John Lajoie via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 07/05/21
I still miss this, the best literary podcast ever. I keep hoping it might be revived.
RI Cruiser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
Great channel to learn English and hear some stories but unable to subscribe either
给她不依不饶反应 via Apple Podcasts · China · 10/05/20
This was hands-down the best books podcast out there, and I’m so disappointed that it ended. I really hope you all revive it one day soon
booknerdbri via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/20
I’m not sure why they’ve replaced the books podcast with this ‘innermost’ dross. I can’t believe this will garner more listeners.
Magnuspym via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/20
The old book podcast was great This new « innermost « makes no sense is uninteresting and a waste of time
Rakamrouge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/07/20
The best books podcast with deep entertains interviews. Sad to see you stop. You were a great company and source of ideas
claudia_princess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/20
Another idiot says this is Marxist propaganda, he/she must have never read or heard of Marx, there is no references to Communism whatsoever, get a life
Woodland19891234 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/15/20
I really enjoyed this podcast. Why has is been discontinued?
good beb's grammie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/11/20
Why did this wonderful podcast end? So disappointed!!!
Diggity323 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/20
My favorite podcast — thoughtful, amazing interviews and inspiring writers. This podcast helped me survive the 2016 election in the US because it provided a space for thoughts and literature and smart conversations — instead of yelling. Why is the podcast ending? I don’t believe it. No. Please...Read full review »
NVNVNV72 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/20
Very good, fair, a little circumspect re: criticism of authors right to the story but ultimately coming out on the side of art and the freedom of writers to tell a story. Much better podcast than many another literary podcasts. I subscribed.
Moussia 66 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/20
Cannot subscribe it
conceitedandconscious via Apple Podcasts · China · 02/01/20
I cannot subscribe to this podcast. What is the problem?
无与否俄fff via Apple Podcasts · China · 01/01/20
I love most things the Guardian puts out. On the Books podcast the presenters are extremely knowledgeable and they get the big guests. Also, not an annoying voice in the bunch. Even the Aussie doesn’t have an Australian accent. Bless.
Gaylord Perry via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/20/19
Wonderfully interesting, professionally filled with information, absolutely entertaining. Surprising angle to modern reading trends. Love it!
wilk€1 via Apple Podcasts · Poland · 10/08/19
Poison pure and simple. Avoid!
Psektuepr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/28/19
I subscribe to several Guardian podcasts and this is one of my favorite. As a US resident, and consumer of mainly US literature, I’m always excited to find good UK/international book podcasts. The Guardian Books podcast is just that
Daveiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/19
Great episode on ‘the canon’ with a good balance of voices, but a shame Howard Jacobson wasn’t challenged on his inaccurate statements regarding « O Levels » and the Literature taught in schools which were both inaccurate and full of self-righteous indignation based on these inaccuracies.
CHMarjon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/03/19
I have been listening to the books podcast for the last couple of years. Every week I wait with anticipation for the next episode. I have learned so much from the informative presenters. I would love to learn even more about literary fiction. Has anyone got any suggestions on further podcasts or...Read full review »
Ral7h via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/02/19
This is just perfect: erudite, yet friendly and accessible. Somehow, this podcast achieves that all-too-rare goal of providing fun, useful, interesting, challening information through well-paced dialogue with non-adversarial, non-competetive hosts.
BuffaloNic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/19
I agree with others, the giggling is almost too much to take.
JimsMBAir via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/28/19
I’ve been listening for years and am still addicted to this podcast. It has opened my eyes to so many new things, made me laugh out loud or try to hide tears on public transport, I’ve become the apex book recommender among friends and family and have a reading list to last until kingdom come....Read full review »
Mini T-Bone via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/10/19
The banter, constant laughter at each other's comments is tedious. How about information without the persiflage.Read full review »
imack03 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/22/19
The episode “ should we stop working?for books books podcast” is very boring......meh....
abby wiliamson via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/11/19
Wonderful to have the opportunity to listen to presentations and reviews but the journalists are talking too fast and slurred. Sorry to say! Lena Olsson
LenaBorstahusen via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 06/05/18
I quite enjoyed the book discussions on this podcast when there was only one presenter interviewing the author. Now that there are two presenters they spend too much time chatting and giggling to the detriment of providing information about the books.
