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Carol

Highlands, NJ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Awakening Is Real: A Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of the Inner Journey

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jack Kornfield
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    It might happen suddenly, like a flash of lightning. Or gradually, like raindrops filling a jar. Our universal and awakened nature, the Buddha taught, can emerge in calm or in crisis. And then, as our path deepens, we must learn to embody our vision as we navigate the unexpected turns of the mystery.

    Sara says: "Another Beauty From Jack Kornfield"
    "Jack Kornfield is amazing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already did. This information is made to be shared.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jack Kornfield does not take himself too seriously. I love his sense of humor.


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

    No, I wanted to take my time with it. It's something you need to process before you move on.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jacques Steinberg
    • Narrated By Jacques Steinberg
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges.

    Carol says: "should be required reading for high school juniors"
    "should be required reading for high school juniors"
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    Would you listen to The Gatekeepers again? Why?

    Absolutely. I want to process the information.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Enjoyed the reality of following an admissions officier.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, I wish the author would realize that school counselors could actually be vaulable resources to parents. I was offended by some of the generalizations about the profession. However, this book will still be on a reference slide during a college planning presentation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Zac Bissonnette, Andrew Tobias
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their financial futures just to get a fancy name on a diploma. But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that the assumption is not only false, but dangerous.

    Raquel says: "Too long winded"
    "Very informative"
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    Where does Debt-Free U rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High.


    What other book might you compare Debt-Free U to and why?

    How Smart Students Pay for School


    Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Although the information was useful, the author came across as a my-way-or-the-highway kind of personality. I took offence to his comments regarding school counselors. We can be a pretty smart bunch and a valuable resource for his listeners.


    Any additional comments?

    Will share the book title as a reference during financial aid night.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Smart Students Pay for School: The Best Way to Save for College, Get the Right Loans, and Repay Debt

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Reyna Gobel
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    Getting into college is hard - and equally difficult is figuring out how to pay for it. In this original audiobook, prospective students and their parents will learn how to think like informed consumers as you make this very important—and costly—decision. National expert Reyna Gobel, MBA, provides you with money-saving processes to determine which colleges are right for you, which ones offer the best financial-aid packages, and how to plan for the expense.

    Carol says: "Short, but to the point - Bravo"
    "Short, but to the point - Bravo"
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    What did you love best about How Smart Students Pay for School?

    Finally...an author who didn't feel it necessary to bash everyone else in the field. She actually referred to school counselors are valuable resources (my profession)!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    N/A


    What does Meredith Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Material is hard to read, but easy to listen to on a commute.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I commend the author for a positive, informational, to the point book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Acts: The Voice Only New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Lockman Foundation
    • Narrated By Dale McConachie
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    The New American Standard Bible is one of the most accurate translations of the Scriptures, and the Book of Acts is one of the most fundamental books in the New Testament scriptures. Let professional voice artist Dale McConachie, author of over 100 audiobooks, take you on a narrated journey through Acts, where you will discover the birth and history of Christs early church.

    Carol says: "Not what I ordered, but still good stuff"
    "Not what I ordered, but still good stuff"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not without having them call first.


    Any additional comments?

    I ordered the book of Acts and got the book of John. Maybe i'm missing something here, but I expected a different Gospel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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