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The Book Review

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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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1091 Ratings
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Anne

By Mendham Anne - Feb 16 2019
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Wonderful podcast! I especially enjoy the end where the listener hears about the books the staff are reading or recently read. I love how they are not all “of the moment books.”

Best book podcast

By Ilsalaverry - Feb 12 2019
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This is one of my favorite podcasts. I like the format, 2 twenty minute interviews with two recently published authors. Pamela Paul, the well read host (who has a lovely voice) generally conducts these interviews. Her manner is conversational and her questions generally thoughtful and probing. These interviews are followed by a discussion of some of week's top books by Ny Times critics and editors.

iTunes Ratings

1091 Ratings
Average Ratings
679
172
111
56
73

Anne

By Mendham Anne - Feb 16 2019
Read more

Wonderful podcast! I especially enjoy the end where the listener hears about the books the staff are reading or recently read. I love how they are not all “of the moment books.”

Best book podcast

By Ilsalaverry - Feb 12 2019
Read more

This is one of my favorite podcasts. I like the format, 2 twenty minute interviews with two recently published authors. Pamela Paul, the well read host (who has a lovely voice) generally conducts these interviews. Her manner is conversational and her questions generally thoughtful and probing. These interviews are followed by a discussion of some of week's top books by Ny Times critics and editors.

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The Book Review

Rank #3 in Literature category

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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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