|Unabridged Audio Version|
However, after Go Set A Watchman was released last year, it was received with mixed reviews... So, I postponed reading Go Set A Watchman as I was having doubts as to whether I still wanted to read it or not.
Long story short, I decided to finally download and listen to the unabridged audio version of Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee and narrated by Reese Witherspoon from Audible.
I listened to Go Set A Watchman off and on over the course of a 48 hour period. And all I can say is, WOW!! I'm still trying to fully digest/absorb the message contained within Go Set A Watchman. All that I can relay for sure is that I am glad that I listened to this novel. I enjoyed Go Set A Watchman for the most part.
As a side note, I must add that I enjoyed reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee so much more than Go Set A Watchman though. Additionally, I'd love to reread To Kill A Mockingbird as it's been a number of years since I've read it.
Go Set A Watchman is definitely a stand alone novel. I kind of feel like it is just a different version/retelling of To Kill A Mockingbird from the point of view of Louise Finch/Scout as an adult along with other differences as well.
I'd also like to add that Reese Witherspoon does a phenomenal job narrating Go Set A Watchman.
The following is a plot summary for Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee from Audible:
An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling 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 20 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.I am giving Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.
If you've read both Go Set A Watchman and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper, how did you feel about each novel?
Until my next post, happy reading!!