Audio Gems in ‘The New Yorker Fiction’s’ Archive

Me at work without my 2:30pm dark chocolate and headphones

My 9-5 job gets pretty monotonous– I just can’t help it! Thank goodness for “The New Yorker: Fiction” podcast. I don’t listen to it as a podcast, instead opting to go on the website and scour the cities for familiar authors and titles. Here, acclaimed authors read portions of other authors work before discussing the story with host Deborah Treisman. It’s simple, but yet oh so perfect. Authors are reading short stories and/or excerpts, making it a great fit for people looking for something to keep them awake while they’re…uploading several thousand documents to an internal database, for example.

Interested? I knew you would be. Here are some of the gems I’ve found for those looking for something different to fill in the quiet at work.

Hopefully, these will give you something to listen to while on a long commute or while you’re simply sitting at your desk for a lunch break. I’m one of those people who occasionally likes to have headphones in while at work to help me stay engaged, but music sometimes doesn’t cut it! Goodness knows that if you listen to the radio at work, you’ll end up hearing the same 10 songs all day long.

This is really my first real foray into audiobooks, even though these are only between 30 and 50 minutes long. If you have any other great ones to help me get through the day, feel free to leave them in the comments!

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  1. […] new to audiobooks, with my only prior experience being the short stories listed in my “Audio Gems in The New Yorker” post from last month. That said, I was interested to explore something new, […]


  2. […] Audio Gems in the New Yorker Fiction’s Archive […]


  3. Omg that bunny gif! 😀 Also, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reading Jamaica Kincaid? I’m in!

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  4. Deepika Ramesh

    That GIF made my day. Thank you. 😀

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    1. Yay! I thought it was so cute

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  5. This sounds like a great one! Thank you for the rec!

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