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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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 show that proves that crime does pay...when you're looking for a book to keep you turning those pages. Elaine speaks with bestselling author Sand...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 52:52
  • Purchases: 1
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A spotlight on new titles that offer balanced factual accounts of people who have become cultural icons. Elaine speaks with Tom Tidwell, Chief of t...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 49:46
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New titles that spotlight endearing characters who just don't fit in. These stories about misfits pack heart...and the punches that hit us squarely...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 50:44
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A look at titles that uncover new facts and perspectives on American history - from the Civil War to the skirmishes between the Obamas and Clintons...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 47:01
  • Purchases: 1
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An escape into tales that drop you into the inevitable "push and pull" of family. When it comes to parents and siblings, expect the unexpected. My ...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:11
  • Purchases: 1
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New mysteries offer up a literary scavenger hunt for clues obscured by time...only to see the light of day years later. My guest today, Beatriz Wil...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 50:00
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We preview new titles about "The Games People Play" - soccer, baseball, basketball, and the more sedentary, but incredibly popular pursuits. Elaine...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 51:28
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A vibrant and varied crop of new business titles worthy of your time investment. These books feature solid principles we can all employ in our lives.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 49:55
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A salute to the fictional heroines who never play it safe...and to real world women who boldly go where few men have gone before. Elaine speaks wit...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 55:31
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Cops and undercover agents are at the top of their game in this summer's thrillers. Elaine discusses "The Heist" with Daniel Silva, a book that fin...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 48:54