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As the The Radio Reader, Dick Estell brought newly-published books into the homes and automobiles of America for more than fifty years. The program ended its run on March 10, 2016.

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Enduring Courage | Radio Reader

Jul 31, 2014
St. Martin Press, N.Y., 2014

Enduring Courage, by John F. Ross
St. Martin Press, N.Y.
Airs beginning July 31, 2014

Suspicion | Radio Reader

Jun 30, 2014
Book Cover: Suspicion
Dutton (member of Penguin Group, Inc.)

Suspicion, by Joseph Finder
Dutton (member of Penguin Group, Inc.)
Airs June 30 - July 30, 2014

The Last Runaway | Radio Reader

Jun 2, 2014
Tracy Chevalier - The Last Runaway
Dutton (member of Penguin Group, Inc.)

The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier
Dutton (member of Penguin Group, Inc.)
Airs June 2 - 30, 2014

In Stitches | Radio Reader

May 8, 2014
Book Cover: In Stitches by Anthony Youn, M.D.
Gallery Books, N.Y., 2011

In Stitches, by Anthony Youn, M.D.
Gallery Books, N.Y., 2011

I Shall Be Near To You | Radio Reader

Apr 10, 2014
I Shall Be Near to You
Crown Publishers, NY, 2014

Begins April 10, 2014
I Shall Be Near To You, by Erin Lindsay McCabe.
Publisher: Crown Publishers, N.Y. 2014

Sycamore Row | Radio Reader

Feb 11, 2014

Begins February 12, 2014
Sycamore Row by John Grisham.

In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the unforgettable characters that first established him as America's favorite storyteller.

Duel with the Devil | Radio Reader

Jan 17, 2014

Begins January 17
Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins
Crown Publishers, NY, 2013

The Longest Ride | Radio Reader

Dec 9, 2013

Airs December 9, 2013 - January 7, 2014
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Ballentine Books, NY, 2013

Songs of Willow Frost | Radio Reader

Nov 6, 2013

Airs November 6 - December 6, 2013
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Ballentine Books, NY, 2013

Radio Reader: A Curious Man

Oct 1, 2013

October 1 - November 5, 2013
A Curious Man by Neal Thompson
Ballentine Books, NY, 2013

August 29 - September 30, 2013
The Night of the Comet by George Bishop
Ballentine Books, NY, 2013

July 11 through September 2, 2013
Robert Redford
by Michael Feeney Callan
Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y., 2011

This is a candid, surprising portrait of a man whose iconic roles on-screen (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, The Natural) and directorial brilliance (Ordinary People, Quiz Show) have both defined and obscured one of the most celebrated, and, until now, least understood public figures of our time.

Radio Reader May Update

May 23, 2013

Dick Estell is reading "The Cove," by Ron Rash through May 21.

"Mile Marker Zero" by WIlliam McKeen will begin May 22.

For more on The Radio Reader, visit Dick Estell's Website.

Radio Reader: March Update

Mar 13, 2013

Dick Estell is reading Don't Kill All the Lawyers, by Jack McIntosh through March 27.

The Racketeer, by John Grisham begins March 28.

Radio Reader - January Update

Jan 17, 2013

Continuing through January 30 is Defending Jacob, a novel by William Landay.

Beginning January 31 is Life Itself: A Memoir, by film critic Roger Ebert.