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The Book Review

The New York Times

The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at

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4.2 out of 5 stars from 4.9k ratings
  • Just let me know when I get home in

    He is a good friend of mine and I

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    Carlos Villareal
    Canada2 months ago
  • I miss the old format

    I looked forward to Fridays when the new podcast would drop but there are now weeks when I don’t even listen to it. I miss the discussions on what everyone is reading as well as the reviews of new books. Not sure why they have made it so short as well.

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    naples boomer
    United States2 months ago
  • Miss the podcast

    I loved the podcast and I’m looking forward to its return. I loved the interviews, the publishing news and especially enjoyed hearing about what everyone is reading. The reruns are ok but I’ve basically stopped listening and I just check in to see if it’s something I haven’t heard or don’t remember.🥲 So the new content is ok as far as it goes but we are only getting 25%. So sad 😞 more

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    annewest 33
    United States2 months ago
  • Downhill slide REPLACE EVERYONE

    This podcast certainly has gone downhill fast. Would like to see everyone replaced on this.

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    United States2 months ago
  • Preference

    I prefer the old format. I’ve just about stopped listening to the new one. Seems like a hodgepodge no coherence.

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    United States2 months ago

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