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Go Set a Watchman: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Harper Lee

Narrated By: Reese Witherspoon

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: July 2015

Duration: 6 hours 58 minutes


Performed by Reese Witherspoon
#1 New York Times Bestseller
“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades…
   — New York Times (Opinion Pages)
A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.
Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of the late Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.


  • Mary Craig

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Ellen Martz

    This novel is the perfect is on to Mockingbird . Harper moves you beyond the hopelessly perfect world that all of us Jean Louises, into a world that Atticus could be human in. I loved it. Naturally, Reese was excellent but struggled a bit early on in separating out the vocals of her characters .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Patricia Cox

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Beverly linstra

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Patricia B.

    This follow a path of slow closure. Times change but many truthful things still exist in the south.

  • Pam W

    Dragged out a bit in places.

  • Christopher Althoff

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

  • 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.

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