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 spotlight on crime....but not the usual suspects. Elaine investigates crime bestsellers from popular English, Scottish, Norwegian, South African ...

  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:04
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A look at recent installments from authors you love....just in time to kick off your summer reading list.

  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 51:07
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Elaine presents a line-up of notable new non-fiction your friends are talking about now.

  • Added: May 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:47
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The Book Report offers up a literary salute to Moms. Titles range from side-splitting memoirs, compelling fiction to new perspectives on parenting.

  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 53:16
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An investigation into why we - law-abiding citizens - are so fascinated with crime dramas. Elaine prowls the bestseller lists for new titles worth ...

  • Added: May 02, 2014
  • Length: 50:27
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With summer looming in the not-too-distant future, The Book Report travels the globe on journeys of discovery: fascinating new histories and compel...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:26
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A literary salute to Earth Day with previews of fiction and non-fiction titles that spotlight key environmental issues.

  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:42
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The Book Report offers a welcome escape from Tax Day headaches with a focus on Sci Fi titles that hurl us into outer space, and the familiar, yet o...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 49:37
Caption: Elaine Charles, Credit: Former Library of Congress and Miami Herald staffer
A spread of new books about food: from evil sugar to wonderful wine.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 54:10