The Audio Book Club

The Audio Book Club Asks, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Slate critics take on Roz Chast’s cartoon memoir about her parents’ decline.

July 11 2014 1:44 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets Karl OveSlate critics debate My Struggle: Book One.
May 9 2014 11:48 AMThe Audio Book Club Visits the Dept. of SpeculationSlate’s critics debate Jenny Offill’s novel of art’s struggle with domesticity.
March 7 2014 3:25 PMIs Slaughterhouse-Five a Rambunctious Countercultural Lark or a Document of Severe Depression?
Jan. 10 2014 10:57 AMThe Audio Book Club Plucks The Good Lord BirdDan, David, and Emily on the National Book Award–winning novel about John Brown.
Nov. 8 2013 9:00 AMThe Audio Book Club Wrestles Thomas PynchonDan, Hanna, and Forrest argue about Bleeding Edge.
Sept. 6 2013 9:00 AMThe Audio Book Club on The FlamethrowersOur critics debate Rachel Kushner’s novel of art, revolution, and motorcycle racing.
July 12 2013 7:15 AMThe Audio Book Club on The InterestingsOur critics discuss Meg Wolitzer’s novel about six childhood friends whose lives intersect over the years.
May 3 2013 9:00 AMThe Audio Book Club on Swann’s WayOur critics celebrate the 100th anniversary of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.
March 1 2013 4:00 AMThe Audio Book Club on ArcadiaOur critics take on Lauren Groff’s novel about a 1970s commune and its aftermath.
Jan. 4 2013 11:32 PMThe Audio Book Club on Behind the Beautiful ForeversOur critics visit Mumbai in Katherine Boo’s award-winning book.
Nov. 2 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on Cloud AtlasOur critics discuss David Mitchell’s 500-year puzzle epic.
Sept. 7 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on Gone GirlOur critics take on Gillian Flynn’s thriller about a marriage gone bad.
June 29 2012 12:56 PMThe Audio Book Club on Fifty Shades of GreyOur critics can hardly restrain themselves discussing E.L. James’ book-club bondage porn.
Dec. 8 2011 11:30 AMThe Good MotherNovelist Amy Bloom is our special guest for a discussion of Sue Miller’s 25-year-old novel about a devastating custody battle.
Sept. 26 2011 12:25 PMThe Submission: The Slate Audio Book Club Our critics on Amy Waldman's timely 9/11 book.
June 6 2014 1:07 PMThe Audio Book Club Reads AmericanahOur critics discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about Nigerians emigrating west.
April 11 2014 10:31 AMThe Audio Book Club Wonders Where’d You Go, BernadetteSlate’s critics debate Maria Semple’s comic best-seller.
Feb. 6 2014 7:37 PMThe Audio Book Club on The GroupOur critics discuss Mary McCarthy’s influential 1963 novel about female friends in New York City.
Dec. 6 2013 9:25 AMAre You Desperate for Someone to Talk About The Goldfinch With? We’ll Talk to You!
Oct. 11 2013 11:35 AMThe Audio Book Club on Ender’s GameOur critics discuss the sci-fi classic that will soon be a Hollywood movie.
Aug. 9 2013 5:10 AMThe Audio Book Club on Life After LifeOur critics love Kate Atkinson’s ingenious historical (and counter-historical) novel of World War II.
June 19 2013 10:01 AMThe Audio Book Club on Tenth of December Our critics discuss George Saunders’ book of short stories.
April 12 2013 12:45 PMThe Audio Book Club on Going ClearOur critics take on Lawrence Wright’s epic investigation into Scientology and Hollywood.
Feb. 1 2013 1:32 PMThe Audio Book Club on Pride and PrejudiceA special edition of our books discussion for the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic.
Nov. 30 2012 11:01 AMThe Audio Book Club on NWOur critics take on Zadie Smith’s novel about four residents of northwest London.
Oct. 4 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on How Should a Person Be?Our critics debate Sheila Heti’s messy novel about female friendship and a life in art.
Aug. 3 2012 4:15 PMThe Audio Book Club on CapitalOur critics take on John Lanchester’s big London novel.
June 1 2012 11:32 PMThe Audio Book Club on Are You My Mother?Our critics on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s follow-up to Fun Home.
Oct. 31 2011 7:00 AMThe Audio Book Club on This Beautiful LifeOur critics discuss Helen Schulman’s new novel.
Aug. 29 2011 12:33 PMA Visit From the Goon Squad:The Slate Audio Book Club Our critics on Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize winner.

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