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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I would love to buy the actual audiobook by Harper Lee with almost any narrator. Unfortunately the novel itself is not available through Audible.
It was a speech about the novel
Live, celebratory, and a nice tribute.
It had many redeeming qualities as a tribute to Harper Lee and the book, but it is important to read the novel itself before listening to a tribute to its author.
Had the actual audiobook of
i didn't catch that this was a club discussion being that it was my first download - this is NOT the actual book i needed to read for a class
I wanted to finaly get around to reading the book. This is disappointing. Weppage says speach but does not indicate it is only excerpts from the book. I may enjoy this after I I get a copy of the book, but this was really misleading. Its about as bad as when I bought the Spanish copy of the Art of War.
I listened to the commentary wondering when they were going to read the book and they never did. they just talked about it.
Not sure why this received negative reviews from those who were looking and thinking they purchased the audiobook.....the program type clearly states it's a Speech, as most symphonyspace productions are. And the summary describes it as follows: The evening includes readings, discussion and audience Q&A. 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. We used this with a class studying Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird and found it very informative.
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
Why advertise a book if the whole story is not available...disappointed.
did not listen to it since it was not the whole book.
Yes! It is such an interesting cast of people discussing and celebrating 50th anniv of To Kill A Mockingbird.
How it influenced the panel the first time they read it and a more recent re-read.
Steven Colbert was really very intelligent and emotional. He was not silly at all. It was a pleasant surprise.The other's are not so famous to me, but they ALL were wonderful.
Not a good film.
The live audience Q&A was poor audio quality and was a waste of time.
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