book review podcasts

Short Stories

A look at short story collections that are topping the charts, focusing on writers who make every word count. My...

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Locations

A spotlight on books where the setting comes alive - creating a sense of place as central to the story as the main...

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Historical Politics

New titles with fresh perspectives on the founding fathers, memoirs from politicians on the scene as history was...

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Valentine's Day 2015

The special Valentines edition of The Book Report puts the spotlight on lighthearted love stories, an intriguing...

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Thrillers from Around the World

An investigation into thrillers set around the world - from Iceland to Central America. Elaine speaks with Ben...

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Sleuths

A literary salute to the sleuth...and their sidekick. After all, what is Sherlock without Watson or Poirot without...

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Sleuths, Spies, Agents, and Thieves

A chance to team up with sleuths, spies, agents and thieves as we investigate a new gang of thrillers. Douglas...

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Amazon Best of 2014

A look at the top fiction and non-fiction titles selected by Amazon's as 2014's best. Elaine speaks with Cristina...

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Rock and Roll 2015

Elaine kicks off the New Year with a show dedicated to the men and women whose music provided the soundtrack of our...

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Global Getaways

A global getaway with books about far-flung countries and cultures worth exploring. Elaine is charmed by Alexander...

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Christmas 2014

This special holiday edition is a mix of "feel good" heart-warmers, books that spice it up with a dash of murder and...

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Best of 2014

Elaine gets the jump on those year-end "best-of" lists and previews fabulous finds from Publisher's Weekly in fiction...

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New Titles from Old Masters

A spotlight on new works from Old Masters. All around the publishing world, the names we often reach for are out with...

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Autobiographies

Hot new autobiographies just in time for the holidays. And the bonus: all are read by the authors. Fascinating life...

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Non-Fiction Gift Suggestions

A first look at gift suggestions for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list. This week's Book Report focuses on...

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The Food Network

A spotlight on books to gear you up for holiday entertaining and travel. Elaine gets an insider's look into the Food...

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UK Mystery Authors

An investigation into UK mystery authors making waves "across the pond." Elaine speaks with Tana French, just out...

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LA Noir

Elaine travels down the literary 405 for a look at LA Noir - with evocative characters tossed into a literary stew...

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Halloween 2014

The special Halloween edition of the Book Report. Elaine brings you a great crop of smart, scary books, a task she...

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Crime Novels

A show that proves that crime does pay...when you're looking for a book to keep you turning those pages. Elaine...

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