The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club

The Audio Book Club Converses With Friends

Slate critics discuss Sally Rooney’s astute, chatty, painful debut novel about love and friendship.

Aug. 30 2017 3:05 PMThe Ministry of Utmost HappinessSlate critics discuss the long-awaited second novel from Arundhati Roy.
June 30 2017 10:49 AMToo Much and Not the MoodDurga Chew-Bose’s debut collection drifts toward meaning without ever really finding it.
May 1 2017 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Joins Lincoln in the BardoSlate critics debate George Saunders’ curious novelistic debut.
March 13 2017 1:09 PMIt’s Swing Time for the Audio Book ClubSlate critics discuss Zadie Smith’s latest novel.
Jan. 23 2017 4:09 PMThe Audio Book Club Receives Some Postcards From the EdgeSlate critics discuss Carrie Fisher’s spirited novel about Hollywood.
Nov. 21 2016 7:00 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels the Underground RailroadSlate critics discuss two novels that reimagine our racist past and present.
Sept. 12 2016 11:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the GirlsSlate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.
July 18 2016 12:04 PMThe Audio Book Club Hangs With All the Single LadiesSlate critics discuss Rebecca Traister’s magisterial book on how unmarried women are changing America.
May 6 2016 11:32 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets Lab GirlSlate critics discuss Hope Jahren’s memoir of plants and friendship. 
March 24 2016 11:25 AMThe Audio Book Club Practices Better Living Through CriticismSlate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott’s defense of the critical dark arts. 
Jan. 14 2016 8:07 AMThe Audio Book Club PurifiesSlate critics debate Jonathan Franzen’s sprawling new novel.
Oct. 9 2015 2:18 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets The MartianSlate critics debate Andy Weir’s cheerful space odyssey.
Aug. 7 2015 10:23 AMThe Audio Book Club Returns to Maycomb With Go Set a WatchmanSlate critics debate Harper Lee’s newly published novel.
June 5 2015 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Squints at All the Light We Cannot SeeSlate critics debate Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II novel.
April 10 2015 11:18 AMThe Audio Book Club Learns How to Be BothSlate critics debate Ali Smith’s double helix of a novel.
July 31 2017 11:36 AMDo Not Become AlarmedMaile Meloy’s novel about privileged kids in peril is an adventure yarn with bite.
May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
March 24 2017 7:02 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads The Art of WarAs self-help.
Feb. 17 2017 1:12 PMThe Audio Book Club Gets Tangled Up in BlueSlate critics discuss the poetry of Bob Dylan’s lyrics.
Dec. 12 2016 11:48 AMThe Audio Book Club Basks in MoonglowSlate critics discuss the dazzling new novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.
Oct. 11 2016 9:23 AMThe Audio Book Club Gets ShrillSlate critics discuss Lindy West’s brash, funny memoir.
Aug. 4 2016 11:37 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets the Cursed ChildSlate critics discuss the newest Harry Potter book.
June 10 2016 11:12 AMThe Audio Book Is EligibleSlate critics discuss Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary update of Pride and Prejudice.
April 11 2016 9:51 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads When Breath Becomes AirSlate critics debate neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s cancer memoir.
Feb. 4 2016 9:38 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels to (Lucia) BerlinSlate critics debate the underrated author’s collected stories. 
Nov. 6 2015 10:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Weeps Over A Little LifeSlate critics debate Hanya Yanagihara’s misery-soaked epic.
Sept. 18 2015 12:15 PMThe Audio Book Club Ventures Between the World and TNCSlate critics debate Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lyrical polemic. 
July 10 2015 10:43 AMThe Audio Book Club Visits Station ElevenSlate critics debate Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic best-seller.
May 8 2015 10:58 AMThe Audio Book Club Flies With H Is for HawkSlate critics debate Helen MacDonald’s shape-shifting grief memoir.
March 6 2015 10:27 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets the Girl on the TrainSlate critics debate Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller.