Listen free for 30 days

Rising Strong

Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
5 out of 5 stars (444 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Rising Strong, written and read by Brené Brown.

The physics of vulnerability is simple: if we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.

©2018 Brené Brown (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"A mind-blowing, life-changing read...gets to the heart of life." (Red)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    386
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    343
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    326
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A book with great insight to emotions

I have been lately working on managing my responses in difficult times and Rising strong has given me a great insight to it. This book had been by far the best book I have read. It's my first book written by Brene Brown and I can't wait to explore the other books she has written down. Truly vulnerable in expressing her own emotions allowed me to understand that we all run sweat and are covered with dust in the arena, when we r knocked down. We all should be confident to rise up and face the battle . Thanks to Dr. Brene Brown not only for the courage to write a book on shame and Vulnerability but also for narrating it in her own voice, which made the audible truly authentic. Thanks again!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wholehearted

I’ve been a fan of Brene Browns work since I read Daring Greatly, probably around the time it came out. I picked up the kindle version of Rising Strong also the year it came out but didn’t connect with it at first. Now, 2.5 years later hearing her read the book to me I feel so inspired and hopeful from learning what I have. I’ve learnt so much and was already going through this process with my counsellor, I just didn’t see all the steps like this and this understanding will be so helpful. Thank you for doing the work you’re doing, it’s so wholesome and life changing.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars

This book lacked nothing!

I really got this!I paused and went over it to help a friend struggling.
I healed wounds ,and became more comoasionate.This book brought me to my knees and kept me intrigued.I have opened by eyes and my heart.Thank you Brène Brown .You are inspiring,Amazing and I love your voice.Thank you for reading to me.
Bernadette Kenny

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This book is a life changer

Brene Brown has done it again with this amazing info filled book and all without ever sounding like she is better than you. I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fantastic

Beautifully written and filled with very important insight. Thank you Brène for your fantastic work

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Truth of life

This book, Rising Strong to me is nothing but Spiritual! It feels like the Bible stories brought home to real human experience. I saw my past and present while listening to this book. I am inspired to actively show up in writing the future I want for myself.
Thanks to Dr Brene' Brown for this outstanding work.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A MUST READ

This is probably one of the best books I’ve read in awhile. It really made me wake up and open up in all aspects of my life. Great read!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • M
  • 19-04-20

A MAZ ING

A must read that should be read again and again! Honest, inspiring of how to live wholeheartedly and bravely with courage.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing

This is a must read for every person wanting to live fully and be happy

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing read

We have all fallen and struggled to get up in our lives. This book really shows you how to pick yourself up and move forward in a positive and productive way.
Light hearted but packs a punch in terms of life strategies

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Abeng
  • Abeng
  • 16-12-19

Important work

I now own five books by Brene Brown and each of them take me down when I read them. They bring hard truths to light and these are sometimes very hard to take. I thoroughly appreciate Brown's own vulnerability in her writing by sharing parts of her own story with us. She humanises a very human thing - learning about ourselves and course-correcting to live our best lives. It's hard. I feel exposed just reading her books and listening to her talks. Her ideas are useful in challenging and addressing the ugliness of our humanity yet humbling to emerge on the best side of our humanity. Brene Brown and others like her are doing important work. If there is anything we need more than ever in this age of machine-driven advancements and cold competition is to truly be and remain human with every uncertain step of life and still be able to have compassion for ourselves and others in the process.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-19

Simply mind blowing! listened to it twice!

Easily one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to! Brene is a masterful story teller and incredibly wise woman! life changing stuff!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-19

Dinner invite!

Definitely 1 of my 5 invitees to that imaginary dinner party with interesting/famous people! Spectacular!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 28-02-19

Rising Strong - Highly Recommend

Absolutely excellent! This books taught me so much! I’m excited about going to the vulnerable places and engaging people in the rumble ... in a way that we both learn. Thank you!
Warm Regards
Collette Merritt
Be The Change Coaching - South Africa

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Evelina Smaliukaite
  • Evelina Smaliukaite
  • 10-11-18

Amazing

Absolutely loved it all the way. She is absolutely brilliant and real! Will start new book of hers immediately!

1 person found this helpful