye opener and her work is life changing.

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  • Dustin
  • 2018-08-07

Changed my life

This book literally changed my life (along with some other circumstances already happening... before and since). I was so thrilled to see it available narrated by Dr. Brown this time, because it just feels so much more real and easier to digest from her rather than a professional narrator.

I actually designed word art from the Theodore Roosevelt quote that is the namesake of the book and hung it on my office wall. Here's to "daring greatly!"

I highly recommend reading "The Gifts of Imperfection" as well before going on to Rising Strong and Braving the Wilderness. There is also a recorded seminar she did called "The Power of Vulnerability" which is a great introduction to everything as well.

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  • Danielle Burmaster
  • CARMICHAEL, CA
  • 2018-09-11

Gained Great Insight

I've been struggling lately with the idea that I'm not enough. not pretty enough, smart enough, strong enough, sweet enough, assertive enough. etc. I felt conflicted with social media as the root cause of these insecurities but a feeling of missing out if I'm not a member. With a 12 year old son, do I want him on social media only to feel the pressures and feelings of unworthiness as his mom? No, of course not. My sister suggested this book to me, and I am forever grateful to her and to Brene Brown for the insights I gained from this book. I know now I can't control social media but I have control over my reaction and use of it. I can look at social media from a more empathetic stance recognizing that some people are showing their vulnerabilities on social media and mostly, i realized that I can choose how to interpret what I see. That we are a world full of these ideas that can crush ones daringness but I dont need to hide or be silent. I am excited to pass on these insights to my son and forever grateful for these new insights.

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  • KL
  • 2018-09-08

Will return to this book!

I would recommend this book to anyone! I read about 3/4 from the book then the final 1/4 on audible. So glad I also discovered listening to Brene tell the stories which was a fun twist. So much to think about while reading. I feel so grateful for the support I feel I’ve always had. So much to digest regarding love and vulnerability. I could eat from this endless garden of knowledge everyday! In other words, I found a lot of comfort in this book, and have marked pages to reread as reminders and inspiration. Thank you Brene for Daring Greatly to share your research with the world.

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  • Donald Reed
  • 2018-07-04

finally Brené narrates

I love this 10x more with Brené narrating. since I listened to other audibles by her it was distracting listening to the book in another voice. such a great book on vulnerability and living your best life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-12

Brene is a life changer

This book helps you personally, professionally, as a leader and as a parent. Her telling her own stories makes it an easy listen. You’ll laugh and cry!

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  • KerryCramton
  • 2018-09-14

This will change the way I parent!

I loved the insight, research, stories. I can tell a lot of detail and thinking went into this book. I will Dare Greatly! ❤️

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  • Eric
  • 2018-09-06

Short and impactful

I like that she packed in good content into a brief book. I like that it was 6 hours, not 20. Great book, impacted me as a parent and leader at work. I’ll do better at building people around me by encouraging/recognizing creativity and effort. I’ll be less critical of myself and others and try to focus on changing bad behaviors not labeling people/myself as bad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-05

Vulnerability is Power. Live Wholeheartedly.

Live Wholeheartedly and without shame. Don't shame urself or others. There is a much better way and that is to engage from a place of worthiness and enough.

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  • Mackenzie
  • 2018-09-04

Amazing

This is a life changing book, I lack the words to truly do it justice. It is a must read, I recommend it to pretty much everyone I come in contact with.

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