The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club

The Audio Book Club Meets Lab Girl

Slate critics discuss Hope Jahren’s memoir of plants and friendship. 

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.
Jan. 9 2015 9:29 AMThe Audio Book Club Makes a Brilliant FriendSlate critics debate the first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels.
Nov. 7 2014 9:33 AMThe Audio Book Club Goes to The Magician’s LandOur critics discuss the final volume of Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy.
Sept. 12 2014 4:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
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.
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.
Feb. 6 2015 9:46 AMThe Audio Book Club Does Battle Over RedeploymentListen to Slate’s critics discuss Phil Klay’s award-winning stories about the Iraq War.
Dec. 5 2014 10:00 AMThe Audio Book Club Realizes We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesDan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon discuss Karen Joy Fowler’s novel about an all-too-human family.
Oct. 10 2014 1:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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.