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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With Midsummer's Night just passed, Elaine previews bestsellers that seem to illustrate Puck's quote, "Lord, what fools these mortals be." We'll lo...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 52:01
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A look at new thrillers centered around average people who happen to be in the wrong place... at the wrong time. Elaine speaks with Joseph Finder a...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 51:17
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A literary look at the "Girls with Grit." Elaine explores titles about women with backbone, brains and bravado.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 52:01
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Though we are a nation dedicated to "the proposition that all men are created equal," history has shown otherwise. Elaine previews new titles on so...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 56:38
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There's nothing like travel to recharge your spirit and re-energize your soul. Elaine helps you hit the road with travel books that are both destin...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 52:04
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New bios and memoirs on the iconic musicians, legendary actors, tycoons and politicians who continue to impact our world.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 50:58
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A Book Report salute to June Brides. It's a modern look at matrimony and relationships - some rocky, some wickedly funny, all incredibly complex.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 56:07
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The summer solstice has arrived....time to dig out the Beach Reads. They can be fiction, or compelling memoirs, but all are page-turners your frien...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 54:44
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A show dedicated to Dads...and designed to offer up gifts destined to please. Titles span the spectrum: history, business, thrillers, comedy and sp...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 50:59
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Elaine spotlights topics and titles that feed into your leisure time pursuits: photography, drawing, cooking, reading, sports, travel and more.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 55:39