42 episodes

We're like Cliffnotes for your ears!

Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover.

In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way.

Each episode features Endnotes by Ted Schwartz, a segment with interesting facts about the author.

It is an original podcast produced, edited, recorded & published by The Front Porch People.

Novel Conversations The Front Porch People

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    • 4.8, 43 Ratings

We're like Cliffnotes for your ears!

Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover.

In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way.

Each episode features Endnotes by Ted Schwartz, a segment with interesting facts about the author.

It is an original podcast produced, edited, recorded & published by The Front Porch People.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

timdavis7730 ,

Intelligent and focused

Down-to-earth yet insightful, these "conversations" do not stray from the featured "novel." This podcast is refreshing to those who just want the literature. I did not have to make myself listen. The "conversation" format kept my ears tuned.

Campire129 ,

If you search you’ll find

I've started to realize that Podcast are like Etsy. If I think I want something, someone HAS already made that exact thing. I simply just have to look for it.
Unfortunately, I don't get to read nearly as often as I'd like. I'm so busy almost all the time, and the few hours I'm not busy I have a hard time focusing. The stack of books I want to read keep piling up. So I got to thinking that I'd like to find a podcast that summarizes books. I was thinking Spark Notes in audio form. I downloaded a few promising ones to try out. But this podcast is the only one I've tried so far. Because, turns out, it was exactly what I was looking for.
Things I love about it:
Short (less than 1 hour) summaries
Interesting host and guests
Information about the author at the end
Nice diverse catalog of classic books
Most of all, the fact that I thought I'd only listen to the books I'd never read, but turns out I find a lot of value in listening to the books I have read!

ABrigTooFar ,

This is Lit!

Love the classic novels they choose - learned about a few I hadn't read before. Can't wait for them to announce season 3 now!

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