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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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  • Wendy
  • LOVELAND, CO, United States
  • 10-10-12

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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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!

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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.

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  • Me
  • 09-10-12

Thought it was the book.

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

I thought it was a reading of the book. Wish you carried the actual TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD audible book being read.

What was most disappointing about Symphony Space’s story?

Just a discussion of the book.

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

A discussion of the book and not actual reading of the story.

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

I just want one person to read the story as Harper Lee wrote it.

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Dead Microphones Ugh!

What did you like best about Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration? What did you like least?

Liked the discussion of the differences, reading for the first time as a child and then rereading later.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The discussions and the casual conversation among the panel members was quite intersting. A wider variety within the panel might have made it even better.

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

Absolutely frustrating that the audience, for the most part, could not be heard. AND no one summarized the questions before answering or commenting on them. Often didn't answer them. For a "professional" production this seems unforgivable.

Do you think Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

NO.

Any additional comments?

Disappointed.......mostly by the audience participation being impossible to hear.

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THIS IS NOT THE BOOK!!

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

This is just a bunch of people talking about the book. It's not narrated so much as discussed.

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  • Jose
  • Rochester, WA, United States
  • 06-19-12

NOT the actual book!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you want discussion from other authors...

Would you ever listen to anything by Symphony Space again?

NO

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

Maybe

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

It is not the book, does not have characters

Any additional comments?

It should be clearly stated in the description that the actual audio book track is not included, only excerpts as read by the panel!!!

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Not the book

This is not the book maybe I'm an idiot but I thought it was the book ,it's not.

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I thought this was an audio book

I thought this was an audio book of To Kill A Mockingbird. No. This is a recording of a group of actors reading sections and making actorly comments. I thought they had little to say and nothing to add to the text. Some of them tried to be funny. I was disappointed and irritated that I had wasted me time and I find myself still in the market for what I originally thought I was buying - not the experience I had bargained for.

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  • FredZ
  • Mount Hutton, Australia
  • 04-09-12

Ripped Off! This is not a book!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is not a book. It's a collection of people talking about a book. Something I could have done without.