Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Jacalyn

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Jacalyn

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Jacalyn

Calgary, AB, Canada | Member Since 2005

31
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 6 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 148 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Carol Dweck
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1194)
    Performance
    (813)
    Story
    (810)

    Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

    Peter says: "Gems sparsely scattered throughout a desert"
    "Yeah, but"
    Overall

    This book is intersting, but seems mostly to be a bunch of name dropping and repetition of those names. I would rather there was more "how to" than "Tiger Woods thought this or did that".

    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Becoming a Legendary Teacher: A Guide to Inspiring Excellence in the Classroom

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Freeman, William Scheidecker
    • Narrated By Mark Moseley
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Becoming a Legendary Teacher provides the perfect tools for constructing productive classrooms and cultivating a love of education among children. The authors encourage other educators to reach beyond the restrictions of rigid lesson plans to capture interest through innovation and interaction.

    Jacalyn says: "Great book for new teachers"
    "Great book for new teachers"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Pros: This book was easy to listen to with lots of good pointers for new teachers, and for elder teachers as well.

    There were plenty of examples to help a teacher improve their practice throughout all levels of schooling.

    Cons: I wonder why, when the vast majority of teachers are female, the authors chose to use pretty much only sport examples when taking examples outside of teaching.

    Also, the narrator referred to tables within the original book which were not available for download. This was disappointing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1941)
    Performance
    (1800)
    Story
    (1810)

    The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? On the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of....

    Teddy says: "An excellent sequel"
    "Throwing up ... anyone ??"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book was good but there was completely unnecessary amounts of vomiting. I get it already - the world stinks figuratively and literally, but Mike is going to get throat cancer from all the vomiting he does. Also, with the exception of a new female character in this book, the Talbot women are weak, annoying and nothing that a female reader can relate to. I get the impression that Mark Tufo does not think too much of women.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Three Hearts and Three Lions

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Poul Anderson
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    The gathering forces of the Dark Powers threaten the world of man. The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons, and the Wild Hunt itself, are poised to overthrow the Realms of Light. Holger Carlsen, a bemused and puzzled twentieth-century man mysteriously snatched out of time, finds himself the key figure in the conflict. Arrayed against him are the dragons, giants, and elfin warriors of the armies of Chaos and the beautiful sorceress Morgan le Fay.

    Blaine says: "Fantastic audio book"
    "This is a good book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read this book as a teenager and I was afraid that it wouldn't be as good as I remembered it, but it was. It was very well read and I'm glad to have it among my audible collection now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Protein Power Lifeplan

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dr. Michael R. Eades, Dr. Mary Dan Eades
    • Narrated By Dr. Michael R. Eades, Dr. Mary Dan Eades
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The authors of the New York Times best seller Protein Power are back with an expanded nutritional program. Now the Drs. Eades have amplified their theory to show how the Protein Power Lifeplan can help fight diabetes, high blood pressure, auto-immune disorder, and more.

    Levi says: "A great intro to low-carb eating."
    "The performance didn't even deserve 1 star"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Protein Power Lifeplan? What did you like least?

    I own the book and I found it rather hard to read - being quite technical, so I skipped a lot. The audiobook made getting through all the content easier


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance sounded like they recorded it through a cell phone (including absolutely abysmal music at the end of each chapter) and then re-recorded it by replaying the original recording through a 100 year old grammaphone. It is hard to imagine how it could have been worse and still audible.


    Was The Protein Power Lifeplan worth the listening time?

    The jury is still out on this. I should have listened to a sample as I would not have bought it if I had known (or believed since I read the other reviews) how hideous the recording was.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to ask for my credit back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lisa Lelas, Linda McClintock, Beverly Zingarella
    • Narrated By Celeste Lawson, Lisa Lelas
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    If you're like most women, you have more worries, wishes, and chores than you can keep track of. You may crave a sense of order and control but have no idea how to attain it and thus find yourself coping with a thousand daily details.

    Judith says: "DISCOURAGING"
    "Where are the PDF's for this book?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This book should have included pdf files of the various tables and lists that were narrated. The narrator dictating these lists was boring and rather less useful than being able to see them in printed form.


    Any additional comments?

    This book should have included pdf files of the various tables and lists that were narrated. The narrator dictating these lists was boring and rather less useful than being able to see them in printed form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.