The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf

Published by: ABC Radio
50 Episodes | First Released: Feb 22 '19
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A teacher-writer
May 13
Rating:   10
Literary criticism at its best

Love listening to the hosts and their guests each week talk about the latest in fiction. Discovered many new authors and titles, and always look forward to a new episode.

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Michelle Bernstein
Dec 5 '19
Rating:   10
A Must Listen for Booklovers

As an adult who recently became visually impaired, I have become increasingly reliantupon podcasts to keep up with new releases and backlist titles I may have missed.The Bookshelf is a terrific resource. Unlike many other book podcasts, Kate and Cassie (and theirguest reviewers) delve deeply into each book. It is obvious that each reviewer has given the book serious consideration as the conversations explore more than just the basic themes and a brief analysis of the characters. But the conversations are fun, not academic, and are geared forreaders who enjoy literary fiction. They explore novels from around the world which introduces me to new authors, although some of the titles have not been made available in audiobook format in theU.S. where I live. Just a wonderful podcast- so glad I found it. Thanks, Michelle

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incognito82
Sep 20 '19
Rating:   10
Really great book podcast

I am so glad to stumble upon this podcast. I read tons of podcasts and many of them are intolerable. This is so good.

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JustEmilyC
Mar 14 '19
Rating:   10
Best of the best

Perhaps up their with the Good Read podcast by the BBC this may be the best book-related podcast in all of book-related podcasts. And I listen to a ton of book-related podcasts.

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Lord Montdore
Mar 30 '18
Rating:   10
Insightful and entertaining

I only stumbled across this show a few weeks ago but it is now a must-listen podcast for me, along with the NY Times Book Review (mostly new fiction and non-fiction) and BBC’s A Good Read (Books and Authors, mostly fiction). The episodes I have heard so far discuss books from around the world rather than being unduly parochial. I like the guest reviewers and especially that Kate and Cassie do not shy away from (polite) negative reviews. One of the most valuable aspects of a book review for me is an indication that I should probably not spend my time on a particular book. There is enough over-praising of books already; this show strikes me as very impartial. Oh, and Kate has one of the most mellifluous voices you could hope to hear.

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