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

Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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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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This is not the full story.

They only do excerptsfrom the book. I was hoping to hear the entire book. I wish the description explained that better.

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Agreed with Fooled Me Once!!

"Fooled me once"
Unless you want to hear a number of self important people disussing the book don't be fooled like I and download this rubbish.

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Fooled me once

Unless you want to hear a number of self important people disussing the book don't be fooled like I and download this rubbish.

The system forced me to give it a minimum of 1 star, it is not worthy of even 1 star

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i thought this was the book

i thought that this was the book not some tribute. so misleading. now i have to pay for it!

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Horribly Disappointed

The title misled me to believe this was an actual recording of To Kill a Mockingbird and that we were celebrating it's existence. Maybe I'm just stupid and got too excited. Disappointed that I didn't get to listen to the book and learned a lesson about slowing down and reading the description.

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This is NOT the story ...

If you are expecting the story don't buy this...it's not the story. It's a discussion of the story. Very disappointed.

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Zero stars was not a choice

I was looking for the book. Didn't realize that wasn't what I was getting until I saw 1.36 hours. Waste of 3 clicks, never mind the $4.

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Great Discussion about To Kill a Mockingbird

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

I liked that the speakers felt deeply about the characters and events in the book. The discussion helped me understand the book better.

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Wanted to hear the book

so I agree with those that have reviewed before me. I was hoping to hear the book during my commute and got a literature lesson. it was waste of my first credit and left a bad impression.

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not what I expected

There is nothing from the book except commentary and literary analysis of the book. I do appreciate it, however, that was not how it was presented online.

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  • Terry
  • 08-13-12

Thalia Book Club: Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird

Please note this is not the actual book, but reading and discussions about the book. Seems that that is not available as an audio download, just CDs.

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