Rank #1: Discussing NORSE MYTHOLOGY with Neil Gaiman
Feb 06 2017
Rank #2: Matt Damon reads Howard Zinn
Mar 02 2015
Rank #3: Dylan Thomas reads A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Dec 19 2016
Rank #4: Angie Thomas and THE HATE U GIVE
Feb 27 2017
Rank #5: Thanksgiving with Laura Ingalls Wilder
Nov 22 2016
Rank #6: S2E8: One For the Fans (with Dorothea Benton Frank & Susan Mallery)
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Dorothea Benton Frank chats with us from the “Dorothea Benton Frank Fanfest 2019,” about Low Country living and her latest novel Queen Bee.
Then we chat with Susan Mallery about which pet is her favorite and her latest novel The Summer of Sunshine and Margot.
Finally, we give you the first few minutes of the audiobook for both of our guest’s latest works.
Jun 05 2019
Rank #7: Bassem Youssef's REVOLUTION FOR DUMMIES
Apr 02 2017
Rank #8: Be Frank With Me
Jan 31 2016
Rank #9: S2E2: Romance (with Lisa Kleypas and Mary Jane Wells)
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First, Andrew chats with Lisa Kleypas, the author of DEVIL's DAUGHTER. Lisa talks about being published at 21 years old, what she's learned over the course of her career, and more. She also plays a hunger-inducing version of the Self-Awareness Game.
Then, narrator Mary Jane Wells talks about breaking into the business, and how to play the accordion poorly but with gusto! Finally, Mary takes a quiz about obscure Regency Romance Vocabulary.
Click here for more information about Mary Jane Wells and her one-woman show: https://www.heroinetheplay.com/
Mar 09 2019
Rank #10: Katy Tur on UNBELIEVABLE
From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car.
Tur sits down for an interview with Ana Maria Allessi to discuss the difficulty of reading Trump’s tweets for the audiobook, why political reporters don’t vote, her decision not to use a ghostwriter, and much more.
Sep 10 2017
Rank #11: Kim Gordon, guitarist with Sonic Youth, talks about her memoir, Girl in a Band
Hear Kim discuss her writing process and influences on her work.
Feb 24 2015
Rank #12: Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie
ABOUT GUTENBERG'S APPRENTICE
An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal.
Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, the wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corruption- riddled, feud-plagued Mainz to meet "a most amazing man."
Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary—and, to some, blasphemous—method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press. Fust is financing Gutenberg's workshop, and he orders Peter to become Gutenberg's apprentice. Resentful at having to abandon a prestigious career as a scribe, Peter begins his education in the "darkest art."
As his skill grows, so too does his admiration for Gutenberg and his dedication to their daring venture: printing copies of the Holy Bible. But when outside forces align against them, Peter finds himself torn between two father figures—the generous Fust and the brilliant, mercurial Gutenberg, who inspires Peter to achieve his own mastery.
Caught between the genius and the merchant, the old ways and the new, Peter and the men he admires must work together to prevail against overwhelming obstacles in a battle that will change history . . . and irrevocably transform them all.
Sep 20 2014
Rank #13: Lauren Oliver
Mar 09 2015
Rank #14: THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA by Katy Simpson Smith
ABOUT THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA
Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.
Drawn to the ocean, ten-year-old Tabitha wanders the marshes of her small coastal village and listens to her father’s stories about his pirate voyages and the mother she never knew. Since the loss of his wife Helen, John has remained land-bound for their daughter, but when Tab contracts yellow fever, he turns to the sea once more. Desperate to save his daughter, he takes her aboard a sloop bound for Bermuda, hoping the salt air will heal her.
Years before, Helen herself was raised by a widowed father. Asa, the devout owner of a small plantation, gives his daughter a young slave named Moll for her tenth birthday. Left largely on their own, Helen and Moll develop a close but uneasy companionship. Helen gradually takes over the running of the plantation as the girls grow up, but when she meets John, the pirate turned Continental soldier, she flouts convention and her father’s wishes by falling in love. Moll, meanwhile, is forced into marriage with a stranger. Her only solace is her son, Davy, whom she will protect with a passion that defies the bounds of slavery.
In this elegant, evocative, and haunting debut, Katy Simpson Smith captures the singular love between parent and child, the devastation of love lost, and the lonely paths we travel in the name of renewal.
Aug 25 2014
Rank #15: City Love
Jun 03 2015
Rank #16: S2E15: The Narrator Super Friends
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Sep 25 2019
Rank #17: An Excerpt of SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
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Sep 04 2017
Rank #18: Kim Scott Discusses RADICAL CANDOR
Apr 10 2017
Rank #19: Lisa Ko talks about THE LEAVERS
May 15 2017
Rank #20: Elizabeth Acevedo on THE POET X
Elizabeth discusses a range of topics including how The Poet X is both her story and a universal coming of age for young girls, her experience of discovering poetry at a young age, the process of going from writing poems to a novel, and so much more.
Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing #ownvoices novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.
Jan 23 2018