Cliff Glaviano

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We, the Marines

Highly recommended for military history collections.


The audio is highly recommended, though some longtime fans of the series may be disappointed that the characters are not as likable as they once were. But the autopsy descriptions and forensics are still interesting, the potential of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is fascinating, and Guidall's narration keeps listener's interest and the plot moving along.

Delay, Deny, Hope You Die: How America Poisoned Its Soldiers

Our society must find a way to compensate veterans for the lingering, hidden costs of our recent wars. Highly recommended for adult collections.

A Tale of Two Murders: Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson

This audio is highly recommended for adult crime collections. Macabre but a lot of fun.—Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OHDavid Faucheux, Lafayette, LAI'm thrilled to honor David Faucheux as the 2018 Audiobook Reviewer of the Year. David has an incredible enthusiasm for a wide range of genres and topics and never ceases to want to learn more and improve his writing. In addition, as LJ's only visually impaired audiobook reviewer, David's feedback on the user experience of various platforms, formats, and recordings is unique and invaluable.

Mile Marker: 8000 Miles on the Road to Recovery

This excellent film includes vital information on PTSD, opioid painkillers, and medical marijuana that can be put to use in most communities. A must-purchase for adult collections.

SEAL Team: Season One

Excellent TV drama and very highly recommended, these 22 episodes are appropriate for binge watching. [See Trailers, LJ 7/18.]—Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH

My Letter to the World: Rediscovering the Life and Work of Emily Dickinson

A more scholarly parallel to the well-reviewed 2017 biopic A Quiet Passion (directed by Davies and starring Nixon) and a "must purchase" for libraries with American literature collections.

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

Recommended for adult nonfiction collections. ["Macy's use of current research by various experts makes clear how complex the opioid problem is, but the strength of this narrative comes from the people in the day-to-day battle": LJ 4/15/18 review of the Little, Brown hc.]

The Good Postman

Focusing on our own borders and our own immigration concerns has allowed Americans to distance themselves from the refugee crisis in Europe. This film clearly shows that American hopes for assimilation and integration of immigrants and our fear of the "other" are mirrored in Europe, even to impoverished villages in Bulgaria.

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