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    • 4.3 • 255 Ratings

Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.
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    Kylie Moore-Gilbert: on how she survived 804 days in an Iranian Prison

    Kylie Moore-Gilbert: on how she survived 804 days in an Iranian Prison

    Kylie Moore-Gilbert talks to Cheryl Akle about how she survived 804 days in an Iranian prison and her journey back home. Her memoir, The Uncaged Sky, is out now. Kylie is currently at the Sydney Writers' Festival. 


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    • 36 min
    Chloe Hooper: on the power of bedtime stories

    Chloe Hooper: on the power of bedtime stories

    Chloe Hooper talks to Cheryl Akle about reading the right book at the right time, and how she used the stories to explore grief and loss in her memoir, Bedtime Story. Chloe is currently at the Sydney Writers' Festival.


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    • 28 min
    Sheila O'Flanagan: on loss, grief, and accepting change

    Sheila O'Flanagan: on loss, grief, and accepting change

    Bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan talks to Cheryl Akle about how reading can help us process grief, and why change is so important. Her latest novel, What Eden Did Next, is out now.
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    • 32 min
    Shelley Burr: on her award-winning crime debut WAKE

    Shelley Burr: on her award-winning crime debut WAKE

    Shelley Burr talks to Cheryl Akle about the success of her debut novel WAKE, which won the CWA Debut Dagger Award.
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    • 28 min
    Lauren Chater: on the gown that inspired The Winter Dress

    Lauren Chater: on the gown that inspired The Winter Dress

    Bestselling author Lauren Chater talks to Cheryl Akle about the 17th-century gown that inspired her latest historical novel, The Winter Dress.


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    • 23 min
    Better Reading Book Chat: Who made the 2022 Top 100?

    Better Reading Book Chat: Who made the 2022 Top 100?

     Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle and Jane Tara discuss their old... and new favourites from this year's Top 100.
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

Dogwalker J ,

Essential listening!

We all say something is essential reading... well for readers, this is essential listening.

Messie777 ,

Fantastic

I am absolutley loving these podcasts. They expose authors in a way that has made me smile, laugh out loud and at times cry. Cheryl Akle has a deep understanding of 'author' and really engages them to talk about the story behind their stories. Uplifting and genuine. Audio is great.

Kas1958 ,

Kasway

Better Reading is the best podcast I listen to. Cheryl is fantastic at interviewing authors she makes you feel like you’re there with them. There are never any spoilers. Each day I check to see if there’s a new episode ready.

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