The Book Report

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The Book Report is a one hour weekly radio show that has been broadcast on leading commercial talk radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Boston and Atlanta for the last 3 years, but is now switching to the Public Radio world because of the better audience fit. Since its first broadcast in 2010, this unique, one-hour weekly show has been a must-listen for people who want help sampling the books they’d like to read and hear. 
Featuring a fresh, fast approach, great guests, entertaining audio book clips and high quality production, The Book Report engages a broad, literate audience because it gives them entertaining exposure to the hottest reads out there. Each show is themed for books appropriate to the season or the news, so every show is highly topical and relevant.

Some recent Book Report guests include Joyce Carol Oates, James Patterson, Dan Brown, Junot Diaz, Dave Barry, Maya Angelou, Joyce Kearns Goodwin, Jeffrey Deaver, David Baldacci, Ken Follett, Harlan Coban, Michael Connelly, Taiye Selasi, Brad Meltzer, Emma Donoghue, Janis Ian, Jo Nesbo, Lee Child, Dennis Lehane, Andre Dubus III, Daniel Silva, Steve Berry, Nia Vardalos, Robin Cook, Karen Russell, Calvin Trillin, Michael Ondaatje, Mary Higgins Clark, Tess Gerritsen, Joseph Finder, Sebastian Junger, Walter Mosley, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr Ruth Westheimer, Mark Shriver, Sandra Cisneros, Russell Banks, Jeffrey Eugenides, Patricia Cornwell, Jim Lehrer, Elizabeth Gilbert and many more.

The combination of our engaging host, Elaine Charles, top authors and high production values of audio book celebrity readers is designed to place the show a cut above standard book shows in terms of audience value, humor, pacing and entertainment. We help people quickly answer the question: "What should I be reading now?"

We have a deep archive of existing content (over 160 shows), with over 1,000 audio books sampled, which you can find at The Book Report is available for weekly download at no charge from PRX.

Please call Derek Hewitt, Executive Producer, at 786-423-9626 for more information.


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39 Pieces

The Book Report is a weekly one-hour show featuring interview with top authors, excerpts from audio books and sparkling commentary on what to read next.


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A look at the top fiction and non-fiction titles selected by Amazon's as 2014's best. Elaine speaks with Cristina Henriquez about "The Book of Unkn...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 54:51
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This special holiday edition is a mix of "feel good" heart-warmers, books that spice it up with a dash of murder and mayhem, and last minute gift i...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:32
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Elaine gets the jump on those year-end "best-of" lists and previews fabulous finds from Publisher's Weekly in fiction and non-fiction. James McBrid...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 56:07
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A spotlight on new works from Old Masters. All around the publishing world, the names we often reach for are out with new titles. Elaine shares the...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 57:09
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Hot new autobiographies just in time for the holidays. And the bonus: all are read by the authors. Fascinating life stories, in their own words, an...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 57:45
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A first look at gift suggestions for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list. This week's Book Report focuses on new non-fiction titles that span...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 57:48
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A spotlight on books to gear you up for holiday entertaining and travel. Elaine gets an insider's look into the Food Network with author Alan Salki...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 55:43
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An investigation into UK mystery authors making waves "across the pond." Elaine speaks with Tana French, just out with a new installment of her Dub...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 54:41
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Elaine travels down the literary 405 for a look at LA Noir - with evocative characters tossed into a literary stew and seasoned with a strong sense...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 48:34
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The special Halloween edition of the Book Report. Elaine brings you a great crop of smart, scary books, a task she takes....very gravely. Fun, fant...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 51:52