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Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A | [Symphony Space]

Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A

Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the upcoming book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning classic novel about racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town.
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Publisher's Summary

Performance playlist: Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the audience.

Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the upcoming book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning classic novel about racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. One of the most taught -- and frequently challenged -- books of the last 50 years, the book was voted the best novel of the 20th century by librarians. The evening includes readings, discussion and audience Q&A.

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    clarissa kettering, oh, United States 08-10-13
    clarissa kettering, oh, United States 08-10-13
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    "not the book, its a discussion"
    Would you try another book from Symphony Space and/or the narrators?

    no


    Would you ever listen to anything by Symphony Space again?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    the description was sorely lacking before you buy the book, I thought I was getting a reading of the actual book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grandma Ohio 03-22-13
    Grandma Ohio 03-22-13

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    "Difficult to listen to story"
    What would have made Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A better?

    A way of skipping the extra and listening to the story


    Would you recommend Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, because I wanted to hear the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony United States 02-09-13
    Anthony United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A bitter but necessary pill to swallow"

    A classic story of good and evil and the elephant in the room. Why can't we name the sin that has no name? Why don't we see that the emperor's new clothes leave him naked?
    In movie form it was a classic. In print or voice it reads thicker and more fragrant. I can feel the pulse of the words that issue from the characters, the meaning, the regret.
    This for me was a significant impetus to involve myself in some form in the civil rights movement of the 60's. I knew that the elephant exposed in the South would lead to the elephant exposed elsewhere.

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    Timothy Westfield, NJ, United States 02-08-13
    Timothy Westfield, NJ, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "False advertising"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was advertised on Amazon as "unabridged". It is not a book. Its a bunch of celebrities talking about a book. I guessed it would have been celebrities reading the book, which it is not. They are talking about the book


    Has Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    It was not the actual book


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration?

    I would read the book


    Any additional comments?

    Change the listing of this title

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dilz HUDSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, United States 02-06-13
    Dilz HUDSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, United States 02-06-13
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    "Read Comments First"
    Would you try another book from Symphony Space and/or the narrators?

    I learned a lesson from this. Read other people's thoughts first. Its chapter one in some book club reading. Not expecting this at all. Change the title from "UNABRIDGED" to "ABRIDGED". Waste of money.


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    JENNIFER APO, AE, United States 11-10-12
    JENNIFER APO, AE, United States 11-10-12
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    "Not the whole story..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Why advertise a book if the whole story is not available...disappointed.


    What character would you cut from Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration?

    did not listen to it since it was not the whole book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-13-12
    Richard Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    What disappointed you about Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration?

    I didn't realize it wasn't the actual book


    What was most disappointing about Symphony Space’s story?

    It isn't a story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Once I realized what it is, I didn't finish it


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy LOVELAND, CO, United States 10-10-12
    Wendy LOVELAND, CO, United States 10-10-12
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    "ONLY Chapter ONE"
    What would have made Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration better?

    Would be nice if there was a description of some kind that this is only chapter one.


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    Amazon Customer Lewiston, ME 09-16-12
    Amazon Customer Lewiston, ME 09-16-12

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    "NOT THE BOOK"
    Would you try another book from Symphony Space and/or the narrators?

    This is NOT the book. It's people reading ch by ch and then talking about it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    W. R. Logan Tampa Fl 09-10-12
    W. R. Logan Tampa Fl 09-10-12

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    "Rip off"
    What disappointed you about Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration?

    It is not the whole book. It is just a few things from the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Symphony Space again?

    No never.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It could have been the whole book or at least said it wasn't in the discription.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I hated being ripped off.


    Any additional comments?

    be honest about what you are selling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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