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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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Best book podcast I’ve ever listened to. Please come back!

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My all time favorite book podcast. Please come back!!

iTunes Ratings

456 Ratings
Average Ratings
198
96
57
43
62

Where are you?

By Leslie632 - Jan 30 2020
Read more
Best book podcast I’ve ever listened to. Please come back!

Come back!

By Señor ok 123 - Jan 21 2020
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My all time favorite book podcast. Please come back!!
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Audio Book Club

Latest release on May 09, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: Slate's Audio Book Club: Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace

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Slate's Audio Book Club. Katie Roiphe, Troy Patterson, and James Surowiecki discuss David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.

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Mar 18 2009

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: 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

46mins

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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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

43mins

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: DoubleX Audio Book Club: Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.

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In this week's audio book club, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. The novel follows Patty and Walter Berglund's failing marriage and serves as a commentary on how we live.

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Oct 07 2010

53mins

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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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