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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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  • Ed
  • Hillsboro, MO, United States
  • 08-22-11

Waist Of Time!

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!

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • LISA
  • MOORE, OK, United States
  • 07-10-11

Program Type: Speech, isn't misleading

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.

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great but audience annoying

the broadcast was very good except the audience questions couldn't be understood very well. all the panelists were great

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Lovely discussion

This conversation made me want to read the book again right now. Beautiful readings too.

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Enlightening Discussion of The Classic

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.

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Thoroughly enjoyable.

Wonderful 50th Anniversary Celebration, and Q&A at the end. The Narrators were all great. Highly recommended. Read the book!

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  • clarissa
  • kettering, oh, United States
  • 08-10-13

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.

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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.

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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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  • Dylan
  • HUDSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, United States
  • 02-06-13

Read Comments First

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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.