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LJ Media Reviews: April 1, 2017

Below is a list of Audio and Video titles to be reviewed in the April 1, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

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AUDIO

FICTION

**Collins, Ace. The Color of Justice. 9 CDs. 11:33 hrs. Dreamscape Media. Jan 2017. ISBN9781520054711. $29.99. F

SECONDMRS.jpg71717**Hodge, Sibel. Duplicity. 7 CDs. 8 hrs. Brilliance Audio. Dec. 2016. ISBN 9781531877798. $14.99. F

Hulin, Rachel. Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. 4 CDs. 5 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781524750497. $40. F

**Lipman, Elinor. On Turpentine Lane. 8 CDs. 9:11 hrs. Dreamscape Media. Feb. 2017. ISBN 9781520065182. $59.99. digital download. F

**Peacock, Nancy. The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson. HighBridge Audio. Jan. 2017. 10 CDs. 12:30 hrs. ISBN 978168168093. $34.99. F

Poeppel, Amy. Small Admissions. 8 CDs. 9:30 hrs. HighBridge Audio. Dec. 2016. ISBN 9781681683751. $39.99. F

**Rivers, Susan. The Second Mrs. Hockaday. 6 CDs. 7 hrs. HighBridge Audio. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781681682044. $29.99. F

Rowland, Laura Joh. The Ripper’s Shadow: A Victorian Mystery. 10 CDs. 12:29 hrs. Dreamscape Media. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781520061061. $59.99. Mys 

Willis, Lynn Chandler. Tell Me No Lies. 7 CDs. 7:54 hrs. Dreamscape Media. Feb. 2017. ISBN 9781520068756. $48. mys

NONFICTION

Bly, Nellie. Ten Days in a Madhouse. 3:25 hrs. 3 CDs. Dreamscape Media. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781520069936. $29.99. Hist

Cline, Elizabeth L. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. 7 CDs. 8 hrs. Tantor Audio. Dec. 2016. ISBN 9781515916796. $37.99. digital download. Econ

Dean, John W. Blind Ambition: The White House Years. 12 CDs. 14:53 hrs. Dreamscape Media. Dec. 2016. ISBN 9781520048871. $29.99. Memoir 

**Hornfischer, James D. The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944–1945. 19 CDs. 23:30 hrs. Books on Tape. Oct. 2016. ISBN 9781101889565. $55. Hist 

Kaplan, Robert D. Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World. 5 CDs. 5:30 hrs. HighBridge Audio. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781681684079. $29.99. Geog 

Later, Lauren. Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century. 9 CDs. 11 hrs. Tantor Audio. Jan. 2017. ISBN 978151591167. $39.99. psych

Moody, Van. The I Factor: How Building a Great Relationship with Yourself Is the Key to a Happy, Successful Life. 11 CDs. 9:30 hrs. Thomas Nelson. Nov. 2016. ISBN 9780718090210. $24.99. digital download. Self-Help

lostcityaudio.jpg31717Preston, Douglas. The Lost City of the Monkey God. 10 CDs. 10: 29 hrs. Hachette Audio. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781478964520. $35. digital download. Memoir

Shriver, Mark K. Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis. 8 CDs. 10 hrs. Books on Tape. Nov. 2016. ISBN 9781524722395. $40. Biog

Tinniswood, Adrian. The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918–1939. 9 CDs. 11:30 hrs. Tantor Media. Dec. 2016. ISBN 9781515917106. $39.99. digital download. Hist 

Wade, Lisa. American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus. 7 CDs. 9:30 hrs. HighBridge Audio. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781681683959.$34.99. digital download. SOC SCI

VIDEO

FICTION

Almayer’s Folly. 127 min. In French, English, & Khmer w/English subtitles. Chantal Akerman, dist. by KimStim c/o Icarus Films, www.icarusfilms.com. 2016. DVD UPC 954565001992. $26.98. F

**The Asphalt Jungle. 2 discs. b/w. 112+ min. John Huston, dist. by Criterion Collection, www.criterion.com. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781681432403. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432397. $39.95. F

durrells31717**The Durrells in Corfu: The Complete First Season. 2 discs. 292+ min. Steve Barron & Roger Goldby for Masterpiece, dist. by PBS, shoppbs.org. 2016. DVD UPC 841887030441. $39.99; Blu-ray UPC 841887030489. $49.99. SDH subtitles. F/TV

800 Words: Season 1. 2 discs. 363+ min. Pino Amenta & Mike Smith, dist. by Acorn Media, www.acornonline.com. 2016. DVD UPC 054961253999. $49.99. SDH subtitles. F/TV

The Magnetic Monster. b/w. 76+ min. Curt Siodmak, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2016. Blu-ray UPC 738329202170. $29.95. SF

