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World Book Club

By BBC World Service

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The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.

Customer Reviews

Most enjoyable

This podcast is one of my favorites. The BBC interviewer and the audience ask intelligent questions and it is entertaining and educational to listen to.

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The authors are articulate and interesting but Harriett Gilbert's questions and responses are somehow cold and detached.

Seriously In-Depth

Great if you want to get inside a particular author's head. If you're an aspiring author, this is probably for you. Personally, I find it a bit dry. I you just want to find out what book to pick up at the airport bookstore, then I'd heartily recommend a different BBC books podcast: "Book Panel With Simon Mayo". It's much lighter, wittier and entertaining.