Rediscover the World's Greatest Stories

Frank Lavallo hosts two readers and the three of them summarize the world’s greatest works of classic literature, giving their reactions along the way. If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!

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"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"Death Comes For The Archbishop" by Willa Cather

Novel Conversations | S:8 E:4
S8 E4: Willa Cather's beautiful rendition of the story of Father Latour, the first Catholic Bishop to the U.S. territory of New Mexico....
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"It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis

Novel Conversations | S:8 E:3
S8 E3: A summary of Sinclair Lewis's prescient political novel about an American fascist takeover, "It Can't Happen Here"....
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And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie

Novel Conversations | S:8 E:2
S8 E2: A summary of Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel "And Then There Were None"...
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"Dracula"

Novel Conversations | S:8 E:1
S8, E1: Dracula is an epistolary novel about the supernatural Count Dracula, a vampire who comes to haunt the English seaside town of Whitby....
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