The Audio Book Club

The Audio Book Club Is a Bad Feminist

Slate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.

Aug. 8 2014 11:06 AMThe 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.
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.
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.

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