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Audio Book Club

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Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.

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Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.

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Please come back!

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I love this podcast, I would love new episodes! Please come back!

Good podcast

By Hzou - May 17 2018
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BRING IT BACK. I love all the episodes - they're so fun.

iTunes Ratings

406 Ratings
Average Ratings
169
87
52
39
59

Please come back!

By Best thing ever omg - Aug 11 2019
Read more
I love this podcast, I would love new episodes! Please come back!

Good podcast

By Hzou - May 17 2018
Read more
BRING IT BACK. I love all the episodes - they're so fun.

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Audio Book Club

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Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.

Slate's Audio Book Club: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the American classic The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.

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Nov 25 2008

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Audio Book Club: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

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Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin discuss the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.

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Jun 29 2012

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To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee: Slate's Audio Book Club

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Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson and Emily Bazelon discuss Harper Lee's book, To Kill A Mockingbird. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.

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May 16 2010

55mins

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Audio Book Club: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series

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Slate editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin discuss the final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Joining them are two Potter enthusiasts: Emily’s son Simon, 8, and Hanna’s daughter Noa, 10. They discuss death, loyalty and Snape's love for Lily.

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Jul 16 2011

40mins

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Audio Book Club: The Goldfinch

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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Donna Tartt’s big literary adventure novel.

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Dec 05 2013

48mins

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ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.

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May 21 2017

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Audio Book Club: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin discuss the plot-twisting thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

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Sep 07 2012

42mins

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The Audio Book Club: Pride and Prejudice

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Slate’s David Plotz, Julia Turner, and Seth Stevenson celebrate Jane Austen’s classic novel on its 200th birthday.

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Feb 01 2013

47mins

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Slate's Audio Book Club: The Catcher in the Rye

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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and James Ryerson discuss J.D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.

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Sep 17 2009

1hr 5mins

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Slate's Audio Book Club: Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.

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Jun 04 2008

47mins

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ABC: The Girl on the Train

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Slate critics Dan Kois, Katy Waldman, and Laura Bennett discuss Paula Hawkins' bestselling thriller.

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Mar 06 2015

39mins

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ABC: A Little Life

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Slate critics Laura Bennett, Andrew Kahn, Dan Kois, and Katy Waldman discuss Hanya Yanagihara's misery-soaked epic.

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Nov 06 2015

55mins

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ABC: All the Light We Cannot See

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Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

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Jun 05 2015

48mins

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ABC: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Dan Kois and L.V. Anderson to discuss the play by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Aug 04 2016

50mins

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Audio Book Club: Emma Donoghue’s Room

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Slate’s Audio Book Club discusses Emma Donoghue’s Room, a best-selling novel about a 5-year-old boy raised by his mother in a shed where she has been held prisoner since before he was born.

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Feb 27 2011

42mins

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ABC: The Martian

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Slate critics Dan Kois, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Andy Weir's tense space procedural.

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Oct 08 2015

46mins

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The Audio Book Club Live: Slaughterhouse-Five

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Recorded live at Town Hall Seattle, Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and special guest Hugh Howey discuss Kurt Vonnegut's countercultural classic.

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Mar 07 2014

1hr 11mins

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ABC: My Brilliant Friend

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Slate critics Katy Waldman, David Haglund, and Parul Sehgal discuss the first in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan trilogy.

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Jan 09 2015

46mins

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Audio Book Club: White Noise, by Don DeLillo

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Meghan O’Rourke, Stephen Metcalf, and Troy Patterson discuss Don DeLillo's book, White Noise. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program

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Feb 14 2010

53mins

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DoubleX Audio Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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DoubleX editors Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss Rebecca Skloot's new non-fiction book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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Jun 17 2010

36mins

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Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar

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Lend Me Your Ears is a six-part podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare’s works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host Isaac Butler will dig into a different Shakespeare play to explore how Shakespeare was responding to his current events, and how they map onto our own.

In this first episode, Lend Me Your Ears is looking at one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works: Julius Caesar. Why was the Bard so fascinated with the fall of the Roman Republic? Why do we tend to turn to this play when we worry about society’s future? How have contemporary theater makers reinvented Shakespeare’s version of the story for their audiences, especially in troubled political times?

You can subscribe to the rest of the podcast by searching for "Lend Me Your Ears" in your podcast app. Learn more about Lend Me Your Ears at slate.com/shakespeare

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May 09 2018

40mins

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ABC: The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

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Laura Miller, Alex Barasch, and Gabriel Roth discuss the new novel by Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair, a multigenerational saga about gay life. Following this episode, the Audio Book Club will be going on hiatus. From the hosts and producers of the show, thanks for listening. 

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Mar 30 2018

59mins

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ABC: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Laura Miller, Jacob Brogan, and Charlie Jane Anders discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness". Please fill out the Slate podcast survey at slate.com/podcastsurvey

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Feb 27 2018

57mins

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ABC: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Laura Bennett discuss Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. This episode is Katy's last episode as host of the Audio Book Club, but watch this space for more about the future of the show. 

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Jan 29 2018

49mins

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ABC: The Odyssey, Translated By Emily Wilson

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Katy Waldman, Parul Seghal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey by Homer. Next month's book will be Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.

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Dec 19 2017

1hr 10mins

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ABC: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

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Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss the novel Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Our selection for next month will be Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey. 

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Nov 28 2017

53mins

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ABC: What Happened by Hillary Clinton

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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Hilary Clinton's memoir, What Happened. Next month's book will be Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. 

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Oct 30 2017

1hr 3mins

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ABC: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

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Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity. Next month's book with be What Happened, by Hillary Clinton. 

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Sep 26 2017

49mins

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ABC: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

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Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India. Next month's book will be Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney.

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Aug 30 2017

56mins

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ABC: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Dan Kois discuss Maile Meloy's novel Do Not Become Alarmed. Next month's book will be The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.

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Jul 29 2017

52mins

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ABC: Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose

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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Durga Chew-Bose's collection of essays Too Much and Not the Mood. Next month's book is Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy. 

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Jun 29 2017

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ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.

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May 21 2017

1hr 4mins

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ABC: Lincoln In the Bardo by George Saunders

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This month Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Nora Caplan-Bricker discuss George Saunders' Lincoln In the Bardo. Next month is Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

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Apr 29 2017

54mins

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ABC: The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017. 

April's Audio Book Club will be on Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

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Mar 24 2017

45mins

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ABC: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

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Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.

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Mar 13 2017

59mins

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ABC: Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012

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Slate's Katy Waldman, John Dickerson of Face the Nation, and writer and poet Meghan O'Rourke discuss Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012. They discuss whether his work should be considered poetry, how his work functions on the page, and what makes a great Dylan song. 

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Feb 10 2017

51mins

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ABC: Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

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Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood.  

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Jan 19 2017

41mins

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ABC: Moonglow by Michael Chabon

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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth and Jacob Brogan to Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow.

Join us in January for a conversation about Bob Dylan's The Lyrics 1961-2012.

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Dec 10 2016

51mins

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ABC: The Underground Railroad and Underground Airlines

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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Laura Miller and Jamelle Bouie to compare and contrast Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and the new book by Ben Winters Underground Airlines.

Join us in December for a conversation about Bob Dylan's The Lyrics 1961-2012.

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Nov 16 2016

1hr 1min

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ABC: Shrill

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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Meg Wiegand and Nora Caplan-Bricker to talk about Lindy West's confident book Shrill.

Join us in November for a conversation about two books: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at Audible.com/AudioBookClub.

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Oct 08 2016

45mins

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