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Go Set a Watchman: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Harper Lee

Narrated By: Reese Witherspoon

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: July 2015

Duration: 7 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

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  • Mary Craig

    I enjoyed the reading by Reese Witherspoon but the story itself was not compelling to me.

  • Patricia Cox

    This book is a perfect follow up to "To Kill a Mockingbird".

  • Christopher Althoff

    The questions posed in this novel are not about race relations. Don't read it with such expectations.

  • Beverly linstra

    Read carefully and comprehend the message of caution...beware of easy answers

  • Holly Bradford

    Very easy listen, classic Harper Lee style. Enjoyed the book will recommend to other readers

  • Ana Tuckman

    This was the worst book ever written. Very little happens except the melodramatic and whiny diatribes of self-centered, spoiled Scout. I finished it because it was a free Audio book and tried out the system for walking. It put me off Audio books altogether since if it had been a book I would have just skimmed over the pages and not have to listen to Reese Witherspoon's insufferable Southern twang - but in fairness there was not much she could do with the material.

  • Jackie Vance

    After 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book comes in a very distant 3rd. Oh well.

  • Andrea Sears

    Disappointing after TKAMB...I really thought we'd see the scout we knew before.

  • Dori Augustine

    The book was shocking, that's for sure. But if offers a unique perspective on what was happening in the South during that time. If they ever make this book into a movie, the only person who could play Jean Louise is Reese Witherspoon. Her narration was beautiful.

  • Sean Carrigan

    I loved TKAM and had to read this book. I was shocked and surprised. It was real and true to life in the south in the 1950's. I wasn't expecting such a change in perspective but that's why it's real; TKAM was written from a six year old girls perspective and how she saw the world and her Father. Upon returning to the town that shaped her she sees things as they are; gritty and complex. I don't want to give anything away. We took a long drive from Cali to Utah and the audio-book sure made the trip a lot easier, Reese Witherspoon did an amazing job as a 26 year old Scout and an equally good job as a 72 year old Aticus, she was perfect. The story had some good times with Scout, Jem and Dill as youths but the rest of the story was very surprising and when it was over we turned it off and rode in silence for a few miles just to let it all sink in. The story had to be told.