Nearly Forgotten. color & b/w. 44 min. Patrick Redford, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2016. DVD UPC 857326006007. $24.99; public performance $199.99. F

**The Secret Agent. 178+ min. Charles McDougall, dist. by Acorn Media, www.acornonline.com. 2016. DVD UPC 054961246991. $34.99. SDH subtitles. F

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band. 88 min. Tamar Halpern & Chris Quilty, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2016. DVD UPC 738329210038. $29.95. ART-GENERAL

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans. color & b/w. 102 min. Gabriel Clarke & John McKenna, dist. by FilmRise c/o MVDvisual, www.mvdb2b.com. 2016. DVD UPC 760137873099. $19.95. FILM/SPORTS

The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema. color & b/w. 53 min. Ned Thanhouser, dist. by Dreamscape Horizon, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2017. DVD UPC 852435007136. $24.99; public performance $199.99. FILM

Landfill Harmonic. 84 min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Brad Allgood & Graham Townsley, dist. by Tugg.edu, www.edu.tugg.com. 2016. DVD $22.95. MUSIC

Last of the Mississippi Jukes. 86 min. Robert Mugge, dist. by MVDvisual, www.mvdb2b.com. 2016. DVD UPC 760137712794. $19.95. MUSIC

T-Rex. 86 min. Zack Canepari & Drea Cooper, dist. by Passion River, www.passionriver.com. 2016. DVD UPC 888295479295. $59.95. Public performance. SPORTS

SOCIAL SCIENCES

**Hear Me Now. 51 min. Bill Cornelius, dist. by Green Planet Films, www.greenplanetfilms.org. 2016. DVD UPC 714497273921. $89; acad. libs. $195. Public performance; screening license; closed-captioned; SDH subtitles. Ed/PSYCH

advancedstyle.jpg31717The Other Side. 92+ min. Roberto Minervini, dist. by Film Movement, www.filmmovement.com. 2016. DVD UPC 857692005697. $24.95; libs. $150; public performance $350; DRL $499; PPR/DRL $599. SOC SCI

**Advanced Style. 72 min. Linda Plioplyte, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2016. DVD UPC 738329209513. $29.95. Closed-captioned. women’s studies/SOC SCI

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Written on Water: A Modern Tale of a Dry West. 57 min. Merri Lisa Trigilio, dist. by Green Planet Films, www.greenplanetfilms.org. 2016. DVD UPC 714497273785. $89; acad. libs. $225. Public performance; circulation only $39. Closed-captioned; SDH subtitles. ENVIRONMENT

Ride with Larry. 90 min. Andrew Rubin & Ricardo Villarreal, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2016. DVD UPC 857326006380. $38.99. Public performance. HEALTH

Dogs on the Inside: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance. 66+ min. Brean Cunningham & Douglas Seirup, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2017. DVD UPC 738329211868. $29.95. PETS/criminology

State of Control. 91 min. In English & Tibetan w/English subtitles. Christian Johnston & Darren Mann, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2016. DVD UPC 738329207137. $29.95. Closed-captioned. TECH

TRAILERS: WHAT’S COMING ON DVD/BLU-RAY

Dheepan. 114+ min. In French & Tamil w/English subtitles. Jacques Audiard, dist. by Criterion Collection. May 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433011. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN notyournegro.jpg317179781681433004. $39.95. DRAMA 

A Dog’s Purpose. 100+ min. Lasse Hallström, dist. by Universal. May 2017. DVD UPC 025192395543. $29.98; Blu-ray UPC 025192395581. $34.98. Rated: PG. DRAMEDY

I Am Not Your Negro. color & b/w. 93+ min. Raoul Peck, dist. by Magnolia Pictures. May 2017. DVD UPC 876964011891. $26.98; Blu-ray UPC 976964015493. $29.98. Rated: PG-13. HIST

Love Song. 85+ min. So Yong Kim, dist. by Strand Releasing. May 2017. DVD UPC 712267361823. $27.99. DRAMA

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2. 3 discs. color & b/w. 588+ min. w/English subtitles. Lino Brocka & others, dist. by Criterion Collection. May 2017. Blu-ray/DVD ISBN 9781681433066. $124.95. FILM

Othello. 2 discs. b/w. 186+ min. Orson Welles, dist. by Criterion Collection. May 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433035. $39.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433028. $49.95. DRAMA

The Salesman. 125+ min. Asghar Farhadi, dist. by Amazon & Cohen Media Group. Summer 2017. DVD UPC 043396505797. $30.99. DRAMA 

Saturday Night Fever: 40th Anniversary Director’s Cut. 118+ min. John Badham, dist. by Paramount Home Media. May 2017. Blu-ray $16.99. Rated: R. DRAMA/MUSICAL

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