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Audio Book Club

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Rank #90 in Literature category

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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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Good podcast

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

Audio Book Club

By KA00009 - May 01 2018
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Love it! They are all so smart and insightful.

iTunes Ratings

348 Ratings
Average Ratings
146
74
45
35
48

Good podcast

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

Audio Book Club

By KA00009 - May 01 2018
Read more
Love it! They are all so smart and insightful.
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Audio Book Club

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #90 in Literature category

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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.

Rank #1: 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
55 mins
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Rank #2: 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
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #3: 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
43 mins
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Rank #4: 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
42 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #6: 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
48 mins
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Rank #7: 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
47 mins
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Rank #8: 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
53 mins
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Rank #9: 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
39 mins
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Rank #10: 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
50 mins
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Rank #11: 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
55 mins
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Rank #12: The Audio Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Maria Semple's bestselling comic novel set in Seattle.

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Apr 11 2014
38 mins
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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
46 mins
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #15: Audio Book Club: Vladimir Nabokov

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Meghan O’Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Vladimir Nabokov's book, The Original of Laura. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.

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Dec 21 2009
47 mins
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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
48 mins
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Rank #17: 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
46 mins
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Rank #18: ABC: Fates and Furies

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Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Lauren Groff's ambitious new novel, “Fates and Furies.” Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club discusses “Purity,” by Jonathan Franzen. Read the book and join us for our conversation in January! Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, a new video learning service with more than 5,000 lectures. As a member of The Great Courses Plus, you can watch as many lectures as you want, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Sign up for a free one-month trial by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/abc. And by The Message, an original science fiction podcast from Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. All of Season 1 is available now, so listen and find out why a 70-year-old alien recording seems to be killing people. Search for The Message on iTunes. Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 75 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed. Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed.  

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Dec 08 2015
47 mins
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Rank #19: The Audio Book Club: Americanah

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Slate critics Dan Kois, Jamelle Bouie, and Emily Bazelon discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel about Nigerians immigrating abroad and returning home.

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Jun 06 2014
50 mins
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Rank #20: Audio Book Club: Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad

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Michael Agger, Emily Bazelon, and Julia Turner talk about the memorable themes and intricate structure of Jennifer Egan's prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

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Aug 29 2011
41 mins
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