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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this is a waist of money unless you love to hear people read one page and the talk for the rest of the track pretending that they are smart! why they call this an audio book i do not know! there is no point to this at all if your looking for an audiobook the sample track is fooling you!
Well, it's not a book. It's about a book. Nice readings and good discussion. The questions aren't always audible, though. Stephen was great. Wanted more of him!
Thanks for this pleasant discussion.
the description was sorely lacking before you buy the book, I thought I was getting a reading of the actual book.
A way of skipping the extra and listening to the story
No, because I wanted to hear the story.
Former steelworker from Buffalo NY retired after 40 yrs. as a Registered Nurse. Viet Vet, did a lot of theater in HS... e-Clectic for sure
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.
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
It was not the actual book
I would read the book
Change the listing of this title
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.
Why advertise a book if the whole story is not available...disappointed.
did not listen to it since it was not the whole book.
Would be nice if there was a description of some kind that this is only chapter one.
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