Begdugan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/01/18
Fascinatingly diverse range of books discussed, great clips from live events and engaging presenters.
Northumberlandia via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/14/17
I really enjoy the podcast, but it does come off as being a little pretentious at times, in that it doesn't reflect the everyday reading habits of the vast majority of listeners to the podcast. Comes off a little high brow at times.Read full review »
melissajayne80 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/28/16
Consistently intelligent conversations about & with contemporary English language authors. Great way to stay up to date with the latest in the literary world!
Wannawonk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/16
I enjoyed these episodes with Richard E Grant very much - he got the balance right. But there was one with Bill Bryson and John Mullan, who ruined it. He's a no mark academic (those who can't do teach etc), who thinks he's funny and clever and is painfully not, and squandered a lovely...Read full review »
Stoug Danghope via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/16
I listen to a lot of books podcasts, but this is the first one I turn to when my downloads are updated. Claire Armitstead is a wonderful host (which is not a given on a books podcast!) and the reporting is always relevant, diverse, well-balanced and entertaining. I live in Canada but have strong...Read full review »
emmerge via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/06/14
I stopped listening to these excellent podcasts and short stories as the intrusive and irrelevant music drove me potty. Such a pity somebody thought this necessary.
FOX343 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/15/13
I always enjoy listening to the Guardian Books podcast. But for heaven's sakes, get rid of the audio "leaders" that now begin every episode. The recent episode on Latin American poetry, for example, was prefaced by two or three minutes of random sounds that included newsreaders...Read full review »
ChiCricketFan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/12
Thank you for these wonderful podcasts and the introduction to Anton Chekhov Gratefully Mags
magsyuk1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/12
I feel my life is so much richer since discovering the Guardian Book Podcast. I have learnt so much while listening to it on walks - a wonderful way to get me to exercise. Your Christmas short stories were one of my best ever presents. Unfortunately I am also poorer as every podcast stimulates...Read full review »
Weelambe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/06/12
Thank you for a comprehensive up to date book reviews, done so professionally. Much appreciated, Nicky williams
nickywilliams via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/14/11
Why is it not possible to get older podcasts here? It is only possible to do on the web page, and there you can only load on per page, its idiotic!
Ollapop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/10
Like Guys, how come its saturday and Wednesday's podcast 5 is the latest one here? Its not just the Guardian books app, but i've suscribed to a few others - and set them to check for new epsiodes every day - but they never seem to download by themselves? What a shame !Read full review »
16dan90 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/05/10
I really love the Guardian books podcast. It's informative and nicely informal. Good mix of author interviews and reviews. The poetry coverage is particularly commendable.Read full review »
Giskin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/19/10
So, what can I say? You know it'll be good. This is one of the better literature podcasts, ranking with the (NYT)Book Review and Books on the Nightstand. It covers a wide variety of topics and the books are virtually always available in the US so you needn't worry that they are talking...Read full review »
VanessaKM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/10
Engaging informAtive fun
Smenkhkare via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/02/10
Very good
fixty100 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/12/09
Your podcast was the first to make me aware of her extraordinary new book, Wolf Hall.
belljanet via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/29/09
Le Guardian produit des podcasts de qualité. On chercherait en vain de tels podcasts littéraires en France; les interviews de John Mullan sont pertinentes, intelligentes et un régal pour tout anglophile (étudiant angliciste, professeur d'anglais ou simple curieux...). A recommender.Read full review »
JohnTheTrickster via Apple Podcasts · France · 08/01/08
the speakers shine. it must be the location as the beginning of the English language.
acegavey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/07
More importantly, though, how many episodes does Wolf Brother have? And when does John Mullan come back?
Anne-K via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/01/07
hi this is not a real review, i just wanted to be the first to write a review, i haven't even heard a podcast yet but i know its great because of the imaginative design of it's picture!Read full review »
Slothfrenzy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/16/07
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