To Kill a Mockingbird (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
To Kill a Mockingbird - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Harper Lee, Sissy Spacek (Narrator) Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the deep south defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl — One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold ... more »more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.
The story is wonderful, of course - a story encompassing the struggle between race, culture, and family from the perspective of a young girl growing up in the South during the 1930's. I had a hard time getting into Sissy Spacek's narration. It was slow and drawling, but by the end of the book I actually liked it.
Reading classics is not something I want to spend my free time reading, I don't have the patience. On a recent trip to the library, I found the audio CD on the shelves and decided to give it a try. I almost quit by the end of the second disc, but persevered, because it's a classic and because Sissy Spacek's narration was stellar. I can now understand all the hype about the book. I absolutely loved it and think I want to see the movie so that I can see all of the characters brought to life.