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    • The Gatekeepers

    • Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
    • By: Jacques Steinberg
    • Narrated by: Jacques Steinberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent insight but too much filler

    • By Troyus on 07-28-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • You Are an Ironman

    • How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon
    • By: Jacques Steinberg
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 370

    As he did so masterfully in his New York Times best seller The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon---a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours. Steinberg focuses not on the professional who live off the prize money and sponsorships, but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eh

    • By PS on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $27.99